Local support for community action on climate change: lessons from the Communities Cutting Carbon project.

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dc.contributor.author Reeves, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Lemon, Mark
dc.contributor.author Cook, Diana
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-13T15:32:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-13T15:32:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Reeves, A., Lemon, M. and Cook, D. (2011) Local support for community action on climate change: lessons from the Communities Cutting Carbon project. KTP Associates Conference 2011. Jury's Inn, Brighton, UK. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5005
dc.description.abstract Action by local communities on climate change has been recognised by researchers and policymakers as having great potential to support a transition towards a low-carbon UK economy. Support for such action from community development workers can assist projects and groups to develop, act, and achieve positive results. This paper explores the work of the Communities Cutting Carbon project to provide support to community groups acting on climate change in the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland sub-region. The project is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), which involves collaboration between the RCC (Leicestershire & Rutland) and De Montfort University, and is actively supported by all the local authorities in the sub-region. The current picture in the UK with regard to community action on climate change is introduced, along with a summary of the support available and strategies used by the Communities Cutting Carbon project. Initial outcomes from the project‟s first year are reported, alongside some early evaluation of its impact to date. The findings indicate the high demand for the support offered and point towards effective strategies that can be used to support the burgeoning “Communities and Climate” sector to grow and have a positive impact in future years. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher The Centre for Collaboration and Partnership, University of Brighton en
dc.subject community en
dc.subject climate change en
dc.subject low-carbon en
dc.subject transition en
dc.subject KTP en
dc.subject community development en
dc.title Local support for community action on climate change: lessons from the Communities Cutting Carbon project. en
dc.type Conference en
dc.researchgroup Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development
dc.peerreviewed No en


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