In 2019, Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) all approved the declaration of a Climate Emergency, recognising the urgency of implementing organisational and place-based climate action. Alongside this organisational commitment, there is a growing community-based movement for climate action in Preston.
Preston City Council, UCLan and other anchor institutions are committed to the ‘Preston Model’, implementing Community Wealth Building using local economic assets and co-operative approaches to reap real benefits for citizens, communities and organisations.
The ‘Climate Resilience, Social Justice & COVID-19 Recovery in Preston’ research study has been funded by the ESRC-supported Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN). The project has explored
Aims of Event
Overview of Programme
Welcome and introduction from Ruth Connor (Deputy Chief Executive, UCLan) and Adrian Phillips (Chief Executive, Preston City Council)
Findings and recommendations from the ‘Climate Resilience, Social Justice & COVID-19 Recovery in Preston’ research project
Panel conversation on accelerating climate action in Preston
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