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. 

Climate Jobs and a Just Transition: responding to our climate emergency

Saturday, 9 November, 2019 - 09:30 to 17:30

While the transition to a low carbon economy is now more likely, whether that transition is just or not is an open question. We need to transition to a green economy though policies such as a Green New Deal and a Just Transition. The trades unions have a vital part to play in this transition and struggle for a more sustainable, climate resilient and less unequal economy.

Creating Our Sustainable Future

Thursday, 7 November, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:30


An interactive workshop as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science in Northern Ireland 2019 that will allow participants to engage creatively with climate action and ideas for a greener, sustainable future

How ready are cities for net zero?

Wednesday, 6 November, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

The UK is the first major economy in the world to pass a law to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. This means we must achieve overall net zero carbon emissions by that date, balancing carbon emissions with carbon removal so no further carbon is added.

Cities and towns are where UK climate policy and action is delivered "on the ground". Are our places ready to deliver transformative climate action?

Prospering from Climate-Resilient Growth in Cities

Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 - 14:00 to 17:00

This event will highlight the critical importance of adaptation and resilience to sustainable economic development and growth in cities. It will inform discussions among national and local decision-makers, including business and political leaders who will participate in the special summit planned by the United Nations Secretary-General in New York in September 2019. The session will be chaired by LCCP Chair Chris Rapley.

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.