Events

The listings below are for climate-related events across the University of Leeds.

If you have an event that you’d like us to promote, email the details to climate@leeds.ac.uk

We welcome a panel of Leeds academics, businesses and national and regional representatives to discuss how the Leeds city region can work together to ensure a low carbon, secure future for businesses.
Some of the leading voices in climate change research, policy and innovation will discuss priorities for African countries ahead of COP26 and how the research community can support ambitious action.
Join us for a discussion on how we can work together to ensure our response to the climate crisis is collaborative and inclusive.
This webinar will explore the aims and likely debate at COP26, focusing on resilience, from three perspectives: international, national and local. Speakers include Youssef Nassef, Director of Adaptation at UNFCCC and Dr Louise Ellis, Director of Sustainability at the University of Leeds.
Hear from three postgraduate researchers working in very different fields of climate research, covering climate resilient urban water supplies, the role of religion in climate action, and tracking the accelerating flow of Antarctic glaciers.
Leading researchers will talk about the climate impacts of the food supply chain, including sustainable agriculture, consequences for consumer behaviour, and food waste.
MPs from the Yorkshire and Humber region join the University of Leeds to discuss a framework for ongoing collaboration on climate action between the University and regional representatives.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simone Buitendijk will gather a number of key voices to discuss the role of academic institutions in driving ambition for COP26 and establishing the legacy of cooperation and innovation that is needed to deal with the existential threat of climate change.

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Joint GCRF-AFRICAP / Global Food & Environment Institute (GFEI) knowledge-sharing seminar Abstract Released in August 2019, the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land was produced by 107 experts from 52 countries to explore the interlinkage between climate change and land usage. The report covered a range of issues including desertification, land degradation, sustainable…
Joint SRI-CCCEP-Priestley Centre seminar Abstract: There are now a plethora of data, models and approaches available to produce regional climate information intended to inform adaptation to a changing climate. There is, however, no analytical framework to assess the epistemic issues concerning the quality of these data, models and approaches. An evaluation of the quality of…
Are you interested in taking an active part in the energy transition using your research expertise? Are you looking for a platform where you could develop and implement ideas with like-minded early career researchers to will help to reach the UK 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal? Join us for a workshop with Jochen Cremer,…
ICAS external seminar Abstract Climate sensitivity is a key metric used to assess the magnitude of global warming given increased CO2 concentrations. The geological past can provide insights into climate sensitivity, and this talk will begin with a review of some previous studies that have attempted to constrain climate sensitivity with paleo data and models. …
UK law means we now need to reach “net zero” by 2050 – but how prepared are our cities and local authorities to achieve this? The UK is the first major economy in the world to pass a law to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. This means we must achieve overall net…
Joint CCAFS / GFEI / Priestley / SRI seminar Abstract Despite decades of attention to agricultural development, poverty and food insecurity remain, especially amongst rural dwellers in lower- and middle-income countries. With climate change the challenges only increase and will further intensify as extreme events and variable weather patterns make small-scale production even more challenging….
Open to Leeds University staff and students to add data to Makertopia’s “Model Futures” game which explores liveable, sustainable cities. This event is only open to Leeds University faculty and students. If you have a guest outside the university that wishes to attend, please contact steph@makertopia.org to check this is ok. SESSION DETAILS This session…
School of Civil Engineering Seminar series 2019-20 Abstract Solving climate change requires far more than the total elimination of annual greenhouse gas emissions. The complete decarbonisation of electricity, agriculture, transportation, building heat, and industrial sectors may reduce the rate at which we accumulate heat, but will have no impact on the previous emissions that already,…
University of Leeds Cheney Fellow, Dr Benjamin Lamptey, will talk on extreme weather and climate change in Africa, with consideration of the contribution of human activity on the continent and implications for the environment, society and the economy. Climate Change in Africa is a big threat to the people, the environment and the economy. Most of the disasters…
A conversation with Leeds contributors to the UK Committee on Climate Change net-zero report* and the Leeds Carbon Roadmap *Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming Register to attend Leeds researchers involved in authoring the seminal net-zero report, that underpinned the UK commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and the…