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The IPCC calls for Transformational Adaptation in every community. Now let’s get on with the job.

By Ranyl Rhydwen and Kit Jones Headlines from the IPCC report released today are echoing around the world; climate change is real and affecting all areas of the globe.  If we fail to rise to the challenge the IPCC is clear about the consequences: food and fresh water supply will be threatened, ecosystems will be disrupted, there will be more extreme weather events and health problems will increase. In the context of inequality, climate change will exacerbate poverty, malnutrition... Read More ››

Most deprived areas three times more likely to have been flooded than most well-off – Oxfam GB

A report out by Oxfam this week highlights why it is so important to have a strategy for adaptation to climate change that takes inequality into account and seeks to protect the most vulnerable.  The most deprived English neighbourhoods have been 3.5 times more vulnerable to flooding than the most well-off over the past quarter of a century, Oxfam revealed this week as it calls on governments to take stronger action to protect poor people from climate change. The... Read More ››

Britain’s first ‘fracking village’ shows how to make Zero Carbon Britain a reality

Last year, Balcombe hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Targeted to be first in a new wave of oil and gas drilling, the sleepy West Sussex village found itself in the eye of the national storm surrounding the push for fracking in the UK. This year will be different. Keen to see a positive, practical response to the divisive fracking debate, residents have set up a clean-energy co-op called REPOWERBalcombe. The goal: build enough community-owned solar power... Read More ››

Student Blog: Wonderful weeks of wind in wet west Wales!

A bit late I know, but better late than never I guess?? A couple of weeks ago I was back at CAT For the second week of the REBE wind power module. This covers large scale commercial wind development, rather than the smaller scale wind module that I will be attending later this year. The two weeks have been thoroughly enjoyable and extremely interesting. Before the course, wind power was my main interest, alongside hydro, so I had been... Read More ››

4th International Hemp and Lime Conference

CAT will be hosting the 4th International Hemp Building Symposium on the 9th 10th April. The venue for the symposium is on of the most ambitious hemp and lime buildings in the UK, the WISE building at CAT. The two day event promises to be a most inspiring experience with talks from leading experts and builders in the industry divulging into discussions about the future of hemp industries. Hemp itself is crop useful in adapting to climate change and can be... Read More ››

Help us ensure adapting to climate change doesn’t make the problem worse

Changing Planet The other morning I cycled past a beautiful ancient oak tree, ripped from the earth in last month’s violent storms. The newspapers have been full of images of devastation from the flooded Somerset Levels. Overseas, we’ve seen extreme snow in the US, bushfires in Australia and a tropical cyclone killing 5,700 people in the Philippines. Finally, people all over the world are waking up to the probability that climate change isn’t some abstract future threat: it is... Read More ››

Could you be our next Media and Marketing Volunteer?

We have a position available to join CAT’s vibrant media and marketing department. It is a chance to develop a broad range of skills including writing, film making, photography, social media, interviewing, research and marketing skills. Robyn is just coming to the end of her placement, so what has her experience been like?  Scroll down for more details and to apply.  I’ve been working in the media and marketing department for 5 months and the time has unfortunately come... Read More ››

Starting a career in renewable energy

Dan Halahan, a graduate from the MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment course at CAT, tells about how he completed his MSc alongside getting a job working for DULAS, a local engineering firm that started as a spin-off from CAT. Dan examining a PV panel on the solar roof at CAT After finishing a BSc in Physics, I looked to pursue my interest in renewable technology. I volunteered for 6 months in the engineering department at CAT with... Read More ››

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    These sort of blogs is really informative for students who wanted to know about those past events that took place. This would help them a lot particularly in knowing some of those information that they might apply into their studies.

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