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New Belfast Climate Commission 10 January 2020

Belfast has joined three UK cities in an ambitious new green initiative to drive action on climate change (via Belfast Telegraph)


Belfast City hall 

The Belfast Climate Commission was officially launched on Friday as a joint venture between Queen’s University and Belfast City Council, bringing together academics and decision–makers.

Along with Edinburgh and Leeds, it’s hoped Belfast will play a key role in helping the UK government achieve a 2050 target of reducing carbon emissions to net–zero.

The work is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council for the Place–Based Climate Action Network (PCAN), with the hope of translating climate policy into action on the ground.

Speaking at the launch event, Belfast Lord Mayor Daniel Baker welcomed the move to counter the “profound” impact of climate change on the city.

Read more via Belfast Telegraph