A Plan for A Carbon-Neutral UK

<em>Worldchanging</em> takes a look at a new report that plots out a plan to create a carbon-neutral United Kingdom by 2030.
June 22, 2010, 11am PDT | Nate Berg
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The report is zerocarbonbritain2030 (ZCB2030), from Centre for Alternative Technology. Though the report highlight possible ways forward, it leaves out consideration of many urban issues like planning and infrastructure.

"ZCB2030 is a well-researched, well-written, and well-designed report on a set of possible pathways to a zero carbon Britain by 2030 (The goal, though bold, is not unique: Alex Steffen called for a very similar position for Seattle, a target which the Seattle City Council has included in their legislative priorities this year; and a variety of other nations and cities are approaching the same target, from Copenhagen to New Zealand). In 384 pages, CAT presents a comprehensive look at the kind of systemic changes needed to achieve dramatic emissions reduction in just 20 years in such areas as farming, energy generation, building codes, transportation planning, and economic frameworks. This report truly addresses the scope, scale and speed of the climate crisis and the solutions needed to create a bright green future."

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Published on Friday, June 18, 2010 in WorldChanging
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