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CAT Conference 2011

2013 - Zero Carbon Britain: Rethinking the Future

The 2013 conference was based on our latest report – Zero Carbon Britain: Rethinking the Future.

The packed programme began on Friday afternoon. Short environmental films, a talk on the Oral History Project and an ‘open-mic’ night meant that the conference was off to a great start. Saturday’s events continued with an introduction to the report by the primary researchers, followed by film clips from Artist in Residence Joanna Wright, showing how CAT’s work has developed since the 70s. Afternoon workshops allowed delegates to delve deeper into the report; methods for visualising carbon emissions ran alongside discussions on the economics of renewables.

The weekend was not completely focused on Zero Carbon Britain: attendees were invited to give short presentations about their own work and interests. Dan and Jane Fish, for example, showed it’s possible to live carbon neutrally, with photos of their domestic renewables – and the tiny electric car that somehow holds their folding bicycles! James and Tatiana Tanner screened their inspiring short film ‘Tim & Jim Go Green’, which they made as part of a new educational activity for children.

Later there was an opportunity to let loose, with a local ceilidh band performing in WISE. Delegates, staff and local townspeople danced long into the night.

Sunday morning was the time to reflect on things learnt and an opportunity to think ahead. With CAT celebrating its 40th anniversary over the next 18 months, our members and supporters will be hugely important in helping us to frame what we think the future should be.

Use the links below to view some of the presentations, and get in touch if you'd like to know more about the CAT conference.


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