Leading scientists from the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds and other universities in the North of England and Scotland join forces for this Climate Question Time event, the culmination of a week of public engagement on climate change for Green Great Britain Week (15-19 October).
Attendees wishing to ask questions must submit them when they register to attend.
In 2008 the UK government passed the Climate Change Act, the first legislation of its kind to introduce legally binding emissions reductions targets. The ten year anniversary of the Act will be marked as part of Green Great Britain Week and Leeds Climate Commission is partnering with the Priestley International Centre for Climate to play an active part in the national programme of events.
What is happening to the world’s ice? Rising temperatures are causing rapid melting in the Arctic and Greenland and new reports show that underwater melt-off in the Antarctic is doubling every 20 years, with significant implications for sea level rise.
University of Leeds scientists working in the field describe the changes they have witnessed through their research in this lunchtime lecture at Opera North’s Howard Assembly Room for Green Great Britain Week.
The #Leeds By Example project launches on 9 October and the offer to businesses and organisations taking part has now been finalised.
The six month campaign will test the latest thinking on how to increase recycling rates for food and drinks packaging. It will include a combination of ground-breaking technology, new recycling facilities and engaging communications.
The Matter of the Soul is a sound, sculpture and performance work, created by Kat Austen, Cultural Fellow in Art and Science at the University of Leeds’ Cultural Institute.
The symphony focusses on the difficult problem of emotional engagement with climate change, and aims to engender empathy in humans with the process of dispersal and transformation in the Arctic region.