Rising to the climate challenge can create positive change in other ways, including producing opportunities for meaningful employment in a low carbon economy. Paul Allen invites you to join him at two upcoming events exploring what a just transition to a zero carbon future could look like.
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Landowners and farmers considering how best to protect their businesses from the impact of Brexit are being urged to attend the Energy Now Expo on 7th and 8th February to find out how renewable energy could help.
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A Somerset village is aiming to become Zero Carbon by 2045. Sonya Bedford, vice-chair of Green Wedmore, outlines the thinking behind the project.
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CAT has been invited to set the scene for the first ever conference of Zero West.
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Dreaming of a Zero Carbon Christmas? Paul Allen has been exploring the possibilities with a group of visionaries at London’s Young Vic Theatre.
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The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) will today host a visit from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office, Lord Nick Bourne to discuss UK action on climate change.
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Paul Allen reports from the final day of the COP23 UN climate talks.
As this year’s COP23 international climate talks finally draw to a close, I would like to offer a brief overview of some of the highs and lows of the past two weeks.
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As the big hitters from governments around the world start to arrive at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Paul Allen looks at Germany’s record on climate change and explores what more could be done.
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As week two at COP23 begins, new leadership becomes ever more vital – Paul Allen reports from Bonn.
My second week at the COP23 UN climate talks has now begun. This is normally the time when the deeper negotiations begin. This has become increasingly urgent – this morning the Global Carbon Project revealed that, after three years of levelling off, humanity’s global carbon emissions are on the rise again.
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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?”