Building stronger and fairer communities: sharing the co-benefits of local action on climate change

This report aims to promote discussion and provide practical ideas, case studies and a checklist about how local action can help contribute to a fair and a fast transition to a low carbon economy in a way that benefits residents, reduces social divides and builds broad public support for action.

The report is written for Oxfordshire, but its lessons and recommendations could be applied to many other regions. Its messages are perhaps even more relevant following the recent Brexit vote which highlighted the sense of exclusion felt by sections of society.


Written by Ruth Mayne, from the Environmental Change Institute at University of Oxford and funded by a University of Oxford impact acceleration award with support from Low Carbon Oxford and the Low Carbon Hub.

Date Published

The report was first published on

April 2016

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