Events

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As part of the ‘Ask the Researchers: Achieving Net-Zero’ series, Dr Cat Scott will be talking to us about the contribution of trees and forests in local and national plans can make to achieving net-zero. Tree planting and landscape restoration has become a common response in society to contributing to the mitigation of climate change,…
The Bauman Institute at the University of Leeds are hosting an event, ‘Guardians of the Forest: Where do Trees Stand Now?’, to explore the legal, political and justice issues around trees. The session will discuss forest governance, eco-political debates, forest culture and tree knowledge. The event marks the launch of the Guardians of the Forests global…
Ever wondered what benefits trees provide to the city? Seen the recent University of Leeds Campus I-Tree report and want to know more? Join researchers Dr Cat Scott, Hazel Mooney and Anna Gugan for the first LEAF lecture of 2020. The team will be presenting the findings of their recent report, celebrating the benefits that trees…
This webinar is part of the Great Debate series at the virtual European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2020. Several recent reports produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) discuss the role of forests in the climate system. The IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degrees speaks of the potential of forests to take up…
The Future Prospects of Public Parks Dr Anna Barker will discuss research undertaken on the future prospects of public parks, exploring what tomorrow’s green spaces might look like and whether charitable giving could help to support the funding of parks in the context of local authority budget cuts. For more information please contact H.Mooney@leeds.ac.uk *This…
Public parks have been vital features of our cities since the nineteenth century, providing benefits to people, communities and the environment. But what are their prospects and what’s important to you about their future management? Find out about how Leeds parks have changed through time at this free exhibition based on research by the University…
Do you spend enough time in nature? Can you identify different species of plants? Join us for a 1 hour workshop, which includes a tour around the university campus, to become more connected to the environment around you! Learn about the array of plant species that can be found around campus whilst contributing to academic…