A collection of Welsh scientists, engineers, architects, researchers and business people are coming to the U.S. to have a dialogue about transitioning to a world with zero global warming causing emissions. The conference is a part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2009 and it is sponsored by the Centre for Alternative Technology. It will take place June 25th and 26th at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History's Baird Auditorium and entrance is free.Says CAT:
The Convergence on Zero is a conference that brings together the leading environmental thinkers and doers from Wales, the United Kingdom, to share their work with the United States. For two days at the end of June, this team of scientists, engineers, architects, researchers and business innovators will open an honest and frank debate on climate change, energy security and sustainable economics. They will frame the discussion with the latest climate science and focus on the practical solutions in technology, design and human behaviour that we have at our disposal in this time of great change.
The conference will feature Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change author Sir John Houghton (IPCC - 1st & 2nd Assessments); Colin Hines (The Green New Deal); and Paul Allen (Zero Carbon Britain). Its intent is to show "how we can to roll out solutions at a pace capable of delivering energy security, economic recovery and the greenhouse gas reductions so urgently demanded by our science."
Wales has set a goal of a 90% reduction in climate warming emissions and clean energy is written into its constitution. Clearly, we have a lot to learn from the Welsh. The first 100 people to register for the conference will receive the Centre for Alternative Technology's Zero Carbon Britain report.
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