Climate Resilience, Social Justice & COVID-19 Recovery in Preston

Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 - 11:00 to 13:00

A PCAN-funded research project dissemination event to share the findings of this study on how recovery from COVID-19 can translate into practice the rhetoric of 'Build back better', and the intersection of Community Wealth Building, Doughnut Economics and place-based climate action.

Just Zero – a Virtual Conference on Financing the Just Transition

Monday, 25 October, 2021 - 12:00 to Wednesday, 27 October, 2021 - 18:00

A key factor in accelerating the shift to a resilient net zero economy is making sure that the transition is fair and inclusive, one that delivers decent work, cuts inequality and eradicates poverty. This is the agenda of the just transition, an imperative included in the Paris Agreement, and one which is gaining increasing attention by governments, business and trade unions and civil society, as vital to achieving climate success.

Net Zero: Making Essex carbon neutral

Tuesday, 20 July, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:15

The Essex Climate Action Commission is launching its new report - Net Zero: Making Essex Carbon Neutral

Our changing climate affects all of us and we all have a role to play in taking action.

The Essex Commissioners have been working for over a year to agree a suite of actions it recommends everyone in Essex takes in order to tackle the climate challenge.

How can local councillors help to meet UK climate targets

Thursday, 17 June, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30

This webinar on 17 June is for councillors to find out how their council can take urgent action to help the UK meet its climate targets.

About this event

The government has recently committed to cut the UK's carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. This will require concerted action at all levels, including councils.

Join this webinar on Thursday 17 June 2021 to find out how your council can take urgent action to help the UK meet its climate targets and how we can work together to secure the powers and resources councils need.

Enabling rapid climate action: Lessons from local government

Wednesday, 24 March, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:30

The UK has committed to ambitious carbon targets, with cross-party consensus. But how are these targets, and the strategy required to meet them, understood by officials and politicians at local level? How does rapid climate action ‘feel’ to them, in the context of their working lives? How should local politicians and officials be supported, so that they can play their part in responding to the climate emergency?


Trends in local climate action in the UK

Thursday, 18 March, 2021 - 13:30 to 14:30

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PCAN, the Place-based Climate Action Network launched its first report on Trends in local climate action in the UK on Thursday 18th March 2021 from 13.30-14.30.

Launch of Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission

Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 - 18:30 to 20:30

Join us for the launch of Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, an ambitious new partnership involving councils, businesses, utilities, unions, environmental groups and universities, coming together to tackle the climate crisis head on.

Find out how the Commission will provide an independent voice to help support the delivery of ambitious climate actions across the region. And most importantly, discover how the Commission plans to work and how you may be able contribute to the success of this new initiative.

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.