CAT Conference 2019

CAT Conference 2019

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Fear is paralysing – hope is energising. Come and inspire action on climate change with us at the 2019 CAT Conference this September.

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This year’s CAT Conference will be different. The findings in the IPCC 1.5 special report last October are forcing us to focus heavily on rapid solutions to climate breakdown. The CAT Conference will meet this challenge by exploring how to help make this a reality in our own communities, organisations, cities, regions and nations.


Since the IPCC report was released, climate change stories have filled the mainstream news – and it’s not good. But the response to this challenge is phenomenal, with children, students and activists across the world demanding system change, and councils and even governments declaring a climate emergency.

But as the scale of the problem becomes better understood it’s more important than ever that we focus on solutions. We have the technology, now it’s time to act!

Key information

  • Dates: 27th – 29th September.
  • Start and finish times: arrivals from 3pm Friday, closes at 2pm Sunday.
  • Conference cost includes: workshops, lecture, buffet meals.
  • Meals are all vegetarian and prepared on site by our cafe staff. Please contact us ahead of time with any dietary requirements.
  • Fees: £200 with shared accommodation or £150 without accommodation.
  • There are a limited number of concession tickets that we can allocate to those who may be struggling to afford to pay – please get in touch for more information.
  • If you would like to extend your stay until Monday with an extra night’s accommodation please get in touch – spaces are limited.

Accommodation information

Accommodation at CAT has now sold out.

Accommodation will be available in the local area, including a campsite (within walking distance) and hotels and B&Bs.

For a good list of local accommodation visit –


Conference details

To contribute to the theme of Inspiring Action, we’ll bring together the work of Zero Carbon Britain, adaptation and scenario planning and practical sessions to explore emergency climate solutions, looking at where we can all make a difference in our communities.

During the conference you’ll get the chance to:

  • Build networks with like-minded people who want to help create real world solutions, gaining a chance to share ideas and expertise;
  • Learn about proven practical solutions from experts at CAT;
  • Discuss ‘How to have difficult conversations about climate change’ with Ro Randall from the Climate Psychology Alliance;
  • Develop your understanding of how we can rapidly transition to a just and zero carbon society as soon as possible;
  • Dance away some of your worries at our ceilidh on the Saturday night.

More details on workshops and speakers to follow.

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