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 round of the popular PCAN Fund launched today (1 September 2021). The total amount for this final round - £135,000 - will fund five to seven projects, worth £5,000-£35,000 each.
The aim of the Fund is to open PCAN's existing network to a wider community, stimulating engagement in place-based action in the UK by providing small grants to researchers and research users,
Planting trees and other efforts to recover natural destruction have a huge part to play in getting the country to Net Zero and bring a range of other benefits including creating good green jobs, boosting the economy and even cutting crime, says new research published by UK100.
The analysis, conducted by academic researchers with the Place-based Climate Action Network at Queen’s University Belfast, looks at the economic benefits of climate action by local authorities.
A new Accelerating Cities’ Net Zero Action report, created in partnership with Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and the UK Government, aims to increase the ambition of cities in the UK and the US to set and achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions targets ahead of COP26 this November.
A wave of local climate action has emerged across the UK, as activists, researchers, politicians and businesses join forces to tackle the climate crisis.
To help share some of these inspiring stories, the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) has launched a new monthly podcast series focused on how climate policy is put into action on the ground.
There is strong, vibrant and broad-based support for more climate action at the local level in the UK, but a lack of capacity and expertise, exacerbated by COVID-19, has affected some local authorities’ ability to respond.
A new report by the Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN) has found that three out of four local authorities have declared a climate emergency but these have been followed up with new or updated climate action plans in only 62% of cases.