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

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

Abstract

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Planned Impact

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

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

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

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

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

Organisations

 
Description PCAN is halfway through its five year project length now. We are understanding more about the importance of place-based, locally-driven climate action at the level of cities and local authorities. We are understanding more the link of these activities to finance, private sector action and grassroots climate activism, and continue to identify new areas in which these inks and areas are evolving. The initial lessons have been written up in our report "Local Trends in Climate Action in the UK", our recently published book "Addressing the Climate Crisis: Local Action in Theory and Practice" which has received almost 20,000 downloads, and our report "The Economic Benefits of Local Climate Action".
Exploitation Route We continue to see a large amount of interest and considerable replication of the PCAN model of city-level climate commissions in other local councils, cities and towns. PCAN is supporting directly three core city commissions (Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds). Our aspiration in the project proposal was to have 1-3 additional commissions by project end. The wider PCAN network (PCAN Plus) now includes about 17-18 commissions including a regional commission (Yorkshire and Humber). We are just starting an evaluation exercise to better understand the nature, depth and breadth of PCAN's impact and influence on local climate action.
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, primarily through PCAN-supported climate city commissions set up to drive forward local climate action, and we are supporting a further ca. 17-18 Commissions through PCAN Plus. We are also advising the Scottish Government, advising the UK Government's public dialogue on climate adaptation, and informing wider debates around international climate action through our COP26 Fellows,
First Year Of Impact 2021
Sector Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description 2030 Climate Strategy: Delivering a Net Zero, Climate Ready Edinburgh (Brogan)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact As above
URL https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/30353/2030-climate-strategy
 
Description A series of meetings to advise and support the UK government on youth-focused aspects of their "All of Society" approach to COP26
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description APPG on Green Recovery (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Advised national policymaking
 
Description Advice to BEIS on climate governance (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Alina Averchenkova (GRI) advised BEIS on climate governance and contributed to the BEIS ICF Governance and Climate Intelligence Workshop in December 2020
 
Description Advice to High Level Climate Action Champions on Africa strategy (Hale)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Hosted a consultation with Africa-based stakeholders and produced a concept note to inform the approach taken in 2021 by the United Nations' High Level Climate Action Champions with regards to strategic engagement in Africa. This directly shaped the approach taken by the High-Level Climate Action Champions in designing their strategy for African engagement in 2021.
 
Description Advisor on Cabinet Office COP26 Unit's Youth Engagement Strategy (Thew)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Influenced UK approach to Youth Engagement ahead of COP26
 
Description Advisory Board, CAST (Fankhauser)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact CAST is an ESRC-supported research centre. As part of the close collaboration with PCAN Sam Fankhauser sits on the CAST Advisory Board
 
Description Advisory Role for the PRI Inevitable Policy Response Project (Robins)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Advisory group on tax reform for the Global Alliance (Fankauser)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Input into the Green Alliance reports and campaign on greening the tax system
 
Description Aligning Climate Finance for an Equitable and Sustainable Net Zero Future briefing note (Omukuti)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gla.ac.uk%2Fmedia%2FMedia_818883_smxx.pdf&sa=D&sntz=1...
 
Description All-Party Parliamentary Group Financing Net-Zero (Robins)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Appointed Commissioner of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Appointed Commissioner of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dr Candice Howarth, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), has been invited to become a Commissioner of the newly established London Croydon Climate Crisis Commission. she has been invited to speak at the launch event on the 12 March 2020 and will attend subsequent meetings with other Commissioners to help implement Croydon's climate action plans.
 
Description Assistance to International Campaigns Team at Ministry of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) (Hale)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Providing expert advice and policy briefs to International Campaigns Team within BEIS on sectoral cooperation initiatives led/supported by the UK COP26 Presidency. Shaped the approach taken by the International Campaigns Team (and relevant sub-units focusing on specific sectors) in preparation for COP26.
 
Description Attendance of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's 1st meeting (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Dr Howarth identified the gap in the working groups that adaptation and resilience was not fully captured in the work of the Commission. As a result a Working Group on Adaptation was formed and Dr Howarth was invited to chair it
 
Description Attendance of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's 2nd meeting (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Attendance of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's 3rd meeting (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Dr Howarth attended the meeting of the Croydon Climate Crisis Commission to discuss the next steps from the Commission, how the WG recommendations would be fed to the council and plans for public engagement
 
Description Attendance of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's final meeting (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Dr Howarth attended the last meeting of the Croydon Climate Crisis Commission to discuss how/if the recommendations will be taken up by Croydon Council, plans for public engagement and legacy
 
Description Attendance of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's meeting of the Chairs (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Belfast Net Zero Plan (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Influencing local decision making
 
Description Big Leeds Climate Conversation (Gouldson, Lock, Hanson)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Leeds Climate Commission co-hosted a 4-month public engagement with Leeds City Council to find out what the public wants Leeds to do about tackling climate change. Almost 8000 respondents did an online survey co-designed and promoted by the Climate Commission; this included a link to a carbon footprint calculator. The Commission also helped recruit Champions who engaged with the public at stalls at 80 events. Respondents would have gained knowledge about climate change, their own contribution and that of the city through the process. The footprint calculator recommended individual actions so it is likely that people were prompted to undertake them. Staff members involved: Andy Gouldson, Kate Lock, Margo Hanson. Document for the Big Leeds Climate Conversation - https://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/documents/s198402/Climate%20Emergency%20Report%20Annex%202%20191219.pdf
URL https://www.leedsclimate.org.uk/leeds-climate-emergency
 
Description Briefing note - Triple wins in adaptation, mitigation and development (Omukuti)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/Media_813749_smxx.pdf
 
Description Briefing note on green finance (Omukuti)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Built Environment Leadership Group (Gorman)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Influenced decisions
 
Description Caught in the Middle: : Climate change, education and Youthstrike4climate (Gouldson, Lock, Hanson)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Practitioners expressed improved knowledge and skills, that they can practically apply in the professional roles. Staff members involved: Andy Gouldson, Kate Lock, Margo Hanson.
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/caught-in-the-middle-climate-change-education-and-youthstrike4climate...
 
Description Chair of Committee on Climate Change Finance Advisory Group (Robins)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Chairing of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's Working Group on Adaptation and Resilience: 1st meeting (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Chairing of Croydon Climate Crisis Commission's Working Group on Adaptation and Resilience: 2nd meeting (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Chamber of Commerce: Governing Council (Brogan)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Improved understanding
 
Description Citation in Committee on Climate Change's report "Net Zero - the UK's Contribution to Stopping Global Warming" (Robins, Irwin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/net-zero-the-uks-contribution-to-stopping-global-warming/
 
Description City Sustainability Strategy 2030 (working title)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description City of Edinburgh Council: Just Transition Group (Brogan)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Raised awareness and understanding
 
Description Climate Action Leeds Independent Scrutiny Panel
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Climate Emergency Collaboration Project (Brogan)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact As above
URL https://edinburghcentre.org/uploads/store/mediaupload/763/file/Climate%20Change%20Collaboration%20Ch...
 
Description Contribution to National Economic and Social Council (NESC, ROI) and Shared Island Consultation Paper on Climate and Biodiversity Challenges and Opportunities (Slevin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Amanda Slevin was asked to review and provide feedback on the National Economic and Social Council (NESC, ROI) and Shared Island Consultation Paper on Climate and Biodiversity Challenges and Opportunities; feedback was provided during a 1-to-1 meeting with a NESC staff member
 
Description Contribution to recommendations from the Croydon Climate Crisis Commission made to Croydon council (Howarth)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Without Dr Howarth's work in setting up the Working Group and ensuring it's recommendations were included in the final version of the report, adaptation would not feature as prominently.
URL https://neweconomics.org/2021/05/the-croydon-climate-crisis-commission-report
 
Description Delivery of video based policy briefing (and follow up meetings) as part of the Sense about Science Evidence Week in Holyrood (Bray, Ford)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Development of regional approach to housing energy retrofit (Owen)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Influenced local/regional decision making
 
Description EAC Inquiry into Sustainable Built Environment
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/work/1147/sustainability-of-the-built-environment/
 
Description Edinburgh COP26 Events Advisory Group (Brogan)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Participated in Edinburgh's COP26 Summit and Fringe Events raising awareness and influencing decisions
 
Description Edinburgh Net Zero Plan (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Influencing local decision making
 
Description Enabling rapid climate action policy report used by local climate engagement consortium
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.involve.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/attachemnt/Prospectus.pdf
 
Description Establishment of new climate commissions in Belfast, Edinburgh .Surrey, Croydon
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact New climate commissions have been launched in Belfast and Edinburgh as core part of PCAN; however other places (Surrey, Croydon) have established new climate commissions using our model and have adopted the PCAN livery as part of a wider network. Impact of Leeds Climate Commission model is in widening the PCAN network of commissions and approach to governance, bringing together partners from public, private and Third Sectors to work collaboratively with local authorities to promote climate action
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/climate-commissions
 
Description European Climate Law hub (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow. Lead, Governance and Legislation (GRI) is currently an active member of the European Climate Law hub, an EU-wide Climate change legislation, chaired by E3G. The hub provides analytical advice to the European policy makers and works to ensure ambitious climate law at the EU level.
 
Description Evaluation of the Climate Change Advisory Council of Ireland (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow. Lead, Governance and Legislation (GRI), contributed to the independent evaluation of the Climate Change Advisory Council of Ireland at the invitation of the council in Autumn 2020.
 
Description Evidence to WYCA scrutiny committee (Owen)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Influenced local decision making
 
Description Evidence to the UK Treasury Finance Select Committee on Just Transition and the Role of Investors (Robins)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Expert Oversight Group for a co-led Defra and Sciencewise public dialogue for climate adaptation (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact To be identified later this year
 
Description Expert Participant in Brent Council Climate Assembly (Fankhauser)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Sam Fankhauser, based that the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) took part as an expert participant in the Brent Council Climate Assembly, which worked on turning climate change driven ideas into a set of recommendations for action, on 7 December 2019. 53 Assembly Members joined environmental/engagement experts and council officers to develop recommendations to address the climate and ecological emergency. A Brent Council report of recommendation is in the pipeline to be published.
URL https://brentclimateassembly.commonplace.is/news
 
Description Expert on Evidence Group, Scottish Climate Assembly (Fankhauser)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The Scottish Climate Assembly was set up by the Scottish Parliament to involve citizens in Scottish Climate Policy. PCAN has been involved in the Assembly as expert advisors (LSE, Edinburgh) and through representation in the Evidence Group which supplies the content to the Assembly (John Ward and Sam Fankhauser, LSE)
 
Description Forward Faster Together: Recommendations for a Green Economic Recovery in Edinburgh
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description HMT NZR Technology and Innovation Advisory Group (Robins)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI, attended the first meeting of HM Treasure's NZR Technology and Innovation Advisory Group
 
Description HMT Net Zero Review Tech and Innovation Advisory Group (Robins)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI, attended the second meeting of HM Treasury Net Zero Review Tech and Innovation Advisory Group in November 2020
 
Description HMT Select committee Formal meeting (oral evidence session: Decarbonisation and Green Finance (Robins, Szwarc)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/event/1930/formal-meeting-oral-evidence-session/
 
Description Implementation of Advice for UK Government (HM Treasury and BEIS) Green Finance Strategy (Robins, Irwin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) provided strategic advice, based off of P-CAN research, to the UK Governments HM Treasury and Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that fed into their Green Finance Strategy, which was published in July 2019. This has guided the UK government on their future green strategy service delivery.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/green-finance-strategy
 
Description Input into NGO COP26 Strategy on Sustainable Finance (Irwin)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), took part in the E3G-organsed "Sustainable Finance agenda for COP26" meeting and provided input and strategic advice, which contributed to the development of an NGO approach to the topic of Sustainable Finance for the upcoming UNFCCC COP26, in Glasgow in November 2020.
 
Description Input into draft climate change laws - Dominican Republic and Turkey (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow. Lead, Governance and Legislation (GRI), provided policy advise and input into draft climate change laws and engaged with local policy stakeholder in the Dominican Republic and Turkey in January-February 2021
 
Description Investing in Local Energy: National Conference with UK100, BEIS and Leeds Climate Commission (Gouldson, Lock, Hanson)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact This one day national conference kicked off the Investing in Local Energy Programme, and was followed by a series of regional workshops which took places across the UK though 2019 and into early 2020. Every area of the UK has the potential to develop clean, local energy projects that deliver better homes, improved transport, high quality jobs, carbon reductions and long-term financial returns. Local authorities are key to making this happen. They have a long-term interest in the success of their communities, but many face challenges in identifying projects, developing the business case for investment and securing relevant sources of finance. This programme - supported by BEIS, and run by UK100 and the Leeds Climate Commission - sought to address those challenges by bringing local authorities, developers and investors together. The aim was to accelerate the development of a pipeline of investor-ready clean energy projects. It kicked off with the the first-ever national conference on financing the transition at the local level, aiming to unlock £2bn+ of clean, local energy projects in the UK. The conference connected local authorities with those ready to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in private finance. We heard from Claire Perry MP, minister for energy, and speakers including Barclays, Green Banking Council and Siemens, as well as local authority frontrunners who are developing innovating business models that are already transforming communities around the UK. UK100 surveyed the attendees (300+) of the conference. The results pointed to the infrastructure and policy changes we need to speed up the transition to a low-carbon future and fed into the content of the regional workshops which followed. This event was succeeded by a number of regional workshops by UK100 around the UK on unlocking low carbon projects, culminating in a final workshop on Financing Energy Projects in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber on 25 Feb 2020 in Leeds. Impact: raising Leeds' profile as centre associated with financing clean energy projects, and Leeds Climate Commission's role in facilitating this with UK100. The conference and subsequent workshops also strengthened relationships between key stakeholders in Government, including BEIS, academia, the public sector, especially local authorities and the private sector, especially investors.
URL https://www.leedsclimate.org.uk/news/green-finance-summit-aims-unlock-%C2%A32bn-clean-local-energy-p...
 
Description Invitation to sit on new Climate Action panel in London Borough of Southwark (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact So far no impacts as too soon to tell, but the insights from PCAN and the research on climate emergencies will directly inform the development of the Southwark Climate Action Plan
 
Description Invitation to sit on new Climate Action panel in London Borough of Southwark (Howarth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited contributor to the Shared Island Dialogue (Slevin)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Invited speaker to All-Party Group on Climate Action (NI Assembly) (Slevin)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Launch of Belfast Climate Commission
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact On 10 January 2020, Queen's Univeristy Belfast [QUB] (P-CAN partner) and Belfast City Council launched the 'Belfast Climate Commission', which will play a key role in steering climate action (at a place-based level) that will be necessary for the UK Government to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Commission will be co-chaired by the two organisations and will form one of three city-based climate commissions across the UK, as part of the P-CAN project (Belfast, Edinburgh and Leeds). The work of the Belfast Climate Commission is supported by Dr Amanda Slevin (PCAN Policy Fellow at QUB) who chairs the Community Climate Action working group, and it will be co-chaired by John Barry (Professor of Green Political Economy, QUB).
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/news/belfast-climate-commission-launched
 
Description Leading COP 26 Fellowship (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Alina Averchenkova acts as the Principal Investigator for the COP 26 Fellowship, in the course of which she has participated in meetings with the key UK's COP 26 teams (the Cabinet office and BEIS) working on issues related to the COP 26 projects, including climate finance and adaptation, non-state action, just transition, youth engagement. She is working across the themes of the individual fellowships to amplify impact and conduct her own research on credibility of NDCs and implementation.
 
Description Leeds Climate Change Citizens Jury (Gouldson, Lock, Hanson)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Practitioners expressed improved knowledge that they can (and do) apply in professional, personal and civic roles; jurors recommendations cited in Leeds City Council Update Report on the Climate Emergency as influential in informing plans for city's response to the climate emergency. Staff members involved: Andy Gouldson, Kate Lock, Margo Hanson.
URL https://www.leedsclimate.org.uk/leeds-climate-change-citizens-jury
 
Description Leeds Net Zero Plan (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Impacting local decision making
 
Description Local Authority Contributions to Net Zero (Wharmby, Brogan)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact As above
URL https://www.uk100.org/publications/local-authority-contributions-net-zero
 
Description Meeting with Lord Mayor of Belfast and Belfast Commissioner for Resilience
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact In April 2020, the Belfast branch of the P-CAN research team (based at Queen's University Belfast) had a meeting with the Lord Mayor of Belfast (Deirdre Hargey) and the Belfast Commissioner for Resilience (Grainia Long) to brief them on the P-CAN project and invite the Belfast City Council to partner with QUB and form the core of the Belfast P-CAN team. The meeting was also attended by Members of the Senior Leadership team from the City Council. Strong links have now been built and the Council are commissioning a "mini-Stern Review" and providing in-kind support to the Belfast P-CAN research team.
 
Description National Infrastructure Commission on Net Zero (Fankauser)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Input into the next National Infrastructure Assessment
 
Description PCAN report added to Green Finance Institute website
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact As above
URL https://www.greenfinanceinstitute.co.uk/programmes/ceeb/lcbs/
 
Description Parliamentary introduction to the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission to the APPG for Yorkshire and North Lincs
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://twitter.com/YorksNLAPPG/status/1437782508452597769?s=20&t=pjPKoTgsR1YRjg1pzIwSeg
 
Description Participated in a strategic national workshop - Co-creating UK Socio-economic scenarios (Slevin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Presentation to civil servants in Kazakhstan (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow. Lead, Governance and Legislation (GRI), presented on climate legislation to the group of civil servants in Kazakhstan, engaged in development of the new environmental code in December 2020.
 
Description Presentation to the Committee on Climate Change: 'The sovereign transition to sustainability: Understanding the dependence of sovereign debt on nature' (Robins)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/
 
Description Provided Input to GFI Report (Irwin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) provided input to the Green Finance Institute's report on Green Sovereign Bonds, which was submitted for review by HM Treasury. The report advises the UK Government on the issuance of a UK green sovereign bond for COP26.
 
Description Race to Zero Criteria Expert Peer Review Group Consultations (Hale and others)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Hosted series of consultations with key stakeholders to further develop robust and credible criteria for the 'Race to Zero' campaign, on behalf of the High-Level Climate Action Champions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Climate (UNFCCC). This will directly inform the criteria for entities joining the UNFCCC's Race to Zero campaign in the lead-up to COP26 in Glasgow.
 
Description Scottish Cities Alliance (Wharmby)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Draft Recommendations published and agreed in February 2022; future ownership and investment under discussion
 
Description Scottish Government: Procurement Advisory Group (Brogan)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Advised on opportunities for emissions reduction
 
Description Skills Development Scotland: Green Skills Hub Advisory Group (Brogan)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Contributed to the final briefing for development of the hub.
 
Description Specialist on Trocaire Northern Ireland Advocacy Advisory Group (Slevin)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Surrey Net Zero Plan (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Influenced local decision making
 
Description Training of practitioners (Fankhauser)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact On average 10% of the interest paid out on the first two bonds was donated back to the councils to increase action on climate change.
 
Description Trinity College Dublin workshop (Brogan)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Capacity building among climate professionals.
 
Description WY mayor manifesto event on the opportunities and barriers to the green recovery
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description West Yorkshire Combined Authority - Green Economy Panel (Owen)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Influenced local/regional decision making
 
Description World bank's Reference Guide to Climate Change Framework Legislation (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Alina Averchenkova, Distinguished Policy Fellow. Lead, Governance and Legislation (GRI) advised the governance teams at the World bank and EBRD on their work on climate change legislation; contributed to the World bank's Reference Guide to Climate Change Framework Legislation, published in January 2021
URL https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/267111608646003221/w...
 
Description Written submission to climate change policy options consultation (Slevin)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact As Chair of Climate Coalition NI, Amanda Slevin submitted a written response to DAERA's public consultation on policy options for climate legislation
 
Description York Net Zero Plan (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Influenced local decision making
 
Description A 'New Civil Politics' of Climate Change? An examination of contemporary climate communication, actions and policies in the UK
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 08/2021
 
Description Cambridgeshire Net Zero Plan (Gouldson)
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cambridge City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 03/2021
 
Description Financing a Just Transition: Driving the Next Phase
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Thirty Percy Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 12/2024
 
Description Implementing the UK Investor Roadmap for a Just Transition Phase 2
Amount £141,220 (GBP)
Organisation Friends Provident Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description PCAN COP26 Fellowships
Amount £505,224 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description PCAN Uplift: Enhancing stakeholder engagement and wider city action on climate change
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Description The Economic benefits of local climate action
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Climate Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Belgium
Start 03/2021 
End 10/2021
 
Description University of Leeds SRI Fund
Amount £3,440 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 07/2021
 
Description Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Yorkshire Water 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Northern Gas Networks Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Environment Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Northern Powergrid 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Title A Net-Zero Carbon Roadmap for Belfast 
Description key data and outputs related to the low carbon roadmap published by PCAN 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These datasheets underpinned the analysis presented in the road documents developed by the Place-based Action Network for Belfast 
URL http://rgdoi.net/10.13140/RG.2.2.21535.28325
 
Title Net zero roadmap for Edinburgh model (Sudmant) 
Description key data and outputs related to the low carbon roadmap published by PCAN 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These datasheets underpinned the analysis presented in the road documents developed by the Place-based Action Network for Edinburgh. 
 
Title Net zero roadmap for Leeds model (Sudmant) 
Description key data and outputs related to the low carbon roadmap published by PCAN 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These datasheets underpinned the analysis presented in the road documents developed by the Place-based Action Network for Leeds. 
 
Title UK Climate Emergency Declaration data set 
Description A database of climate emergency declarations in March 2021 for the "Trends in Local Climate Action Report" https://pcancities.org.uk/sites/default/files/TRENDS%20IN%20LOCAL%20CLIMATE%20ACTION%20IN%20THE%20UK%20_FINAL_0.pdf 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not yet known 
URL https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=https%3A%2F%2Fpcancities.org.uk%2Fsites%2Fdefault%...
 
Description 2030 Climate Strategy & Edinburgh Climate Commission (Wharmby & Brogan) 
Organisation City of Edinburgh Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Advising and supporting the city on technical aspects of their net zero target and city climate strategy.
Collaborator Contribution Leading the programme.
Impact 2030 Climate Strategy publication and action plan for city-wide emissions reduction.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Action Renewables
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation B9 Energy Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Friends of The Earth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Northern Ireland Environment Link
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Strategic Investment Board
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Translink (Belfast)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission 
Organisation Unite the Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Belfast branch of the P-CAN team (based at Queen's University Belfast) have helped establish the Belfast Climate Commission, to collaborate with a range of different partners.
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in the Climate Commission via the Resilience Team members. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings.
Impact Launch of the Belfast Climate Commission (10 January, 2020); Belfast Climate Commission meetings (12 December 2019; 19 February 2020). Key organisations are engaged in Belfast Climate Commission and over 180 people attended launch.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission (Barry, Slevin, Hill) 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution QUB colleagues collaborate with partners to develop Belfast Climate Commission, leading on organisation, administration and support of activities
Collaborator Contribution Belfast City Council is a key partner in Commission via Resilience Team members who support work of Belfast Climate Commission. Grainia Long (Commissioner for Resilience) is co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission. Other resilience team members offer admin and organisational support for Commission meetings
Impact Key organisations engaged in Belfast Climate Commission; over 180 people attended launch; Collaborative work led to 'Carbon roadmap for Belfast' which shapes ongoing city-level actions
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Adviser
Collaborator Contribution Convening commission
Impact Net zero plan for Belfast
Start Year 2020
 
Description City Workshops (Brogan) 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Jamie Brogan at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) are working with University of Leeds to facilitate city-level discussions, challenging current thinking and through economic modelling providing an evidence base to support city action.
Collaborator Contribution ECCI and City of Edinburgh Council are sharing approaches and lessons learnt from our own journey to inform planning and impact in the city of Belfast and relevant city partners/stakeholders.
Impact This grouping is creating a collective impact pathway through partnership working to accelerate the transition to Net Zero in Belfast. Multi-agency partnerships are being formed to collectively tackle climate mitigation and adaptation.
Start Year 2020
 
Description City Workshops (Brogan) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Jamie Brogan at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) are working with University of Leeds to facilitate city-level discussions, challenging current thinking and through economic modelling providing an evidence base to support city action.
Collaborator Contribution ECCI and City of Edinburgh Council are sharing approaches and lessons learnt from our own journey to inform planning and impact in the city of Belfast and relevant city partners/stakeholders.
Impact This grouping is creating a collective impact pathway through partnership working to accelerate the transition to Net Zero in Belfast. Multi-agency partnerships are being formed to collectively tackle climate mitigation and adaptation.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Climate Action Readiness Assessment (Gouldson) 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the project
Collaborator Contribution Convening project
Impact Report to Belfast City Council
Start Year 2020
 
Description Climate Impact of City Businesses 
Organisation Scottish Chambers of Commerce
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution ECCI advising the Chamber's strategy for supporting small businesses in the transition to a net zero economy.
Collaborator Contribution Providing the business connections
Impact Raising awareness and influencing decisions
Start Year 2021
 
Description Climate Solutions MOOC (Thew) 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributing to the design of this MOOC for undergraduates on climate solutions, reviewing content, recruiting students to beta test the MOOC
Collaborator Contribution Leading the project to create the MOOC
Impact Events still in development
Start Year 2020
 
Description Co-organised local climate praxis mini- conference (Slevin) 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin was a co-organiser, chaired a panel discission and gave the event's closing comments (30 Sept. 2020)
Collaborator Contribution PCAN colleagues were involved in all aspects of planning, organisation and running of event
Impact Forthcoming edited book on local climate praxis
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on City of Edinburgh Council's City Engagement Programme (Brogan, Wharmby, Harvey-Crawford) 
Organisation City of Edinburgh Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Jamie Brogan, Clare Wharmby and Rosanna Harvey-Crawford at the Edinburgh Centre for Climate Innovation (ECCI) have provided feedback and guidance on the Council's 'Edinburgh Talks Climate' Survey, podcast series, engagement videos and contribute to the Council's 'Dialogue' online platform.
Collaborator Contribution The City of Edinburgh Council's Strategy and Communications Division are collecting data on citizens' perceptions of climate change and climate action, which will help inform workplan of the Edinburgh Climate Commission, as well as their own strategic plan for the Net Zero by 2030 target.
Impact The Edinburgh Talks Climate Service is currently running.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation Friends of The Earth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation National Museums Northern Ireland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation Northern Ireland Environment Link
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation The Duncairn
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation Ulster Wildlife
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Climate Action Working Group 
Organisation Youth Strike 4 Climate Belfast
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (based at Queen's University Belfast) is the Chair and co-founder of the Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission (CCAWG). This working group aspires to drive community level climate action across Belfast.
Collaborator Contribution As the working group is in an early stage of development, partner contributions to date are focused on commitments to participating in the working group.
Impact The first meeting of CCAWG was rescheduled from 25 March to 8 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Edinburgh Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Organisation City of Edinburgh Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Adviser
Collaborator Contribution Convening commission
Impact Net zero plan for Edinburgh
Start Year 2020
 
Description Just Transition Working Group (Barry, Slevin, Hill) 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution John Barry is the Chair and co-founder of the Just Transition Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission. Amanda Slevin and Teresa Hill also support the WG
Collaborator Contribution Under development
Impact Group is still at an early stage of development
Start Year 2020
 
Description Kirklees Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Organisation Kirklees Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Chaired advisory group
Collaborator Contribution Convened advisory group
Impact Creation of new Kirklees Climate Commission
Start Year 2020
 
Description Leeds ACTS 
Organisation Leeds Beckett University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leeds Climate Commission/PCAN are represented on Leeds ACTS by PCAN's Kate Lock. She attends their meetings, promotes Leeds ACTS events and supports their activities by suggesting speakers, providing connections, etc (eg for their housing conference).
Collaborator Contribution Leeds ACTS has climate change as a key theme, so their reach into voluntary and third sector organisations in Leeds is very helpful for our engagement and comms work. They have joined the Leeds Climate Commission's Engagement and Comms Panel and have supported our #LeedsActsTogether campaign on Twitter and through their own engagement network.
Impact Leeds ACTS have run a housing conference called Good Places Leeds (Jan 2020). Recent outputs include a bi-weekly seminar series on Ideas for a More Equitable Leeds (2022)
Start Year 2019
 
Description Leeds ACTS 
Organisation Leeds Trinity University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leeds Climate Commission/PCAN are represented on Leeds ACTS by PCAN's Kate Lock. She attends their meetings, promotes Leeds ACTS events and supports their activities by suggesting speakers, providing connections, etc (eg for their housing conference).
Collaborator Contribution Leeds ACTS has climate change as a key theme, so their reach into voluntary and third sector organisations in Leeds is very helpful for our engagement and comms work. They have joined the Leeds Climate Commission's Engagement and Comms Panel and have supported our #LeedsActsTogether campaign on Twitter and through their own engagement network.
Impact Leeds ACTS have run a housing conference called Good Places Leeds (Jan 2020). Recent outputs include a bi-weekly seminar series on Ideas for a More Equitable Leeds (2022)
Start Year 2019
 
Description Leeds ACTS 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leeds Climate Commission/PCAN are represented on Leeds ACTS by PCAN's Kate Lock. She attends their meetings, promotes Leeds ACTS events and supports their activities by suggesting speakers, providing connections, etc (eg for their housing conference).
Collaborator Contribution Leeds ACTS has climate change as a key theme, so their reach into voluntary and third sector organisations in Leeds is very helpful for our engagement and comms work. They have joined the Leeds Climate Commission's Engagement and Comms Panel and have supported our #LeedsActsTogether campaign on Twitter and through their own engagement network.
Impact Leeds ACTS have run a housing conference called Good Places Leeds (Jan 2020). Recent outputs include a bi-weekly seminar series on Ideas for a More Equitable Leeds (2022)
Start Year 2019
 
Description Leeds City Council Council House Decarbonisation Plan (Gouldson) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the project
Collaborator Contribution Informed the project
Impact New council house decarbonisation plan for Leeds
Start Year 2019
 
Description Leeds Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Chair of Commission
Collaborator Contribution Convening commission
Impact Net zero plan for Leeds
Start Year 2017
 
Description Low Carbon Heat Development (Gouldson) 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Team member
Collaborator Contribution Project for BEIS
Impact Report to BEIS
Start Year 2020
 
Description Low Carbon Heat Development (Gouldson) 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Team member
Collaborator Contribution Project for BEIS
Impact Report to BEIS
Start Year 2020
 
Description Low Carbon Heat Development (Gouldson) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Team member
Collaborator Contribution Project for BEIS
Impact Report to BEIS
Start Year 2020
 
Description MSc students on PCAN work placement (Slevin, Barry) 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development Programme, School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast Amanda was the direct line supervisor for the 4 MSc students during their 8 week placements with PCAN
Collaborator Contribution Students worked full-time with PCAN during their placements; School of Biological Sciences provided ongoing support to students during their placement.
Impact 4 MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development students undertook work placement with PCAN Belfast. One student (Teresa Hill) later joined the PCAN Belfast team as a Climate Action Support Worker
Start Year 2020
 
Description Net Zero Roadmap for City of York Council (Gouldson) 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the project
Collaborator Contribution Responded to the project
Impact Underpinned new net zero strategy for York
Start Year 2020
 
Description PCAN Student Dissertations 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Matt and Rosanna organised and supervised the group, providing extra support meetings in addition to their supervisor meetings. Rosanna then organised a conference for students to present their dissertations to current MSc students and PCAN colleagues.
Collaborator Contribution The students wrote a diverse array of dissertations on topics from business motivations for climate action, to adaptation activity in Edinburgh.
Impact Matt and Rosanna brought together a group of Msc students and supervised their dissertations on place-based action, both in Edinburgh and abroad. The students all reported it being a valuable and rewarding experience, with two of the dissertations up for publication. Two of the dissertations are up for publication and have been presented at external conferences.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Pathways for Sustainability' research (Slevin, Barry, Hill) 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Amanda Slevin (Principal Investigator), John Barry (Co-Investigator), Teresa Hill (Co-Investigator)
Collaborator Contribution Colleagues in the School of Biological Science, QUB Estates and Information Services contribute to overall project
Impact Awarded funding from QUB's Green Fund to run 6 focus groups on potential sustainability and climate action training (50 QUB staff and students participated) Findings from research presented at to QUB University Executive Board, a SECA workshop, SHIFT Conference, and are being used to inform design and delivery of new online training
Start Year 2020
 
Description Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Climate Change Research Group (Thew) 
Organisation Royal Geographical Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Sharing information, contributing to plans for an event on politics and climate change pedagogy
Collaborator Contribution Sharing information, leading on planning for an event on politics and climate change pedagogy
Impact Events still in development
Start Year 2018
 
Description Sustainable Venues Group (Brogan) 
Organisation City of Edinburgh Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Jame Brogan and the wider Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) are providing the Secretariat for the Sustainable Venues Group, as well as facilitating meetings and providing opportunities for stakeholders across the city in the festivals sector to meet and discuss how to make festival venues more sustainable.
Collaborator Contribution Simon Gage, CEO of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, is co-facilitator of this Group. The City of Edinburgh Council is also providing the secretariat alongside ECCI.
Impact Development of Sustainability Protocol for Council's tenants during festivals in the city.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Sustainable Venues Group (Brogan) 
Organisation Edinburgh International Science Festival
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Jame Brogan and the wider Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) are providing the Secretariat for the Sustainable Venues Group, as well as facilitating meetings and providing opportunities for stakeholders across the city in the festivals sector to meet and discuss how to make festival venues more sustainable.
Collaborator Contribution Simon Gage, CEO of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, is co-facilitator of this Group. The City of Edinburgh Council is also providing the secretariat alongside ECCI.
Impact Development of Sustainability Protocol for Council's tenants during festivals in the city.
Start Year 2019
 
Description The Future of Climate Cooperation (Hale) 
Organisation European Commission
Department Horizon 2020
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bringing together existing research, promoting further research into knowledge gaps, and looking across different areas to address critical gaps and weaknesses.
Collaborator Contribution Support and contribute to the above
Impact A report published in December 2020 (Governance to Support A Global Green Deal); a summary document distributed to stakeholders in January 2021; two workshops and one webinar.
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Ripple Effect (Thew) 
Organisation British Youth Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaborating on a bid for British Council funding, sharing information, contributing to planning and communications for two youth conferences, contributing to planning for a large-scale video project to engage young people on climate change and shre their unique climate vulnerabilities at COP26
Collaborator Contribution Sharing information, facilitating the youth events on their online platforms, recruiting youth participants and overseeing all safeguarding requirements
Impact Event with the Regional Youth Climate Assembly on "What is COP" and climate change education
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Ripple Effect (Thew) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborating on a bid for British Council funding, sharing information, contributing to planning and communications for two youth conferences, contributing to planning for a large-scale video project to engage young people on climate change and shre their unique climate vulnerabilities at COP26
Collaborator Contribution Sharing information, facilitating the youth events on their online platforms, recruiting youth participants and overseeing all safeguarding requirements
Impact Event with the Regional Youth Climate Assembly on "What is COP" and climate change education
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Ripple Effect (Thew) 
Organisation Regional Youth Work Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaborating on a bid for British Council funding, sharing information, contributing to planning and communications for two youth conferences, contributing to planning for a large-scale video project to engage young people on climate change and shre their unique climate vulnerabilities at COP26
Collaborator Contribution Sharing information, facilitating the youth events on their online platforms, recruiting youth participants and overseeing all safeguarding requirements
Impact Event with the Regional Youth Climate Assembly on "What is COP" and climate change education
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Ripple Effect (Thew) 
Organisation South African Institute of International Affairs
Country South Africa 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborating on a bid for British Council funding, sharing information, contributing to planning and communications for two youth conferences, contributing to planning for a large-scale video project to engage young people on climate change and shre their unique climate vulnerabilities at COP26
Collaborator Contribution Sharing information, facilitating the youth events on their online platforms, recruiting youth participants and overseeing all safeguarding requirements
Impact Event with the Regional Youth Climate Assembly on "What is COP" and climate change education
Start Year 2020
 
Description 'How can we finance a Just Transition?' Roundtable (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A rountable event at the International Finance Facility for Immunisation's Innovative Humanitarian Financing Forum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 'Lessons from the pandemic for the planetary emergency', 'Imagining a Green New World' workshop, Extinction Rebellion Ireland (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk to Extinction Rebllion Ireland online gathering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 'Pathways for Sustainability: Differing perspectives between students & staff on sustainability education & training' (Slevin, Hill, Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin co-presented findings from 'Pathways for Sustainability' research at 'Radically reimagining Higher Education for a new era: working together for a just and sustainable future' SHIFT 2021 Conference, University of Greenwich, 13 January 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/SECA/News/PathwaysforSustainabilityatSHIFT2021.html
 
Description 'Planning for a post-carbon and post-growth economy' (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry was a keynote speaker at the event 'Planning for a post-carbon and post-growth economy'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 2nd Financing a Just Transition Alliance (FJTA) meeting:Defining key areas for business action (Robins, Szwarc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was focused on setting just transition expectations & metrics. Financial institutions can contribute effectively to the just transition in the companies they lend to and invest in, by having clear expectations of those companies. What should these expectations be and how to translate these into practical outcomes.

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

A further topic was SME financing & just transition agenda. How are SMEs impacted by the transition to net-zero, how can they contribute and how to ensure that no local businesses are 'left behind'?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 3rd NGFS-GRASFI-INSPIRE webinar (Robins, Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, and Simon Dikau, Research Officer, both GRI, attended this event, part of the International Network of Sustainable Finance Policy Insights Research and Exchange (INSPIRE - a network co-hosted by the Grantham Research Institute) where Danijela Piljic (De Nederlandsche Bank) and Joris van Toor (De Nederlandsche Bank) will present their research 'Indebted to nature: Exploring biodiversity risks for the Dutch financial sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description A Just Transition for Employment & Skills (Barry, Fearon) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Barry and Sean Fearon gave a presentation to the Department of Economy's Energy Strategy team on 'A Just Transition for Employment & Skills' in September 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description A Toolbox for Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Banks and Supervisors - Americas Report Launch (Dikau, Robons) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Simon Dikau (Grantham Research Institute, LSE), Nick Robins (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) and Ulrich Volz (SOAS Centre of Sustainable Finance; German Development Institute; INSPIRE) with responses from Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva (BIS); Rafael del Villar (Banco de México) and Sonia Gibbs (Institute of International Finance).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETQ4OYt4gBE
 
Description A Toolbox for Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Banks and Supervisors - Asia Report Launch (Dikau, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Simon Dikau (Grantham Research Institute, LSE), Nick Robins (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) and Ulrich Volz (SOAS Centre of Sustainable Finance; German Development Institute; INSPIRE) with responses from Ma Jun (Tsinghua University, People's Bank of China) and Yao Wang (International Institute of Green Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHdgaJTC-Js
 
Description A Toolbox for Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Banks and Supervisors - European Report Launch (Dikau, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Simon Dikau and Nick Robins (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) at the European report launch of 'A Toolbox for Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Banks and Supervisors'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/X8nrRXIaULQ
 
Description A Toolbox of Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Bank and Supervisors (Robins, Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins (Professor in Practice) and Simon Dikau (Research Officer), both of the Grantham Research Institute) gave a presentation on the Toolbox
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description A Toolbox of Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Bank and Supervisors (Robins, Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on "Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Banks and Supervisors: Lessons from Practice" by Simon Dikau (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) and Nick Robins (Grantham Research Institute LSE)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description A Toolbox of Sustainable Crisis Response Measures for Central Bank and Supervisors 2nd edition: Lessons from Practice In the Context of Europe (Robins, Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of the Toolbox by Simon Dikau (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) and Ulrich Volz (SOAS Centre of Sustainable Finance; German Development Institute; INSPIRE) Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Nick Robins (Grantham Research Institute, LSE)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ALIGN project steering group - Kick off meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Rebecca Ford attended a kick off meeting with Project ALIGN steering group, including members (and organisations): Sam Gardner (ScottishPower), Ruth Bush (Ramboll), Duncan Booker (Glasgow City Council), Tom Andrew (CCC), Colin Seditas (Scottish Government), Keith Bell (CCC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Advanced Procurement for Universities and Scotland: Annual Conference (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to Scotland's shared procurement service for Education (and other public sector partners) on the role of procurement in delivering net zero commitments from both an organisational and area-wide perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Advisory board - All Party Parlimentary Group for a Green New Deal 
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 A parliamentary advisory group informing MPs and Peers on the potential for a green new deal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://greennewdealgroup.org/appg/appg-list-of-members/
 
Description Advisory board member - Zero Waste Scotland (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry acts as an advisory board member on Building Back Better: Principles for sustainable resource use in a wellbeing economy, Zero Waste Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description All Party Parliamentary Group (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation to the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal, HoP on the 8th July, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Arup event on local authorities and the climate emergency (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson presented at an Arup event on local authorities and the climate emergency on the 22nd October, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Aspect Building back better: Bridging the gaps in the green economy (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The focus of the Aspect session was to ask the question 'Will the impact of COVID-19 on the transition to a green economy cause it to accelerate or stall?' It explored how social scientists, industry and finance can work together to uncover commercial opportunities for new ventures that bridge key gaps in the green economy.
Panel members included Michal Nachmany - former Policy Fellow, and Nick Robins - Professor in Practice, both of Grantham Research Institute, LSE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://eship.ox.ac.uk/event/building-back-better-bridging-the-gaps-in-the-green-economy/
 
Description Association of University Directors of Estates (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Helping to embed climate impact into university estates strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Association of University Directors of Estates: Creating the Future We Want (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Jamie Brogan (University of Ediburgh) gave a presentation to university estates Directors on the economic costs and benefits of net zero, and on how universities and contractors can collaborate to deliver better sustainability outcomes, based on PCAN and SFC work. Designed to influence investment and decision making in university assets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Attendance at UKRI Climate Resilience workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Howarth was invited to participate in the UK Climate Resilience Programme workshop 'Creating climate resilience in the UK. What does this mean and how might we achieve it?'. This was a relatively small, interactive online event with a mix of small group and large group discussions, with a mix of people from policy, practice and academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BBC World Service panel on climate finance (Omukuti) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jessica Omukuti (PCAN Fellow) was invited to be a panellist on a Natura & Co. live event streaming to discuss how the climate crisis is not gender neutral. Jessica talked about the role of businesses in sustainability, particularly in developing countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGarRwo8AZw
 
Description BBC interview on climate finance (Averchenkova) 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In this BBC News interview Alina Averchenkova (GRI) discusses the need for financial support from developed countries to help developing countries to tackle climate change (3 November 2021)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/bbc-news-interview-on-climate-finance/
 
Description BC3 Webinar on COP26 outcomes (Averchenkova) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Alina Averchenkova (GRI) was a panellist at this webinar which analysed the outcomes of COP26 and to what extent is the Glasgow Climate Pact making progress on the goals established for the conference. It was available in Spain and to a Spanish-speaking international audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description BEIS Industrial Energy Transformation Fund meeting 
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 Initiated and led on discussions with BEIS Industrial Energy Transforamtion fund team on how to support businesses outside the large integrtaed indiustrial clsuters, usually located adjacent to ports.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description BMO Sustainability Leaders Podcast (Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 25 February 2020, William Irwin (GRI-LSE) was interviewed by the Bank of Montreal (BMO) for their Sustainability Leaders podcast for an upcoming episode on "Sustainable Finance", featuring discussion on the Just Transition and the role of investors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.bmosustainabilityleaders.com/
 
Description Banking on a Just Transition Advisory Committee - First Meeting (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The first meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Banking on a Just Transition project took place on 13 May 2020. The Committee discuss the project research and wider implications for relevant stakeholders and industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Banking on a Just Transition Advisory Committee - Second Meeting (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The second meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Banking on a Just Transition project took place on 30 January 2020. The Committee discuss the project research and wider implications for relevant stakeholders and industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Banking on a Just Transition Buildings Specialist Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, from the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), met with specialists on building Upgrading/Mortgage Finance to develop proposals for banks and their role in ensuring a just transition in this sector within the UK. This meeting took place on 24 March 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Banking on a Just Transition Report Pre-launch webinar hosted by HSBC (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This pre-launch event of the report 'Financing climate action with positive social impact: How banking can support a just transition in the UK' was hosted by HSBC. Panel discussion included Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/publication/financing-climate-action-with-positive-social-im...
 
Description Banking on a Just Transition SMEs Specialist Meeting (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin met with specialists on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) Finance, to develop proposals for banks and their role in ensuring a Just Transition in this sector within the UK. This meeting took place on the 11 February 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Banking on a Just Transition Workshop - Cardiff (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A LSE & University of Leeds project, Banking on a Just Transition, is exploring the significance of the just transition to banks' strategic purpose, customer support (including households and SMEs), response to place-based priorities, policy influence and innovation.

This workshop was held at a time of growing recognition of the need for the transition to a net-zero economy to be both fast and fair for workers, communities, consumers and citizens. The Welsh Government has accepted the Committee on Climate Change's recommended target of cutting emissions by 95% by 2050. It has also passed the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, requiring public bodies in Wales to consider the impact of policies on the long-term well-being of Wales. The country has been deeply affected by the impact of past economic transitions; it will be key to design the net zero transition so that the benefits are maximised across society and the disruption of structural changes are well managed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Becoming Carbon Neutral by 2030 (Wharmby, Williamson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Clare Wharmby and Robert Williamson from the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) presented the carbon footprint of the City of Edinburgh Council on 21 December 2019. They also presented economic modelling for net zero and the carbon to the Wider Leadership Team, with a mini-workshop to understand how Council officers were making low carbon decisions at the moment and what tools/information they might need to make more informed decisions. Following this, they were invited to discuss the Carbon Scenario Tool with the Officers Working Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Becoming a post-growth planner roundtable (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact JOhn Barry was interviewed fora podcast on post-growth planning, discussing 'Becoming a post-growth planner - obstacles to changing roles and practices (AESOP 2020)'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Belfast Circular Economy Event (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jamie Brogan (ECCI) presented lessons from Edinburgh to policymakers and city stakeholders in Belfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Belfast City Council (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation to Belfast City Council on the 11th November, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Belfast City Council/Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of net zero plan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Belfast Climate Commission (Caldwell, Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to Department for Infrastructure- Climate Roundtable on 2 November 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Belfast Growth Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave evidence to the Belfast Growth Commission in London on the 12th November, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Belfast Newsletter comment (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry (QUB) commented on the Belfast sustainability survey in a news piece
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.newsletter.co.uk/business/consumer/belfast-sustainability-survey-illustrates-seriousness...
 
Description Belfast roundtable on citywide retrofit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Convened a roundtable with all actors in the building retrofit system to start process of developing a city-wide retrofit hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Belfast: Net Zero Emissions City (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI gave an address at this session focused on Belfast's sustainability ambitions and how we will drive a green recovery across the wider city region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://investinbelfast.com/connections/events/belfast-net-zero-city/
 
Description Birmingham Finance roundtable (Robins, Szwarc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Nick Robins and Katarzyna Szwarc participated in this event encouraging Birmingham to participate in PCAN
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Birmingham R20 Taskforce (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Significant work has been undertaken in recent years by the Grantham Research Institute and members of the Financing a Just Transition Alliance in looking at how the financial sector can scale up action on climate change - and the tools and approaches that are required to maximise the social benefits of net zero. The round table took learning from key members of the Alliance and looked at different financial tools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Blaenau Gwent Council (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on place based climate action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Blog / video for Community Energy News (Yuille) 
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 Andy Yuille was interviewed about the PCAN project for Community Energy News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://communityenergynews.com/10-en-gb/solar/293-hackney-starts-community-energy-company-on-long-r...
 
Description Boardroom 2030 (Omukuti) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 6th November 2021, The Body Shop held a Boardroom 2030 conversation with an inspiring youth board. The event took place at Sky Park in Glasgow and gave platform to young people's voices and expertise.

Jessica Omukuti was a panellist at this in-person discussion at COP26 on how corporations of the future can address sustainability and achieve net zero.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTMMaeu3Dhc
 
Description Bradford Sustainable Development Partnership (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Deputy chair of business-led strategic partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Breaking the climate finance doom loop (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, GRI/LSE was a panellist at this webinar which presented Carbon Tracker's latest report "Decline and Fall", and Finance Watch's "Breaking the climate-finance doom loop", both of which explore the links between fossil fuel finance, climate change and global financial stability. It was followed by a discussion, with perspectives on a Just Transition, moderated by Pilita Clark from the Financial Times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://carbontracker.org/webinarbreaking-the-climate-finance-doom-loop/
 
Description Briefing on PCAN and Belfast Climate Commission (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Barry was a speaker at an event - Implementing rapid climate action: The experience of Belfast attended by Belfast council officials and elected representatives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Building Back Better':A Just and Green Recovery (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Barry gave a presentation and held discussions with Derry and Strabane District council officers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Bureau Happold event on cities and the climate emergency (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation at a Bureau Happold event on cities and the climate emergency on the 8th October, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description By leaves we live - seeding grassroots climate strategies - a Cockburn Conference (Hague) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An online panel presentation organisation by the community/heritage organisation The Cockburn Association, and held in the context of encouraging community-level climate action in Edinburgh. Alice Hague (PCAN Fellow) was invited as an external speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cockburnassociation.org.uk/news/by-leaves-we-live-seeding-grassroots-climate-strategies-...
 
Description CAST Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Howarth was invited to present on the work of PCAN and particuarly that of her research on climate emergency declarations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description CCC Costs and Benefits Group - A green and resilient recovery to COVID-19 (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice (GRI) participated in this CCC (Climate Change Committee) event in May 2020 - Costs and Benefits Group - A green and resilient recovery to COVID-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description COP26 podcast (Omukuti) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jessica Omukuti (PCAN fellow) was an invited guest on this podcast: COP26: billions are being spent tackling climate change- where is it all going? Climate podcast Part 1. The Conversation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theconversation.com/cop26-billions-are-being-spent-tackling-climate-change-where-is-it-all-g...
 
Description COP26: where do we go from here? (Averchenkova) 
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 Alina Averchenkova was a panellist on the outcomes of COP26
On 16 November, a panel of experts from LSE's Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment discussed the events from COP 26, how much progress was made, and what the critical next steps are for the world if we are to limit warming to 1.5 degrees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/cop26-where-do-we-go-from-here-expert-panel-event/
 
Description COVID-19: RECLAIMING THE STREETS (Creasy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Alice Creasy wrote a commentary piece as an edited version of an longer article "Covid 19: Reclaiming the streets" which explore some of the ways in which citizens and governments are making space for people in towns and cities and question what this means for the future of urban travel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/covid-19-reclaiming-streets%C2%A0
 
Description Café Scientifique - January 2020 (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation at Café Scientifique, Leeds on the 20th January, 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Cambridge City Council/Zero Carbon Cambridge (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave the keynote presentation at a Cambridge City Council/Zero Carbon Cambridge event on the 20th May, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cambridge Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of net zero plan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Candriam ESG talks - The Just Transition (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launching the Candriam ESG talks series, Professor Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI and others explored the social impact of transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

The panel discussed the concept of a Just Transition and the increasing importance of uniting the E & S of ESG in delivering the SDGs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzI9lOlr7yo&feature=emb_logo
 
Description Carbon 2030: The impact of joined up communications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Kate Lock, Policyand Communications Manager for PCAN, joined Polly Cook and Chad Newton of Leeds City Council for a joint presentation to a Public Service Communications Academy event orgaised by Local Government Communications. Working on the presentation was useful for all of us to understand more about current and future comms plans, and has helped to shape the Leeds Climate Commission's comms and engagement campaign for 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Caught in the middle (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact City wide climate awareness training for schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Chair - Covid, Capitalism and Climate Breakdown: Building Back Better (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry was Chair at this Feile an Phobail panel discussion 'Covid, Capitalism and Climate Breakdown: Building Back Better'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Chair and speaker at webinar on how banks can support a just transition in the UK (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In July 2020, Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI), chaired and presented at a webinar event on financing climate actions to have positive social impact, in particular on how banks can support a UK just transition. The panel included speakers from UK Finance, Banking on a Just Transition and the Green Finance Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/financing-climate-action-with-positive-social-impact-...
 
Description Church Investors Group Members Meeting (Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 12 June 2019, William Irwin (GRI-LSE) presented to assortment of church funds and pension funds on the Just Transition and the role of investors in supporting the transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cities and climate change, Newcastle (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave the keynote address at Cities and climate change, Newcastle on the 4th December, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description City of York Council senior leadership team (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation to the City of York Council senior leadership team on the 27th January, 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Climate Science Policy Initiative 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jessica Omukuti was iInvited to comment on Facebook's Climate Science Policy Initiative. Facebook wanted to get her expert opinion on how they could facilitate the use of scientific knowledge from climate science by users of the facebook platform.
Jessica discussed how Facebook could facilitate consumption of knowledge on climate change, impacts and actions such as that emerging from the COP26 fellowship. She emphasised the importance of transparency in research methods and data used to inform existing research on climate change and climate change actions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Climate adaptation finance is ineffective and must be more transparent 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jessica Omukuti authored a piece in the Conversation: Climate adaptation finance is ineffective and must be more transparent
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theconversation.com/climate-adaptation-finance-is-ineffective-and-must-be-more-transparent-1...
 
Description Climate awareness and carbon literacy training - 2 workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson presented at climate awareness and carbon literacy training for Leeds Councillors held on the 30th September, 2019 and 20th January, 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Climate awareness training for local politicians (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Climate awareness training for local politicians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Climate change won't be all sun and smiles for NI say experts (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry (QUB) contributed to a newsletter on heatwaves and climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/environment/climate-change-wont-be-all-sun-and-smiles-for-ni-say-e...
 
Description Climate science has spoken, it is time now for climate action (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry (QUB) co-authored a piece 'Climate science has spoken, it is time now for climate action' in Newsletter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/environment/academics-climate-science-has-spoken-it-is-time-now-fo...
 
Description Climate-KIC: The Journey (Brogan) 
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 Jamie Brogan (ECCI) participated in a workshop for Climate-KIC network of Climate Professionals on how PCAN in Edinburgh has led us into large scale system change on area-wide emissions reduction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Co-organisers of 'A critical analysis of the UN SDGs', hosted by Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action (Slevin, Barry, Hill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Co-organisers of 'A critical analysis of the UN SDGs', hosted by Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action (Amanda Slevin, John Barry and Teresa Hill)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/SECA/EventsMedia/ACriticalAnalysisoftheUNSDGs.html
 
Description Comemntary: COVID, CLIMATE CHANGE & CITIZENS' ASSEMBLIES: THE CRITICAL ROLE OF DELIBERATION FOR PLANNED TRANSITIONS (Corner) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Adam Corner, Director of Programmes and Research (Climate Outreach) wrote a commentary piece on citizens' juries and assemblies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/covid-climate-change-citizens%E2%80%99-assemblies%C2%A0-critical-role-deli...
 
Description Comment on Northern Ireland lagging behind other UK regions in reduction of carbon emissions (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry (QUB) was quoted in this Irish News piece on NI's reduction of carbon emissions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2021/11/12/news/northern-ireland-lagging-behind-o...
 
Description Commentary 'Can climate commissions own a city's future?' (Lane) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Matthew Lane, based at the University of Edinburgh, wrote a Commentary published on the PCAN website, arguing that If "place" is going to be the basis for climate action, , we must confront the contested nature of its meaning as it pertains to the management of urban climate futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/can-climate-commissions-own-citys-future
 
Description Commentary 'Communicating Climate Change: Tips for Climate Researchers' (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr CandiceHowarth, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), co-wrote a commentary based on a workshop run by the the Climate Change Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) on communicating climate research at the RGS in London. Welcoming a wide range of attendees from universities, NGOs, government and business across the UK, this event included presentations from leading experts in the science and psychology of climate change communication, as well as panel discussions with expert communicators from academia, policy and civil society. The commentary provides key hints and tips.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/communicating-climate-change-tips-for-climate-researcher...
 
Description Commentary 'What have buildings ever done for us or the climate?' (Owens) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Alice Owens (of the Leeds PCAN team) wrote a commentary on he role of the construction industry, which shapes the places where we live and work, can help facilitate local climate action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/what-have-buildings-ever-done-us-or-climate
 
Description Commentary 'Why we need more social science research on climate change' (Fankhauser) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Sam Fankhauser, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), wrote a Commentary, published on the PCAN website arguing that a solid evidence base on the social science of climate change is essential for navigating the scale and complexity of the climate crisis. This Commentary summarises key findings from an important report commissioned by the ESRC that provided a comprehensive review of UK-funded social science research, in which he highlights some important research gaps, including: political economy of the zero carbon transition; poverty alleviation in a zero carbon work; and the role of sustaianble finance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/why-we-need-more-social-science-research-climate-change
 
Description Commentary 'how scientists can work with local media to tell more engaging climate stories' (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Candice Howarth, Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), co-wrote a commentary which was published on the PCAN website, arguing that a 'place-based' framing offers an opportunity to foster strong, constructive collaborations between climate scientists and media outlets at the local level to help convey the severity of climate change impacts and solutions to reduce emissions and enhance resilience to climate risks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/how-scientists-can-work-local-media-tell-more-engaging-climate-stories
 
Description Commentary : Five principles to mobilise finance for a sustainable and inclusive recovery (Nick Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Nick Robins (Professor of Practice, GRI) discusses how should we reset sustainable finance in the decade to 2030, when carbon emissions will need to be halved and the Sustainable Development Goals implemented in full and suggest five principles for the road ahead.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/five-principles%C2%A0-mobilise-finance-sustainable%C2%A0and-inclusive%C2%A...
 
Description Commentary on "Financing a Just Transition in Bristol" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On the back of the GRI-LSE West of England Regional workshop held in Bristol, the Bristol Green Capital Partnership wrote a commentary piece summarising outcomes of the event and identifying next steps for Bristol and the surrounding region, including: higher financial mobilisation, increasing financial sector transparency, and encouraging Bristol citizens to take an active role in the Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://bristolgreencapital.org/financing-just-transition/
 
Description Commentary on "How Scotland can Mobilise Finance for a Just Transition" (Irwin, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Willian Irwin and Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), co-wrote a commentary piece reflecting on Scotland's target for net-zero and how this transition can be done so that it is inclusive and fair. This commentary ties into a recent workshop that was run by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) and GRI, where finance and government stakeholders were gathered to explore how finance can be mobilised as part of this just transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/how-scotland-can-mobilise-finance-for-a-just-transition/
 
Description Commentary on "Uniting the Nation through Climate Action" (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), co-wrote a commentary piece on why the just transition could be the next big thing for Britain, in order for the nation to meet the UN Paris Agreement targets. The piece highlights five themes to make the just transition come alive: 1) Build the policy architecture for a clean and inclusive economy; 2) Ramp up the focus on industrial clusters; 3) Back Britain's entrepreneurs to go carbon-neutral; 4) Give the nation's householders a climate bargain; and 5) Harness mainstream finance for joined-up climate action. This piece was first published by Business Green, and also re-published by GRI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.businessgreen.com/opinion/3084737/uniting-the-nation-through-climate-action-why-the-just...
 
Description Commentary on "When money speaks the language of justice" (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins wrote a commentary piece for the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) that explores how UK banks and investors are starting to get behind the just transition that is needed for the country to reach its new net-zero target. This commentary was published during London Climate Week in July 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/when-money-speaks-the-language-of-justice-investors-bank...
 
Description Commentary on "Why governments Need to Issue Just Transition Sovereign Bonds" (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins, from the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) wrote a commentary piece on how governments could issue sovereign bonds to assist with the Just Transition, which are a key pillar in supporting the Paris Agreement climate change targets. This piece was published in the Responsible Investment blog, as part of their Sustainable Finance Practitioners series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.responsible-investor.com/articles/financing-fast-and-fair-climate-action-why-governments...
 
Description Commentary on Building climate resilience knowledge from the ground up (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Candice Howarth, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI), co-wrote a commentary piece for the GRI website about how we can better align knowledge on climate change resilience with the needs of local decision-makers, including by improving the accessibility of data and findings from the UK's Climate Change Risk Assessments (CCRAs).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/building-climate-resilience-knowledge-from-the-ground-u...
 
Description Commentary on Finance for Just Transition in Northern Ireland (Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact William Irwin, from the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), wrote a commentary piece on "Belfast Climate Commission explores how finance can support a just transition in Northern Ireland", summarising and reflected on the first meeting held by the Belfast Climate Commission, to identify the role of the finance sector in ensuring a just transition in Northern Ireland, which was held on 24 January 2020. This piece was published on the P-CAN research project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/news/belfast-climate-commission-explores-how-finance-can-support-just-tran...
 
Description Commentary on Why the UK needs a diverse leadership team for COP26 (Fankhauser, Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sam Fankhauser and Candice Howarth, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI), co-wrote a bog/opinion piece for the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST). The piece looked at why the UK leadership team for COP26 needs to be diverse, as the current line-up is all men. The current choice defies international diplomatic norms and has been widely critised by business leaders and civil society. They argue that gender diversity is important as the climate impact will impact women just as much as men, and that diversity leads to better outcomes and higher performance rate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/why-the-uk-needs-a-diverse-leadership-team-for-cop26/
 
Description Commentary on what the 'Climate Spring' of 2019 Means for Finance (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), wrote a commentary piece that explores what the recent upsurge in commitment to a net-zero economy could mean for Europe's financial system, with increasing pressure falling on high carbon assets and a new sustainable future for finance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/the-climate-spring-of-2019-what-it-means-for-finance/
 
Description Commentary: BUILDING A CLIMATE COMMISSION: SUMMARISING EVIDENCE FROM EXISTING UK CASE STUDIES (Creasy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alice Creasy, a researcher at the University of Edinburgh, wrote a commentary piece examining the five 'typologies' of climate governance that have emerged from this research before exploring their relevance to future "climate commissions" of the type that have emerged through PCAN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/building-climate-commission-summarising-evidence-existing-uk-case-studies
 
Description Commentary: CORONAVIRUS: HOW ECONOMIC RESCUE PLANS CAN SET THE GLOBAL ECONOMY ON A PATH TO DECARBONISATION (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy, Queen's University Belfast, wrote a commentary piece which discusses what states need to consider for what a post-pandemic economy looks like. If handled correctly, it could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a system that's fundamentally fairer and more sustainable.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/coronavirus-how-economic-rescue-plans-can-set-global-economy-path-decarbon...
 
Description Commentary: Climate emergency declarations: what do they tell us about universities' response to climate change? (Latter) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Online commentary published on the PCAN website by PCAN Associate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/climate-emergency-declarations-what-do-they-tell-us-about-universities-res...
 
Description Commentary: Cultural heritage and climate change adaptation (Crawley) 
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 Online commentary published on the PCAN website by PCAN Associate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/cultural-heritage-and-climate-change-adaptation
 
Description Commentary: DECISIONS MAKERS MUST ENGAGE WITH REGIONAL AND LOCAL MEDIA ON THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE (Collins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Georgina Collins, Media Outreach Officer for Hope for the Future, wrote a commentary piece on the role of and power of local media in shaping public perceptions of climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/decisions-makers-must-engage-regional-and-local-media-issue-climate-change
 
Description Commentary: ENSURING THE PLACE-BASED IMPACT OF CARBON TAX POLICY IS DISTRIBUTIONALLY FAIR (Burke) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Josh Burke, Policy Fellow at the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, wrote a commentary piece on carbon tax policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/ensuring-place-based-impact-carbon-tax-policy-distributionally-fair
 
Description Commentary: Four key measures to implement Britain's net zero strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Sam Fankhauser and Simon Dietz authored a commentary piece featured in LSE British Politics and Policy Blogs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/net-zero-strategy-implementation/
 
Description Commentary: How a just transition can speed up the race to net-zero (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In this online commentary, Nick Robins (Professor in Practice, Sustainable Finance) discusses how the creation of the net-zero economy offers huge potential to create both more and better jobs, thereby contributing to ending the poverty and inequality that hold back the global economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/how-a-just-transition-can-speed-up-the-race-to-net-zero...
 
Description Commentary: Inside Edinburgh's Climate Compact (Harvey-Crawford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Online commentary published on the PCAN website by PCAN Associate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/inside-edinburghs-climate-compact
 
Description Commentary: Net zero: UK government sued for weak strategy - so here's what makes a good climate change plan (Fankhauser) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commentary piece written by Sam Fankhauser and Kaya Axelsson featured in the Conversation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://theconversation.com/net-zero-uk-government-sued-for-weak-strategy-so-heres-what-makes-a-good...
 
Description Commentary: PARTICIPATION AND CHANGE: LESSONS FROM THE FUTURE (Correa) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Lina Brand Correa (PCAN Fellow) combines her research with a fictional scenario to illustrate what could happen if citizens' assemblies are not well served and supported to undertake their role.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/participation-and-change-lessons-future
 
Description Commentary: PLACE-BASED COLLABORATION: WHAT MOTIVATES STAKEHOLDERS TO JOIN CLIMATE NETWORKS? (Maxwell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this commentary, Katherine Maxwell explores the key motivations behind stakeholders' participation in place-based climate networks, providing insight from European cities in order to help understand why an individual or organisation would participate in such networks, and how this may influence their contribution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/place-based-collaboration-what-motivates-stakeholders-join-climate-network...
 
Description Commentary: SOCIETY AS A CO-DESIGNER OF CLIMATE ACTION: LEARNING FROM COVID-19 (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Candice Howarth talks about her recent paper in which she and her co-authors draw lessons from COVID-19 for the fight against climate change. They argue that people are willing to change their behaviour, as long as there is a clear social mandate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/society-co-designer-climate-action-learning-covid-19-0
 
Description Commentary: TRACKING LOCAL EMPLOYMENT IN THE GREEN ECONOMY: THE PCAN JUST TRANSITION JOBS TRACKER 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Andrew Sudmant, PCAN Associate, University of Leeds; Professor Nick Robins, PCAN Co-Investigator, Grantham Research Institute; and Professor Andy Gouldson, PCAN Co-Investigator, University of Leeds, discuss the Just Transition Jobs Tracker tool designed to help policymakers at both the national and local level target their efforts. The tool, developed as part of recent work on how to mobilise finance for a just transition, estimates how employment will be affected by the transition to a green economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/tracking-local-employment-green-economy-pcan-just-transition-jobs-tracker
 
Description Commentary: The co-benefits of climate action (Jennings) 
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 Online commentary published on the PCAN website by PCAN Associate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/co-benefits-climate-action
 
Description Commentary: Thinking about climate adaptation in rural areas (Hague) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Online commentary published on the PCAN website by PCAN Associate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/thinking-about-climate-adaptation-rural-areas
 
Description Commentary: Valuing water and climate adaptation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Online commentary published on the PCAN website by PCAN Associate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/valuing-water-and-climate-adaptation
 
Description Commentary: WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER - THE JOYS AND CHALLENGES OF UNUSUAL ALLIANCES (Childs) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy and Research at Friends of the Earth, talks about how the "Blueprint for accelerating climate action and a green recovery at the local level" document was created and some of the challenges involved
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pcancities.org.uk/we%E2%80%99re-all-together-%E2%80%93-joys-and-challenges-unusual-alliances
 
Description Commentaty: A just post-pandemic transition (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In this commentary piece, Nick Robins (Professor of Practice, GRI) and Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, CEO Candriam) argue that just as unbridled climate change will do serious damage to the economy and its workers - not least by exacerbating natural disasters and contributing to pandemics - so, too, will failure to improve human-capital management and safeguard workers' wellbeing. That is why both climate action and social protections must be embedded in COVID-19 recovery strategies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/a-just-post-pandemic-transition/
 
Description Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme webinar (Omukuti) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Jessica Omukuti (PCAN fellow) presented a webinar organised by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC). JO talked about the COP (what it is, what to expect, what to expect on climate finance)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/event-page/climate-action-webinar-series-cop26-and-the-global-south-how-de...
 
Description Community Wealth Building and Climate event (Barry) 
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 John Barry organised and chaired a public talk as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science: Community Wealth Building: a local solution to the global planetary crisis on 3 November 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.qub.ac.uk/social-charter/sustainability/cop26/
 
Description Construction Leadership Council - national retrofit strategy group (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Academic input to industry-led working group, leading to proposals for a National Retrofit Strategy, and briefings to BEIS, Cabinet Office and HMT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/news/national-retrofit-strategy-consultative-documen...
 
Description Consultation on Edinburgh's 2030 Climate Strategy (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jamie Brohan (ECCI) led, facilitated, convened or contributed to a series of city events designed to shape, refine and gain stakeholder input and commitment to Edinburgh's net zero strategy.

The refinement and revision of the 2030 Climate Strategy, which will reduce Edinburgh's 2.5M tonnes of Co2e emissions to net zero by 2030.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Craven Climate Action Partnership (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Academic input to cross-sector area-based partnership tackling climate mitigation and adaptation in a rural area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021
 
Description Deloitte Low Carbon Business event (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Regional networking event on low carbon business
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Developing Kirklees Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact academic involved in local climate commission setting policy and investment priorities for the local authority area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Development of a Carbon Scenario Tool to Measure Activity and Progress to Net Zero (Wahrmby, Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Clare Wharmby and Jamie Brogan from the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) gave a presentation to the Sustainability Programme Board (SPB) which sits under the Policy & Sustainability Committee at the City of Edinburgh Council on 9 December 2019. The purpose of this presentation was to explain how the proposed Carbon Scenario Tool would help decision-makers understand: a) what impact will the action have on operational emissions under the Council's control?; b) what impact will the action have on operational City-wide emissions?; c) what impact will the action have on embodied carbon emissions e.g. what is the upfront carbon cost of the activity?; and d) what impact will the action have on wider sustainability indicators for the City of Edinburgh?. The SPB acreed with the proposal and ECCI were invited to present to the wider Leadership Team at the Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with Abundance Investment (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with Karl Harder and Bruce Davis from Abundant Investments, a company working with financial services to create innovative investments in green and social infrastructure, to develop ideas and collaborations for P-CAN on the Just Transition in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Academia on the role of Finance in a Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester, Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the University of Surrey, the University of Middlesex, and Imperial College London to establish dialogue and potential collaborations around the role of finance in a Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with BEIS Green Finance Team (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls in late 2018 and 2019 with the UK Government's Deparment for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to feed into the development of the Green Finance Strategy. The Strategy, which was published in July 2019, included the theme of Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with Building Society Representatives on the Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between October 2019 to March 2020 with the Building Society Association, as well as other banks and building societies (HSBC UK, Nationwide, Royal Bank of Scotland [RBS], Santander) to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN on the role of banks and Building Societies in the UK Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Business Trade Associations on the UK Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with business trade associations: Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Chambers of Commerce, to develop ideas and collaborations for P-CAN on the Just Transition in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Development Finance Institutions on the Just Transition (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with Development Finance Institutions: CDC Group and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to develop ideas and collaboration around the role of investors and public finance in the Just Transition. Subsequenty, the Just Transition concept featured in the CDC Group's Investment policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Energy Companies on the Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with energy companies to develop ideas and collaborations for P-CAN on the Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Greater Manchester Pension Fund (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN. The GMPF subsequenty included information on a Just Transition in their Responsible Investment policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Green Party MP Office (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In October 2019, Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) engaged in a dialogue with the Office of the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, to develop ideas and potential collaboration around P-CAN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with ILO on the Just Transition (Robins, Rydge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and James Rydge, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to develop ideas and collaboration on finance and the Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with ITUC in Supporting a Just Transition (Robins, Rydge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins and James Rydge, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). This engagement sets out a pathway to developing ideas and collaboration around the investor role in a Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Institutional Investors in Supporting a Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with a range of institutional investors, including: WHEB; Church of England; Hermes Investment Management; CCLA; Dundas Global Investors; NEST Pensions; B&CE; EdenTree Investment Management; Royal London; Iona Capital; Lazards; Candriam; APG; BNP Paribas; and Investe. This engagement sets out a pathway to developing ideas and collaboration around the investor role in a Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Local Authorities on the Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the Bristol Council, Birmingham City Council and Leeds City Council to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN on the role of banks in the UK Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with NGOs and Charitable Donors in Supporting a Just Transition (Robins, Irwin, Rydge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Nick Robins, William Irwin and James Rydge, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with a range of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Charitable/Supporting Donors (both UK and internationally-based), including: Carbon Tracker; ShareAction; Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI); 30 Percy; SIIG; UK100; Nigel Topping; Friend's Provdent Foundation; Rob Lake; Institute for Welsh Affairs; Canal and River Trust; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); SHARE; and Exeter City Futures. This engagement sets out a pathway to developing ideas and collaboration around the investor role in a Just Transition. These collaborations will continue throughout the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with Trade Union Congress (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls in March 2019 with the UK Trade Union Congress, to develop ideas and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with UK Finance on the role of Banks in the Just Transition (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between July 2019 to March 2020 with the UK Finance, the collective voice for the banking and finance industry, to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN on the role of banks in the UK Just Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with UK HM Treasury (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls in late 2018 and 2019 with the Her Majesty's (HM) Treasury to develop ideas and potential collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with the British Business Bank (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the British Business Bank, a state-owned economic development bank, to develop ideas and collaborations for P-CAN on the Just Transition in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with the Green Finance Insitute (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls in late 2018 and 2019 with the Green Finance Institute (GFI), an independent organisation, supported by seed funding from HM Treasury, the BEIS and the City of London Corporation, who acts as the principal forum for public and private sector collaboration in green finance in the UK. These engagements led to the influence of the recommendation of GFI on the topic of sovereign green bonds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Dialogue with the Powering Past Coal Alliance (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 to March 2020 with the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN. This has subsequently led to the launch of the Just Transition Taskforce within the PPCA, of which Nick Robins is a partner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://poweringpastcoal.org/about/taskforces
 
Description Dialogue with the UK Committee on Climate Change (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), held a series of meetings and phone calls between March 2019 and March 2020 with Bianca Letti, Mike Thompson, Chris Stark from the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to develop ideas and collaboration for P-CAN on the UK Just Transition. These collaborations subsequently led to the inclusion of the "Just Transition in Net Zero" advice that was given to the UK government, and citation of Investing in a Just Transition research in the CCC's reporting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Discussant in 'Climate Change' panel (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was invited to be a discussant in the QUB Law PhD Student Research Network Symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sMiMbH5bNM&list=PL05SJrdW0gfgC6apDgTni-_niU2zzG0t-&index=7
 
Description Doncaster Climate Change Commission - business and waste meeting (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alice Owen attended the Doncaster Climate Change Commission meeting on the 23rd December, 2019. The meeting discussed local business opportunities and threats from small, medium and large companies, energy suppliers, electrical engineers and developers. Alice's contribution was to relate the practitioner presentations to current research in business and management literature on low carbon futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Doncaster Climate Change Commission - energy generation and land use meeting (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alice Owen met with the Doncaster Climate Change Commission on the 20th December, 2019. The meeting discussed energy sources and generation that were feasible within Doncaster and which met Doncaster's energy needs. Alice's continuation was to bring in the considerations of energy demand reduction - particularly in place-specific building energy demand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Doncaster Climate Change Commission - inaugural meeting (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alice Owen presented the low carbon roadmap to the first meeting of the Doncaster Climate Change commission on the 16th April, 2019, and participated in the discussions which shaped the workplan for the commission through to May 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Doncaster Climate Commission (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sole academic involved in local climate commission setting policy and investment priorities for the local authority area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.teamdoncaster.org.uk/the-commission
 
Description Doncaster Manufacturing Forum (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Alice Owen chaired a panel and led a discussion on the risks and opportunities of net zero to businesses in Doncaster. The event was on the 16th January, 2020.

Outcomes/Impact: Two businesses have approached the University seeking help in developing place-specific responses to their climate change challenges (Hird Group and EcoGrady/Creative Heat )
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Doncaster Manufacturing Productivity network (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Chaired interactive panel discussing approaches to local climate action that businesses could take.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Double session at the RGS-IBG 2021 conference: Delivering place-based climate action 
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 PCAN faciliated a double session at the 2021 RGS-IBG conference held online in September 2021. The session was co-convened by Dr Candice Howarth and Dr Alice Hague, a PCAN Fellow. The first session ('Delivering place-based climate action: the role of place in city and regional climate action') was chaired by Dr Alice Hague and entailed presentations by a number of the PCAN team including Matt Lane, Andrew Gouldson, Millie Duncan, Andrew Sudmant, Amanda Slevin, John Barry, Rosanna Harvey-Crawford, Alice Creasy. The second session ('Place-based climate action & community-led engagement (short presentations & workshop discussions') was chaired by Dr Amanda Slevin and consisted of short presentaitons by Candice Howarth, Matt Lane, Alice Hague, Lina Brand Correa, Kate Lock)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Driving Climate Action in UK Cities and Communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hybrid event sharing experience of developing climate commissions in Belfast, Leeds and Edinburgh - pitfalls and successes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EAUC Scotland (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Jamie Brogan (University of Edinburgh) gave a presentation to university estates practitioners on the economic costs and benefits of net zero, and on how universities and contractors can collaborate to deliver better sustainability outcomes, based on PCAN and SFC work. Designed to enable them to better influence investment and decision making in university assets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a public lecture at the ESRC Festival of Social Science on how ready are cities for net zero on the 6th November, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Economic benefits of local climate action event (Barry) 
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 QUB COP26 event: Economic and other Benefits of Local Climate Action on 8th November 2021

Launch of QUB-UK100 'Economic and other benefits of local climate action' report

Part of the COP26 series organised by the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action and Belfast Climate Commission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.qub.ac.uk/social-charter/sustainability/cop26/
 
Description Edinburgh Climate Roundtable 2030 (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Representatives of civil society organisations from across Edinburgh joined a roundtable with the Climate Commission and members of City of Edinburgh Council to discuss how the city can achieve its Net Zero by 2030 target. The event was organised by Transition Edinburgh, the Council and the NGO Democratic Society, and represented a chance for the city's citizens to engage with the Commission and Council on the climate issues that matter to them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Edinburgh Outdoor Learning Group (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Jamie Brogan (ECCI gave a presentation to education professionals on the challenges of citywide decarbonisation and the role of place-based actors in driving change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Emerging Market Alliance Debt, Sustainability and Governance Forum (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI, delivered a talk at the event, part of the Debt, Sustainability and Governance Forum Speaker Series.
The Debt, Sustainability and Governance Forum engages officials from international financial institutions, emerging market institutional investors and independent policy experts to discuss the G20 debt service suspension initiative and other aspects of the debt crisis in emerging markets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eminvestorsalliance.org/events/fiscal-transparency/debt-sustainability-and-governance-fo...
 
Description Emerging from the Pandemic: Where to now for action on Climate Change in Northern Ireland? (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Barry gave a keynote address to the Association of Public Sector Excellent (APSE) online workshop 'Emerging from the Pandemic: Where to now for action on Climate Change in Northern Ireland?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Enabling a just transition to net zero: exploring the why, who and how (Bray, Ford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This online workshop explored some of the opportunities and challenges for embedding energy justice by bringing together a range of stakeholders from government, industry, business, finance, third sector and civic society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Energy bills: 'Trapped in a home I couldn't afford to heat' (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry (QUB) participated contributed to a news report on 20 February 2022. It highlighted a study by the Belfast Climate Commission, co-chaired by Belfast City Council and Queen's University, which found that 39% of the city's emissions come from the domestic housing sector.
By making homes more efficient through improvements like double glazing and insulation, the authors suggest the domestic sector could make the single biggest contribution to reducing Belfast's carbon footprint, helping the city reach its net-zero 2050 target.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-60326208
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.belfastclimate.org.uk/sites/default/files/Belfast%20Net-Zero%20Carbon%20Roadmap.pdf
 
Description Environment Agency citizens' juries pilots on valuing water (Owen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Academic member of the national advisory group to the EA project, piloting a citizen's jury approach to climate adapation / water management in three locations (Ouseburn, Wharfe, Thames)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Essex Climate Commission (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on place based climate action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description European SDG Summit 2020 (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice, GRI, delivered a talk at the session 'Ensuring a Just Transition and an Inclusive Future of Work in Times of COVID-19' at the European SDG Roundtable in October 2020. It aimed to identify the key social challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.csreurope.org/european-roundtable-ensuring-a-just-transition-and-an-inclusive-future-of-...
 
Description Expert commentator to Lancaster Peoples Jury on Climate Change (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry was an expert commentator to Lancaster Peoples Jury on Climate Change at the September 2020 meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Expert panellist at Annual Conference on Environmental Change and Public Health (Howarth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Candice Howatrh, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), was invited to sit on an expert panel on the topic of 'Changing behaviour to improve health and the environment -How to put evidence into practice' which was chaired by Prof Alan Dangour from LSHTM. The 40 minute session entailed 5 minute presentations from each of the panellists followed by Q&A form the audience. The event was also livestreamed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/environmental-change-and-public-health-2020
 
Description Expert talk to Derry and trabane District Council (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - Building back better: ideas for Derry and Strabane 'bouncing forward' not 'bouncing back' - to Derry and Strabane District council as an invited expert
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Fifth PCAN Finance Working Group Meeting (Robins, Muller) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This group brings together the key people within PCAN working on finance and investment to show how place-based net-zero and resilience goals can be connected with sources of finance and investment. It is the body that guides the work of the PCAN Finance Platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Financing Just Transition Alliance - First meeting (Robins, Szwarc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Designed as the first kick-off meeting, focusing on key priorities for the Alliance to work on and identifying where members could contribute specific work, either individually or collectively.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Financing Local Net Zero (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact National event for local authorities on financing net zero
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Financing Net Zero launch (Robins, Pierfederici) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The CCC's Sixth Carbon Budget identified a need for a programme of low-carbon investment reaching £50 billion/year by 2030. This event considers the Climate Change Committee's advice on how to finance the Net Zero transition as part of the Sixth Carbon Budget, informed by the CCC's Expert Advisory Group on Finance. The group was commissioned by the CCC as part of its work on the Sixth Budget to assess the UK financial system's ability to deliver the Net Zero target
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/2021/01/14/the-path-to-net-zero-event-series/
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: Belfast (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI), in partnership with Queen's University Belfast, held a workshop on 24 January 2020. The event focused on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a just transition in Belfast and Northern Ireland. The Belfast Climate Commission's Business & Finance Working Group accelerated its engagements due to the enthusiasm and momentum built in this workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: Birmingham (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), in partnership with HSBC UK, held a workshop on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a Just Transition in Birmingham and the West Midlands region, on 14 October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: Bristol (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), in partnership with the Cabot Institute and the Bristol Green Capital Partnership, held a workshop on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a Just Transition in the West of England, held on 5 November 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: Cardiff (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), in partnership with Cardiff University's ESRC-funded Centre for Climate Change and Social transformations (CAST), held a workshop on 12 March 2020. The event focused on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a just transition in Cardiff and the South Wales region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: Edinburgh (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), in partnership with the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), held a workshop on the role of the finance sector in Scotland in ensuring a Just Transition, on 1 October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: Leeds (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), in partnership with the University of Leeds, held a workshop on the role of the finance sector in ensuring the fair decarbonisation of housing in the UK, with particular focus on Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber region. The event was held on 3 December 2019 and offered a set of focus areas for investors and linking them to seven case studies across Yorkshire and the Humber: 1) Drax power station; 2) Yorkshire Water (the region's water utility); 3) Siemens Gamesa (wind turbine blade factory); 4) Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre; 5) Energise Barnsley (a community energy development); 6)Wellington Place (a commercial real estate development); and 7) CITU (a low-carbon housing developer).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/event/what-role-do-investors-have-in-ensuring-a-just-transiti...
 
Description Financing the Just Transition in the UK Regional Workshop: St. Austell, Cornwall (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE), in partnership with Cornwall Council, the Eden Project and South West Mutual, held a workshop on 14 January. The events focused on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a just transition in rural areas and towns in the UK, with a particular focus on the South West of England.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description First NGFS-GRASFI-INSPIRE webinar: (Dikau, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Dikau and Nick Robins (GRI) participated in this webinar, part of a series is co-organised by the NGFS Secretariat, INSPIRE and GRASFI (the NGFS' two designated global research stakeholders) and designed to strengthen the connection, collaboration and research exchange between the NGFS members, INSPIRE researchers and GRASFI members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description First PCAN Finance Working Group Meeting (Robins, Muller) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This group brings together the key people within PCAN working on finance and investment to show how place-based net-zero and resilience goals can be connected with sources of finance and investment. It is the body that guides the work of the PCAN Finance Platform.
This was its introductory meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Fourth Financing a Just Transition Alliance (FJTA) meeting: Developing the policy frameworks (Robins, Muller) 
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 Session 1: Real economy policies
The UK is developing its Net Zero Strategy this year. To make sure the transition is fair and seen to be fair, this will need to have a strong just transition dimension to share the benefits of the transition and address the needs of the vulnerable. This session focused on the real economy policies that are needed to mobilise financial institutions to support a just transition. Critical questions:
o What specific policy and regulatory measures are needed to make the just transition a key feature of the UK's Net Zero Strategy?
o How can we build on the HMT Net Zero Review and Green Jobs Task Force?
o How should these measures be developed and implemented?
o Should the UK establish a Just Transition Commission to support this process

Discussion session 2: Financial policies
Ensuring consistency of public finance with net-zero in a way that leads to social benefits and leaves no one behind will be essential for the just transition. This session explored the financial policies that need to be put in place by discussing:
o What specific actions should public banks (such as the UKIB and the BBB) take to effectively support the just transition?
o How can the UK government's commitment to measure the contribution of the green sovereign bond programme to social co-benefits best support the just transition?
o How can public procurement be used as a tool to support the just transition (notably via social value framework)?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Fourth PCAN Finance Working Group Meeting (Robins, Muller) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This group brings together the key people within PCAN working on finance and investment to show how place-based net-zero and resilience goals can be connected with sources of finance and investment. It is the body that guides the work of the PCAN Finance Platform.

This was its meeting to flesh out the proposal of a place-based climate finance platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description From declarations to climate action (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Key note speaker at local authoriyy event organised by Newry, Mourne and Down council
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Future Build trade fair and conference (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote speaker and panellist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Future Cities event (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on place based climate action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description GRASFI conference 2020 talk (Dikau, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Dikau (Grantham Research Institute, LSE), Nick Robins (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) gave a talk on 'Designing Sustainable Crisis Responses for Central Banks and Supervisors' at an event organised by GRASFI - The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment and hosted by Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKxMJlyTGCs
 
Description GRASFI conference Session 3a: Economic Ecosystems for Sustainability (Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Simon Dikau (research Officer, GRI) presented paper on Central Bank Mandates, Sustainability Objectives and the Promotion of Green Finance Authors at the GRASFI (The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment) conference 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description GRI and Bank of England Research Workshop (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 30 September 2019, the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) co-hosted a Researcher Workshop with staff from GRI-LSE and the Bank of England who are working on climate change issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Gas, Oil and Climate Change: Challenges in an Irish Context (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In March 2020, Amanda Slevin (Queen's University Belfast) gave an invited lecture to students undertaking the 'Planning and Climate Change' module as part of the BSc in Planning, Environment & Development or MPlan degree pathway. Queen's University Belfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Gave a presentation 'Pathways for Sustainability: Critical insights on sustainability & SDGs at a local level' at workshop (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin gave the presentation 'Pathways for Sustainability: Critical insights on sustainability & SDGs at a local level' at 'A critical analysis of the UN SDGs' workshop, hosted by Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/SECA/EventsMedia/ACriticalAnalysisoftheUNSDGs.html
 
Description Global Climate Policy-making Simulation (Slevin, Doran) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In March 2020, Amanda Slevin and Peter Doran (Queens's University Belfast) co-faciliated workshop on global climate policy formation for undergraduate and postgraduate participants in QUB's Degree Plus Environmental Leadership Programmme, and students of undergraduate module on sustainability and climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Global Trends in Climate Legislation: Lessons for COP26 (Averchenkova) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alina Averchenkova (GRI) organised and moderated session with participation of high-profile speakers from the European Parliament, UNFCCC, Sabin Center, BEIS, Parliament of Seychelles on 1 July 2021 The event focused on the role of legislation in the implementation of the Paris Agreement in collaboration with the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance (SCELG) at the University of Strathclyde Law School in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University. It raised the undestanding on the importance of the rule of law agenda in the implementation of the Paris agreement and contributed to making the case for inclusion of these topics into the COP 26 events agenda by the high level champions. It has also disseminated knowledge and best practices on climate legislation among the variety of policy and academic stakehodlers from around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/events/global-trends-in-climate-legislation-lessons-for-cop2...
 
Description Global Virtual Conference 'Catalysing Parliamentary Action to Fight Climate Change' (Averchenkova) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alina Averchenkova (GRI) presented at the session 'Strengthening the enabling environment through climate change' at the global virtual conference 'Catalysing Parliamentary Action to Fight Climate Change'. Alina Shared best practices on climate legislation with an international audience of legislators
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.inter-pares.eu/en/events/global-virtual-conference-catalysing-parliamentary-action-fight...
 
Description Green Alliance Conference "Countdown to COP26" (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 11 Feburary 2020, Nick Robins (GRI-LSE) presented on a panel at the Green Alliance event "Countdown to COP26". This one day conference considered what the UK needs to do to host a successful and ambitious COP, sessions explored the diplomatic, business, finance and social challenges. Keynote speakers were given from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster) and Nicola Sturgeon (First Minister of Scotland). The panel discussed four themes: 1) How can the UK get on track to net zero?; 2) Is UK climate action inspiring global ambition?; 3)What's needed to get the economy net zero ready in 2020?; and 4) How does the UK make sure that climate justice is at the heart of COP26? The event features representatives from UK finance, industry, academia and the media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://green-alliance.org.uk/Countdown_to_COP_26_conference.php
 
Description Green Finance Platform and Grantham Research Institute Expert Roundtable (Robins, Kunesch, Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the International Network of Sustainable Finance Policy Insights Research and Exchange (INSPIRE) project, GRI hosted a roundtable in January 2021 titled: Assessing the effectiveness of green finance policies and regulations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Green Jobs Taskforce Workshop: Workstream 4 - Transition and training of high carbon workers (Robins, Szwarc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Green Jobs Taskforce is part of the government's ambitious plan to build back greener and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Its aim is to focus on the immediate and longer-term challenges of delivering skilled workers for the UK's transition to net zero. There are four priorities for the taskforce and workshops are being held on each of these in early February 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Green New Deal Mission Workshop (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins participated in this event, hosted by the GLA and London Councils to help scope and refine a proposed 'Green New Deal' mission, as part of London's recovery from Covid-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Growing Our Cities: Causeway Business Events (Brogan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A programme of events for the business community in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin designed to highlight the opportunities and challenges in the transition to a low carbon economy and the city response to climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://causewayexchange.net
 
Description Guide to COP26 (Omukuti) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Jessica Omukuti (PCAN Fellow) was a guest speaker at Guide to COP26, a youth-led initiative working to introduce youth to COP26
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://guidetocop26.com
 
Description HSBC Investment bank options for place-based investment 
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 Initiated and led discussion with HSBC's research team supporting investment banking activities, to exploe how place-based (or 'cities') approaches could be understood in terms of investment risk and opportunity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hackney Council Advisory Event (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins, based at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) presented at a Hackney Council advisory event on climate change (25 February 2020), where he presented on the role of the finance sector in ensuring a Just transition in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Harrogate District Council climate awareness training (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Climate awareness training for local politicians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Helping people, economies and the environment adapt and prepare for the impacts of climate change (Hague) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An online panel presentation hosted by the University of Aberdeen in the context of the University of Aberdeen's COP26 panel discussions. Alice Hague (PCAN Fellow) presented alongside others active in Scotland in different aspects of climate adaptation in a local context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/VhZZjRZkRnc
 
Description Hope, Agency and Transformation: Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic and tackling our Planetary Emergency (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk at the annual Earth Day Talk, University of Texas, Austin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description How Can Leeds Lead the Way to a Resilient Low-Carbon Future? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation by PCAN Research Fellow Amelia (Millie) Duncan to a webinar hosted by Nexus at Uni Leeds for Connecting Voices for Climate Action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://mymedia.leeds.ac.uk/Mediasite/Showcase/default/Presentation/7c4e69bc6a314aedb19ccd92a10c7aac...
 
Description How Green is the Bank of Japan's Quantitative Easing Policy? (Dikau) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Simon Dikau attended the Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meeting to discuss How Green is the Bank of Japan's Quantitative Easing Policy?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description How not to freak about a carbon tax (Fankhauser) 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Sam Fankauser was interviewed for Bloomberg Global, an online platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-06/how-not-to-freak-out-about-a-carbon-tax
 
Description How to 'build back better': the pandemic, pluralism and tackling our planetary crisis (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this article Professor of Green Political Economy at Queen's University Belfast, John Barry, discusses the pandemic, pluralism and tackling the planetary crisis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.agendani.com/how-to-build-back-better/
 
Description INSPIRE Festival - 2nd annual workshop (Dikau, Robins, Kunesch) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The INSPIRE annual workshop brought together 80 researchers contributing to 26 research projects within the INSPIRE portfolio with NGFS members to deepen the community of green finance practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.climateworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2020-09-11-INSPIRE-Festival-Key-Themes-Repor...
 
Description Initial reactions to the COP26 Glasgow climate pact (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry (QUB) gave his reaction to the COP26 climate pact on BBC Radio Ulster on 29th November 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry participated in a number of radio interviews on heatwaves, climate breakdown and economic growth
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://qpol.qub.ac.uk/broadcasting-as-usual-as-the-planet-burns-recent-media-coverage-of-climate-bre...
 
Description Interview at NI Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry was interviewed as part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival in February 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview on communities and climate change (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was interviewed by Jonathan Webb (Institute for Public Policy Research) for a Local Trust funded project on communities and climate change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Introducing the Yorkshire Climate Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A five minute film made by Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission/PCAN all about the climate challenge facing the region and how we can tackle it. BBC Meteorologist Paul Hudson features
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuOuEu1B9gk
 
Description Invited Speaker at NI Chamber conference (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was an invited speaker in NI Chamber's Conference 'Climate Action and a Net Zero Economy'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.northernirelandchamber.com/event/climate-action-and-a-net-zero-economy/
 
Description Invited by BBC Radio Foyle to provide commentary on the 'United in Science' report (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was invited to speak about the 'United in Science' report on BBC Radio Foyle as part of a news feature about the research and climate change more broadly
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited contributor to BBC Radio Ulster Talkback show (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was invited to contribute to radio broadcast in response to Minister's refusal to commit to climate legislation for NI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000l2k9
 
Description Invited speaker 'Opportunities for sustainable communities' (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was an invited to give a talk on 'Opportunities for sustainable communities' as part of the webinar 'Sustainability - Building the Communities of Tomorrow', organised by the Participation and the Practice of Rights Project."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.pprproject.org/sites/default/files/documents/TBTC2020%20Apr%201%202020%20version.pdf
 
Description Invited to record a 'Letter to America' as part of BBC Evening Extra feature on the US General Election (Slevin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Amanda Slevin was invited to record a 'Letter to America' as part of BBC Evening Extra feature on the US General Election; the short recording focused on President Biden's election and the possibilities for climate action associated with the US's return to the Paris Agreement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description John Barry chaired the inaugural meeting of the 'Build Back Better Northern Ireland' campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry introduced and chaired the inaugural meeting of the 'Build Back Better Northern Ireland' campaign
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with CITU for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the CITU on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with Drax Group for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the Drax Group on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with Energise Barnsley for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the Energise Barnsley on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with Hermes Investment for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the Hermes Investment on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with MEPC for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the MEPC on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with Siemens Gamesa for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the Siemens Gamesa on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with Trade Unions for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with a number of regional and national Trade Unions on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with Yorkshire Water for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with Yorkshire Water on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with the AMRC for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with the University of Hull for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the University of Hull on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Dialogue with the University of Leeds for UK Investor Roadmap Case Study (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Robins and William Irwin, at the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) held a series of meetings and phone calls with the University of Leeds on the Just Transition, the P-CAN project, and the potential role of investors in supporting the Just Transition in this and similar cases studies in the future. These meetings took place between March - October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Just Transition Finance Roadmaps in South Africa and India: Project launch (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This launch event zoomed in on the need to ensure the transition to net zero and resilient economies is just and inclusive. This has never been more important as climate action builds momentum and the urgent need for a green and just recovery from COVID-19 arises.

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

It is clear that financial institutions have a critical role to play in helping achieve a just transition in both countries - more practical guidance is now needed to signal where financing is needed and how it can be enabled by specific policy, market and regulatory mechanisms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Just Transition Initiative: Frameworks and Finance Workshop (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Robins participated in this event - the first in a series of workshops under the Just Transition initiative - organised by CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program and Climate Investment Funds. The series explored different aspects and challenges of a just transition, including the various elements of a just transition framework, as well as financing mechanisms and the role of multilateral development banks (MDBs).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Just Transition workshop Leeds (Gouldson, Owen, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson and Nick Robins gave a presentation on the Introduction to the role of investors in a just transition in Yorkshire & the Humber at the What role do investors have in ensuring a just transition in Yorkshire and the UK? event on the 3rd December, 2019. Also attended by Alice Owen
Event was followed by networking
http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/event/what-role-do-investors-have-in-ensuring-a-just-transition-in-yorkshire-and-the-uk/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote - Harrogate Chamber of Commerce (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson was keynote speaker for event at the Harrogate Chamber of Commerce
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote addres to the Political Studies Association Undergraduate Conference (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact John Barry gave a lecture: This is What a Real Emergency Looks Like: The Pandemic and the Planetary Crisis to the Political Studies Association Undergraduate Conference on 26 March 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Keynote address at Eco-Congrgation Ireland workshop (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - Radical hope, human agency and the planetary emergency - at the Eco-Congrgation Ireland workshop in September 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote address at event - Public Sector Leadership in Climate Action: From Global to Local (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Barry have a keynote address 'Just Energy and Climate Transitions for Ireland and Northern Ireland' at the event 'Public Sector Leadership in Climate Action: From Global to Local' to councillors and elected local govt officials from across the island of Ireland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote address to NI Energy Institute annual conference (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact John Barry (QUB) gave a keynote address to NI Energy Institute annual conference on 'Behavioural Change for Business and Industry' on 29th April 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Keynote address to NI Environmental Policy Forum conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry gave a talk - The impact of climate breakdown on NI's economy: building back better - at the NI Environmental Policy Forum conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote address to the John Hewitt Summer school (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Barry (QUB) gave a keynote speech 'The Imagination, Hope and the Planetary Crisis' at the John Hewitt Summer School in July 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Keynote address: From the Pandemic to the Planetary Emergency (Barry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote address to GreenHouse Think tank online workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote speech at Earth week (Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Robins, Professor in Practice (GRI) gave a keynote speech as part of Earth Week 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.wedonthavetime.org/earthdayweek/finance
 
Description Kirklees Climate Emergency group - February 2020 (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave a presentation to Kirklees Climate Emergency group on 29th February, 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Kirklees Council meeting - x2 (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson attended meetings at Kirklees Council on the 12th June, 2019 and 5th February 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description LGC Local Government Chronicle (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote speaker and panellist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description LSE/SOAS Digital Roundtable (Dikau, Robins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact LSE/SOAS Digital Roundtable on Net Zero Central Banking: The Agenda Ahead, this relates to the European Climate Fund project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Landscape Institute annual lecture (Gouldson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Gouldson gave the keynote address at the Landscape Institute annual lecture on planning and climate change, Leicester on the 7th November, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Launch Event for the Banking on a Just Transition Project (Robins, Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact HSBC UK organised an event on the State of Transition at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). Nick Robins, from the Grantham Research Institute (GRI-LSE) presented the aims and background of the Banking on a Just Transition project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019