Leeds Climate Commission is part of the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), which ran from 2019-2024. 

The PCAN network was about translating climate policy into action ‘on the ground’ to bring about transformative change. It was supported by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) and brought together the research community and decision-makers in the public, private and third sectors through city-based climate commissions (in Leeds, Belfast and Edinburgh, although a wider network is now being created) and theme-based platforms on finance and adaptation.

The five-year project was led by an experienced team of researchers with strong track records of engaging with public, private and third-sector decision-makers. PCAN built on the policy connections, networking capacity and research strengths of its host institutions: the Centre for Sustainability and Environmental Governance at Queen’s University Belfast; the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation; the University of Leeds, and the London School of Economics and Political Science.


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