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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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.
A second edition of PCAN's May-June 2020 newsletter has been rushed out to promote an exciting new opportunity for researchers.
The new COP26 Fellowships call for proposals opened after we had gone to press with our first issue. This opportunity - for four to six Fellowships, lasting up to and including COP26 (now rescheduled to November 2021) - opened on 1 June and closes on midnight of 28 June, before our next (bimonthly) newsletter is due to go out.
The Edinburgh Climate Commission has presented a set of five principles to guide thinking around recovery from coronavirus and accelerate the city's transition to being carbon neutral.
The principles draw on an already strong and consistent body of work from the UK Committee on Climate Change, the OECD, leading academics, C40 Cities, The Energy Transition Commission and other organisations.
Whether it's reclaiming the streets by more walking and cycling, investing in green projects, innovative finance schemes with local authorities or increasing local participation in decision making, place-based climate action is key to the recovery from coronavirus.
These are the messages from a suite of special Commentaries published by PCAN tackling the subject of Covid-19 and climate change.