Course: Zero Carbon Britain

Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Powys
4th - 5th December 2019 01654 704966 Short Courses

Cost: £100

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

The science says we must, the technology says we can, time to say we will!

To stay within internationally agreed ‘safe’ levels of global warming, the world must reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. And we must start now. This course offers an in-depth look at Centre for Alternative Technology’s (CAT) flagship research project, Zero Carbon Britain, exploring the radical changes needed to rise to the climate challenge. 

This course is ideal for educators, policymakers and campaigners.

Key Information

  • Duration: two days
  • Date: Wed 4th – Thurs 5th December 2019
  • Start and finish times: starts at 10am and ends at 4pm on the last day
  • Includes: tuition and lunch

Course content

The course will cover topics including:

  • How we can provide a reliable energy supply for the UK with 100% renewable energy sources and flexible carbon neutral back up – without fossil fuels, nuclear power, or gambling on the promise of future technology.
  • How we can grow the vast majority of the food we need for a healthy, low carbon diet, and manage our land to capture carbon, nurture biodiversity and increase the health and resilience of our ecosystems.
  • How we can deliver a modern lifestyle, create employment, improve our wellbeing, and ensure that the future we leave for our children and generations to come is safe and sustainable.
  • Understanding key barriers to change, and how we can overcome them – offering a range of other benefits in the process.

Tutor Profile

Paul Allen is project coordinator for Zero Carbon Britain. He has been a member of the Wales Science Advisory Council (2010), board member of the International Forum for Sustainable Energy (2008) and a Climate Change Commissioner for Wales (2007). He holds an Honours degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and has been at CAT since 1988.

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