An exploration of the Centre for Alternative Technology’s new Zero Carbon Britain 2030, and how to communicate it to accelerate the transition in your local area. The report sets out to raise dialogues over a path by which the vital transition can be achieved – through re-thinking our attitudes and taking an uncompromising new approach to energy we find can deliver well being on a lot less energy, and we can extract the energy we do need from our indigenous renewable energy sources.
For more information see: http://www.zerocarbonbritain.org/
And the CAT Press Release about the report:
CAT to launch Zero Carbon Britain 2030 on June 16th 2010
Zero Carbon Britain 2030 is the Centre for Alternative Technology’s visionary report, grounded in the latest climate science and devised from extensive research by leading experts in climate change. ZCB2030 explores just what it is Britain must do to meet the scale and speed of the challenges defined by the most recent climate science.
Due to be released on the 16th of June this new report follows on from the 1st edition released in 2007. It provides political and economic solutions to the urgent challenges raised by climate science. Paul Allen external relations director at CAT said: “ The climate science demands we must take action to reduce our emissions, the technology says we can, it is now time to say we will.”
ZCB 2030 faces and explores all the different sectors of society that effect our emissions from land use and transport to aviation and imports- showing how we can power down and power up to meet the reduced energy demand.
Sir John Houghton, former chair of the IPCC says of the report: “ The authors of ZCB present a timescale for action that begins now. I commend their imagination with their realism, their integrated view and sense of urgency”
Rob Hopkins from the Transition Town movement commends ZCB 2030 “ It is a move towards entrepreneurship, resilience, connectedness and stability. It offers a return to scale, a bringing home of the impacts of our actions, and a shift to a world that we can hand on to our grandchildren with relief and pride”
More on Zero Carbon Britain 2030 A great many solutions to climate security are the same as solutions to energy security and to long-term economic recovery. A flagship of a new economic approach, ZCB 2030 will show how we can re-focus the ingenuity of the finance sector on the actual challenges at hand. Rather than residing precariously at the end of the peaking pipeline of polluting fossil fuel imports, Britain can head an indigenous renewable energy supply chain powering a lean, re-localised economy. Every field, forest, island, river, coastline, barn or building holds the potential to become an energy and revenue generator, with different technologies appropriate to every scale or location.
Zero Carbon Britain 2030 clearly illustrates how the parallel de-carbonisation and re-vitalisation of the UK economy would work, creating a single document of immediate relevance to policy-makers everywhere.
Zero Carbon Britain 2030 is published by the Centre for Alternative Technology and is available as a free download or 384 page full colour bookpriced £39.95 (ISBN 978 1 902175 61 4). It can be purchased from CAT MailOrder (01654 705959) or from any high street or on line book retailer."
Watch this space for information about the launch Zero Carbon Britain 2030
Audio from the Transition Network Conference is also being posted here: http://transitionradio.posterous.com/
The conference blog is here: http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/conference-2010
And the conference information: http://www.transitionnetwork.org/conference-2010-uk