PCAN conference showcases local climate praxis

A mini conference hosted by the Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN) has demonstrated the breadth of research demonstrating local climate praxis, especially in the UK.

Place pivotal in financing climate action says expert panel

Place has been a missing dimension to date in discussions around financing climate action – and recovery from Covid-19 is the opportunity to confront climate risk, build resilience and deliver a just transition with place-based action at the heart of it.

That was the message from Nick Robins, who leads PCAN’s finance platform, at a webinar on 18 September, which welcomed Caroline Lucas MP as keynote speaker.

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Yorkshire-wide approach to carbon reduction needed

Carbon emissions from Yorkshire and Humber have fallen by well over a third and are projected to halve by 2050, a new report from the Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN) reveals. 
A summary carbon roadmap report for Yorkshire and the Humber, published today, shows that despite the reductions – brought about largely by national decarbonisation of electricity – the region still has much to do to stay within its share of the global carbon budget and reduce dangerous climate change. 

PCAN Fund 2020 awards announced

Place-based projects in the UK have been awarded a total of £160K in the second round of the PCAN Fund.

The funding call, designed to stimulate wider place-based climate action, received more than 150 expressions of interest. These were reviewed by the PCAN team and a shortlist of 19 were asked to provide further information about their proposed projects.

Mapping community climate action in Belfast City Region

The Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission has commenced an innovative research project on community climate action in the Belfast City Region. The first working group to be established by Belfast Climate Commission, the Community Climate Action Working Group (CCAWG) is an exciting partnership of individuals and groups from the community, voluntary, environmental and public sectors committed to transformative climate action in partnership with and in communities across Belfast.

PCAN summer newsletter published

The second issue of the PCAN newsletter is now out!

The newsletter, which is bimonthly, features updates from research by the ESRC-funded PCAN team and our network of place-based climate commissions and cross-cutting platforms.

COP26 Fellows' work will inform Glasgow summit

Four researchers have been awarded unique Fellowships to engage with the international climate negotiations in the run up to the 26th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26). Harriet Thew (University of Leeds), Jessica Omukuti (University of York), Thomas Hale (University of Oxford) and Rebecca Ford (University of Strathclyde) have been commended by COP26 President, Alok Sharma.

New report urges banks to support just transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy in wake of pandemic

Banks need to work with the government to create a new and more resilient model of prosperity that will enable the UK to build back better in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report  published today (July 14th) by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.