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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PCAN, the Place-based Climate Action Network is launching its first report on Trends in local climate action in the UK, 13.30-14.30 on Thursday 18th March 2021. There is strong, vibrant and broad-based support for more climate action at the local level in the UK; and local authorities and communities have emerged as an important, dynamic driving force of climate change action. PCAN’s first report on Trends in local climate action in the UK surveys the rapidly changing landscape of local climate action in the UK.
Join us for the launch of Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, an ambitious new partnership involving councils, businesses, utilities, unions, environmental groups and universities, coming together to tackle the climate crisis head on.
Find out how the Commission will provide an independent voice to help support the delivery of ambitious climate actions across the region. And most importantly, discover how the Commission plans to work and how you may be able contribute to the success of this new initiative.
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.
Leaders from councils, businesses, utilities, unions, environmental groups and universities from across Yorkshire and Humber are coming together to tackle the climate crisis head on through a major new partnership.
The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, which is set to launch formally in March, will provide an independent voice to help support and track the delivery of ambitious climate actions across the region.
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.