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Communities vs Climate Change

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Climate change is the major challenge of our age. But despite the real threat it poses to our collective future, national policy remains relatively inept in tackling it.

Could our biggest global threat have local solutions?

New Local is conducting a project to explore the potential of community-based climate action.

Drawing on our research into community power and the work of Elinor Ostrom, we will make the case for a more democratic and localised approach to climate change policy.

We will explore the role that councils can play in unleashing the potential of their people and places, offering real, practical ways that public services and communities can address the consequences of climate change together.

Help shape our research

Are you involved in tackling climate change? Do you have ideas of how councils and communities could work together to lessen its impact, or cope with its effects? Do you know places where this is already happening?

We would love to hear from you, particularly from:

  • Organisations specialising in climate change
  • People who work for councils and public services
  • Members of community groups

Please contact the project’s lead researcher Luca Tiratelli before 15 September to share your views.

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We are delighted to partner with Groundwork and Grosvenor on this research project.

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