Cultural Launch – ‘Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen’ – Centre for Alternative Technology

Cultural Launch – ‘Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen’
10th April 2017, 10.30am to 1.30pm
The National Theatre, Dorfman Theatre

You are invited to join groups and individuals from the arts and cultural sectors in
this free, participatory event – exploring what a future Zero Carbon Culture might
look like, and how we can get there.

The UN Paris Agreement recognises that humanity must reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century. This is an ambitious shift, but we have to succeed if we are to avoid dangerous climate change.

We already have the technologies needed to reach zero, yet changing how millions of people live is a very special kind of problem. Rather than an unresolved technical challenge, it is increasingly accepted that we face a mixture of economic, political and cultural barriers.

Our new report, Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen offers a climate tool-kit bringing together insights from psychology, sociology, political science, economics and other social sciences, as well as faith and spiritual practice, arts and culture. Expert views mix with real-life stories of projects that have overcome barriers in innovative ways.

You can download a copy from: http://zerocarbonbritain.com/

The report highlights the vital role of the arts and cultural bodies to help catalyse this transformation.

The arts can communicate and inspire in ways that science, politics, academia, media and other disciplines cannot.

We hope you can join us in exploring the positive, connected approach needed to bring a zero carbon culture to life. The National Theatre has kindly offered to host the event – which will offer key findings from the report, stories from real life projects plus a participatory conversation around how we make it happen.

We recognise your work in this area has already made a valuable contribution, so I do hope that you, or a representative of your group, can join us on the day.

To register visit – https://zcbmakingithappen.eventbrite.co.uk

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