The Place-based Climate Action Network (P-CAN)

Lead Research Organisation: London School of Economics & Pol Sci
Department Name: Grantham Research Inst on Climate Change

Abstract

The Place-Based Climate Action Network (P-CAN) seeks to strengthen the links between national and international climate policy and local delivery through place-based climate action. The Network is innovative in its focus on local decision making. Clear policy signals by the government are essential, but the key to continued climate action increasingly lies at the local level, with the participation of local actors, businesses and citizens. Important decisions about low-carbon business opportunities, renewable energy investment, urban transport, energy management, buildings efficiency and the management of climate risks are decentralised and taken across the UK.

P-CAN is about engagement, impact, and the co-creation and sharing of knowledge. The Network has the following components:

1. Place-based climate change commissions: We will develop three city-level climate commissions, in Belfast, Edinburgh and Leeds. The concept is currently being piloted in Leeds as an innovative structure for sustained two-way, multi-level engagement between national and local policy and practice. We will work on the replication of these commissions in other local context to further broaden our reach.

2. Thematic platforms: There will be two theme-based platforms, on business engagement and green finance. These virtual networks will focus on two stakeholder groups that are particularly important for place-based climate action. They will be co-created with representatives from the business and sustainable finance community.

3. The P-CAN Flexible Fund: We will open the Network to the wider community of climate change researchers and research users by commissioning 20-30 small grants. The grants will be awarded competitively, with a focus on engagement activities, user-oriented analysis, innovative approaches and support for early-career researchers.

4. Communication and user-oriented research synthesis: An active outreach strategy will connect the place-based activities and inform wider climate action by co-producing, synthesising and communicating decision-relevant analysis. This programme of user-oriented outreach will leverage the work of P-CAN's host institutions and other ESRC investments.

P-CAN is led by an experienced team of senior academics from a diversity of backgrounds. They all have strong track records of engaging with decision processes at the local, national and/or international level. Most of them have combined academic achievements with careers in business, finance, or international development. The Network PI is a former member of the Committee on Climate Change.

The core team is supported by a full-time Network Manager, a Communications Officer and a group of Network Analysts who will provide analytical, administrative and logistics support for the five platforms (three local commissions and two thematic platforms). P-CAN will, to the maximum extent possible, leverage the existing administrative, research and engagement capabilities of its host institutions, including the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, and the Centre for Sustainability and Environmental Governance in Belfast.

P-CAN will be successful if it can inform the climate change decisions of stakeholders across the five platforms. We will focus on activities that support key UK policy objectives and their local implementation, such as the city strategies of Belfast, Edinburgh and Leeds, the UK Industrial Strategy, the Clean Growth Strategy, the statutory carbon budgets, the 25-year Environment Plan, the next Climate Change Risk Assessment, the recommendations of the UK Green Finance Task Force and the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) as well as the climate strategies of Scotland and Northern Ireland. P-CAN will respond flexibly to evolving demands. This will ensure that the platforms we create become self-sustaining and can be replicated elsewhere.

Planned Impact

The aim of P-CAN is to collaborate with private, public and third-sector stakeholders in the place-based implementation of Britain's climate change objectives. P-CAN will provide local and thematic platforms for decision makers to meet, exchange information, agree measures, compare implementation strategies and identify good practice - leading to more and better-informed climate action. The stakeholders benefiting from the platforms include business representatives from sectors like energy, transport, water, infrastructure, housing and services; public sector representatives from City councils, the NHS, regulatory agencies and delivery bodies like the Environment Agency; and civil society organisations like faith groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, social enterprises as well as universities.

P-CAN wants to inform not just the implementation, but also the design of climate change objectives at the national and sub-national level. The Network will target the strategies and policy processes that are particularly salient to its stakeholders. At the national level, important processes we will inform include statutory obligations like the implementation of the 3rd, 4th and 5th carbon budget (2018-32) and the production of next Climate Change Risk Assessment (due in 2022). The 6th carbon budget (2033-37) will be decided in 2021. The government's strategy for meeting the carbon budgets is outlined in its Clean Growth Strategy, which in turn informs the UK's contribution to the Paris Agreement. The government's wider aspirations are contained in its Industrial Strategy and the 25-year Environment Plan.

At the sub-national level, Scotland has its own climate change legislation and targets, reflected in its Climate Change Plan 2018-32. Northern Ireland does not have its own climate change targets, but some specific policies are in place. Important city-level processes include the Belfast's Local Development Plan and Community Plan, as well as the Belfast Region City Deal, and Edinburgh's 2050 City Vision and the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal. Stakeholders in the financial sector are particularly interested in the recommendations made by the UK Green Finance Task Force and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD).

The in-depth engagement through the five platforms is complemented by a wider outreach and research synthesis programme, which ties together the activities under the platforms and links P-CAN to a broader set of stakeholders at the local, national and also international level. We will use a range of engagement strategies and communications channels to reach them, including written material (position papers and policy briefs on topical issues such as climate and Brexit); infographics; digital communication (social media, website, videos); submissions to inquiries; events (seminars, webinars, workshops), and regular informal contact with key stakeholders. The co-creation of knowledge will be supported through the P-CAN Flexible Fund, which will be open to business, public and third sector stakeholders interested in joint outreach activities or analytical work.

More details about P-CAN's impact strategy can be found in the attachment on "Pathways to Impact".

Organisations

 
Description PCAN is almost halfway through its five year project length. We are beginning to understand the importance of place-based, locally-driven climate action at the level of cities and local authorities. We are beginning to understand the link of these activities to finance, private sector action and grassroots climate activism. The initial lessons have been written up in our report "Local Trends in Climate Action in the UK"
Exploitation Route We have seen a large amount of interest and considerable replication of the PCAN model of city-level climate commissions in other local councils, cities and towns. PCAN is supporting directly three core city commissions (Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds). Our aspiration in the project proposal was to have 1-3 additional commissions by project end. The wider PCAN network (PCAN Plus) now includes about 15 commissions.
Sectors Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.pcancities.org.uk
 
Description The objective of PCAN is to influence climate action at the local level. We are doing this in particular in Belfast, Edinburgh and Leeds, All of which them have set up PCAN-supported climate commissions to drive forward local climate action, and we are supporting a further ca. 12 Commissions through PCAN Plus. We are also providing evidence to e.g. the Scottish Climate Assembly, set up by the Scottish parliament.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description APPG on Green Recovery (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Advised national policymaking
 
Description Advice to BEIS on climate governance (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Alina Averchenkova (GRI) advised BEIS on climate governance and contributed to the BEIS ICF Governance and Climate Intelligence Workshop in December 2020
 
Description Advice to High Level Climate Action Champions on Africa strategy (Hale)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Hosted a consultation with Africa-based stakeholders and produced a concept note to inform the approach taken in 2021 by the United Nations' High Level Climate Action Champions with regards to strategic engagement in Africa. This directly shaped the approach taken by the High-Level Climate Action Champions in designing their strategy for African engagement in 2021.
 
Description Advisor on Cabinet Office COP26 Unit's Youth Engagement Strategy (Thew)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Influenced UK approach to Youth Engagement ahead of COP26
 
Description Advisory Board, CAST (Fankhauser)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact CAST is an ESRC-supported research centre. As part of the close collaboration with PCAN Sam Fankhauser sits on the CAST Advisory Board
 
Description Advisory Role for the PRI Inevitable Policy Response Project (Robins)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description All-Party Parliamentary Group Financing Net-Zero (Robins)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Appointed Commissioner of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Appointed Commissioner of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dr Candice Howarth, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), has been invited to become a Commissioner of the newly established London Croydon Climate Crisis Commission. she has been invited to speak at the launch event on the 12 March 2020 and will attend subsequent meetings with other Commissioners to help implement Croydon's climate action plans.
 
Description Assistance to International Campaigns Team at Ministry of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) (Hale)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Providing expert advice and policy briefs to International Campaigns Team within BEIS on sectoral cooperation initiatives led/supported by the UK COP26 Presidency. Shaped the approach taken by the International Campaigns Team (and relevant sub-units focusing on specific sectors) in preparation for COP26.
 
Description Attendance of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's 1st meeting (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Dr Howarth identified the gap in the working groups that adaptation and resilience was not fully captured in the work of the Commission. As a result a Working Group on Adaptation was formed and Dr Howarth was invited to chair it
 
Description Attendance of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's 2nd meeting (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Attendance of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's 3rd meeting (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Dr Howarth attended the meeting of the Croydon Climate Crisis Commission to discuss the next steps from the Commission, how the WG recommendations would be fed to the council and plans for public engagement
 
Description Attendance of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's final meeting (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Dr Howarth attended the last meeting of the Croydon Climate Crisis Commission to discuss how/if the recommendations will be taken up by Croydon Council, plans for public engagement and legacy
 
Description Attendance of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's meeting of the Chairs (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Belfast Net Zero Plan (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Influencing local decision making
 
Description Big Leeds Climate Conversation (Gouldson, Lock, Hanson)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Leeds Climate Commission co-hosted a 4-month public engagement with Leeds City Council to find out what the public wants Leeds to do about tackling climate change. Almost 8000 respondents did an online survey co-designed and promoted by the Climate Commission; this included a link to a carbon footprint calculator. The Commission also helped recruit Champions who engaged with the public at stalls at 80 events. Respondents would have gained knowledge about climate change, their own contribution and that of the city through the process. The footprint calculator recommended individual actions so it is likely that people were prompted to undertake them. Staff members involved: Andy Gouldson, Kate Lock, Margo Hanson. Document for the Big Leeds Climate Conversation - https://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/documents/s198402/Climate%20Emergency%20Report%20Annex%202%20191219.pdf
URL https://www.leedsclimate.org.uk/leeds-climate-emergency
 
Description Caught in the Middle: : Climate change, education and Youthstrike4climate (Gouldson, Lock, Hanson)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Practitioners expressed improved knowledge and skills, that they can practically apply in the professional roles. Staff members involved: Andy Gouldson, Kate Lock, Margo Hanson.
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/caught-in-the-middle-climate-change-education-and-youthstrike4climate...
 
Description Chair of Committee on Climate Change Finance Advisory Group (Robins)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Chairing of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's Working Group on Adaptation and Resilience: 1st meeting (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Chairing of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's Working Group on Adaptation and Resilience: 2nd meeting (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Citation in Committee on Climate Change's report "Net Zero - the UK's Contribution to Stopping Global Warming" (Robins, Irwin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/net-zero-the-uks-contribution-to-stopping-global-warming/
 
Description City Sustainability Strategy 2030 (working title)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Contribution to National Economic and Social Council (NESC, ROI) and Shared Island Consultation Paper on Climate and Biodiversity Challenges and Opportunities (Slevin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Amanda Slevin was asked to review and provide feedback on the National Economic and Social Council (NESC, ROI) and Shared Island Consultation Paper on Climate and Biodiversity Challenges and Opportunities; feedback was provided during a 1-to-1 meeting with a NESC staff member
 
Description Development of regional approach to housing energy retrofit (Owen)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Influenced local/regional decision making
 
Description Edinburgh Net Zero Plan (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Influencing local decision making
 
Description Establishment of new climate commissions in Belfast, Edinburgh .Surrey, Croydon
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact New climate commissions have been launched in Belfast and Edinburgh as core part of PCAN; however other places (Surrey, Croydon) have established new climate commissions using our model and have adopted the PCAN livery as part of a wider network. Impact of Leeds Climate Commission model is in widening the PCAN network of commissions and approach to governance, bringing together partners from public, private and Third Sectors to work collaboratively with local authorities to promote climate action
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/climate-commissions
 
Description European Climate Law hub (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow. Lead, Governance and Legislation (GRI) is currently an active member of the European Climate Law hub, an EU-wide Climate change legislation, chaired by E3G. The hub provides analytical advice to the European policy makers and works to ensure ambitious climate law at the EU level.
 
Description Evaluation of the Climate Change Advisory Council of Ireland (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow. Lead, Governance and Legislation (GRI), contributed to the independent evaluation of the Climate Change Advisory Council of Ireland at the invitation of the council in Autumn 2020.
 
Description Evidence to WYCA scrutiny committee (Owen)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Influenced local decision making
 
Description Evidence to the UK Treasury Finance Select Committee on Just Transition and the Role of Investors (Robins)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Expert Participant in Brent Council Climate Assembly (Fankhauser)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Sam Fankhauser, based that the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) took part as an expert participant in the Brent Council Climate Assembly, which worked on turning climate change driven ideas into a set of recommendations for action, on 7 December 2019. 53 Assembly Members joined environmental/engagement experts and council officers to develop recommendations to address the climate and ecological emergency. A Brent Council report of recommendation is in the pipeline to be published.
URL https://brentclimateassembly.commonplace.is/news
 
Description Expert on Evidence Group, Scottish Climate Assembly (Fankhauser)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The Scottish Climate Assembly was set up by the Scottish Parliament to involve citizens in Scottish Climate Policy. PCAN has been involved in the Assembly as expert advisors (LSE, Edinburgh) and through representation in the Evidence Group which supplies the content to the Assembly (John Ward and Sam Fankhauser, LSE)
 
Description Forward Faster Together: Recommendations for a Green Economic Recovery in Edinburgh
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description HMT NZR Technology and Innovation Advisory Group (Robins)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI, attended the first meeting of HM Treasure's NZR Technology and Innovation Advisory Group
 
Description HMT Net Zero Review Tech and Innovation Advisory Group (Robins)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI, attended the second meeting of HM Treasury Net Zero Review Tech and Innovation Advisory Group in November 2020
 
Description HMT Select committee Formal meeting (oral evidence session: Decarbonisation and Green Finance (Robins, Szwarc)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/event/1930/formal-meeting-oral-evidence-session/
 
Description Implementation of Advice for UK Government (HM Treasury and BEIS) Green Finance Strategy (Robins, Irwin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) provided strategic advice, based off of P-CAN research, to the UK Governments HM Treasury and Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that fed into their Green Finance Strategy, which was published in July 2019. This has guided the UK government on their future green strategy service delivery.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/green-finance-strategy
 
Description Input into NGO COP26 Strategy on Sustainable Finance (Irwin)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), took part in the E3G-organsed "Sustainable Finance agenda for COP26" meeting and provided input and strategic advice, which contributed to the development of an NGO approach to the topic of Sustainable Finance for the upcoming UNFCCC COP26, in Glasgow in November 2020.
 
Description Input into draft climate change laws - Dominican Republic and Turkey (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow. Lead, Governance and Legislation (GRI), provided policy advise and input into draft climate change laws and engaged with local policy stakeholder in the Dominican Republic and Turkey in January-February 2021
 
Description Investing in Local Energy: National Conference with UK100, BEIS and Leeds Climate Commission (Gouldson, Lock, Hanson)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact This one day national conference kicked off the Investing in Local Energy Programme, and was followed by a series of regional workshops which took places across the UK though 2019 and into early 2020. Every area of the UK has the potential to develop clean, local energy projects that deliver better homes, improved transport, high quality jobs, carbon reductions and long-term financial returns. Local authorities are key to making this happen. They have a long-term interest in the success of their communities, but many face challenges in identifying projects, developing the business case for investment and securing relevant sources of finance. This programme - supported by BEIS, and run by UK100 and the Leeds Climate Commission - sought to address those challenges by bringing local authorities, developers and investors together. The aim was to accelerate the development of a pipeline of investor-ready clean energy projects. It kicked off with the the first-ever national conference on financing the transition at the local level, aiming to unlock £2bn+ of clean, local energy projects in the UK. The conference connected local authorities with those ready to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in private finance. We heard from Claire Perry MP, minister for energy, and speakers including Barclays, Green Banking Council and Siemens, as well as local authority frontrunners who are developing innovating business models that are already transforming communities around the UK. UK100 surveyed the attendees (300+) of the conference. The results pointed to the infrastructure and policy changes we need to speed up the transition to a low-carbon future and fed into the content of the regional workshops which followed. This event was succeeded by a number of regional workshops by UK100 around the UK on unlocking low carbon projects, culminating in a final workshop on Financing Energy Projects in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber on 25 Feb 2020 in Leeds. Impact: raising Leeds' profile as centre associated with financing clean energy projects, and Leeds Climate Commission's role in facilitating this with UK100. The conference and subsequent workshops also strengthened relationships between key stakeholders in Government, including BEIS, academia, the public sector, especially local authorities and the private sector, especially investors.
URL https://www.leedsclimate.org.uk/news/green-finance-summit-aims-unlock-%C2%A32bn-clean-local-energy-p...
 
Description Invitation to sit on new Climate Action panel in London Borough of Southwark (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited contributor to the Shared Island Dialogue (Slevin)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Invited speaker to All-Party Group on Climate Action (NI Assembly) (Slevin)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Launch of Belfast Climate Commission
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact On 10 January 2020, Queen's Univeristy Belfast [QUB] (P-CAN partner) and Belfast City Council launched the 'Belfast Climate Commission', which will play a key role in steering climate action (at a place-based level) that will be necessary for the UK Government to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Commission will be co-chaired by the two organisations and will form one of three city-based climate commissions across the UK, as part of the P-CAN project (Belfast, Edinburgh and Leeds). The work of the Belfast Climate Commission is supported by Dr Amanda Slevin (PCAN Policy Fellow at QUB) who chairs the Community Climate Action working group, and it will be co-chaired by John Barry (Professor of Green Political Economy, QUB).
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/news/belfast-climate-commission-launched
 
Description Leading COP 26 Fellowship (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Alina Averchenkova acts as the Principal Investigator for the COP 26 Fellowship, in the course of which she has participated in meetings with the key UK's COP 26 teams (the Cabinet office and BEIS) working on issues related to the COP 26 projects, including climate finance and adaptation, non-state action, just transition, youth engagement. She is working across the themes of the individual fellowships to amplify impact and conduct her own research on credibility of NDCs and implementation.
 
Description Leeds Climate Change Citizens Jury (Gouldson, Lock, Hanson)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Practitioners expressed improved knowledge that they can (and do) apply in professional, personal and civic roles; jurors recommendations cited in Leeds City Council Update Report on the Climate Emergency as influential in informing plans for city's response to the climate emergency. Staff members involved: Andy Gouldson, Kate Lock, Margo Hanson.
URL https://www.leedsclimate.org.uk/leeds-climate-change-citizens-jury
 
Description Leeds Net Zero Plan (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Impacting local decision making
 
Description Meeting with Lord Mayor of Belfast and Belfast Commissioner for Resilience
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact In April 2020, the Belfast branch of the P-CAN research team (based at Queen's University Belfast) had a meeting with the Lord Mayor of Belfast (Deirdre Hargey) and the Belfast Commissioner for Resilience (Grainia Long) to brief them on the P-CAN project and invite the Belfast City Council to partner with QUB and form the core of the Belfast P-CAN team. The meeting was also attended by Members of the Senior Leadership team from the City Council. Strong links have now been built and the Council are commissioning a "mini-Stern Review" and providing in-kind support to the Belfast P-CAN research team.
 
Description Participated in a strategic national workshop - Co-creating UK Socio-economic scenarios (Slevin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Presentation to civil servants in Kazakhstan (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow. Lead, Governance and Legislation (GRI), presented on climate legislation to the group of civil servants in Kazakhstan, engaged in development of the new environmental code in December 2020.
 
Description Presentation to the Committee on Climate Change: 'The sovereign transition to sustainability: Understanding the dependence of sovereign debt on nature' (Robins)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/
 
Description Provided Input to GFI Report (Irwin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) provided input to the Green Finance Institute's report on Green Sovereign Bonds, which was submitted for review by HM Treasury. The report advises the UK Government on the issuance of a UK green sovereign bond for COP26.
 
Description Race to Zero Criteria Expert Peer Review Group Consultations (Hale and others)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Hosted series of consultations with key stakeholders to further develop robust and credible criteria for the 'Race to Zero' campaign, on behalf of the High-Level Climate Action Champions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Climate (UNFCCC). This will directly inform the criteria for entities joining the UNFCCC's Race to Zero campaign in the lead-up to COP26 in Glasgow.
 
Description Specialist on Trocaire Northern Ireland Advocacy Advisory Group (Slevin)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Surrey Net Zero Plan (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Influenced local decision making
 
Description West Yorkshire Combined Authority - Green Economy Panel (Owen)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Influenced local/regional decision making
 
Description World bank's Reference Guide to Climate Change Framework Legislation (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow. Lead, Governance and Legislation (GRI) advised the governance teams at the World bank and EBRD on their work on climate change legislation; contributed to the World bank's Reference Guide to Climate Change Framework Legislation, published in January 2021
URL https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/267111608646003221/w...
 
Description Written submission to climate change policy options consultation (Slevin)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact As Chair of Climate Coalition NI, Amanda Slevin submitted a written response to DAERA's public consultation on policy options for climate legislation
 
Description York Net Zero Plan (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Influenced local decision making
 
Description A 'New Civil Politics' of Climate Change? An examination of contemporary climate communication, actions and policies in the UK
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 08/2021
 
Description Cambridgeshire Net Zero Plan (Gouldson)
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cambridge City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 03/2021
 
Description Financing a Just Transition: Driving the Next Phase
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Thirty Percy Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 12/2024
 
Description Implementing the UK Investor Roadmap for a Just Transition Phase 2
Amount £141,220 (GBP)
Organisation Friends Provident Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Title A Net-Zero Carbon Roadmap for Belfast 
Description key data and outputs related to the low carbon roadmap published by PCAN 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These datasheets underpinned the analysis presented in the road documents developed by the Place-based Action Network for Belfast 
URL http://rgdoi.net/10.13140/RG.2.2.21535.28325
 
Title Net zero roadmap for Edinburgh model (Sudmant) 
Description key data and outputs related to the low carbon roadmap published by PCAN 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These datasheets underpinned the analysis presented in the road documents developed by the Place-based Action Network for Edinburgh. 
 
Title Net zero roadmap for Leeds model (Sudmant) 
Description key data and outputs related to the low carbon roadmap published by PCAN 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These datasheets underpinned the analysis presented in the road documents developed by the Place-based Action Network for Leeds. 
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Action Renewables
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation B9 Energy Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Friends of The Earth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Northern Ireland Environment Link
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Strategic Investment Board
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Translink (Belfast)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Unite the Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission (Barry, Slevin, Hill) 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution QUB colleagues collaborate with partners to develop Belfast Climate Commission, leading on organisation, administration and support of activities
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in Commission via Resilience Team members who support work of Belfast Climate Commission. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings
Impact Key organisations engaged in Belfast Climate Commission; over 180 people attended launch; Collaborative work led to 'Carbon roadmap for Belfast' which shapes ongoing city-level actions
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Adviser
Collaborator Contribution Convening commission
Impact Net zero plan for Belfast
Start Year 2020
 
Description City Workshops (Brogan) 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Jamie Brogan at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) are working with University of Leeds to facilitate city-level discussions, challenging current thinking and through economic modelling providing an evidence base to support city action.
Collaborator Contribution ECCI and City of Edinburgh Council are sharing approaches and lessons learnt from our own journey to inform planning and impact in the city of Belfast and relevant city partners/stakeholders.
Impact This grouping is creating a collective impact pathway through partnership working to accelerate the transition to Net Zero in Belfast. Multi-agency partnerships are being formed to collectively tackle climate mitigation and adaptation.
Start Year 2020
 
Description City Workshops (Brogan) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Jamie Brogan at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) are working with University of Leeds to facilitate city-level discussions, challenging current thinking and through economic modelling providing an evidence base to support city action.
Collaborator Contribution ECCI and City of Edinburgh Council are sharing approaches and lessons learnt from our own journey to inform planning and impact in the city of Belfast and relevant city partners/stakeholders.
Impact This grouping is creating a collective impact pathway through partnership working to accelerate the transition to Net Zero in Belfast. Multi-agency partnerships are being formed to collectively tackle climate mitigation and adaptation.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Climate Action Readiness Assessment (Gouldson) 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the project
Collaborator Contribution Convening project
Impact Report to Belfast City Council
Start Year 2020
 
Description Climate Solutions MOOC (Thew) 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributing to the design of this MOOC for undergraduates on climate solutions, reviewing content, recruiting students to beta test the MOOC
Collaborator Contribution Leading the project to create the MOOC
Impact Events still in development
Start Year 2020
 
Description Co-organised local climate praxis mini- conference (Slevin) 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin was a co-organiser, chaired a panel discission and gave the event's closing comments (30 Sept. 2020)
Collaborator Contribution PCAN colleagues were involved in all aspects of planning, organisation and running of event
Impact Forthcoming edited book on local climate praxis
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on City of Edinburgh Council's City Engagement Programme (Brogan, Wharmby, Harvey-Crawford) 
Organisation City of Edinburgh Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Jamie Brogan, Clare Wharmby and Rosanna Harvey-Crawford at the Edinburgh Centre for Climate Innovation (ECCI) have provided feedback and guidance on the Council's 'Edinburgh Talks Climate' Survey, podcast series, engagement videos and contribute to the Council's 'Dialogue' online platform.
Collaborator Contribution The City of Edinburgh Council's Strategy and Communications Division are collecting data on citizens' perceptions of climate change and climate action, which will help inform workplan of the Edinburgh Climate Commission, as well as their own strategic plan for the Net Zero by 2030 target.
Impact The Edinburgh Talks Climate Service is currently running.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation Friends of The Earth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation National Museums Northern Ireland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation Northern Ireland Environment Link
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation The Duncairn
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation Ulster Wildlife
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation Youth Strike 4 Climate Belfast
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Edinburgh Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Organisation City of Edinburgh Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Adviser
Collaborator Contribution Convening commission
Impact Net zero plan for Edinburgh
Start Year 2020
 
Description Just Transition Working Group (Barry, Slevin, Hill) 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution John Barry is the Chair and co-founder of the Just Transition Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission. Amanda Slevin and Teresa Hill also support the WG
Collaborator Contribution Under development
Impact Group is still at an early stage of development
Start Year 2020
 
Description Kirklees Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Organisation Kirklees Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Chaired advisory group
Collaborator Contribution Convened advisory group
Impact Creation of new Kirklees Climate Commission
Start Year 2020
 
Description Leeds City Council Council House Decarbonisation Plan (Gouldson) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the project
Collaborator Contribution Informed the project
Impact New council house decarbonisation plan for Leeds
Start Year 2019
 
Description Leeds Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Chair of Commission
Collaborator Contribution Convening commission
Impact Net zero plan for Leeds
Start Year 2017
 
Description Low Carbon Heat Development (Gouldson) 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Team member
Collaborator Contribution Project for BEIS
Impact Report to BEIS
Start Year 2020
 
Description Low Carbon Heat Development (Gouldson) 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Team member
Collaborator Contribution Project for BEIS
Impact Report to BEIS
Start Year 2020
 
Description Low Carbon Heat Development (Gouldson) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Team member
Collaborator Contribution Project for BEIS
Impact Report to BEIS
Start Year 2020
 
Description MSc students on PCAN work placement (Slevin, Barry) 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development Programme, School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast Amanda was the direct line supervisor for the 4 MSc students during their 8 week placements with PCAN
Collaborator Contribution Students worked full-time with PCAN during their placements; School of Biological Sciences provided ongoing support to students during their placement.
Impact 4 MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development students undertook work placement with PCAN Belfast. One student (Teresa Hill) later joined the PCAN Belfast team as a Climate Action Support Worker
Start Year 2020
 
Description Net Zero Roadmap for City of York Council (Gouldson) 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the project
Collaborator Contribution Responded to the project
Impact Underpinned new net zero strategy for York
Start Year 2020
 
Description PCAN Student Dissertations 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Matt and Rosanna organised and supervised the group, providing extra support meetings in addition to their supervisor meetings. Rosanna then organised a conference for students to present their dissertations to current MSc students and PCAN colleagues.
Collaborator Contribution The students wrote a diverse array of dissertations on topics from business motivations for climate action, to adaptation activity in Edinburgh.
Impact Matt and Rosanna brought together a group of Msc students and supervised their dissertations on place-based action, both in Edinburgh and abroad. The students all reported it being a valuable and rewarding experience, with two of the dissertations up for publication. Two of the dissertations are up for publication and have been presented at external conferences.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Pathways for Sustainability' research (Slevin, Barry, Hill) 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (Principal Investigator), John Barry (Co-Investigator), Teresa Hill (Co-Investigator)
Collaborator Contribution Colleagues in the School of Biological Science, QUB Estates and Information Services contribute to overall project
Impact Awarded funding from QUB's Green Fund to run 6 focus groups on potential sustainability and climate action training (50 QUB staff and students participated) Findings from research presented at to QUB University Executive Board, a SECA workshop, SHIFT Conference, and are being used to inform design and delivery of new online training
Start Year 2020
 
Description Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Climate Change Research Group (Thew) 
Organisation Royal Geographical Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Sharing information, contributing to plans for an event on politics and climate change pedagogy
Collaborator Contribution Sharing information, leading on planning for an event on politics and climate change pedagogy
Impact Events still in development
Start Year 2018
 
Description Sustainable Venues Group (Brogan) 
Organisation City of Edinburgh Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Jame Brogan and the wider Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) are providing the Secretariat for the Sustainable Venues Group, as well as facilitating meetings and providing opportunities for stakeholders across the city in the festivals sector to meet and discuss how to make festival venues more sustainable.
Collaborator Contribution Simon Gage, CEO of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, is co-facilitator of this Group. The City of Edinburgh Council is also providing the secretariat alongside ECCI.
Impact Development of Sustainability Protocol for Council's tenants during festivals in the city.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Sustainable Venues Group (Brogan) 
Organisation Edinburgh International Science Festival
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Jame Brogan and the wider Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) are providing the Secretariat for the Sustainable Venues Group, as well as facilitating meetings and providing opportunities for stakeholders across the city in the festivals sector to meet and discuss how to make festival venues more sustainable.
Collaborator Contribution Simon Gage, CEO of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, is co-facilitator of this Group. The City of Edinburgh Council is also providing the secretariat alongside ECCI.
Impact Development of Sustainability Protocol for Council's tenants during festivals in the city.
Start Year 2019
 
Description The Future of Climate Cooperation (Hale) 
Organisation European Commission
Department Horizon 2020
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bringing together existing research, promoting further research into knowledge gaps, and looking across different areas to address critical gaps and weaknesses.
Collaborator Contribution Support and contribute to the above
Impact A report published in December 2020 (Governance to Support A Global Green Deal); a summary document distributed to stakeholders in January 2021; two workshops and one webinar.
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Ripple Effect (Thew) 
Organisation British Youth Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaborating on a bid for British Council funding, sharing information, contributing to planning and communications for two youth conferences, contributing to planning for a large-scale video project to engage young people on climate change and shre their unique climate vulnerabilities at COP26
Collaborator Contribution Sharing information, facilitating the youth events on their online platforms, recruiting youth participants and overseeing all safeguarding requirements
Impact Event with the Regional Youth Climate Assembly on "What is COP" and climate change education
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Ripple Effect (Thew) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborating on a bid for British Council funding, sharing information, contributing to planning and communications for two youth conferences, contributing to planning for a large-scale video project to engage young people on climate change and shre their unique climate vulnerabilities at COP26
Collaborator Contribution Sharing information, facilitating the youth events on their online platforms, recruiting youth participants and overseeing all safeguarding requirements
Impact Event with the Regional Youth Climate Assembly on "What is COP" and climate change education
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Ripple Effect (Thew) 
Organisation Regional Youth Work Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaborating on a bid for British Council funding, sharing information, contributing to planning and communications for two youth conferences, contributing to planning for a large-scale video project to engage young people on climate change and shre their unique climate vulnerabilities at COP26
Collaborator Contribution Sharing information, facilitating the youth events on their online platforms, recruiting youth participants and overseeing all safeguarding requirements
Impact Event with the Regional Youth Climate Assembly on "What is COP" and climate change education
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Ripple Effect (Thew) 
Organisation South African Institute of International Affairs
Country South Africa 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborating on a bid for British Council funding, sharing information, contributing to planning and communications for two youth conferences, contributing to planning for a large-scale video project to engage young people on climate change and shre their unique climate vulnerabilities at COP26
Collaborator Contribution Sharing information, facilitating the youth events on their online platforms, recruiting youth participants and overseeing all safeguarding requirements
Impact Event with the Regional Youth Climate Assembly on "What is COP" and climate change education
Start Year 2020
 
Description 'How can we finance a Just Transition?' Roundtable (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A rountable event at the International Finance Facility for Immunisation's Innovative Humanitarian Financing Forum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 'Lessons from the pandemic for the planetary emergency', 'Imagining a Green New World' workshop, Extinction Rebellion Ireland (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk to Extinction Rebllion Ireland online gathering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 'Pathways for Sustainability: Differing perspectives between students & staff on sustainability education & training' (Slevin, Hill, Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin co-presented findings from 'Pathways for Sustainability' research at 'Radically reimagining Higher Education for a new era: working together for a just and sustainable future' SHIFT 2021 Conference, University of Greenwich, 13 January 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/SECA/News/PathwaysforSustainabilityatSHIFT2021.html
 
Description 'Planning for a post-carbon and post-growth economy' (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry was a keynote speaker at the event 'Planning for a post-carbon and post-growth economy'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 2nd Financing a Just Transition Alliance (FJTA) meeting:Defining key areas for business action (Robins, Szwarc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was focused on setting just transition expectations & metrics. Financial institutions can contribute effectively to the just transition in the companies they lend to and invest in, by having clear expectations of those companies. What should these expectations be and how to translate these into practical outcomes.

It also considered how the just transition is becoming part of the stewardship agenda and shareholder engagement is starting to grow. The question is how this can become mainstream to cover all relevant sectors and achieve impact.

A further topic was SME financing & just transition agenda. How are SMEs impacted by the transition to net-zero, how can they contribute and how to ensure that no local businesses are 'left behind'?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 3rd NGFS-GRASFI-INSPIRE webinar (Robins, Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, and Simon Dikau, Research Officer, both GRI, attended this event, part of the International Network of Sustainable Finance Policy Insights Research and Exchange (INSPIRE - a network co-hosted by the Grantham Research Institute) where Danijela Piljic (De Nederlandsche Bank) and Joris van Toor (De Nederlandsche Bank) will present their research 'Indebted to nature: Exploring biodiversity risks for the Dutch financial sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description A Toolbox for Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Banks and Supervisors - Americas Report Launch (Dikau, Robons) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Simon Dikau (Grantham Research Institute, LSE), Nick Robins (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) and Ulrich Volz (SOAS Centre of Sustainable Finance; German Development Institute; INSPIRE) with responses from Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva (BIS); Rafael del Villar (Banco de México) and Sonia Gibbs (Institute of International Finance).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETQ4OYt4gBE
 
Description A Toolbox for Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Banks and Supervisors - Asia Report Launch (Dikau, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Simon Dikau (Grantham Research Institute, LSE), Nick Robins (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) and Ulrich Volz (SOAS Centre of Sustainable Finance; German Development Institute; INSPIRE) with responses from Ma Jun (Tsinghua University, People's Bank of China) and Yao Wang (International Institute of Green Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHdgaJTC-Js
 
Description A Toolbox for Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Banks and Supervisors - European Report Launch (Dikau, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Simon Dikau and Nick Robins (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) at the European report launch of 'A Toolbox for Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Banks and Supervisors'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/X8nrRXIaULQ
 
Description A Toolbox of Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Bank and Supervisors (Robins, Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins (Professor in Practice) and Simon Dikau (Research Officer), both of the Grantham Research Institute) gave a presentation on the Toolbox
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description A Toolbox of Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Bank and Supervisors (Robins, Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on "Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Banks and Supervisors: Lessons from Practice" by Simon Dikau (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) and Nick Robins (Grantham Research Institute LSE)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description A Toolbox of Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Bank and Supervisors 2nd edition: Lessons from Practice In the Context of Europe (Robins, Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of the Toolbox by Simon Dikau (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) and Ulrich Volz (SOAS Centre of Sustainable Finance; German Development Institute; INSPIRE) Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Nick Robins (Grantham Research Institute, LSE)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ALIGN project steering group - Kick off meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Rebecca Ford attended a kick off meeting with Project ALIGN steering group, including members (and organisations): Sam Gardner (ScottishPower), Ruth Bush (Ramboll), Duncan Booker (Glasgow City Council), Tom Andrew (CCC), Colin Seditas (Scottish Government), Keith Bell (CCC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Advisory board member - Zero Waste Scotland (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry acts as an advisory board member on Building Back Better: Principles for sustainable resource use in a wellbeing economy, Zero Waste Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description All Party Parliamentary Group (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation to the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal, HoP on the 8th July, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Arup event on local authorities and the climate emergency (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson presented at an Arup event on local authorities and the climate emergency on the 22nd October, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Aspect Building back better: Bridging the gaps in the green economy (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The focus of the Aspect session was to ask the question 'Will the impact of COVID-19 on the transition to a green economy cause it to accelerate or stall?' It explored how social scientists, industry and finance can work together to uncover commercial opportunities for new ventures that bridge key gaps in the green economy.
Panel members included Michal Nachmany - former Policy Fellow, and Nick Robins - Professor in Practice, both of Grantham Research Institute, LSE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://eship.ox.ac.uk/event/building-back-better-bridging-the-gaps-in-the-green-economy/
 
Description Association of University Directors of Estates: Creating the Future We Want (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Jamie Brogan (University of Ediburgh) gave a presentation to university estates Directors on the economic costs and benefits of net zero, and on how universities and contractors can collaborate to deliver better sustainability outcomes, based on PCAN and SFC work. Designed to influence investment and decision making in university assets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Attendance at UKRI Climate Resilience workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Howarth was invited to participate in the UK Climate Resilience Programme workshop 'Creating climate resilience in the UK. What does this mean and how might we achieve it?'. This was a relatively small, interactive online event with a mix of small group and large group discussions, with a mix of people from policy, practice and academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BMO Sustainability Leaders Podcast (Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 25 February 2020, William Irwin (GRI-LSE) was interviewed by the Bank of Montreal (BMO) for their Sustainability Leaders podcast for an upcoming episode on "Sustainable Finance", featuring discussion on the Just Transition and the role of investors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.bmosustainabilityleaders.com/
 
Description Banking on a Just Transition Advisory Committee - First Meeting (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The first meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Banking on a Just Transition project took place on 13 May 2020. The Committee discuss the project research and wider implications for relevant stakeholders and industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Banking on a Just Transition Advisory Committee - Second Meeting (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The second meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Banking on a Just Transition project took place on 30 January 2020. The Committee discuss the project research and wider implications for relevant stakeholders and industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Banking on a Just Transition Buildings Specialist Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, from the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), met with specialists on building Upgrading/Mortgage Finance to develop proposals for banks and their role in ensuring a just transition in this sector within the UK. This meeting took place on 24 March 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Banking on a Just Transition Report Pre-launch webinar hosted by HSBC (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This pre-launch event of the report 'Financing climate action with positive social impact: How banking can support a just transition in the UK' was hosted by HSBC. Panel discussion included Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/publication/financing-climate-action-with-positive-social-im...
 
Description Banking on a Just Transition SMEs Specialist Meeting (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin met with specialists on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) Finance, to develop proposals for banks and their role in ensuring a Just Transition in this sector within the UK. This meeting took place on the 11 February 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Banking on a Just Transition Workshop - Cardiff (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A LSE & University of Leeds project, Banking on a Just Transition, is exploring the significance of the just transition to banks' strategic purpose, customer support (including households and SMEs), response to place-based priorities, policy influence and innovation.

This workshop was held at a time of growing recognition of the need for the transition to a net-zero economy to be both fast and fair for workers, communities, consumers and citizens. The Welsh Government has accepted the Committee on Climate Change's recommended target of cutting emissions by 95% by 2050. It has also passed the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, requiring public bodies in Wales to consider the impact of policies on the long-term well-being of Wales. The country has been deeply affected by the impact of past economic transitions; it will be key to design the net zero transition so that the benefits are maximised across society and the disruption of structural changes are well managed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Becoming Carbon Neutral by 2030 (Wharmby, Williamson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Clare Wharmby and Robert Williamson from the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) presented the carbon footprint of the City of Edinburgh Council on 21 December 2019. They also presented economic modelling for net zero and the carbon to the Wider Leadership Team, with a mini-workshop to understand how Council officers were making low carbon decisions at the moment and what tools/information they might need to make more informed decisions. Following this, they were invited to discuss the Carbon Scenario Tool with the Officers Working Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Becoming a post-growth planner roundtable (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact JOhn Barry was interviewed fora podcast on post-growth planning, discussing 'Becoming a post-growth planner - obstacles to changing roles and practices (AESOP 2020)'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Belfast City Council (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation to Belfast City Council on the 11th November, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Belfast City Council/Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of net zero plan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Belfast Growth Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave evidence to the Belfast Growth Commission in London on the 12th November, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Belfast: Net Zero Emissions City (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI gave an address at this session focused on Belfast's sustainability ambitions and how we will drive a green recovery across the wider city region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://investinbelfast.com/connections/events/belfast-net-zero-city/
 
Description Birmingham Finance roundtable (Robins, Szwarc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Nick Robins and Katarzyna Szwarc participated in this event encouraging Birmingham to participate in PCAN
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Birmingham R20 Taskforce (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Significant work has been undertaken in recent years by the Grantham Research Institute and members of the Financing a Just Transition Alliance in looking at how the financial sector can scale up action on climate change - and the tools and approaches that are required to maximise the social benefits of net zero. The round table took learning from key members of the Alliance and looked at different financial tools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Blaenau Gwent Council (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on place based climate action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Bradford Sustainable Development Partnership (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Deputy chair of business-led strategic partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Breaking the climate finance doom loop (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, GRI/LSE was a panellist at this webinar which presented Carbon Tracker's latest report "Decline and Fall", and Finance Watch's "Breaking the climate-finance doom loop", both of which explore the links between fossil fuel finance, climate change and global financial stability. It was followed by a discussion, with perspectives on a Just Transition, moderated by Pilita Clark from the Financial Times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://carbontracker.org/webinarbreaking-the-climate-finance-doom-loop/
 
Description Briefing on PCAN and Belfast Climate Commission (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Barry was a speaker at an event - Implementing rapid climate action: The experience of Belfast attended by Belfast council officials and elected representatives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Building Back Better':A Just and Green Recovery (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Barry gave a presentation and held discussions with Derry and Strabane District council officers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Bureau Happold event on cities and the climate emergency (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation at a Bureau Happold event on cities and the climate emergency on the 8th October, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CAST Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Howarth was invited to present on the work of PCAN and particuarly that of her research on climate emergency declarations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description CCC Costs and Benefits Group - A green and resilient recovery to COVID-19 (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice (GRI) participated in this CCC (Climate Change Committee) event in May 2020 - Costs and Benefits Group - A green and resilient recovery to COVID-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description COVID-19: RECLAIMING THE STREETS (Creasy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Alice Creasy wrote a commentary piece as an edited version of an longer article "Covid 19: Reclaiming the streets" which explore some of the ways in which citizens and governments are making space for people in towns and cities and question what this means for the future of urban travel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/covid-19-reclaiming-streets%C2%A0
 
Description Café Scientifique - January 2020 (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation at Café Scientifique, Leeds on the 20th January, 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Cambridge City Council/Zero Carbon Cambridge (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave the keynote presentation at a Cambridge City Council/Zero Carbon Cambridge event on the 20th May, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cambridge Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of net zero plan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Candriam ESG talks - The Just Transition (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launching the Candriam ESG talks series, Professor Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI and others explored the social impact of transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

The panel discussed the concept of a Just Transition and the increasing importance of uniting the E & S of ESG in delivering the SDGs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzI9lOlr7yo&feature=emb_logo
 
Description Caught in the middle (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact City wide climate awareness training for schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Chair - Covid, Capitalism and Climate Breakdown: Building Back Better (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry was Chair at this Feile an Phobail panel discussion 'Covid, Capitalism and Climate Breakdown: Building Back Better'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Chair and speaker at webinar on how banks can support a just transition in the UK (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In July 2020, Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI), chaired and presented at a webinar event on financing climate actions to have positive social impact, in particular on how banks can support a UK just transition. The panel included speakers from UK Finance, Banking on a Just Transition and the Green Finance Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/financing-climate-action-with-positive-social-impact-...
 
Description Church Investors Group Members Meeting (Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 12 June 2019, William Irwin (GRI-LSE) presented to assortment of church funds and pension funds on the Just Transition and the role of investors in supporting the transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cities and climate change, Newcastle (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave the keynote address at Cities and climate change, Newcastle on the 4th December, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description City of York Council senior leadership team (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation to the City of York Council senior leadership team on the 27th January, 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Climate Science Policy Initiative 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jessica Omukuti was iInvited to comment on Facebook's Climate Science Policy Initiative. Facebook wanted to get her expert opinion on how they could facilitate the use of scientific knowledge from climate science by users of the facebook platform.
Jessica discussed how Facebook could facilitate consumption of knowledge on climate change, impacts and actions such as that emerging from the COP26 fellowship. She emphasised the importance of transparency in research methods and data used to inform existing research on climate change and climate change actions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Climate awareness and carbon literacy training - 2 workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson presented at climate awareness and carbon literacy training for Leeds Councillors held on the 30th September, 2019 and 20th January, 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Climate awareness training for local politicians (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Climate awareness training for local politicians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Co-organisers of 'A critical analysis of the UN SDGs', hosted by Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action (Slevin, Barry, Hill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Co-organisers of 'A critical analysis of the UN SDGs', hosted by Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action (Amanda Slevin, John Barry and Teresa Hill)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/SECA/EventsMedia/ACriticalAnalysisoftheUNSDGs.html
 
Description Comemntary: COVID, CLIMATE CHANGE & CITIZENS' ASSEMBLIES: THE CRITICAL ROLE OF DELIBERATION FOR PLANNED TRANSITIONS (Corner) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Adam Corner, Director of Programmes and Research (Climate Outreach) wrote a commentary piece on citizens' juries and assemblies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/covid-climate-change-citizens%E2%80%99-assemblies%C2%A0-critical-role-deli...
 
Description Commentary 'Can climate commissions own a city's future?' (Lane) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Matthew Lane, based at the University of Edinburgh, wrote a Commentary published on the PCAN website, arguing that If "place" is going to be the basis for climate action, , we must confront the contested nature of its meaning as it pertains to the management of urban climate futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/can-climate-commissions-own-citys-future
 
Description Commentary 'Communicating Climate Change: Tips for Climate Researchers' (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr CandiceHowarth, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), co-wrote a commentary based on a workshop run by the the Climate Change Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) on communicating climate research at the RGS in London. Welcoming a wide range of attendees from universities, NGOs, government and business across the UK, this event included presentations from leading experts in the science and psychology of climate change communication, as well as panel discussions with expert communicators from academia, policy and civil society. The commentary provides key hints and tips.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/communicating-climate-change-tips-for-climate-researcher...
 
Description Commentary 'What have buildings ever done for us or the climate?' (Owens) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Alice Owens (of the Leeds PCAN team) wrote a commentary on he role of the construction industry, which shapes the places where we live and work, can help facilitate local climate action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/what-have-buildings-ever-done-us-or-climate
 
Description Commentary 'Why we need more social science research on climate change' (Fankhauser) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Sam Fankhauser, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), wrote a Commentary, published on the PCAN website arguing that a solid evidence base on the social science of climate change is essential for navigating the scale and complexity of the climate crisis. This Commentary summarises key findings from an important report commissioned by the ESRC that provided a comprehensive review of UK-funded social science research, in which he highlights some important research gaps, including: political economy of the zero carbon transition; poverty alleviation in a zero carbon work; and the role of sustaianble finance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/why-we-need-more-social-science-research-climate-change
 
Description Commentary 'how scientists can work with local media to tell more engaging climate stories' (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Candice Howarth, Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), co-wrote a commentary which was published on the PCAN website, arguing that a 'place-based' framing offers an opportunity to foster strong, constructive collaborations between climate scientists and media outlets at the local level to help convey the severity of climate change impacts and solutions to reduce emissions and enhance resilience to climate risks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/how-scientists-can-work-local-media-tell-more-engaging-climate-stories
 
Description Commentary : Five principles to mobilise finance for a sustainable and inclusive recovery (Nick Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Nick Robins (Professor of Practice, GRI) discusses how should we reset sustainable finance in the decade to 2030, when carbon emissions will need to be halved and the Sustainable Development Goals implemented in full and suggest five principles for the road ahead.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/five-principles%C2%A0-mobilise-finance-sustainable%C2%A0and-inclusive%C2%A...
 
Description Commentary on "Financing a Just Transition in Bristol" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On the back of the GRI-LSE West of England Regional workshop held in Bristol, the Bristol Green Capital Partnership wrote a commentary piece summarising outcomes of the event and identifying next steps for Bristol and the surrounding region, including: higher financial mobilisation, increasing financial sector transparency, and encouraging Bristol citizens to take an active role in the Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://bristolgreencapital.org/financing-just-transition/
 
Description Commentary on "How Scotland can Mobilise Finance for a Just Transition" (Irwin, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Willian Irwin and Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), co-wrote a commentary piece reflecting on Scotland's target for net-zero and how this transition can be done so that it is inclusive and fair. This commentary ties into a recent workshop that was run by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) and GRI, where finance and government stakeholders were gathered to explore how finance can be mobilised as part of this just transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/how-scotland-can-mobilise-finance-for-a-just-transition/
 
Description Commentary on "Uniting the Nation through Climate Action" (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), co-wrote a commentary piece on why the just transition could be the next big thing for Britain, in order for the nation to meet the UN Paris Agreement targets. The piece highlights five themes to make the just transition come alive: 1) Build the policy architecture for a clean and inclusive economy; 2) Ramp up the focus on industrial clusters; 3) Back Britain's entrepreneurs to go carbon-neutral; 4) Give the nation's householders a climate bargain; and 5) Harness mainstream finance for joined-up climate action. This piece was first published by Business Green, and also re-published by GRI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.businessgreen.com/opinion/3084737/uniting-the-nation-through-climate-action-why-the-just...
 
Description Commentary on "When money speaks the language of justice" (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins wrote a commentary piece for the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) that explores how UK banks and investors are starting to get behind the just transition that is needed for the country to reach its new net-zero target. This commentary was published during London Climate Week in July 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/when-money-speaks-the-language-of-justice-investors-bank...
 
Description Commentary on "Why governments Need to Issue Just Transition Sovereign Bonds" (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins, from the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) wrote a commentary piece on how governments could issue sovereign bonds to assist with the Just Transition, which are a key pillar in supporting the Paris Agreement climate change targets. This piece was published in the Responsible Investment blog, as part of their Sustainable Finance Practitioners series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.responsible-investor.com/articles/financing-fast-and-fair-climate-action-why-governments...
 
Description Commentary on Building climate resilience knowledge from the ground up (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Candice Howarth, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI), co-wrote a commentary piece for the GRI website about how we can better align knowledge on climate change resilience with the needs of local decision-makers, including by improving the accessibility of data and findings from the UK's Climate Change Risk Assessments (CCRAs).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/building-climate-resilience-knowledge-from-the-ground-u...
 
Description Commentary on Finance for Just Transition in Northern Ireland (Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact William Irwin, from the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), wrote a commentary piece on "Belfast Climate Commission explores how finance can support a just transition in Northern Ireland", summarising and reflected on the first meeting held by the Belfast Climate Commission, to identify the role of the finance sector in ensuring a just transition in Northern Ireland, which was held on 24 January 2020. This piece was published on the P-CAN research project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/news/belfast-climate-commission-explores-how-finance-can-support-just-tran...
 
Description Commentary on Why the UK needs a diverse leadership team for COP26 (Fankhauser, Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sam Fankhauser and Candice Howarth, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI), co-wrote a bog/opinion piece for the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST). The piece looked at why the UK leadership team for COP26 needs to be diverse, as the current line-up is all men. The current choice defies international diplomatic norms and has been widely critised by business leaders and civil society. They argue that gender diversity is important as the climate impact will impact women just as much as men, and that diversity leads to better outcomes and higher performance rate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/why-the-uk-needs-a-diverse-leadership-team-for-cop26/
 
Description Commentary on what the 'Climate Spring' of 2019 Means for Finance (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), wrote a commentary piece that explores what the recent upsurge in commitment to a net-zero economy could mean for Europe's financial system, with increasing pressure falling on high carbon assets and a new sustainable future for finance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/the-climate-spring-of-2019-what-it-means-for-finance/
 
Description Commentary: BUILDING A CLIMATE COMMISSION: SUMMARISING EVIDENCE FROM EXISTING UK CASE STUDIES (Creasy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alice Creasy, a researcher at the University of Edinburgh, wrote a commentary piece examining the five 'typologies' of climate governance that have emerged from this research before exploring their relevance to future "climate commissions" of the type that have emerged through PCAN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/building-climate-commission-summarising-evidence-existing-uk-case-studies
 
Description Commentary: CORONAVIRUS: HOW ECONOMIC RESCUE PLANS CAN SET THE GLOBAL ECONOMY ON A PATH TO DECARBONISATION (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy, Queen's University Belfast, wrote a commentary piece which discusses what states need to consider for what a post-pandemic economy looks like. If handled correctly, it could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a system that's fundamentally fairer and more sustainable.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/coronavirus-how-economic-rescue-plans-can-set-global-economy-path-decarbon...
 
Description Commentary: DECISIONS MAKERS MUST ENGAGE WITH REGIONAL AND LOCAL MEDIA ON THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE (Collins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Georgina Collins, Media Outreach Officer for Hope for the Future, wrote a commentary piece on the role of and power of local media in shaping public perceptions of climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/decisions-makers-must-engage-regional-and-local-media-issue-climate-change
 
Description Commentary: ENSURING THE PLACE-BASED IMPACT OF CARBON TAX POLICY IS DISTRIBUTIONALLY FAIR (Burke) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Josh Burke, Policy Fellow at the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, wrote a commentary piece on carbon tax policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/ensuring-place-based-impact-carbon-tax-policy-distributionally-fair
 
Description Commentary: How a just transition can speed up the race to net-zero (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In this online commentary, Nick Robins (Professor in Practice, Sustainable Finance) discusses how the creation of the net-zero economy offers huge potential to create both more and better jobs, thereby contributing to ending the poverty and inequality that hold back the global economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/how-a-just-transition-can-speed-up-the-race-to-net-zero...
 
Description Commentary: PARTICIPATION AND CHANGE: LESSONS FROM THE FUTURE (Correa) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Lina Brand Correa (PCAN Fellow) combines her research with a fictional scenario to illustrate what could happen if citizens' assemblies are not well served and supported to undertake their role.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/participation-and-change-lessons-future
 
Description Commentary: PLACE-BASED COLLABORATION: WHAT MOTIVATES STAKEHOLDERS TO JOIN CLIMATE NETWORKS? (Maxwell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this commentary, Katherine Maxwell explores the key motivations behind stakeholders' participation in place-based climate networks, providing insight from European cities in order to help understand why an individual or organisation would participate in such networks, and how this may influence their contribution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/place-based-collaboration-what-motivates-stakeholders-join-climate-network...
 
Description Commentary: SOCIETY AS A CO-DESIGNER OF CLIMATE ACTION: LEARNING FROM COVID-19 (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Candice Howarth talks about her recent paper in which she and her co-authors draw lessons from COVID-19 for the fight against climate change. They argue that people are willing to change their behaviour, as long as there is a clear social mandate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/society-co-designer-climate-action-learning-covid-19-0
 
Description Commentary: TRACKING LOCAL EMPLOYMENT IN THE GREEN ECONOMY: THE PCAN JUST TRANSITION JOBS TRACKER 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Andrew Sudmant, PCAN Associate, University of Leeds; Professor Nick Robins, PCAN Co-Investigator, Grantham Research Institute; and Professor Andy Gouldson, PCAN Co-Investigator, University of Leeds, discuss the Just Transition Jobs Tracker tool designed to help policymakers at both the national and local level target their efforts. The tool, developed as part of recent work on how to mobilise finance for a just transition, estimates how employment will be affected by the transition to a green economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/tracking-local-employment-green-economy-pcan-just-transition-jobs-tracker
 
Description Commentary: WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER - THE JOYS AND CHALLENGES OF UNUSUAL ALLIANCES (Childs) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy and Research at Friends of the Earth, talks about how the "Blueprint for accelerating climate action and a green recovery at the local level" document was created and some of the challenges involved
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/we%E2%80%99re-all-together-%E2%80%93-joys-and-challenges-unusual-alliances
 
Description Commentaty: A just post-pandemic transition (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Nick Robins (Professor of Practice, GRI) and Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, CEO Candriam) argue that just as unbridled climate change will do serious damage to the economy and its workers - not least by exacerbating natural disasters and contributing to pandemics - so, too, will failure to improve human-capital management and safeguard workers' wellbeing. That is why both climate action and social protections must be embedded in COVID-19 recovery strategies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/a-just-post-pandemic-transition/
 
Description Construction Leadership Council - national retrofit strategy group (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Academic input to industry-led working group, leading to proposals for a National Retrofit Strategy, and briefings to BEIS, Cabinet Office and HMT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/news/national-retrofit-strategy-consultative-documen...
 
Description Craven Climate Action Partnership (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Academic input to cross-sector area-based partnership tackling climate mitigation and adaptation in a rural area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021
 
Description Deloitte Low Carbon Business event (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Regional networking event on low carbon business
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Developing Kirklees Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact academic involved in local climate commission setting policy and investment priorities for the local authority area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Development of a Carbon Scenario Tool to Measure Activity and Progress to Net Zero (Wahrmby, Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Clare Wharmby and Jamie Brogan from the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) gave a presentation to the Sustainability Programme Board (SPB) which sits under the Policy & Sustainability Committee at the City of Edinburgh Council on 9 December 2019. The purpose of this presentation was to explain how the proposed Carbon Scenario Tool would help decision-makers understand: a) what impact will the action have on operational emissions under the Council's control?; b) what impact will the action have on operational City-wide emissions?; c) what impact will the action have on embodied carbon emissions e.g. what is the upfront carbon cost of the activity?; and d) what impact will the action have on wider sustainability indicators for the City of Edinburgh?. The SPB acreed with the proposal and ECCI were invited to present to the wider Leadership Team at the Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with Abundance Investment (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with Karl Harder and Bruce Davis from Abundant Investments, a company working with financial services to create innovative investments in green and social infrastructure, to develop ideas and collaborations for P-CAN on the Just Transition in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Academia on the role of Finance in a Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester, Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the University of Surrey, the University of Middlesex, and Imperial College London to establish dialogue and potential collaborations around the role of finance in a Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with BEIS Green Finance Team (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls in late 2018 and 2019 with the UK Government's Deparment for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to feed into the development of the Green Finance Strategy. The Strategy, which was published in July 2019, included the theme of Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with Building Society Representatives on the Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between October 2019 to March 2020 with the Building Society Association, as well as other banks and building societies (HSBC UK, Nationwide, Royal Bank of Scotland [RBS], Santander) to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN on the role of banks and Building Societies in the UK Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Business Trade Associations on the UK Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with business trade associations: Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Chambers of Commerce, to develop ideas and collaborations for P-CAN on the Just Transition in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Development Finance Institutions on the Just Transition (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with Development Finance Institutions: CDC Group and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to develop ideas and collaboration around the role of investors and public finance in the Just Transition. Subsequenty, the Just Transition concept featured in the CDC Group's Investment policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Energy Companies on the Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with energy companies to develop ideas and collaborations for P-CAN on the Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Greater Manchester Pension Fund (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN. The GMPF subsequenty included information on a Just Transition in their Responsible Investment policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Green Party MP Office (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In October 2019, Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) engaged in a dialogue with the Office of the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, to develop ideas and potential collaboration around P-CAN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with ILO on the Just Transition (Robins, Rydge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and James Rydge, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to develop ideas and collaboration on finance and the Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with ITUC in Supporting a Just Transition (Robins, Rydge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins and James Rydge, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). This engagement sets out a pathway to developing ideas and collaboration around the investor role in a Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Institutional Investors in Supporting a Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with a range of institutional investors, including: WHEB; Church of England; Hermes Investment Management; CCLA; Dundas Global Investors; NEST Pensions; B&CE; EdenTree Investment Management; Royal London; Iona Capital; Lazards; Candriam; APG; BNP Paribas; and Investe. This engagement sets out a pathway to developing ideas and collaboration around the investor role in a Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Local Authorities on the Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the Bristol Council, Birmingham City Council and Leeds City Council to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN on the role of banks in the UK Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with NGOs and Charitable Donors in Supporting a Just Transition (Robins, Irwin, Rydge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Nick Robins, William Irwin and James Rydge, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with a range of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Charitable/Supporting Donors (both UK and internationally-based), including: Carbon Tracker; ShareAction; Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI); 30 Percy; SIIG; UK100; Nigel Topping; Friend's Provdent Foundation; Rob Lake; Institute for Welsh Affairs; Canal and River Trust; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); SHARE; and Exeter City Futures. This engagement sets out a pathway to developing ideas and collaboration around the investor role in a Just Transition. These collaborations will continue throughout the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Trade Union Congress (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls in March 2019 with the UK Trade Union Congress, to develop ideas and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with UK Finance on the role of Banks in the Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between July 2019 to March 2020 with the UK Finance, the collective voice for the banking and finance industry, to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN on the role of banks in the UK Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with UK HM Treasury (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls in late 2018 and 2019 with the Her Majesty's (HM) Treasury to develop ideas and potential collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with the British Business Bank (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the British Business Bank, a state-owned economic development bank, to develop ideas and collaborations for P-CAN on the Just Transition in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with the Green Finance Insitute (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls in late 2018 and 2019 with the Green Finance Institute (GFI), an independent organisation, supported by seed funding from HM Treasury, the BEIS and the City of London Corporation, who acts as the principal forum for public and private sector collaboration in green finance in the UK. These engagements led to the influence of the recommendation of GFI on the topic of sovereign green bonds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with the Powering Past Coal Alliance (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN. This has subsequently led to the launch of the Just Transition Taskforce within the PPCA, of which Nick Robins is a partner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://poweringpastcoal.org/about/taskforces
 
Description Dialogue with the UK Committee on Climate Change (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 and March 2020 with Bianca Letti, Mike Thompson, Chris Stark from the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN on the UK Just Transition. These collaborations subsequently led to the inclusion of the "Just Transition in Net Zero" advice that was given to the UK government, and citation of Investing in a Just Transition research in the CCC's reporting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Discussant in 'Climate Change' panel (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was invited to be a discussant in the QUB Law PhD Student Research Network Symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sMiMbH5bNM&list=PL05SJrdW0gfgC6apDgTni-_niU2zzG0t-&index=7
 
Description Doncaster Climate Change Commission - business and waste meeting (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alice Owen attended the Doncaster Climate Change Commission meeting on the 23rd December, 2019. The meeting discussed local business opportunities and threats from small, medium and large companies, energy suppliers, electrical engineers and developers. Alice's contribution was to relate the practitioner presentations to current research in business and management literature on low carbon futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Doncaster Climate Change Commission - energy generation and land use meeting (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alice Owen met with the Doncaster Climate Change Commission on the 20th December, 2019. The meeting discussed energy sources and generation that were feasible within Doncaster and which met Doncaster's energy needs. Alice's continuation was to bring in the considerations of energy demand reduction - particularly in place-specific building energy demand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Doncaster Climate Change Commission - inaugural meeting (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alice Owen presented the low carbon roadmap to the first meeting of the Doncaster Climate Change commission on the 16th April, 2019, and participated in the discussions which shaped the workplan for the commission through to May 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Doncaster Climate Commission (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sole academic involved in local climate commission setting policy and investment priorities for the local authority area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.teamdoncaster.org.uk/the-commission
 
Description Doncaster Manufacturing Forum (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Alice Owen chaired a panel and led a discussion on the risks and opportunities of net zero to businesses in Doncaster. The event was on the 16th January, 2020.

Outcomes/Impact: Two businesses have approached the University seeking help in developing place-specific responses to their climate change challenges (Hird Group and EcoGrady/Creative Heat )
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Doncaster Manufacturing Productivity network (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Chaired interactive panel discussing approaches to local climate action that businesses could take.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description EAUC Scotland (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Jamie Brogan (University of Edinburgh) gave a presentation to university estates practitioners on the economic costs and benefits of net zero, and on how universities and contractors can collaborate to deliver better sustainability outcomes, based on PCAN and SFC work. Designed to enable them to better influence investment and decision making in university assets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a public lecture at the ESRC Festival of Social Science on how ready are cities for net zero on the 6th November, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Edinburgh Climate Roundtable 2030 (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Representatives of civil society organisations from across Edinburgh joined a roundtable with the Climate Commission and members of City of Edinburgh Council to discuss how the city can achieve its Net Zero by 2030 target. The event was organised by Transition Edinburgh, the Council and the NGO Democratic Society, and represented a chance for the city's citizens to engage with the Commission and Council on the climate issues that matter to them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Emerging Market Alliance Debt, Sustainability and Governance Forum (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI, delivered a talk at the event, part of the Debt, Sustainability and Governance Forum Speaker Series.
The Debt, Sustainability and Governance Forum engages officials from international financial institutions, emerging market institutional investors and independent policy experts to discuss the G20 debt service suspension initiative and other aspects of the debt crisis in emerging markets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eminvestorsalliance.org/events/fiscal-transparency/debt-sustainability-and-governance-fo...
 
Description Emerging from the Pandemic: Where to now for action on Climate Change in Northern Ireland? (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Barry gave a keynote address to the Association of Public Sector Excellent (APSE) online workshop 'Emerging from the Pandemic: Where to now for action on Climate Change in Northern Ireland?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Environment Agency citizens' juries pilots on valuing water (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Academic member of the national advisory group to the EA project, piloting a citizen's jury approach to climate adapation / water management in three locations (Ouseburn, Wharfe, Thames)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Essex Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on place based climate action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description European SDG Summit 2020 (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI, delivered a talk at the session 'Ensuring a Just Transition and an Inclusive Future of Work in Times of COVID-19' at the European SDG Roundtable in October 2020. It aimed to identify the key social challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.csreurope.org/european-roundtable-ensuring-a-just-transition-and-an-inclusive-future-of-...
 
Description Expert commentator to Lancaster Peoples Jury on Climate Change (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry was an expert commentator to Lancaster Peoples Jury on Climate Change at the September 2020 meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Expert panellist at Annual Conference on Environmental Change and Public Health (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Candice Howatrh, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), was invited to sit on an expert panel on the topic of 'Changing behaviour to improve health and the environment -How to put evidence into practice' which was chaired by Prof Alan Dangour from LSHTM. The 40 minute session entailed 5 minute presentations from each of the panellists followed by Q&A form the audience. The event was also livestreamed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/environmental-change-and-public-health-2020
 
Description Expert talk to Derry and trabane District Council (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - Building back better: ideas for Derry and Strabane 'bouncing forward' not 'bouncing back' - to Derry and Strabane District council as an invited expert
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Financing Just Transition Alliance - First meeting (Robins, Szwarc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Designed as the first kick-off meeting, focusing on key priorities for the Alliance to work on and identifying where members could contribute specific work, either individually or collectively.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Financing Local Net Zero (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact National event for local authorities on financing net zero
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Financing Net Zero launch (Robins, Pierfederici) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The CCC's Sixth Carbon Budget identified a need for a programme of low-carbon investment reaching £50 billion/year by 2030. This event considers the Climate Change Committee's advice on how to finance the Net Zero transition as part of the Sixth Carbon Budget, informed by the CCC's Expert Advisory Group on Finance. The group was commissioned by the CCC as part of its work on the Sixth Budget to assess the UK financial system's ability to deliver the Net Zero target
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/2021/01/14/the-path-to-net-zero-event-series/
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: Belfast (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI), in partnership with Queen's University Belfast, held a workshop on 24 January 2020. The event focused on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a just transition in Belfast and Northern Ireland. The Belfast Climate Commission's Business & Finance Working Group accelerated its engagements due to the enthusiasm and momentum built in this workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: Birmingham (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), in partnership with HSBC UK, held a workshop on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a Just Transition in Birmingham and the West Midlands region, on 14 October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: Bristol (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), in partnership with the Cabot Institute and the Bristol Green Capital Partnership, held a workshop on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a Just Transition in the West of England, held on 5 November 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: Cardiff (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), in partnership with Cardiff University's ESRC-funded Centre for Climate Change and Social transformations (CAST), held a workshop on 12 March 2020. The event focused on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a just transition in Cardiff and the South Wales region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: Edinburgh (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), in partnership with the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), held a workshop on the role of the finance sector in Scotland in ensuring a Just Transition, on 1 October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: Leeds (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), in partnership with the University of Leeds, held a workshop on the role of the finance sector in ensuring the fair decarbonisation of housing in the UK, with particular focus on Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber region. The event was held on 3 December 2019 and offered a set of focus areas for investors and linking them to seven case studies across Yorkshire and the Humber: 1) Drax power station; 2) Yorkshire Water (the region's water utility); 3) Siemens Gamesa (wind turbine blade factory); 4) Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre; 5) Energise Barnsley (a community energy development); 6)Wellington Place (a commercial real estate development); and 7) CITU (a low-carbon housing developer).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/event/what-role-do-investors-have-in-ensuring-a-just-transiti...
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: St. Austell, Cornwall (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), in partnership with Cornwall Council, the Eden Project and South West Mutual, held a workshop on 14 January. The events focused on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a just transition in rural areas and towns in the UK, with a particular focus on the South West of England.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description First NGFS-GRASFI-INSPIRE webinar: (Dikau, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Dikau and Nick Robins (GRI) participated in this webinar, part of a series is co-organised by the NGFS Secretariat, INSPIRE and GRASFI (the NGFS' two designated global research stakeholders) and designed to strengthen the connection, collaboration and research exchange between the NGFS members, INSPIRE researchers and GRASFI members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description From declarations to climate action (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Key note speaker at local authoriyy event organised by Newry, Mourne and Down council
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Future Build trade fair and conference (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote speaker and panellist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Future Cities event (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on place based climate action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description GRASFI conference 2020 talk (Dikau, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Dikau (Grantham Research Institute, LSE), Nick Robins (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) gave a talk on 'Designing Sustainable Crisis Responses for Central Banks and Supervisors' at an event organised by GRASFI - The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment and hosted by Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKxMJlyTGCs
 
Description GRASFI conference Session 3a: Economic Ecosystems for Sustainability (Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Simon Dikau (research Officer, GRI) presented paper on Central Bank Mandates, Sustainability Objectives and the Promotion of Green Finance Authors at the GRASFI (The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment) conference 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description GRI and Bank of England Research Workshop (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 30 September 2019, the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) co-hosted a Researcher Workshop with staff from GRI-LSE and the Bank of England who are working on climate change issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Gas, Oil and Climate Change: Challenges in an Irish Context (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In March 2020, Amanda Slevin (Queen's University Belfast) gave an invited lecture to students undertaking the 'Planning and Climate Change' module as part of the BSc in Planning, Environment & Development or MPlan degree pathway. Queen's University Belfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Gave a presentation 'Pathways for Sustainability: Critical insights on sustainability & SDGs at a local level' at workshop (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin gave the presentation 'Pathways for Sustainability: Critical insights on sustainability & SDGs at a local level' at 'A critical analysis of the UN SDGs' workshop, hosted by Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/SECA/EventsMedia/ACriticalAnalysisoftheUNSDGs.html
 
Description Global Climate Policy-making Simulation (Slevin, Doran) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In March 2020, Amanda Slevin and Peter Doran (Queens's University Belfast) co-faciliated workshop on global climate policy formation for undergraduate and postgraduate participants in QUB's Degree Plus Environmental Leadership Programmme, and students of undergraduate module on sustainability and climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Green Alliance Conference "Countdown to COP26" (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 11 Feburary 2020, Nick Robins (GRI-LSE) presented on a panel at the Green Alliance event "Countdown to COP26". This one day conference considered what the UK needs to do to host a successful and ambitious COP, sessions explored the diplomatic, business, finance and social challenges. Keynote speakers were given from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster) and Nicola Sturgeon (First Minister of Scotland). The panel discussed four themes: 1) How can the UK get on track to net zero?; 2) Is UK climate action inspiring global ambition?; 3)What's needed to get the economy net zero ready in 2020?; and 4) How does the UK make sure that climate justice is at the heart of COP26? The event features representatives from UK finance, industry, academia and the media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://green-alliance.org.uk/Countdown_to_COP_26_conference.php
 
Description Green Finance Platform and Grantham Research Institute Expert Roundtable (Robins, Kunesch, Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the International Network of Sustainable Finance Policy Insights Research and Exchange (INSPIRE) project, GRI hosted a roundtable in January 2021 titled: Assessing the effectiveness of green finance policies and regulations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Green Jobs Taskforce Workshop: Workstream 4 - Transition and training of high carbon workers (Robins, Szwarc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Green Jobs Taskforce is part of the government's ambitious plan to build back greener and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Its aim is to focus on the immediate and longer-term challenges of delivering skilled workers for the UK's transition to net zero. There are four priorities for the taskforce and workshops are being held on each of these in early February 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Green New Deal Mission Workshop (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins participated in this event, hosted by the GLA and London Councils to help scope and refine a proposed 'Green New Deal' mission, as part of London's recovery from Covid-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Growing Our Cities: Causeway Business Events (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A programme of events for the business community in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin designed to highlight the opportunities and challenges in the transition to a low carbon economy and the city response to climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://causewayexchange.net
 
Description Hackney Council Advisory Event (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) presented at a Hackney Council advisory event on climate change (25 February 2020), where he presented on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a Just transition in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Harrogate District Council climate awareness training (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Climate awareness training for local politicians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Hope, Agency and Transformation: Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic and tackling our Planetary Emergency (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk at the annual Earth Day Talk, University of Texas, Austin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description How Green is the Bank of Japan's Quantitative Easing Policy? (Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Simon Dikau attended the Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meeting to discuss How Green is the Bank of Japan's Quantitative Easing Policy?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description How to 'build back better': the pandemic, pluralism and tackling our planetary crisis (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this article Professor of Green Political Economy at Queen's University Belfast, John Barry, discusses the pandemic, pluralism and tackling the planetary crisis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.agendani.com/how-to-build-back-better/
 
Description INSPIRE Festival - 2nd annual workshop (Dikau, Robins, Kunesch) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The INSPIRE annual workshop brought together 80 researchers contributing to 26 research projects within the INSPIRE portfolio with NGFS members to deepen the community of green finance practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.climateworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2020-09-11-INSPIRE-Festival-Key-Themes-Repor...
 
Description Interview at NI Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry was interviewed as part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival in February 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview on communities and climate change (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was interviewed by Jonathan Webb (Institute for Public Policy Research) for a Local Trust funded project on communities and climate change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited Speaker at NI Chamber conference (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was an invited speaker in NI Chamber's Conference 'Climate Action and a Net Zero Economy'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.northernirelandchamber.com/event/climate-action-and-a-net-zero-economy/
 
Description Invited by BBC Radio Foyle to provide commentary on the 'United in Science' report (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was invited to speak about the 'United in Science' report on BBC Radio Foyle as part of a news feature about the research and climate change more broadly
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited contributor to BBC Radio Ulster Talkback show (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was invited to contribute to radio broadcast in response to Minister's refusal to commit to climate legislation for NI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000l2k9
 
Description Invited speaker 'Opportunities for sustainable communities' (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was an invited to give a talk on 'Opportunities for sustainable communities' as part of the webinar 'Sustainability - Building the Communities of Tomorrow', organised by the Participation and the Practice of Rights Project."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.pprproject.org/sites/default/files/documents/TBTC2020%20Apr%201%202020%20version.pdf
 
Description Invited to record a 'Letter to America' as part of BBC Evening Extra feature on the US General Election (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was invited to record a 'Letter to America' as part of BBC Evening Extra feature on the US General Election; the short recording focused on President Biden's election and the possibilities for climate action associated with the US's return to the Paris Agreement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description John Barry chaired the inaugural meeting of the 'Build Back Better Northern Ireland' campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry introduced and chaired the inaugural meeting of the 'Build Back Better Northern Ireland' campaign
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with CITU for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the CITU on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with Drax Group for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the Drax Group on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with Energise Barnsley for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the Energise Barnsley on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with Hermes Investment for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the Hermes Investment on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with MEPC for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the MEPC on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with Siemens Gamesa for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the Siemens Gamesa on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with Trade Unions for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with a number of regional and national Trade Unions on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with Yorkshire Water for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with Yorkshire Water on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with the AMRC for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with the University of Hull for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the University of Hull on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with the University of Leeds for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the University of Leeds on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Finance Roadmaps in South Africa and India: Project launch (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This launch event zoomed in on the need to ensure the transition to net zero and resilient economies is just and inclusive. This has never been more important as climate action builds momentum and the urgent need for a green and just recovery from COVID-19 arises.

South Africa and India, two of the largest coal-dependent emerging economies, are beginning to explore how to ensure no one is left behind in the transition, particularly in coal dependent regions, and the most vulnerable can access emerging opportunities including new quality jobs in net zero sectors.

It is clear that financial institutions have a critical role to play in helping achieve a just transition in both countries - more practical guidance is now needed to signal where financing is needed and how it can be enabled by specific policy, market and regulatory mechanisms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Just Transition Initiative: Frameworks and Finance Workshop (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins participated in this event - the first in a series of workshops under the Just Transition initiative - organised by CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program and Climate Investment Funds. The series explored different aspects and challenges of a just transition, including the various elements of a just transition framework, as well as financing mechanisms and the role of multilateral development banks (MDBs).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Just Transition workshop Leeds (Gouldson, Owen, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson and Nick Robins gave a presentation on the Introduction to the role of investors in a just transition in Yorkshire & the Humber at the What role do investors have in ensuring a just transition in Yorkshire and the UK? event on the 3rd December, 2019. Also attended by Alice Owen
Event was followed by networking
http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/event/what-role-do-investors-have-in-ensuring-a-just-transition-in-yorkshire-and-the-uk/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote - Harrogate Chamber of Commerce (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson was keynote speaker for event at the Harrogate Chamber of Commerce
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote address at Eco-Congrgation Ireland workshop (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - Radical hope, human agency and the planetary emergency - at the Eco-Congrgation Ireland workshop in September 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote address at event - Public Sector Leadership in Climate Action: From Global to Local (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Barry have a keynote address 'Just Energy and Climate Transitions for Ireland and Northern Ireland' at the event 'Public Sector Leadership in Climate Action: From Global to Local' to councillors and elected local govt officials from across the island of Ireland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote address to NI Environmental Policy Forum conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - The impact of climate breakdown on NI's economy: building back better - at the NI Environmental Policy Forum conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote address: From the Pandemic to the Planetary Emergency (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote address to GreenHouse Think tank online workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote speech at Earth week (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice (GRI) gave a keynote speech as part of Earth Week 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.wedonthavetime.org/earthdayweek/finance
 
Description Kirklees Climate Emergency group - February 2020 (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation to Kirklees Climate Emergency group on 29th February, 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Kirklees Council meeting - x2 (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson attended meetings at Kirklees Council on the 12th June, 2019 and 5th February 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description LGC Local Government Chronicle (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote speaker and panellist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description LSE/SOAS Digital Roundtable (Dikau, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact LSE/SOAS Digital Roundtable on Net Zero Central Banking: The Agenda Ahead, this relates to the European Climate Fund project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Landscape Institute annual lecture (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave the keynote address at the Landscape Institute annual lecture on planning and climate change, Leicester on the 7th November, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Launch Event for the Banking on a Just Transition Project (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact HSBC UK organised an event on the State of Transition at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). Nick Robins, from the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) presented the aims and background of the Banking on a Just Transition project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Launch Webinar - Sovereign Transition to Sustainability (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice (GRI) gave a talk as part of the 'Sovereign Transition to Sustainability' report launch event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SUMMARY_The-sovereign-transition-...
 
Description Launch event for the report "Financing Inclusive Climate Action in the UK: An Investor Roadmap for the Just Transition" (Stern, Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Held at the offices of CCLA Investment Management, this event launched the Investing in at Just Transition UK project's report, "Financing Inclusive Climate Action". It featured keynotes from Nick Stern and Nick Robins, and two panels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Launch event: World bank's Reference Guide to Climate Change Framework Legislation (Averchenkova) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow. Lead, Governance and Legislation (GRI), led the discussion at the launch event for the World Bank reference guide to Climate Change Framework Legislation in February 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/designing-effective-climate-legislation-launch-of-wor...
 
Description Launch of PCAN Report on Local Trends in Climate Action in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact PCAN, the Place-based Climate Action Network launched its first report on Trends in local climate action in the UK in March 2021.

PCAN's first report on Trends in local climate action in the UK surveys the rapidly changing landscape of local climate action in the UK. The report documents the measures taken by local authorities, the growth in community-focused, participatory initiatives and the role played by local businesses and the financial sector. Our findings are based on conversations with local policy makers and practitioners, the review of relevant documents and our own impressions as practitioners and researchers in the field.

The event was chaired by Prof. Sam Fankhauser with the report presented by Dr Candice Howarth with speakers Philippa Borrowman of Green Alliance, Louise Marix Evans of Quantum Strategy & Technology and Cllr Edwina Hannaford, Portfolio Holder for Climate Change and Neighbourhoods, Cornwall Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/event/trends-local-climate-action-uk
 
Description Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation for the launch of the Belfast Climate Commission, on the 10th January 2020

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/launch-of-belfast-climate-commission-registration-85852504151#
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Launch of the IJT Roadmap, London (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Launch of the IJT Roadmap, London on the 1st October, 2019, attended by Andy Gouldson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Launch of the recommendations of the Leeds Citizens' Jury 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch of the recommendations of the Leeds Citizens' Jury on the 25th November, 2019, attended by Andy Gouldson,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Learning lunch on PCAN at The Climate Group (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Candice Howarth, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), was invited to present and discuss the PCAN model with the Climate Group to inform their new strategic development and work programme on cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Leeds Chamber of Commerce property forum (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation to Leeds Chamber of Commerce property forum on the 13th January, 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Leeds Citizens Jury Commentator on the impact of Leeds Bradford Airport and aviation related to Leeds residents (Duncan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Leeds Citizens Jury Commentator on the impact of Leeds Bradford Airport and aviation related to Leeds residents on the 10th October, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.leedsclimate.org.uk/leeds-climate-change-citizens-jury-sessions-overview
 
Description Leeds City Council Climate Emergency Advisory Committee - x2 meetings (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave evidence to the Leeds City Council Climate Emergency Advisory Committee on the 25th September, 2019 and 13th January, 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Leeds Climate Commission Low Carbon Working Group - series of 4 meetings (Gouldson, Duncan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson chaired the Leeds Climate Commission Low Carbon Working Group meeting on the following dates: 5th February, 11th June, 10th September and the 19th November (also attended by Amelia Duncan), 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Leeds Climate Commission Project Development and Financing Initiative (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson attended Leeds Climate Commission Project Development and Financing Initiative, meetings were held on the 26th March, 30th April and 18th June, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Leeds Climate Commission Strategy Group meeting - series of 5 meetings (Gouldson, Owen, Duncan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Leeds Climate Commission Strategy Group meetings which were held on the following dates: 19th March, 17th June (Alice Owen also attended), 23rd September, 7th October (Amelia Duncan) and 2nd December, 2019 (Alice Owen & Amelia Duncan). All meetings were attended by Andy Gouldson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Leeds Social Science Institute Engaging with Policy Makers event (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave the keynote presentation at the Leeds Social Science Institute Engaging with Policy Makers event on the 16th May, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Leeds State of the City Event (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave two workshops - Leeds State of the City Event on the 3rd February, 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Leeds Sustainable Economy and Culture Board - January (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson advised the Leeds Sustainable Economy and Culture Board - developing Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy. Meeting was on the 20th January, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Lincoln Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on place based climate action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description London Climate Action Week. Central Banks and Climate Change: The short and long view (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event jointly organised by the Grantham Research Institute, LSE and the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS University of London. Speakers included Nick Robins, Professor in Practice (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) and discussed with other panellists how central banks can fulfil their mandates for financial stability and align their COVID response measures with the Paris agreement in order to avoid locking in to a high carbon recovery. The panel looked beyond short-term view of current prices and discuss broader trends and changes that may be occurring in the central banking space and addressed questions such as 'are we witnessing the dawn of a new era of central banking?' and 'what should the new normal for central banks look like?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVtQ4cLgco0
 
Description MC and Interviewer for 'Eyes on Extractives: Protecting Land, Protecting Life' (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was MC and Interviewer for 'Eyes on Extractives: Protecting Land, Protecting Life' event, co-hosted by Front Line Defenders and Trócaire as part of the Imagine Festival. Pre-recording held 25 Feb 21; festival event held 26 March
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://imaginebelfast.com/events/eyes-on-extractives/
 
Description Making Use of Moral and Social Capital: faith communities and climate finance (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This online discussion hosted by LSE's Faith Centre and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, focused on climate finance and the role faith communities might play in global system change, both in the strategic use of their capital assets and their moral and social capital.
Speakers, including Nick Robins (Professor in Practice, GRI) outlined the priorities and transition pathways required in our global financial system at the macro and micro levels to support and advance measures to combat climate change and reflect upon potential future opportunities for faith communities at all levels to contribute to the global emergency productively and strategically
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2020/09/202009151530/faith
 
Description Media contributions in relation to Climate Change Private Members Bill (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As Chair of Climate Coalition NI, Amanda Slevin featured in several press releases, webpages and media interviews in relation to NI's first climate change bill which was submitted as a Private Members Bill to the NI Assembly (21/10/20)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-54623368?fbclid=IwAR2X1BnWqgguIXAEmClTUMYIfOEHpfHfyJM1l...
 
Description Meeting with All-Island Climate & Biodiversity Research Network (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As SECA Co-Directors, Amanda Slevin & John Barry were invited to meet members of the All-Island Biodiversity Research Network to share information & explore areas for potential collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Cambridge Hub & QUB staff (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin and QUB colleagues met with staff from the Cambridge Hub to share information on initiatives to engage students around sustainability and climate action, incl. the 'Engage for Change' programme which supports student leadership on related initiatives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Edinburgh City Council (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson attended a meeting with Edinburgh City Council on the 2nd May, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mini Conference on Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice on Local Climate Action (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In September 2020, Candice Howarth, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI), hosted a mini-conference for the PCAN network in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). The event brought together international scholars working on a range of topics relating to local climate praxis to discuss the challenge in bridging climate theory to practice in the local-based setting. The conference included speakers from a number of UK-based Universities and academics from Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/local-climate-praxis-bridging-the-gap-between-theory-...
 
Description Mock COP (Thew) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MOCK COP was a youth-led climate conference where youth representative from around the world met to identify youth priorities for global climate action. I supported young participants as a "fact checker" answering questions and advising on key points for their manifesto.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mockcop.org/
 
Description Moody's ESG Summit: Social Risk and Resilience (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was the second of the ESG Digital Summit Series in 2020 and featured high-profile guest speakers and analysts from Moody's and its affiliate V.E. Nick Robin (GRI) attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Net zero transport development in Leeds (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Local planning workshop on how to promote net zero transport in Leeds
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description North Yorkshire County Council Climate Planning Event (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote speaker and panellist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Nuclear Free Local Authorities (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a keynote address to Nuclear Free Local Authorities on the 21st June, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Opinion piece: Realizing the Promise of Paris: Three Ways of Strengthening Non-State and Subnational Climate Action (Hale) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Opinion article on Global Policy to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Paris Agreement, offering reflections of the past five years and vision of the path forward; public-facing version of 'Climate Ambition and Sustainable Development for a New Decade: A Catalytic Framework' with select co-authors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description P-CAN launch in Stormont, Belfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation at the P-CAN launch in Stormont, Belfast on the 9th April, 2019. Other attendees from Leeds: Alice Owen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description P-CAN/CAST Joint Event on Climate Emergencies (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 10 March 2020, P-CAN co-hosted an event with the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) at the London School for Economics and Political Science (LSE). The event focused on "Climate Emergencies" and was attended by a range of government representatives, NGOs, corporate and finance representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Panel Event - Climate Entrepreneurs Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Howarth was invited to be a panellist at an event led by the Imperial College Entrpeneurial Cub on "coronavirus, climate change and entrepreneurship". The panel discusison focused on major changes coming from COVID-19 will shape the future world including 1. Change of behaviour of individuals with regards to global climate crises (Neil), and 2. Change of the future policy/regulations with regard to global climate crises (Candice). The two worlds "regulatory environment" and "behaviour" are extremely relevant for entrepreneurs as they define the legal boundaries what entrepreneurs CAN do and they define the markets and hence define the customer NEEDS and hence influence the direction of entrepreneurial activities. The event was interested in how these two changes influence the environment where entrepreneurs that focus on climate change work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Panel discussant on young people and eco-anxiety (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry was on a panel at the event 'Young people and eco-anxiety' in December 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Panel discussant: Reimaging sustainability (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Deep Institutional Innovation for Sustainability and Human Development @ MaREI presents former Irish President Mary McAleese "These Days Will Change Our Days"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Panel member at Just Transition Roundtable (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry was a panellist at the Just Transition Roundtable: 'Just Transition, Food Security and Rural Regeneration' organsied by the Irish think tank, Taskforce for Action on Social Change (TASC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Panelist on Current Affairs Programme (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In April 2020, Amanda Slevin (Queen's University BelfastI) was invited to be a contributor to the Highland Radio's 'Nine to Noon' current affairs programme which includes a focus on climate action in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Panelist on current affairs programme (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was an invited contributor to Highland Radio's 'Nine to Noon' current affairs programme which includes a focus on climate action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Panellist in the ABCs of Green Politics podcast (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was an invited guest speaker in podcast 'E is for Extractivism, Exploitation & Extreme Energy'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://anchor.fm/john-barry9/episodes/E-is-for------Extractivism--Exploitation-and-Extreme-Energy-e...
 
Description Podcast interview (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on Northern Ireland's Green Revolution for the Jist podcast - Amanda Slevin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://thejist.co.uk/podcast/chatter-113-dr-amanda-slevin-on-northern-irelands-green-revolution/
 
Description Preparatory workshop: Sustainable Finance policies and regulations (Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SImon Dikau, Research Officer at GRI participated in this 'teaching teachers' -workshop for professors at Mexican Universities and economists from the Central Bank of Mexico
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at C40 Divest/Invest Forum (Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 19 March 2019, William Irwin (GRI-LSE) gave a presentation at the C40 Network's Divest/Invest Forum at London's City Hall. The event featured high-level representatives from cities that are making divestment and sustainable investment commitments, as well as a panel discussion with representatives from city pension fund authorities, asset managers, and thought leaders. William's presentation targeted UK and US city pension funds and the role of investors in the Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at CPP Inclusive Growth Conference 2019 (Fankhauser) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 26 November 2019, Sam Fankhauser, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), presentated at the Centre for Progressive Policy's (CPP) Conference on Inclusive Growth in November 2019. He took part in the session "Twin Global Goals: Creating Clean, Inclusive Growth" and presented on the activities of P-CAN. Other panels members included representatives from the New Economics Foundation and Bloomberg Economics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.progressive-policy.net/events/igconf2019
 
Description Presentation at Eco Colchester Local Climate Change Event (Fankhauser) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 14 June 2019, Sam Fankhaser, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), took part and presented P-CAN activities and findings at a local climate change event in Essex, UK. The event, titled "Climate Change - The Last Straw", was run by Eco Colchester Group, with participation from WWF UK, Essex Wildlife Trust and children from the local school (Plume Academy) in Maldon, Essex.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Finance Dialogue "Community of Practice" Event (Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact On 20 March 2019, William Irwin (GRI-LSE) gave a presentation at the Finance Dialogue event "Community of Practice". He presented to assortment of NGOs on the Just Transition and the potential for finance to support the transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at LAPFF Conference 2019 (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) presented at the Local Authority Pension Forum (LAPFF) Annual Conference on 5 December 2019. The conference focus was "Corporate Resilience: Challenges to Shareowners" and Nick presented on "Just Transition" alongside a colleague from Engaged Tracking Index Limited.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at LSE Festival Event on Financing a Global Climate Deal (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the annual London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Festival, Nick Robins (GRI-LSE) gave a presentation alongside other speakers on how to harness the world's financial system to behind a rapid transition to a net-zero, resilient and inclusive global economy and how this will feature at the upcoming UNFCCC COP26, to be held in Glasgow in November 2020. Other panellists included: Gianpiero Nacci (EBRD); Ann Pettifor (PRIME); Rhian-Mari Thomas (Green Finance Institute); and Steve Waygood (AVIVA Investors).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/LSE-Festival/Shape-The-World/Events/20200303/financing-a-global-climate-...
 
Description Presentation of Leeds strategy to reach Zero Carbon at a Zero Carbon Headingley meeting (Duncan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation by Amelia Duncan on Leeds strategy to reach Zero Carbon at a Zero Carbon Headingley meeting, held on the 29th January, 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation of the Leeds Carbon Roadmap at Open Data Institute Leeds event '#PlanetData' (Duncan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation by Amelia Duncan at the Leeds Carbon Roadmap at Open Data Institute Leeds event '#PlanetData' on the 29th November, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation on PCAN to Green Party Spring Conference (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry have a presentation on PCAN and the Belfast Climate Commission and climate action to Green party councillors at their spring conference, February 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation on the Belfast Climate Commission to Climate NI (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a briefing on the PCAN project and Belfast Climate Commission to Climate NI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation on using a Carbon Scenario Tool (Wharmby) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Clare Wharmby from the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) was invited to run a session at the fist meeting of the Officers Working Group which sits under the Sustainability Programme Board at Edinburgh Council on 28 February 2020. Topics covered included a brief overview of climate change terminology and the carbon footprint of the City of Edinburgh (where do the emissions come from? Who 'owns' them? How is the boundary defined? How has the carbon footprint changed over time? How can net zero be achieved?). Questions asked of the Wider Leadership Team included: How does your service understand the carbon impact of decision-making? What are the key areas of the carbon footprint that you can influence? What do you need to help support decision-making and implementation of carbon targets?. ECCI have been invited to discuss the Carbon Scenario Tool with Edinburgh City Region Deal team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Climate Northern Ireland (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin gave a presentation on the Climate Change Private Members Bill to the Climate NI steering group, an intersectoral network focused on climate adaptation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Politics and IR PhD seminar series at QUB (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - This is what a real emergency looks like: what the response to Coronavirus can teach us about how we can and need to respond to the planetary emergency - to the Politics and International Relations PhD seminar series at QUB
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description QUB Arts, Humanitites and Social Sciences Winter talks on the pandemic (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - 'This is what a real emergency looks like: what the response to Coronovirus can teach us about how we can and need to respond to the planetary emergency - at the QUB Arts, Humanitites and Social Sciences Winter talks on the pandemic, February 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description QUB TedX Event: Adapt and Change (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk as part of QUB's TedX Event: Adapt and Change'Building Back Better: A green and just Recovery'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description RGS CCRG workshop on communicating climate research (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The workshop was led by Dr Candice Howarth, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), and organised by the Royal Geographical Society Climate Change Research Group (CCRG) for researchers across the natural and social sciences. The workshop aimed to support researchers to identify the key messages of their research, understand how different audiences respond to climate research, and to develop the skills and confidence to communicate findings and maximise research impact. With thanks to additional support from the Royal Geographical Society, the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Priestley International Centre for Climate.

An audience of 25 participants attended with active discussions on how climate researchers can enhance their communication of their research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/event/rgs-ccrg-workshop-communicating-climate-research-to-pol...
 
Description RGS Event on the Net Zero Transition (Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact On 5 December 2019, William Irwin (GRI-LSE) took part in the Royal Geongraphical Society (RGS) event on "Financing Net Zero". William took part on Panel 3: Greening Finance, and presented on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a Just Transition. Other representatives featured from the Bank of England, 2 Degrees Investing Initiative, World Resources Institute (WRI), and WWF.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.rgs.org/geography/news/geographers-reflect-on-financing-net-zero/
 
Description Regional Youth Climate Assembly Yorkshire and Humber Conference on Climate Change (Thew) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I supported the Regional Youth Climate Assembly (RYCA) to prepare a conference on climate change, delivered a presentation on "What is COP" and a workshop on Action for Climate Empowerment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/official_ryca
 
Description Report Launch: Climate Change and Sovereign Risk (Robins 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI delivered a talk at this report launch event: Climate Change and Sovereign Risk
The event was organised by the SOAS Centre of Sustainable Finance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QzfU_2O02s
 
Description Report Launching Webinar: Overview about the multi-stakeholder coalitions by the Réseau Action Climat (Hale) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Thomas Hale, PCAN Fellow, participated in panel for webinar discussing recently published report on multi-stakeholder climate coalitions, providing commentary on the relationship of said initiatives with the UN system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Responding To Our Planetary Emergency (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk at Imgine Belfast Festival of Ideas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Roundtable event: We've declared a climate emergency, now what? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact With local councils declaring climate emergencies across the UK, the impact and effectiveness of these declarations on enhancing long-term climate action has yet to be seen. This event presented research led by PCAN on climate emergency declarations made in London boroughs and with contributions from key actors including Dr Candice Howarth, Prof sam Fankhauser adn Dr Matt Lane from PCAN, speakers included Prof. Rebecca Willis, Prof Carly McLauchlna and Miatta Fahnbulleh. This roundtable event will facilitate discussion as to what these declarations mean for future climate governance and mechanisms for engaging stakeholders and the public. The event examined how stated intent for ambitious climate action can be thwarted in some councils by the lack of resource, skill and capacity to deliver this which runs the risk of the declarations becoming symbolic acts rather than platforms upon which further action is delivered. Discussions at this roundtable focus on: (i) The extent to which climate emergency declarations enhance local climate action; (ii) The resources required to deliver on the declarations, and the complexities associated with this; (iii) 'What next?' for climate emergency declarations, considering how this aligns with the existing responsibilities and resource bases of local government; (iv) The role of citizens in supporting the declaration of climate emergencies and resulting plans; (v) The re-balancing of efforts on mitigation and adaptation that have arisen from the declarations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Royal Economic Society - A strong and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Nick Stern (Chair, GRI) and Nick Robins (Professor in Practice, GRI) were speakers at this Royal Economic Society webinar: A strong and sustainable recovery from Covid-19

The webinars focused on strategy, investment, policies and finance for such a recovery. The speakers gave careful attention to the transition from the rescue phase - where the priority for public policy has been to respond to the public health emergency, to protect the most vulnerable, and to maintain capacity in the economy - to recovery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/res-webinar-series-a-strong-and-sustainable-recovery-...
 
Description SDGs Consultation Event & survey with QUB staff (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was a member of a QUB Working Group that co-organised a SDGs Consultation event with QUB staff; she also advised on a SDG consultation survey undertaken by QUB's Research & Enterprise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SEEDS keynote speech - academic engagement in place-based climate action (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact presentation to mixed conference audience describing the ways of engaging in place-based action, and how/why it helps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SFC Climate Emergency Collaboration Challenge (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jamie Brogan (University of Edinburgh) chaired and led a series of workshops between university estates and the construction sector, aimed at delivery of better sustainability outcomes across university estates as leaders in driving down territorial emissions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Scottish Cities Alliance (Wharmby) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A series of presentations for Senior City Leaders and Scottish Government, leading up the Chief Executives group, on how to embed climate impact and emissions data into place-based decision making.

Have secured a £270K investment from Scottish Government, SCA and ERDF to develop the Carbon Scenario Tool. The project is listed in the Scottish Government's update to Scotland's Climate Change Plan. The project will embed climate impact into decision making across Scotland's city authorities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Scottish Just Transition Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to the Commission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Second NGFS-GRASFI-INSPIRE webinar (Dikau, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robin and Simon Dikau (GRI) hosted the second NGFS-GRASFI-INSPIRE webinar: 'Climate-related financial policy in a world of radical uncertainty - towards a precautionary approach'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Selby, East Riding and Hull councils and YNYER LEP (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson attended a meeting with Selby, East Riding and Hull councils and YNYER LEP on the 24th May, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminar on "Financing an Inclusive and Just Transition" (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) co-hosted an event with SOAS University of London and E3G, on 3 July 2019. This event was part of London Climate Week and the event focused on "Financing an Inclusive and Just Transition to a Net Zero Economy". Nick Robins (GRI-LSE) presented on "The Role of private finance for a Just Transition". Other panellists featured included E3G, SOAS, European Commission DG Energy, The B Team, HSBC, among others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/event/financing-an-inclusive-and-just-transition-to-a-net-zer...
 
Description Shaping Bradford's Sustainable Development Partnership (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alice Owen was invited to support independent chair elect of a new city partnership which would perform the functions of a climate change commission, with cross sector representation. Meeting took place on the 9th January, 2020.

Outcomes/impacts: Sustainable Development partnership being formed in Feb/March 2020; Alice Owen has been invited to be deputy chair.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Shaping Craven District Council's Climate Change partnership (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alice Owen was invited to shape district council's approach to developing local governance to support a net zero roadmap. The meeting was held on the 6th November, 2019.

Outcomes/Impact: District Climate Emergency Response plan has been launched, based on the carbon roadmap produced through PCAN and three MSc projects are being carried out in summer 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Speaker at 11th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - Technology, innovation and transformations in turbulent times - at 11th International Sustainability Transitions Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Speaker at NI Human Rights Consortium festival (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - Lessons from the pandemic for tackling the planetary crisis - at the NI Human Rights Consortium festival in December 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Speaker at workshop: Community Wealth Building and 21st Century Economics (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - Building back Better means Building back Differently: Covid, Climate & Local Futures - at a workshop organised by UCLan's Institute of Citizenship, Society & Change on Community Wealth Building and 21st Century Economics: When Preston met the Doughnut
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description State of the City Event for Leeds (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Help convene and speak at a climate-focused state of the city event for Leeds
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Surrey County Council (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of net zero plan to Surrey County Council
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Banks and Supervisors to Support Pathways to Net Zero Emissions (Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Simon Dikau (Research Officer, GRI) gave a talk - Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Banks and Supervisors to Support Pathways to Net Zero Emissions
- at the GAUC (The Global Alliance of Universities on Climate) annual conference on Pathways to Net Zero Emission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sustainable Finance: Investing in Responsible Growth talk (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robin, Professor in Practice, GRI, spoke at this event - Sustainable Finance: Investing in Responsible Growth.

The discussion explored how to mobilize finance for a just transition, about the role of stock exchanges and the global fixed income market on the Sustainable Finance agenda, about how central banks and regulators can serve as catalysts for further market growth and why Sustainable Finance and innovation are a perfect fit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bccg.de/BCCG_12/Events.html.Termindetail=741
 
Description Sustainable Innovation Forum 2020 talk (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI, was a panelist at the online panel 'How to close the USD $2.5trillion development gap: Aligning public and private finance with the SDGs ahead of COP26' at the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2020, in November 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://events.climateaction.org/sustainable-innovation-forum/agenda
 
Description Sustainable emerging market finance workshop Hosted by E3G and CIFF (Robins, Kunesch) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The overall aim is to support key stakeholders in the global south to develop a compelling offer on financing a healthy, green, resilient recovery in emerging markets in Africa and elsewhere. We want to respond to the strategic challenges of sustainable emerging market finance in a way that will build capacity in the global South, and moves along a continuum from response, through recovery, to reset. That journey is outlined in the white paper - Build Forward Together
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description TUC Green Jobs Workshop (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation at the TUC Green Jobs Workshop on the 6th May, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at CBI's Leading Climate Ideas Series (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice (GRI) gave a talk at this CBI event: From Taxonomy to the broader Sustainable Finance Revolution
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH8BAvqVXPs&t=5s
 
Description Talk at Climate Change conference (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - Responding Locally to the Planetary Emergency - at the Climate Change Conference : School of Biological Sciences Queen's University Belfast
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at Forsa Trades Union event (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry was an invited speaker at the Forsa Trades Union Campaigning Summer Series2020, Climate & automation - transitions or threats?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at Joint Solace NI/CCMA webinar (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - Building back better - at the annual joint Solace/NI CCMA webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at Marley Park religious community (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry have a talk - Radical hope agency and the planetary emergency - at the Marley Park religious community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at Northern Ireland Planner Live conference (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - Building Back Better: A Just and Green Recovery - at the NI Planner Live conference in September 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at QUB Public CoLab (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - How to build Belfast back better - at the QUB Public CoLab on post-pandemic city regeneration in January 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Talk on 'The partnership approach - University communities working together f