A Climate Emergency Action Plan
Paul Allen – Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
Tuesday 1st October 2019
St. John’s Methodist Church
St. Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR
Stalls & Refreshments 7pm Talk 7.30pm
Admission Free – Donations invited
“We have the technology to power ourselves with 100% renewable energy, to feed ourselves sustainably and to leave a safe and habitable climate for our children and future generations” Centre for Alternative Technology
Millichap Peace Fund
Hereford Quaker Meeting, Registered charity no 1134528
Why do we need net zero emissions?
The UN Paris Agreement demands that humanity must reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the middle of this century. This is a big shift – current UK climate change targets do not offer a good enough chance of avoiding what is now considered to be extremely dangerous climate change.
The Centre for Alternative Technology’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, solution-focused conversations. It’s integrated approach explores all aspects of climate solutions, 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 world.
Making it happen
Paul Allen – External Relations Officer at the Centre for Alternative Technology and Project Leader for Zero Carbon Britain – will talk about the challenges faced and the solutions available today. Rather than an unresolved technical challenge, it is increasingly accepted that we must overcome a mix of political, cultural and psychological barriers. He will show how we can rapidly reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions to net zero using only current technology, at the speed demanded by current climate science. And how we can do this whilst maintaining a modern standard of living, and meeting our energy demand at all times with 100% renewable UK energy sources.