Forecasting Our Future: A Conversation with Dr Katharine Hayhoe

Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 - 17:30 to 19:00

Increasingly, the impacts of climate change are never far from the headlines. Calls for climate action are getting steadily louder but global alignment is far from a reality. Join us to hear from award-winning climate scientist, Dr Katharine Hayhoe, who will discuss how best to prepare for the risks posed by climate change, and how to translate climate science into actionable planning for resilience at the local scale.

Ann Pettifor: Liberty Lecture - The Green New Deal

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 - 19:30 to 21:00

To protect the future of life on earth, we need to do more than just reimagine the economy – we have to change everything. One of the seminal thinkers of the program that helped ignite the US Green New Deal campaign, Ann Pettifor explains how we can afford what we can do.

Culture + Climate + Collaboration

Thursday, 27 February, 2020 - 10:15 to 16:30

This event will explore how collaboration has been adopted tactically and creatively as a means of responding to the climate change crisis.

What powerful actions and innovative solutions can partnerships achieve? What sort of collaborations will propel the cultural shift needed to achieve a zero carbon future? We will explore how collaboration can be used as a key strategic tool.

Leeds Youth Voice Summit

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020 - 09:30 to 14:00

Free event for schools on tackling the Climate Emergency in Leeds.The Leeds City Council Health and Wellbeing Service and the Voice, Influence and Change team are proud to offer this free to attend event for students from high schools and colleges.

EV Trial Scheme - launch event

Thursday, 23 January, 2020 - 09:45 to 14:00

This launch event will showcase the electric vehicles on offer in Leeds City Council's Electric Vehicle (EV) trial scheme and help improve delegates' understanding of EVs. It will also provide the opportunity for organisations to find out more about trialling zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs) and help you understand the business case for investing in greener transport.

Caught in the Middle: Educational responsibilities, dilemmas and opportunities presented by YS4C and the ‘climate emergency’

Monday, 20 January, 2020 - 09:00 to 12:00

Seminar style training for school leaders and governors

“This was an impressive seminar on the most important issue we all face.” Mark McKelvie, Principal, Pudsey Grangefield.

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.