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A wave of climate action is building across the UK as organisations, researchers, environmental groups and businesses join forces with local councils to tackle the climate crisis where they live. This monthly series will share stories from a research project helping to power that wave by putting climate policy into action on the ground – the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN).

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A wave of climate action is building across the UK as organisations, researchers, environmental groups and businesses join forces with local councils to tackle the climate crisis where they live. This monthly series will share stories from a research project helping to power that wave by putting climate policy into action on the ground – the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN).

    Edinburgh climate action | Jamie Brogan

    Edinburgh climate action | Jamie Brogan

    In episode two of this series by the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), meet a co-investigator for the PCAN project, Jamie Brogan, from Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI).

    Co-hosts Professor John Barry, from Queen’s University Belfast, and Kate Lock, from the University of Leeds, talk to Jamie about the Edinburgh Climate Commission and his work on the interface between academia and industry.

    Jamie explains some of the challenges of launching a climate commission amidst a global pandemic, and their recommendations for a green recovery. He discusses the upcoming opportunity for Edinburgh and Scotland to lead the way as COP26 approaches. Plus, he shares his love of cycling and hill-walking, and of whisky (without the ‘e’).

    Find out more about the work of the Place-based Climate Action Network by following us on Twitter @PCANcities or visiting our website: https://www.pcancities.org.uk/

    You can follow @JamieBrogan1, @ProfJohnBarry and @KlockworksKate on Twitter.

    Credits

    Produced and edited by Simon Moore from the University of Leeds.

    Music by Lloyd Richards.

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    Introducing the PCAN project | Sam Fankhauser

    Introducing the PCAN project | Sam Fankhauser

    In the first episode of this series by the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), meet the founder of the PCAN research project, Professor Sam Fankhauser, from the University of Oxford (formerly LSE).

    Join co-hosts Professor John Barry, from Queen’s University Belfast, and Kate Lock, from the University of Leeds, to find out how the project was born and how it has managed to help drive local climate action across the UK.

    Sam, the first Principal Investigator for PCAN, explains how the project has helped to set up climate commissions - collaborations between the public, private and third sectors. He also discusses his route into studying climate change, what keeps him motivated and his love of yoga.

    Find out more about the work of the Place-based Climate Action Network by following us on Twitter @PCANcities or visiting our website: https://www.pcancities.org.uk/

    You can follow @SamFankhauser, @ProfJohnBarry and @KlockworksKate on Twitter.

    Credits

    Produced and edited by Simon Moore, from the University of Leeds.

    Music by Lloyd Richards.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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