This open access book brings together a collection of cutting-edge insights into how action can and is already being taken against climate change at multiple levels of our societies, amidst growing calls for transformative and inclusive climate action.
Legal Interventions examines three categories of legal intervention that can enable cities to drive climate action: litigation, legal reform initiatives and…
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Climate change will lead to increases in the occurrence of chronic heat exposure over longer durations and there is an urgent need to focus on managing the risks this poses, as well as the immediate risks from shorter-lived heat events. This policy brief looks at the problem with a focus on developing and emerging economies, and provides recommendations for action by government, utilities, property developers and investors, development support and finance organisations. read more »
This event, part of London Climate Action Week, will highlight the critical importance of adaptation and resilience to sustainable economic development and growth in cities.
Funding of up to £75,000 to support local climate action in the UK has been announced by the Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN). Proposals are invited for the first round of the PCAN Fund, backed by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which will support up to six projects worth £5,000 – £35,000 each,out […]
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today (Thursday 2nd May) published its report ‘Net Zero The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming’ which sets out advice to government on … read more »
The Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, will today (31 January 2019) launch an initiative to create a network of new and extended city climate commissions in Edinburgh, Belfast and Leeds. The project aims to help the UK meet the requirements of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the UK Climate […]
Bold climate action could deliver US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030 says new report backed by Lord Stern
A new report released today (5 September 2018) by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that we are significantly under-estimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. The … read more »
Governments looking to boost jobs, economic productivity and public health should ensure infrastructure investment in cities is low carbon, according to a new study for the Coalition for Urban Transitions by experts at the University of Leeds. The research team assessed over 700 studies. They found that directing investments into low carbon projects in […]