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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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.
A book bringing together a collection of cutting-edge insights into how climate action can and is being taken at multiple levels of our societies has been published in collaboration with the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN).
The open-access book, published by Palgrave, is edited by a trio of PCAN researchers, Candice Howarth (LSE), Matthew Lane (University of Edinburgh) and Amanda Slevin (Queen's University Belfast).
Over the last 12 months, PCAN has supported five UKRI funded Research Fellowships to deliver the objectives of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).
The Fellows' work has spanned across continents and academic disciplines, exploring the many challenges and opportunities faced by businesses, industry, local government, and communities in delivering the worlds most ambitious climate targets to date.
A climate change film made by a group of over 40 young people from the UK and South Africa during the pandemic is being shown at COP26 today, Monday 8 November.
The Ripple Effect showcases the lived experiences of the young people and how the climate and ecological emergency is impacting them where they are, right now.