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.
Continue reading “Campaign zero – feeling the heat at COP23”
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”
Paul Allen has just arrived in Bonn to take CAT’s message to the UN climate change talks. Here he tells us why he’s there and what he hopes the talks will achieve.
Continue reading “Talking climate in Bonn”
After presenting at the Renew Wales Awards last week, Paul Allen is looking forward to a clean, green future for Wales.
Continue reading “Renewed enthusiasm for climate action in Wales”
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?”
Paul Allen reports from his travels around Ireland as part of the innovative Convergence Festival.
Continue reading “Opening conversations around a Zero Carbon Ireland”
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”