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Future plans for CAT discussed with Craig Williams MP

Future plans for CAT discussed with Craig Williams MP


Home » Future plans for CAT discussed with Craig Williams MP

Member of Parliament for Montgomeryshire, Craig William today visited the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) to learn more about CAT’s future development plans and discuss the increasing demand for CAT’s environmental education and training provision.

Craig Williams MP’s visit to CAT comes during the week when leaders from the world’s seven largest economies meet at the G7 Summit in Cornwall to discuss the Covid-19 recovery and climate change.

Speaking after the visit, CAT Chief Executive Peter Tyldesley said: “The past two years have seen a rapid escalation in awareness of climate change. We welcome this opportunity to discuss with Craig Williams MP, our expertise on how to reach zero carbon emissions and our five-year plan. For decades the Centre for Alternative Technology has been innovating and training people how to create a more sustainable world while living in harmony with people and nature. We’re looking forward to working with a wide range of stakeholders on developing the Centre over the next few years.

As we plan our recovery from the Covid crisis, we must keep our sights firmly set on preventing the even more damaging, and irreversible, climate and biodiversity crises. In building resilience to these multiple emergencies, we can create a million green jobs, tackle fuel poverty and improve health and wellbeing.”

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is an internationally renowned environmental charity, a world-leading eco centre, and one of the foremost providers of postgraduate environmental education in the UK. In addition to attracting visitors and groups to the local area, CAT is one of the largest employers in the Dyfi Valley and contributes around £1.5m to the local economy each year through wages and use of local suppliers.

During the visit, Craig Williams MP heard about major redevelopment plans for CAT’s visitor centre, and discussed how these could help to build a Zero Carbon Mid Wales.

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