Second PCAN Network meeting

Monday, 7 December, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00


This is the second meeting of the PCAN Network+, aimed at members of climate commissions in our extended network, and people or organisations interested in starting a local climate commission.

Assessing and building city-level readiness for climate action

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:30

Has your area has declared a climate emergency? How ready is it to deliver climate action? Join Leeds Climate Commission Chair, Andy Gouldson and colleagues from Leeds City Council, Leeds Climate Commission and SAIL in this webinar to find out how the CARA process is unlocking climate action in Leeds – and how it could be used in your area.

Local climate praxis: bridging the gap between theory and practice on local climate action

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00

An online mini conference hosted by the UK Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society.

The event brings together international scholars working on a range of topics relating to local climate praxis and to discuss the challenges bridging climate theory and practice within place-based climate action.


Financing place-based climate action – how to deliver a green and just recovery from COVID-19?

Friday, 18 September, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30

Mobilising finance will be critical to ensure that the UK’s recovery from COVID-19 both accelerates climate action and does this in ways that reduce inequality. Making sure that the recovery responds to the priorities of different places across the country will also be crucial to drive forward ambition and ensure the process is inclusive.

Accelerating Retrofit

Tuesday, 11 August, 2020 - 11:30 to 13:00

Webinar on updates and insights from the new programme on home retrofit  from the UK Green Building Council.

Financing climate action with positive social impact: How banks can support a just transition in the UK

Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 - 09:00 to 10:00

This event will launch the results and recommendations of a new report from the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. Working with the University of Leeds and in partnership with HSBC and UK Finance, the LSE has undertaken research and dialogue across the country, focusing in particularly at the regional dimensions of the just transition.



COP26 Fellowships: Q&A

Thursday, 18 June, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:00

The Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN) is holding a Q&A session to answer questions about the COP26 Fellowships.

The opportunity is for four to six Fellowships for early career and more experienced researchers based at UK Higher Education institutions. It is funded by UKRI and Fellows will be embedded in the activities of the COP26 Universities Network.

Net Zero Research Forum: Funding the Transition

Tuesday, 2 June, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:00

This webinar on ‘Funding the transition’ was the third in a series of Net-Zero Research Forums run by the Priestley International Centre for Climate – informal webinars to discuss research and innovation ideas focused on achieving net-zero emissions. The webinar was jointly hosted by PCAN and introduced by Professor Andy Gouldson, Co-Investigator of the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) and Chair of the Leeds Climate Commission.

Watch a recording of the webinar

Launch - Financing inclusive climate action in the UK: an investor roadmap

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:00

The just transition has become a recognised priority in the UK. It is part of the Paris Agreement and, this year, the UK government's Committee on Climate Change stated that the transition to a resilient and net-zero economy must be "fair and seen to be fair." 

Making the shift to a sustainable economy in the UK will require the full mobilisation of the country’s £20 trillion financial system. This event launches a report in Yorkshire that addresses this crucial role, rooting its analysis in the region.