Clean Air Day

Thursday, 20 June, 2019 - 07:00 to 23:00

Clean Air Day is on 20 June 2019 - how are you going to get involved?

Air pollution is real and harms the health of millions. But there are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people's health (and reduce the carbon pollution from vehicles that contributes to climate change too).

Clean Air Day is a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.

Financing for Society: Local Authority training workshop

Tuesday, 18 June, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00

The University of Leeds, in collaboration with Local Partnerships and Abundance Investment, has launched a landmark report assessing the suitability of investment-based crowdfunding for the public sector. A major barrier to local authorities capitalising upon new models of finance was found to be under-capacity when trying to acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise to do so.

We would like to invite you to participate in an active local authority training workshop, to be held in Leeds on Tuesday 18th June, to learn more about the opportunities.

Final round of popular PCAN Fund launches

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 could benefit the economy by £366m and create 36,000 jobs

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.

Croydon Climate Crisis Commission publishes report

In 2019, research by the Place-based Climate Action Network estimated that for Croydon to stay within its carbon budget it would need to deliver the majority of carbon cuts over the next ten years.

The analysis also showed that while Croydon could close the gap between its projected emissions in 2050 and a net-zero target by 61% through the adoption of options already available, more innovative options would be required to deliver the last 39%.

Business motivation for local climate action - survey

The Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) is looking for responses from businesses to a short survey investigating the factors driving business engagement with local climate action.  

The themes identified as a result of the survey data will help businesses to understand what they can do to deal with future risks and opportunities associated with climate change at the local level. 

UK Government and Boston University release joint report on cities’ net-zero ambitions

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.

Introducing the PCAN Podcast

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.

Essex Climate Action Commission issues interim report

Essex County Council’s (ECC) Cabinet formally agreed its response to an interim report by the Essex Climate Action Commission.