Climate Change Skills Fund Project
The £1.04 million Climate Change Skills Fund for the East of England is part of a national programme led by the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG).
Funding in the East of England was awarded to Improvement East, who appointed Climate East (now merged with Sustainability East) to develop and manage the programme.
The aim of the funding is to further develop climate change understanding, capacity and capability at local authority level. The objectives of the fund are to:
- Increase the overall understanding and capacity of local authorities to respond to climate change through the planning system, including the development of more sophisticated community engagement mechanisms;
- Help local authorities contemplate their future service provision with climate change as a strategic context for delivery, demonstrate how climate change policy can lead to efficiencies and additionality, examine how a consistent methodology could lead to simplification;
- Create a legacy: where continued, efficient support, advice and delivery capacity is available to local authorities and their Local Enterprise Partnerships.
There are 12 projects that make up the programme with clear linkages between many of them. All projects are closely monitored and outcomes and case studies will be made publicly available. The programme is heralding some interesting results already.
Visit the Sustainability East website
for more details or please contact either David Webb, DavidWebb@sustainabilityeast.org.uk
or Carly Leonard, email@example.com