Past Events

Copenhagen 2009 vs Paris 2015: Can the media influence the outcome of the UN’s climate change talks?

Speaker(s): Leo Hickman, editor of CarbonBrief.org and former Guardian journalist
12 May 2015 at Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre (G.02), Leeds University Business School, Clarendon Road

Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Spring Lecture Leo Hickman, editor of CarbonBrief.org and former Guardian journalist, will compare media coverage of climate change in 2015 to 2009. Both years feature key UN summits aimed at securing a global climate deal but a lot has happened in between. Has the media’s attitude to reporting […]


How to win the argument on climate change

Speaker(s): Simon Maxwell, Executive Chair of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network
22 Apr 2015 at School of Earth and Environment Seminar Rooms (8.119).

Abstract A good question to start with is whether we think we are winning the argument or not. On the one hand, carbon emissions look like they are beginning to fall. On the other hand, they are not falling fast enough, and it looks like Paris will be a struggle. Is that surprising? No. Action […]



Sustainable Cities and the Lima COP

Speaker(s): Faye McAnulla, Faculty Research & Development Manager (Sustainable Cities Initiative)
11 Mar 2015 at 8.119, Seminar Rooms 1, 2 & 3, School of Earth and Environment.


Bite Size Seminars by SRI PhD students

Speaker(s): Rebecca Howard, Steven Orchard, Niall Kerr
11 Feb 2015 at 8.119, Seminar Rooms 1, 2 & 3, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

SRI/ CCCEP Seminar Fairtrade Carbon Credits (Rebecca Howard), Exploring adaptive capacity in mangrove social-ecological systems of rural Vietnam (Steven Orchard) and Assessing the impacts of energy efficiency improvements in the UK building stock (Niall Kerr) Directions: Enter the School of Earth and Environment from ground level, walk past reception and turn left where you will […]


The ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy’s 2014 Festival Debate

Speaker(s): John Barrett, Professor in Ecological Economics; Andy Challinor, Professor of Climate Impacts; Suraje Dessai, Professor of Climate Change Adaptation; Piers Forster, Professor of Physical Climate Change
4 Nov 2014 at The ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

‘The future of climate science and policy’ Chair: Jouni Paavola, Professor of Sustainability Research & Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics & Policy Expert Panel of IPCC Authors: John Barrett, Professor in Ecological Economics; Andy Challinor, Professor of Climate Impacts; Suraje Dessai, Professor of Climate Change Adaptation; Piers Forster, Professor of Physical […]


‘Climate Change and Water Resources: Home Water Use Served Three Ways’

Speaker(s): Rebecca Pearce, Associate Research Fellow at The University of Exeter
11 Jun 2014 at School of Earth and Environment Seminar Rooms (8.119) University of Leeds.

Chair: Suraje Dessai, Professor of Climate Change Adaptation at the Sustainability Research Institute Abstract For this presentation, I will discuss the application of Classic Glaserian Grounded Theory methodology to the phenomenon of drought, when viewed from the perspective of household water users in southern England. To establish a clear separation between the emergence of substantive […]


From science to practice: adventures in the public sector

Speaker(s): Julie Calkins, Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environment
21 May 2014 at School of Earth and Environment Seminar Rooms (8.119), University of Leeds.

Synopsis: In order for science to be valued as impactful evidence and to inform good practice, it needs to be useful (relevant), usable (accessible), and used (disseminated). During her secondment, Julie contributed to the development of the interdisciplinary scientific evidence-base for 2014 Flooding Response, the Heatwave Plan for England, and the National Adaptation Programme’s understanding […]


Energy and the bubble economy

Speaker(s): Tiago Domingos, (IST, Portugal); Robert Ayers, (INSEAD, France); Chair: Tim Foxon, Reader in Sustainability and Innovation at the University of Leeds
20 May 2014 at Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre, Leeds University Business School

Synopsis: Join Tiago Domingos, Assistant Professor at IST, University of Lisbon and Robert Ayers (from INSEAD in France) as they discuss linkages between energy and economic growth, and the implications for a sustainable economy. Tiago will present evidence for linkagesbetween energy and economic growth, and the implications for a sustainable economy. Tiago will present evidence […]


Sustainability & International Development: Framings & Challenges

Speaker(s): Professor Andy Dougill, Professor of Environmental Sustainability; Jami Dixon & Rachel Berman, Postgraduate Researchers; Kathryn Green, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sheffield; Martin Dallimer, Lecturer in Environmental Change
14 May 2014 at School of Earth and Environment Seminar Rooms (8.119), University of Leeds.

Synopsis: Talk 1: New Framing of (same old) Environment-Development Problems: Climate Compatible Development – Prof Andy Dougill (SRI) Talk 2: Characterising constraints, barriers and limits to climate adaptation – Jami Dixon & Rachel Berman (SRI) Talk 3: The politics of expertise in Tanzanian community based forest management – Dr Kathryn Green (SIID, University of Sheffield) […]


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