05 November | Cynnal Coffee Club: Greening the Screen with Clwstwr

05 November | Cynnal Coffee Club: Greening the Screen with Clwstwr

How can we reach net zero carbon emissions and a more sustainable future? 

11:00 – 12:30 on Zoom

This is the first event planned in this series and spaces are limited, however if you have a specific interest in Greening the Screen sector please get in contact coffee@cynnalcymru.com

Greening the Screen will explore how the screen industry in Wales can reach net zero carbon emissions. Bringing together Cynnal Cymru Members including Clwstwr, ARUP and BiPVco and hearing from leading practitioners including Joio Productions and Cardiff Animation Festival; we will be exploring how the screen industries in Wales are responding to these challenges and how might we share the learning and enable exciting new collaborations across sectors.

Why it matters

Last month, BFI, Albert and ARUP launched ‘A Screen New Deal – a route map to sustainable film production’. Examining the systemic changes needed within film production in order to reduce its carbon emissions as well opportunities and models that can be adopted to put it on a trajectory to reach net zero carbon emissions and a more sustainable future. 

“Data analysed shows that the average tentpole film generates 2,840 tonnes of CO2e, the equivalent of 11 one-way trips from the Earth to the moon.” 

The report highlights five key areas of opportunity for transformation, providing a strategic route map to achieve this goal: 

Production materials

Energy and water

Studio buildings and facilities

Studio sites and locations

Production planning

We will be inviting our guest speakers to set the scene, before inviting everyone to have their say on the challenges and opportunities they face now and in the futureThe aim of the event is to connect Cynnal Cymru cross sector members and strategic organisations to Clwstwr and the screen industry, looking for innovative sustainable solutions.


About Clwstwr

Here in South Wales, Clwstwr is providing Research & Development (R&D) support to the screen industry to build a connected, enabling, ambitious ecosystem in South Wales which challenges, disrupts and progresses. To survive and thrive, the screen and news sectors need to do new things in new ways.  


About BIPVco and MIPV

BIPVco is a Newport based manufacturer of innovative and leading edge building integrated photovoltaic systems.  BIPVco is committed to factory incorporation of PV functionality to the building fabric to drive quality, value, holistic / aesthetic  integration and superior performance. Collaborating with major building envelope substrate and component manufacturers, BIPVco is able to offer sympathetically integrated solar powered roof and wall solutions for residential, institutional and industrial buildings. The products are ideally suited for the UK climate with excellent low light performance. The adopted thin film technology also has the advantage of being light weight, flexible and able to take the building form. It also has inbuilt design features to avoid disproportionate loss of power under partial shading. Turning buildings into power stations without making them look like one.

MIPV is a Newport based manufacturer of thin film flexible solar panels specifically sized to suit a range of mobile applications ranging from leisure vehicles such caravans, motorhomes and boats, service vehicles such as ambulances, police cars and vans to transport fleets including trucks, vans and refrigerated containers. The light weight flexible modules can be easily integrated onto the body of the vehicle without spoiling the aerodynamic characteristics of the vehicle nor adding significant weight. The highly efficient modules can provide trickle charge, eliminate idling times (and associated pollution), provide cooling function to refrigerated vehicles and enhance mpg by reducing alternator load or extend battery range of EV vehicles. The uniqueness of the MIPV technology is that unlike conventional crystalline cells, the flexible thin film solar cells do not crack and fail prematurely in dynamic mobile applications.


Cynnal Coffee Club is a series of online conversations to share learning and explore positive actions we can take forward to ensure a more resilient and sustainable future.

Co-hosted with our Members, Coffee Club aims to explore a variety of topics through informal discussions and debate.

If you would like to join a conversation or support our work in any way, please get in touch at coffee@cynnalcymru.com


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