At the UN climate talks in Bonn Paul Allen finds the USA to be a surprising source of inspiration.
Published just before COP23, the UN Environment Emissions Gap Report was the subject of a major presentation in the German Pavilion. It shows that the gap between commitments made in Paris 2015 and what’s needed to keep within ‘safe’ levels of global temperature rise ranges from 11 gigatons (for an increase of 20C) and 19 gigatons (for 1.50C) of CO2 equivalent. That’s a huge gap.
Continue reading “What exactly does COP23 need to deliver – and who’s in?”
“We’re all in the same canoe.” Paul Allen reports from the climate change talks in Bonn.
Continue reading “Leadership, but not as we know it”
Pioneering research at Copenhagen University is exploring a new way of using Denmark’s excess wind power. CAT Information Officer Mim Davies talked to one of the researchers to find out more.
Continue reading “Electrochemistry: a new way to use excess wind power?”
CAT lecturer Ruth Stevenson explores calls for a more radical and joined-up approach to food, water and energy, and finds that many of her students are already pioneering this approach.
Continue reading “Taking up the nexus challenge”
With fossil fuels still providing most of the UK’s electricity mix, should we all be aiming to go off-grid? CAT Information Officer Mim Davies explores the issues.
Continue reading “On-grid or off-grid? Which is greener?”
This week CAT’s Paul Allen is in Ireland presenting zero carbon scenarios as part of the Convergence Festival. Here he reports from Cloughjordan Ecovillage in Tipperary, where he began his whistle-stop tour.
Continue reading “Convergence 2017: Zero Carbon Britain goes to Ireland”
CAT’s Paul Allen joined the International Network For Sustainable Energy (INFORSE) in Denmark to share the latest Zero Carbon Britain research on a global platform. The 25th anniversary meeting brings together organisations from across the world to explore the transition to sustainable energy, community power and the development of new initiatives and projects.
Continue reading “Sharing zero carbon solutions worldwide”
How three people are shaping a more sustainable world, in their own words…
Continue reading “Zero Carbon Britain: Stories for Change – part 2”
How three people are shaping a more sustainable world, in their own words
Continue reading “Zero Carbon Britain: Stories for Change”
Imagine a world where we have broken our ties with fossil fuels… Our towns and cities are awash with innovative practical projects that are rebuilding our relationship with food, energy, transport and buildings, openly supported by the wider economic and political systems. Such innovation has unleashed all kinds of co-benefits, from cleaner air to better diets, more jobs and income arising across the local area.
Continue reading “Carbon lock-in – 10 ways to break the cycle”