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ECCI seeks PhD researcher for city climate project

ECCI is looking for a dynamic researcher to compile a comprehensive report on City Climate Commissions in the UK, as part of a new five-year, ESRC-funded project to help the UK meet its climate targets.

The report, for the Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN) project, should set out how climate commissions operate and how they could align with local, city-level climate strategies. The report should synthesise all information available on City Climate Commissions and provide recommendations specifically for Edinburgh.

ECCI is helping to deliver PCAN to boost climate action in Edinburgh, Belfast and Leeds. The project aims to catalyse cross-sector action and increasing the flow of green finance.

PCAN is helping to accelerate and sustain the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient society through the creation of local City Climate Commissions in Edinburgh and Belfast and the extension of the Leeds Climate Commission.

The ESRC is investing £3.5 million in PCAN over five years. The project will link research, business, government and communities to accelerate the transition to a fair, thriving low carbon economy. The Universities of Edinburgh and Leeds, the London School of Economics and Queen’s University Belfast are hosting the project.

How to apply

To find out more, download the full brief and apply by 5pm on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

Download researcher brief