Launch - Financing inclusive climate action in the UK: an investor roadmap

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:00

The just transition has become a recognised priority in the UK. It is part of the Paris Agreement and, this year, the UK government's Committee on Climate Change stated that the transition to a resilient and net-zero economy must be "fair and seen to be fair."

Making the shift to a sustainable economy in the UK will require the full mobilisation of the country’s £20 trillion financial system. This event launches a report in Yorkshire that addresses this crucial role, rooting its analysis in the region.

Planet Data

Friday, 29 November, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

#PlanetData will be an event where people come together, discover common goals and similar projects, and join forces to make things happen and make a massive difference. We've seen first-hand the benefits of working in the open and its power - we are #RadicallyOpen by our very nature - and we can help others to work in the open, share data and projects, and let people reach in and help and make a real difference.

The Priestley Lecture. From Climate Science to Climate Action?

Thursday, 28 November, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

The impact of climate change on society and ecosystems is a global challenge and in response to this problem, the University of Leeds opened the Priestley International Centre for Climate in 2016. Professor Piers Forster will explore how science influences international negotiations, national legislation and climate action.

Facing up to the triple crisis: climate, ecology and global injustice

Thursday, 28 November, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

A joint discussion and learning event on the triple emergency from Our Future Leeds in collaboration with Green House Think Tank.

Our Future Leeds, in collaboration with Green House Think Tank, invites you to this discussion and learning event. The evening is aimed at deepening our understanding of, and strengthening our response to, the triple crisis that we are facing: the climate emergency, the ecological emergency and the deep injustices that we are seeing in the UK and globally.

Aviation and the climate crisis

Thursday, 21 November, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:30

An inspiring event exploring the climate impact of aviation, flight-free travel, and how people power can save the world. We will hear from speakers exploring the issues, including what difference individuals can make, what action the government needs to take, and if there is an answer to the coming climate crisis. 

Signs on the Earth: faith inspired responses to the climate emergency

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:30

Leading environmentalist, Fazlun Khalid will talk about what is perhaps the greatest threat humanity faces today, namely climate change, in this event organised by the Muslim Staff Network at the University of Leeds.

How ready are cities for net zero?

Wednesday, 6 November, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Cities and towns are where UK climate policy and action is delivered "on the ground". Are our places ready to deliver transformative climate action? Researchers at the University of Leeds have developed a Climate Readiness Index to assess the level of preparedness of places and will be talking about it – and road-testing it with the audience – in this interactive public lecture, which is part of the Festival of Social Science run by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

From Extreme Weather to Climate Change in Africa

Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Climate Change in Africa is a big threat to the people, the environment and the economy. Dr Benjamin Lamptey discusses  how Africa will cope with an increase in the intensity of storms, droughts and heatwaves, when the effects of present-day weather extremes can be so devastating.

Can regeneration be a catalyst for fair and inclusive climate action across the city of Leeds?

Tuesday, 8 October, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

A panel discussion, followed by a Q& A and networking to explore how Leeds can deliver its vision to be both net zero carbon and the best city in the UK by 2030. 

With significant regeneration plans in the pipeline, how can we encourage and secure the right kind of sustainable development? What policy and mechanisms are required to build the business case for investment that unlocks wider social value across the city?