How ready are cities for net zero?

Wednesday, 6 November, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

The UK is the first major economy in the world to pass a law to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. This means we must achieve overall net zero carbon emissions by that date, balancing carbon emissions with carbon removal so no further carbon is added.

Cities and towns are where UK climate policy and action is delivered "on the ground". Are our places ready to deliver transformative climate action?

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.

New study shows the importance of place in delivering major economic and social benefits

New research by PwC has found that place-based carbon reduction measures led by UK cities and towns would produce far better environmental, economic and social results, at lower cost, than a national "one size fits all" approach. PCAN’s Andy Gouldson and Andrew Sudmant and Otley Energy (Andy Boyle) contributed to the study.

Final PCAN Fund awards announced

Three projects and a Fellowship have been awarded through the third and final round of the PCAN Fund. 

The aim of the PCAN Fund is to support projects that promote and increase understanding of place-based climate action in the UK. The Fund provides small grants for both research and the development of policy and practice. 

Investment in climate action at the local level could create 800K jobs by 2030, report finds

A report by the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action, Queens University Belfast and the Place-Based Climate Action Network for UK100, finds that investment in climate action at the local level would see over 800,000 green jobs across the UK by 2030, rising to 1.38 million total jobs by 2050.

Ripple Effect film aims to create global wave of climate action from COP26

A climate change film made by a group of over 40 young people from the UK and South Africa during the pandemic is being shown at COP26 today, Monday 8 November.

The Ripple Effect showcases the lived experiences of the young people and how the climate and ecological emergency is impacting them where they are, right now.

"Towards Glasgow" report highlights COP26 Fellows' contributions

Over the last 12 months, PCAN has supported five UKRI funded Research Fellowships to deliver the objectives of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

The Fellows' work has spanned across continents and academic disciplines, exploring the many challenges and opportunities faced by businesses, industry, local government, and communities in delivering the worlds most ambitious climate targets to date.