The Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) is about translating climate policy into action ‘on the ground’ to bring about transformative change. This ESRC-supported network brings together the research community and decision-makers in the public, private and third sectors through five innovative platforms: three city-based climate commissions (in Leeds, Belfast and Edinburgh) and two theme-based platforms on finance and business.
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The third issue of the PCAN newsletter is now available. Read on to find out more about: PCAN Fund Round 2 awards; updates from the PCAN Finance Platform; the new PCAN Associates; the local climate praxis conference and the next meeting of the PCAN Network - and much more!
Taking action on climate change could save Leeds £651m per year and create 1,500 jobs for the next decade, a new report has revealed.
These social and economic benefits could be a central part of the city’s post-Covid recovery plans says the Leeds Climate Commission, which has produced a Net-Zero Carbon Roadmap for Leeds. It shows how the city can achieve its ambition of net-zero emissions by 2030 with many positive benefits for health, equality, travel, housing and the environment.
New net-zero carbon roadmaps have been published by the Place-based Climate Action Network for Edinburgh and Belfast - with Leeds to go next in the new year.
The Edinburgh roadmap was released on 7 December, while the Belfast roadmap is launched today (15 December) at a livestreamed joint event with the Belfast Resilience Strategy, marking the publication of the city's first climate action plan.
A Climate Action Readiness Assessment devised by PCAN researchers for Leeds Climate Commission has identified opportunities for unlocking climate action at the local level.
The methodology, which uses participatory stakeholder workshops to determine states of readiness, was presented at a webinar for the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2020 on Tuesday 10 November on behalf of PCAN (the Place-Based Climate Action Network).
A report commissioned by Doncaster’s Local Strategic Partnership, Team Doncaster, has concluded that action is required to tackle climate change with the next decade to 2030 the most crucial. A vision produced by Doncaster Climate and Biodiversity Commission says Doncaster should aim for net-zero emissions by 2040.