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Radical action is needed if we are to avoid dangerous climate breakdown. CAT offers practical solutions and hands-on learning to help create a zero carbon world.

New Zero Carbon Britain report out now!

Our latest report shows that we already have the tools and technology needed to get to Zero Carbon.

Zero Carbon Britain course: 4 - 5 December 2019

Gain an in-depth look at our Zero Carbon Britain project and explore the changes needed to rapidly reduce our emissions.

Graduate School - applications now open

Explore sustainability and how you can help create change on one of our postgraduate courses.

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Zero Carbon Britain: Rising to the Climate Emergency

Our latest report, Zero Carbon Britain: Rising to the Climate Emergency, is out now.

Incorporating work from the last 12 years of Zero Carbon Britain research and the latest scientific and technological developments, the report presents a technically feasible scenario showcasing a future Zero Carbon Britain using only proven technology.

Click here to read the report

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There’s so much to see and do at CAT, with hands-on learning for all ages. Visit us to explore all aspects of green living.

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Held during our MSc Students Module week, our Graduate School open days offer an authentic informative taster of what it’s like to learn on our postgraduate sustainability courses and a chance…

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Held during one of our Masters in Architecture module weeks, our Graduate School MArch open day offers an authentic informative taster of what it’s like to study at CAT and provides you…

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Graduate School of the Environment

Gain the knowledge and skills to help address environmental change. CAT’s postgraduate courses are respected across the world, providing a big-picture, integrated approach to sustainability.

Zero Carbon Britain

To tackle climate change, all emissions that can go to zero must go to zero – as rapidly as possible. CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain research shows how this can be done using technology available today.

Educational Trips

Bring your school, college or educational group to CAT and start exploring positive solutions to environmental challenges.
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Short Courses

Gain practical skills and hands-on experience with one of our day, weekend or week-long sustainability courses.
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Latest from the CAT Blog

On the 16th of November CAT welcomed back over forty students from our Graduate School, and their friends and families, to celebrate their graduation. The award ceremony saw graduates pick…

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Free Information Service

Wondering what you can do in your own home to help combat climate change? CAT’s free information service offers independent and impartial advice on a wide range of areas to help you live more sustainably.

Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels

Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels

Generate electricity from the sun. Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels convert sunlight into electricity. You can use the electricity to power domestic appliances, and export excess energy to the grid. This…

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Natural and low impact building materials

Natural and low impact building materials

Our page on low energy buildings talks about the ’embodied energy’ of building materials. This is the energy that was used in extraction, manufacture, and transportation. Another way of assessing…

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Energy saving at home

Energy saving at home

From the very earliest days of CAT we have focused on building and renovating to high levels of insulation, so that we consume less energy. Reducing our energy demand makes…

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