The Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) is about translating climate policy into action ‘on the ground’ to bring about transformative change. This ESRC-supported network brings together the research community and decision-makers in the public, private and third sectors through five innovative platforms: three city-based climate commissions (in Leeds, Belfast and Edinburgh) and two theme-based platforms on finance and business.
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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.
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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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.