Prospering from Climate-Resilient Growth in Cities

Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 - 14:00 to 17:00

This event will highlight the critical importance of adaptation and resilience to sustainable economic development and growth in cities. It will inform discussions among national and local decision-makers, including business and political leaders who will participate in the special summit planned by the United Nations Secretary-General in New York in September 2019. The session will be chaired by LCCP Chair Chris Rapley.

Clean Air Day

Thursday, 20 June, 2019 - 07:00 to 23:00

Clean Air Day is on 20 June 2019 - how are you going to get involved?

Air pollution is real and harms the health of millions. But there are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people's health (and reduce the carbon pollution from vehicles that contributes to climate change too).

Clean Air Day is a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.

Financing for Society: Local Authority training workshop

Tuesday, 18 June, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00

The University of Leeds, in collaboration with Local Partnerships and Abundance Investment, has launched a landmark report assessing the suitability of investment-based crowdfunding for the public sector. A major barrier to local authorities capitalising upon new models of finance was found to be under-capacity when trying to acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise to do so.

We would like to invite you to participate in an active local authority training workshop, to be held in Leeds on Tuesday 18th June, to learn more about the opportunities.

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.

Urgent action required: Edinburgh Climate Commission's green recovery report

Ensuring that Edinburgh’s future infrastructure and capital investments contribute to a green future is just one of the recommendations for a green recovery in a report produced by the Edinburgh Climate Commission. The Commission’s inaugural report sets out 10 recommendations for Edinburgh’s green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and will be considered by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee on Thursday 9 July.

Doncaster Climate Commission publishes positive interim report with ambitious 2030 climate change target

Doncaster’s Commission on the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency set up by Mayor Ros Jones and chaired by Ed Miliband MP has published its first statement on the progress made. A Climate and Biodiversity Emergency was unanimously backed by Full Council in September 2019 and the Commission established to set targets and actions for the whole borough which puts Doncaster as a frontrunner for tackling climate change.

Residents want local authorities to act on climate change and to be part of the solution, new research shows

Research released today funded by PCAN (the Place-Based Climate Action Network) and carried out in partnership with Abundance Investment finds that residents want local authorities to act on climate change and are attracted by the prospect of being part of a collective solution.