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.

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).