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UK commits to net zero by 2050 – CAT response

Responding to the announcement of the UK’s commitment to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is calling for the creation of a…

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Eye in the Sky

An innovative new project combining state-of-the-art monitoring methods with citizen science will provide a  picture of the changing landscape of ‘Living Wales’, helping improve environmental decision making. Brook Woodman reports.

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Natural Urbanism

In the second in our series on sustainable cities, Paul Chatterton looks at how designers are connecting to and learning from the natural world, helping transform the relationship between urban dwellers…

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Seismic shift in the climate movement

Paul Allen outlines a week’s travel amongst the growing wave of organisations that are speaking from the heart, accepting that past goals are now history and planning for a Zero…

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Make do and mend

With so many products pre-programmed to fail and difficult to fix, it’s little wonder that so many items end up on the scrapheap, but a growing global movement aims to…

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CAT Conference 2019

Fear is paralysing – hope is energising Tanya Hawkes invites you to come and inspire action on climate change with us at the 2019 CAT Conference in September.

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Pathways to Farming – strengthening the local food economy

One year into the Pathways to Farming project, Coordinator Katie Hastings gives a run down on the work being done to strengthen the local food economy in Machynlleth. When we…

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The Time is Now: join us to demand climate action

CAT is supporting ‘The Time is Now’ – a mass lobby around Parliament on 26th June to call for urgent action on climate change. Read on to find out more…

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How many wind turbines do we need to get to zero carbon?

How many wind turbines do we need to get to zero carbon? CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain research has been quoted recently as finding that we’d need wind turbines ‘covering an…

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