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  • The three research objectives Pathfinder is exploring with case studies.
  • Pathfinder Programme – Supporting communities to take action on climate change
    22month programme
    Funded by Welsh Government
    Delivered by Severn Wye Energy Agency, with research support from AECOM
    Mentor support from Cadwyn Clwyd and Ecodyfi
    6 officers, covering Wales, hosted by Local Authorities
    Pathfinder supporting communities to achieve carbon reductions through behaviour change
    Focussing on 4 sectors: food, water, energy and transport
    Doing this through 3 key pieces of work...
  • Pathfinder presentation 2014

    1. 1. Pathfinder Programme overview “Recording, supporting and learning about community based action on climate change”
    2. 2. Pathfinder Research Objectives • 1 – To understand the impacts of projects led by community- based groups • 2 – To understand what makes community groups flourish , and how challenges can be overcome • 3- To understand the external support needs of community groups and projects
    3. 3. Welsh Assembly GovernmentWelsh Assembly Government Severn Wye Energy Agency Project Management & Coordination Severn Wye Energy Agency Project Management & Coordination Community Climate Action Projects Community Climate Action Projects Advisory GroupAdvisory Group AECOM ResearchersAECOM Researchers Severn Wye Energy Agency Pathfinder Officers (POs) Severn Wye Energy Agency Pathfinder Officers (POs) Technical support and mentoring: Ecodyfi Cadwyn Clwyd Severn Wye project staff Technical support and mentoring: Ecodyfi Cadwyn Clwyd Severn Wye project staff
    4. 4. Pathfinder Programme - Community Action for Climate Change Rhaglen Braenaru - Gweithredu Cymunedol ar Newid Hinsawdd
    5. 5. Host Coverage Cardiff Cardiff, Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Vale of Glamorgan Carmarthen Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire Gwynedd Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy Powys Powys and Ceredigion Rhondda Cynon Taff Rhondda Cynon Taff, Neath Port Talbot, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Swansea, Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent Wrexham Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire
    6. 6. Pathfinder Role • Research of area, organisations and community groups – selection of case study groups/projects • Facilitate journey of the groups through their projects – range of support • Monitor and evaluate (18 case studies) • Creation of local working groups
    7. 7. Project Selection (various including) • four investment areas (energy, water, transport and food); • Potential measurable carbon reduction, based on individual and community behaviour change; • A willingness of the groups to engage in action research • A geographically representative sample (LA’s, Rural/ Urban) • A demographically representative sample; • A range of project structures (size/governance etc.); • An appropriate mix of replicable/inspirational/innovative projects
    8. 8. Project Main Group / Sub-group Project type Group size* Young Energy People Llanidloes Energy Solutions Energy L Bridges Community Centre Bridges Group Energy M Cwm Clydach Energy Project Cwm Clydach Communities First / Cwm Clydach Development Trust Energy M Futurespace project ACE / Futurespace group Energy M Community Energy Project Ecobro Energy S Community Heating Project Dref Werdd Energy S Food Stories Food Stories Partnership Food L Real Food Project Creation Development Trust Food L
    9. 9. Research • Learning Histories: • Shared Learning – Discussion – Reflection • Time Line • Stakeholder Map • Narrative • Action learning sessions / Carbon data
    10. 10. ENERGY ACTIVITY OUTCOMES Young Energy People School competition 14.5% Decrease gas use 2.5% increase electricity Bridges Community Centre Householders energy advise pilot 7.1kg-91.5kg Cos saved over the 12 weeks Futurespace project Household energy surveys and volunteer training 1 trained energy assessor, 40 surveys Croft Sheltered Housing Men vs Womens dormitory competition Electricity and gas savings: Men – 14.5% (e) and increase 4.5% Women – 17% (e) and 16.3% decrease
    11. 11. FOOD ACTIVITY OUTCOMES More Trees for Mold 105 fruit and nut trees planted across 5 sites Technical skills shared Women Connect First Allotment developed by BME women group in Cardiff 20 women gained OCN level 1 accreditation Food Stories Website to communicate food stories and market activities 24 older people spoke about traditional food growing Pembroke 21C New logo/brand, market research Created links with suppliers and shops