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Priestley Centre Launch (14 June 2016)

Centre news
Tuesday 14 June 2016

The Priestley International Centre for Climate will have its launch on Tuesday 14 June at the University of Leeds. The event is open to university staff, PhD students and invited stakeholders.

It will include:

  • Introduction by Vice Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands.
  • Presentation of the inaugural Piers Sellers Prizes for solution-facing climate research.
  • Climate research highlights from Priestley Centre academics and our international partners at CICERO.
  • Catered reception at 5.00pm.

More information and registration.

We are also holding a public ‘Climate Question Time’ panel debate at 7.30pm with speakers Lord Deben and Laurie Goering (Climate Editor of Thomson Reuters Foundation News). Panellists include four IPCC lead authors from the UK and Europe: Myles Allen (University of Oxford), Jo House (University of Bristol), Piers Forster (Priestley Centre director, University of Leeds) and Jan Fuglestvedt (CICERO, Oslo). The debate will be chaired by Leo Hickman, former Guardian journalist and director of Carbon Brief. The debate will tackle the questions, ‘Are there achievable solutions for limiting climate impacts at 1.5°C level?’.

Tickets are free but must be prebooked as numbers are limited. Register for Climate Question Time tickets.

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