On Wednesday 9th October at 7.30pm the IOM Climate Change Coalition are hosting Paul Allen of the Centre for Alternative Technology at Loch Prom Church. He will be presenting the results of their ongoing research.
Making Zero Carbon Isle of Man a reality?
How do we wean ourselves off fossil fuels and make the vision of zero carbon a reality?
On Wed 9th October we have the opportunity to find out. Paul Allen of the Zero Carbon Britain project will be giving a presentation at Loch Promenade Church in Douglas, hosted by the Isle of Man Climate Change Coalition (IOM CCC). Paul's talk starts at 7.30pm, and is free / by donation. The talk is titled 'Zero Carbon Britain – rising to the climate emergency'.
During his visit, Paul will also be making a presentation to members of Tynwald at the invitation of Minister Geoffrey Boot; and will be the guest of an event for 6th formers.
We're very pleased that Paul has accepted our invitation to speak. He is interested in what can be done here, as we have a fairly small population and manageable size, big potential offshore renewable energy, we make our own laws, and own most of our own infrastructure. This means we have much more freedom to act quickly than most places of a similar size.
Since 2007 the Zero Carbon Britain project has been working on how Britain can phase out the need to burn fossil fuels, using existing technologies. They bring a positive, practical, evidence-based, and solutions-focused approach to acting on the climate challenge.
Zero Carbon Britain modelling shows that ‘we can deliver a modern lifestyle, create employment, help reduce poverty, improve our wellbeing, and ensure that the future we leave for our children and generations to come is safe and sustainable.’'
Since the IPCC report was released a year ago, Zero Carbon Britain have been inundated with requests from local and regional governments for help with drawing up climate action plans. Paul has also been extremely busy with speaking engagements: at energy conferences, the Welsh Assembly, UK Parliament, and UN climate conferences.
Paul has worked with renewable energy for 30 years, developing a wide range of systems, including solar medical systems for use overseas.
To find out more, see Zero Carbon Britain
www.zerocarbonbritain.org and the Isle of Man Climate Change Coalition Facebook page www.facebook.com/iomclimatechangecoalition/