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Launch Night - Zero Carbon Liverpool- Musical Presentation

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Launch Night: Zero Carbon Liverpool
Making it Happen

“The Extraordinary Story of Human Beings, Energy & Happiness”
Big bang to big oil & beyond – This important story can open new conversations around how we think about our world and ourselves

Storytelling: Paul Allen http://zerocarbonbritain.com
Live piano: Lola Perrin www.lolaperrin.com

This is a spoken word story-telling, accompanied with live piano and visuals. The performance will last about an hour.

7pm doors
730 intro to Zero Carbon Liverpool project and presentation
745-9 - Musical presentation
9-930- responses, reflections, questions

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.

Following the recent launch of the new report Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen, Liverpool Community Renewables (LCR) and the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), are collaborating and co-creating a series of events in Liverpool.
This is a Big Lottery Funded project.

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

Together we want to explore what a zero carbon Liverpool would look and feel like, and together, how do we make it happen.

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.

The launch of the project is a cultural event looking at the story of humans and energy, this will be followed by two workshops on the 18th and 20th May (details below)

“The Extraordinary Story of Human Beings, Energy & Happiness”

As we go about our everyday lives, our current relationship with the energy, used to deliver many of the things that shape our lives and make us happy, is only the most recent chapter in a very long story. The global climate agreement forged at the UN Summit in Paris recognises that we must now make some hard choices around this relationship between human beings, energy and happiness; so, taking this long view may offer us some useful perspectives…

This story, told through amazing still and moving images plus archive footage takes us from the birth of the sun to the present day. The wider historical context can help us better understand and today’s energy-extreme lifestyles, seeing them not as a natural evolution of human development, or even well intentioned progress gone slightly astray, but rather a deliberate re-manufacturing of both our external (physical) landscapes and our internal (psychological) landscapes.

Engaging with this story can open new conversations around how we think about our world and ourselves, and get us thinking about the positive solutions to visualise what it might be like to live and love in a Zero Carbon Liverpool!

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About the Zero Carbon Liverpool project :

Climate change is a “civilizational wake-up call . . . telling us we need to evolve”. But change isn’t happening fast enough

Following UN ‘Paris Agreement’ coming into international law on the 4th November 2016, and the subsequent COP22 conference in Marrakech, there is recognition that countries such as the UK must legislate and plan for net zero emissions. To meet this challenge, developed countries like the UK and key cities like Liverpool must show leadership and become zero carbon before 2050. However, this has yet to filter down to civil society, the business community and local government.

Liverpool Community Renewables (LCR) and the Centre for Alernative Technology (CAT) (funded by Awards for All), have created the Zero Carbon Liverpool project to start a conversation about how a major city like Liverpool can make it happen, with the emphasis on how we make it happen, not just talking about it.

In the ZCB report “Rethinking the Future” the research demonstrated how Britain could become net zero carbon, using current technology, and that such a transition offers many positive co-benefits for society, the environment and the economy.

The rapid zero carbon transition demanded by the urgency of the climate science requires a great many changes to how we live, challenging what we currently think of as normal. This project aims to begin a process to bring to life ZCB on a city scale and stimulate economic and political debate around achieving zero emissions in Liverpool, with citizens and key stakeholders thinking in a new way to help build consensus on action

Today ‘zero carbon’ is the mainstream view in high-level policy forums such as the IPCC. LCR and CAT want to make it mainstream in Liverpool.

Supported and funded by the Big Lottery
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