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Find out about our impact, reach, and successes in our latest Annual Review.

CAT Annual Review 2021-2022 

“For nearly 50 years, CAT has focused on solutions to environmental issues – ways of living without fossil fuels, ways of being that can protect and enhance the natural world. From low-impact building and renewable energy to sustainable food production and social change, CAT helps people see what’s possible and gives them the tools to help make change happen.” Sally Carr, Chair of Trustees

In 2021-22, we scaled up our work to reach new audiences and share the sustainable solutions we so desperately need.

  • We built on our work supporting councils, communities and organisations through our Zero Carbon Britain Hub and Innovation Lab, including the launch of a free online resource hub and new courses for local authorities.
  • We welcomed over 250 new students to the CAT Graduate School of the Environment, continuing to adapt delivery to suit evolving Covid-19 guidelines. We also refreshed our range of postgraduate courses.
  • We developed a new Retrofit Masterclass to build knowledge and expertise within the building industry, helping to bridge the sustainable skills gap.
  • We secured funding for a new partnership project providing sustainable skills training, supporting green jobs, and increasing understanding and knowledge of environmental solutions.
  • Throughout the year, we ran events and courses online and at CAT to help a wide range of people build their sustainability skills.
  • And, as ever, the CAT eco centre invited thousands of visitors to explore solutions.

We also began creating plans for a major step-change to allow us reach many more people with skills and knowledge to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergency.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make this work possible – we couldn’t do any of it without you.

This Annual Review covers the year 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022 and includes some of our highlights, key moments and stories from the CAT community.


CAT’s work to inspire, inform and enable humanity to respond to the climate and biodiversity emergency relies on the support of people like you.