Past Events

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) […]




The Public Life of Climate Change: The First 25 Years

Speaker(s): Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate and Culture, King's College London; Chair: Suraje Dessai, Professor of Climate Change Adaptation, University of Leeds
3 Mar 2014 at Western Lecture Theatre, Leeds University Business School

Synopsis: In 1988 few serious commentators believed that the politics of climate change would be anything other than tortuous. Yet the assumption has remained through the period since that human-induced climate change is an important, urgent and discrete problem which at least in principle lends itself to policy solutions. Optimism has waxed and waned, but […]


Low Carbon Development in China

Speaker(s): Dr Dabo Guan, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Economics and Governance ; Professor Chris Dent, Professor of East Asia's International Political Economy
26 Feb 2014 at 8.119, Seminar Rooms 1,2 & 3, School of Earth and Environment.

Synopsis: China’s relationship with energy security, climate change and low carbon development in complex. With China’s emissions growth accounting for more than half the global total, its efforts to transition to a low carbon economy will be critical in tackling global climate change. We will outline the reasons for the surge in emissions from China […]