Climate Crisis Youth Summit

Fri, 11/05/2021 - 15:00


On Friday 5th November, the Youth Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission hosted the Climate Crisis Youth Summit to coincide with COP26 Youth Day. 

The summit brought some of Northern Ireland’s young leading climate change advocates together to discuss and share ideas on how best to tackle the global emergency.

Watch the event online.

#OneWeeThing ahead of COP26

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 12:19

Belfast City Council are inviting individuals, community groups, schools and businesses to do #OneWeeThing in a new social media campaign to raise awareness of the climate crisis.

Belfast Climate Commission - COP26 events and activities

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 16:53

Belfast Climate Commission will mark COP26 with a series of events and activities taking place both online and in person. 

A Net-Zero Carbon Roadmap for Belfast published

Thu, 12/17/2020 - 14:45

A new net-zero carbon roadmap for Belfast was launched on Tuesday 15th December at a livestreamed joint event with the Belfast Resilience Strategy, marking the publication of the city's first climate action plan.

'Mapping Community Climate Action' in Belfast City Region

Sun, 08/23/2020 - 18:09

The Community Climate Action Working Group of Belfast Climate Commission has commenced an innovative research project on community climate action in the Belfast City Region. As the first working group to be established by Belfast Climate Commission, the Community Climate Action Working Group (CCAWG) is an exciting partnership of individuals and groups from the community, voluntary, environmental and public sectors who are committed to transformative climate action in partnership with and in communities across Belfast.

PCAN Fund reopens for place-based climate action projects and new Fellowships

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 15:57

Round 2 of the popular PCAN Fund is now open for place-based propject proposals that develop ideas and approaches with wider relevance to the delivery of local climate action plans. It takes the form of small grants worth £5,000 – £35,000 each. This round sees the introduction of a new element to the Fund: the PCAN Fellowships, for early career researchers.

Coronavirus: how economic rescue plans can set the global economy on a path to decarbonisation

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 17:13

By John Barry

22 April 2020 

As states contemplate how to restart the global economy after the pandemic, it’s important to remember that we’ve been here before. The global financial crisis of 2008 didn’t cause as much social and economic harm as COVID-19 has, but it did force governments around the world to intervene in the economy, to limit the fallout from the crash.

Belfast Climate Commission explores how finance can support a just transition in Northern Ireland

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 16:17

The Belfast Climate Commission has held a first meeting to identify the role of the finance sector in ensuring a just transition in Northern Ireland. Hosted at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) on Friday 24 January, the workshop was organised as part of the UK-wide Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) and was delivered together with the London School of Economics and UK Finance, the main financial sector association.

Launch of Belfast Climate Commission to deliver action on climate change

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 17:15


A significant new partnership between Queen’s University Belfast and Belfast City Council is launched today to drive action on climate change.  The ‘Belfast Climate Commission’ will play a key role in place-based climate action necessary to achieve the UK Government’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050.