Zero Carbon Britain: Live online

14marAll Day15Virtual EventZero Carbon Britain: Live onlineOnline Zero Carbon Britain course exploring climate solutions OrganiserCentre for Alternative TechnologyOnline(All Day)(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWorkshop & TrainingThemeEnergy & Renewables,Food & Agriculture,Governance & Just Transition,Nature & Biodiversity,Transport & Infrastructure

Event Details

Working with a range of local Councils, we have developed a two day, interactive, online course offering an in-depth look at CAT’s flagship research project, Zero Carbon Britain. Connect with a network of others working and studying in the field and explore the radical changes needed to rise to the climate challenge.

Free places available

We’re offering a limited number of free places to our Zero Carbon Britain: Live online course to help support those that would be otherwise unable to attend.

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Key information

  • Duration: various sessions over two days
  • Upcoming dates:
    • 14 & 15 March 2023
  • Start and finish times: Day 1 – 09:30 (meeting open from 09:15) to 17:00 (offline task from 13.00 to 16.00), Day 2 – 09:30 to 17:00
  • Fees: £75
  • Includes: tuition, question and answer sessions, online course materials
  • Terms and conditions

What you will learn

CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain project offers the hard data and confidence required for visualising a future where we have risen to the demands of climate science. It helps to reduce fear and misunderstandings and open new, positive, solutions-focused conversations.

The new report published in 2019, Zero Carbon Britain: Rising to the Climate Emergency, incorporates the very latest developments in science and technology to show that we can create a zero carbon Britain using only proven technology.

During this two day course you will explore all aspects of climate solutions and scenarios presented in the research. Live lectures will cover a range of topics from renewable energy and energy efficiency to diets and land-use, looking at how these can work together to help us build a zero carbon future. Online workshops will enable discussion and debate among participants on catalysing action across all areas of society.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • How we can provide a reliable energy supply for the UK with 100% renewable energy sources and flexible carbon neutral back up – without fossil fuels, nuclear power, or gambling on the promise of future technology.
  • How we can grow the vast majority of the food we need for a healthy, low carbon diet, and manage our land to capture carbon, nurture biodiversity and increase the health and resilience of our ecosystems.
  • How we can deliver a modern lifestyle, create employment, improve our wellbeing, and ensure that the future we leave for our children and generations to come is safe and sustainable.
  • Understanding key barriers to change, and how we can overcome them – offering a range of other benefits in the process.
  • How research can be used to support councils in developing climate emergency action plans.

The live, interactive nature of this course will offer a rich online learning experience. To get the most out of the course, we suggest you:

  1. Download the Zero Carbon Britain; Rising to the climate emergency, and read (at least) the 8-page executive summary and explore chapters relevant to your areas of work / expertise.
  2. Make a note of key questions, reflections and ideas for going forwards.

Meet your tutors

Paul Allen

Paul is Knowledge and Outreach Coordinator for Zero Carbon Britain. He has been a member of the Wales Science Advisory Council (2010), board member of the International Forum for Sustainable Energy (2008) and a Climate Change Commissioner for Wales (2007). He holds an Honours degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and has been at CAT since 1988.



March 14 (Tuesday) - 15 (Wednesday)(GMT+00:00)