PCAN conference showcases local climate praxis

5th November 2020 - 13:07

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.

The half-day online event, on 30 September, which was hosted in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society, featured presentations by 20 researchers on the theme of bridging the gap between theory and practice on local climate action. (See the full list of speakers and abstracts.)

Four breakout sessions tackled the themes of applied research on local climate praxis; what community means in local climate action; innovative forms of local engagement, and critical perspectives on place-based climate action.

Professor John Barry of Queen's University Belfast, who  is a PCAN investigator and co-chair of the Belfast Climate Commission, delivered the opening keynote, and the closing address was given by Professor Vanesa Castan Broto of the Urban Institute at the University of Sheffield.

Candice Howarth, Senior Policy Fellow with PCAN at LSE chaired the proceedings, supported by PCAN Fellow Matt Lane and the PCAN analyst team of Alice Creasy, Rosanna Harvey-Crawford, Millie Duncan and Amanda Slevin. 

All of the sessions were recorded and are now available to view on YouTube - click the hyperlinks below.