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!
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).
Place has been a missing dimension to date in discussions around financing climate action – and recovery from Covid-19 is the opportunity to confront climate risk, build resilience and deliver a just transition with place-based action at the heart of it.
That was the message from Nick Robins, who leads PCAN’s finance platform, at a webinar on 18 September, which welcomed Caroline Lucas MP as keynote speaker.
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