Universities of Cardiff, Manchester York – CAST

The Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) is exploring how society can live differently – and better – in ways that address climate change. Led by Cardiff University, CAST is a collaboration between Cardiff, Manchester, York, East Anglia, Bath, and Utrecht Universities, and the charity Climate Outreach. Its research looks at the social transformations needed for low-carbon living, such as what we eat, how we use resources, our reliance on cars, expectations around aviation, and how we heat and cool homes. It also highlights the positive benefits of these changes in other areas, such as health and wellbeing, and how these can underpin behaviour and policy. While there is now strong international momentum on climate change mitigation, it is clear that critical targets will be missed without fundamental changes to the way we all live. CAST aims to change understanding about how to transform lifestyles and systems of governance for a sustainable, low-carbon future.

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