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".
 
Description PCAN is one year into 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. However, it is still early days.
Exploitation Route We are starting to see the replication of the PCAN model of city-level climate commissions in other local councils, cities and towns.
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 have set up PCAN-supported climate commissions to drive forward local climate action.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 CafĂ© 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Town Hall event - Big Leeds Climate Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Town Hall event starting the Big Leeds Climate Conversation on the 16th July, 2019, attended by Andy Gouldson,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Tyndall Centres Annual Assembly (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 September 2019, William Irwin (GRI-LSE) presented at the Tyndall Centre's Annual Assembly, in Norwich. He presented to researchers from Tyndall Centres ongoing research and analysis on the role of investors in the Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://tyndall.ac.uk/assembly2019
 
Description Visit from Edinburgh City Council to Leeds (Gouldson) 
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 Visit from Edinburgh City Council to Leeds on the 19th June, attended by Andy Gouldson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit to Drax Group Power Station 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 5 April 2019, researchers from the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) participated in a open day visit to one of the Drax Group's power stations in Yorkshire. Researchers were given a tour of their facilities, including the recently launched Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCs) facility, as well as given a presentation about the Drax Group's strategy. Researchers were then allowed to ask questions and discuss potential collaborations with the Drax Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop on "Engaging the public on climate change: Citizen juries and assemblies" (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 Dr Candice Howarth, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), coordinated an event bringing together close to 100 policymakers, academics and practitioners working on climate citizen juries and assemblies. Keynote speakers shared their experience of running climate assemblies and citizen juries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop on land use, forestry and climate change (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 Andy Gouldson attended a workshop on land use, forestry and climate change on the 24th October, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Yorkshire Water and Water UK event (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 to Yorkshire Water and Water UK event on the 16th July, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description meeting Jalisco state government (EPA) and Guadalajara city government (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson attended a meeting with Jalisco state government (EPA) and Guadalajara city government on low carbon planning on the 10th March 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description meeting Sonora state government (EPA) and Hermosillo city government (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson meet with the Sonora state government (EPA) and Hermosillo city government to discuss low carbon planning on the 14th March 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description mini-Stern/net-zero plan to Edinburgh City Council 
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 on the mini-Stern/net-zero plan to Edinburgh City Council, on the 25th October, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019