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 climate adaptation, with business engagement integrated into the working of each climate commission.
We also have a wider PCAN 'Network Plus' that brings together the many new local climate commissions and similar place-based partnerships and coalitions tackling climate action across the UK.
A PCAN-funded research project dissemination event to share the findings of this study on how recovery from COVID-19 can translate into practice the rhetoric of 'Build back better', and the intersection of Community Wealth Building, Doughnut Economics and place-based climate action.
New research by PwC has found that place-based carbon reduction measures led by UK cities and towns would produce far better environmental, economic and social results, at lower cost, than a national "one size fits all" approach. PCAN’s Andy Gouldson and Andrew Sudmant and Otley Energy (Andy Boyle) contributed to the study.
Three projects and a Fellowship have been awarded through the third and final round of the PCAN Fund.
The aim of the PCAN Fund is to support projects that promote and increase understanding of place-based climate action in the UK. The Fund provides small grants for both research and the development of policy and practice.
A report by the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action, Queens University Belfast and the Place-Based Climate Action Network for UK100, finds that investment in climate action at the local level would see over 800,000 green jobs across the UK by 2030, rising to 1.38 million total jobs by 2050.