Turning Up the Heat

Wednesday, 28 February, 2024 - 10:00 to 11:00

This online event will launch a new report led by the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment on the growing threat of heat risk in the UK.

The report discusses the impacts of extreme heat on health and wellbeing, the built and natural environment, infrastructure and the economy, and explores gaps in national policy on heat. It provides insights from first responders, local and national government and agencies, utilities and civil society organisations who had direct experience of the 2022 heatwaves in England.

Conference - Local climate action: moving out of silos

Monday, 19 June, 2023 - 09:15 to 17:00

The ESRC-funded Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) upcoming conference on ‘Local climate action: moving out of silos’ will be on Monday 19th June at the Royal Society in London.  

Our conference will bring together academics, policymakers, local authorities, climate commissions, businesses, civil society organisations and more to reflect on the state of local climate action in the UK.

Climate Resilience, Social Justice & COVID-19 Recovery in Preston

Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 - 11:00 to 13:00

A PCAN-funded research project dissemination event to share the findings of this study on how recovery from COVID-19 can translate into practice the rhetoric of 'Build back better', and the intersection of Community Wealth Building, Doughnut Economics and place-based climate action.

Just Zero – a Virtual Conference on Financing the Just Transition

Monday, 25 October, 2021 - 12:00 to Wednesday, 27 October, 2021 - 18:00

A key factor in accelerating the shift to a resilient net zero economy is making sure that the transition is fair and inclusive, one that delivers decent work, cuts inequality and eradicates poverty. This is the agenda of the just transition, an imperative included in the Paris Agreement, and one which is gaining increasing attention by governments, business and trade unions and civil society, as vital to achieving climate success.

Net Zero: Making Essex carbon neutral

Tuesday, 20 July, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:15

The Essex Climate Action Commission is launching its new report - Net Zero: Making Essex Carbon Neutral

Our changing climate affects all of us and we all have a role to play in taking action.

The Essex Commissioners have been working for over a year to agree a suite of actions it recommends everyone in Essex takes in order to tackle the climate challenge.

How can local councillors help to meet UK climate targets

Thursday, 17 June, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30

This webinar on 17 June is for councillors to find out how their council can take urgent action to help the UK meet its climate targets.

About this event

The government has recently committed to cut the UK's carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. This will require concerted action at all levels, including councils.

Join this webinar on Thursday 17 June 2021 to find out how your council can take urgent action to help the UK meet its climate targets and how we can work together to secure the powers and resources councils need.

Enabling rapid climate action: Lessons from local government

Wednesday, 24 March, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:30

The UK has committed to ambitious carbon targets, with cross-party consensus. But how are these targets, and the strategy required to meet them, understood by officials and politicians at local level? How does rapid climate action ‘feel’ to them, in the context of their working lives? How should local politicians and officials be supported, so that they can play their part in responding to the climate emergency?


Trends in local climate action in the UK

Thursday, 18 March, 2021 - 13:30 to 14:30

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PCAN, the Place-based Climate Action Network launched its first report on Trends in local climate action in the UK on Thursday 18th March 2021 from 13.30-14.30.

Launch of Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission

Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 - 18:30 to 20:30

Join us for the launch of Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, an ambitious new partnership involving councils, businesses, utilities, unions, environmental groups and universities, coming together to tackle the climate crisis head on.

Find out how the Commission will provide an independent voice to help support the delivery of ambitious climate actions across the region. And most importantly, discover how the Commission plans to work and how you may be able contribute to the success of this new initiative.