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Climate emergency! Local authorities pledge to act

As CAT’s home town and home county declare climate emergencies, Paul Allen looks at the groundswell of action from towns, cities, counties and regions determined to take action to tackle greenhouse gas emissions.…

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Build a natural house at Build It Live

Join us in Manchester at Build It Live North West on 23-24 February as we demonstrate building a natural house in the ‘Centre for Alternative Technology Demo Zone’. Building demonstrations will be…

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Come and see us at the Energy and Rural Business Show this February

The Energy and Rural Business Show, taking place on 6 and 7 February at Telford International Centre, is an event for farmers and landowners who want to look at options…

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COP24 – we have agreed the rules, now let’s make a plan that works!

The UN climate change talks (COP24) in Poland drew to a close yesterday with the announcement of an agreed set of rules for the Paris climate process. Paul Allen shares his thoughts…

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Meet the Modeller – Interview 1

Following on from the release of the ‘Raising Ambition: Zero Carbon Scenarios from Around the Globe’ report in September 2018, the Zero Carbon Britain team, Paul Allen and Isabel Bottoms, are interviewing some…

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A prescription for the planet

As we approach the next round of UN climate talks*, Paul Allen talks to Professor Kevin Anderson about what the international community must do to prevent climate breakdown. “To genuinely…

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Tenant wanted: must eat grey squirrels

Rumours of strange, unfamiliar creatures in the woods around CAT have caused much excitement over the past few weeks. Woodland Officer Alex Chadwick is hoping a pine marten has come…

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London Climate March: It’s about time – for solutions!

Paul Allen shared CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain solutions with the many hundreds of deeply committed climate active citizens who braved the rain on Saturday the 1st of December to march together…

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Runner bean harvest at CAT growing site

Waste not, want not

In the Welsh seaside town of Aberystwyth, an innovative environmental group has been formed to tackle food waste. CAT graduate Chris Woodfield introduces Aber Food Surplus. Around 1.3 billion tonnes of food…

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