This open-access study, published in PLOS Climate, explores ‘the importance of place in climate action’. It emphasises the importance of considering the local context in climate action, the specific needs and characteristics of different places and the value people place on them.


The study highlights the need for collaboration among public, private, and third-sector organisations, as well as citizens, to effectively address climate challenges at a local level. It discusses creating new forms of governance and democratic participation, like citizens’ assemblies and climate commissions, to involve a broader range of people in climate action.


The study also discusses barriers to implementing place-based climate action, such as a lack of resources and capacity. It offers suggestions for improving climate action strategies for national governments, local communities, authorities, and businesses. The study supports a structured, focused, collaborative approach to climate action that matches local priorities and realities.



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