Cross-party consensus on ambitious targets, and a clear roadmap for effective climate action is urgently needed. That’s the message Paul Allen has been taking to politicians from across the political spectrum, most recently at a meeting with Energy Minister, Claire Perry.
CAT hosted a visit from UK Government Minister for Wales Lord Nick Bourne today – giving us the opportunity to press for ambitious action on climate change and discuss CAT’s role in promoting practical solutions.
If the UK Government wants to create a truly ‘Green GB’, they should start by committing to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.
As major UK political parties sign up to the net-zero target demanded by the latest climate science, CAT calls for a cross-party consensus around a delivery plan by 2040, to ensure the UK gains full benefits from playing its part in a just transition. Paul Allen reports.
‘Rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ are required if humanity is to stay within the threshold of 1.5 degrees of global temperature rise and prevent really dangerous levels of climate change, according to a report released today by the UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Responding to the Welsh Government’s consultation on low carbon pathways for Wales, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) welcomes the commitment to action on climate change, but calls for more ambitious targets.
CAT welcomes the Labour Party’s ambitious new energy policy, but urges that action be taken now to avoid dangerous levels of climate change.
At the upcoming CAT Conference, October 5-7 2018, Peter Harper will be giving a keynote talk on the urgency of changes needed to meet environmental challenges, and how recent technical developments could help us succeed.
Rosemary Randall will be running a workshop at this year’s CAT conference from the 5th to the 7th of October on how to make our conversations about climate change more fruitful and less conflictual. Here she explains some of the ideas behind her approach.
In the largest survey yet of the delivery potential from rising renewable energy supplies, a new report launched today by the Centre for Alternative Technology shows that clean energy could now meet all our electricity needs, at all times of the day, and all year round. Continue reading “Largest survey of energy switch scenarios shows renewables can deliver all-hours, all-year 100% electricity needs”