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The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report, Environmental Tax Measures, published today, is savage in its condemnation of the failure of the Government to align its environmental ambitions with the means to achieve them through its fiscal policy: Tax is an important instrument for pursuing government’s environmental goals, particularly getting to net zero…

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As Kevin Frea, the speaker at last month’s national meeting told us, we need to seize the opportunity offered by these elections to tell our local representatives about Climate Income and gain their support for this brilliant policy. Climate Change is set to be on the agenda; the Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey, for…

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11th April 2021

Time to Push BCAs?

BCAs are currently quite a hot topic. The Sun recently reported that UK Secretary of State for International Trade (Liz Truss) will promote them at the G7 meeting in June. BCAs are also a key component of the EU’s “Green New Deal” and may well be introduced by the EU from the start of 2023.…

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I became interested in joining Citizens Climate Lobby after attending an excellent presentation on Climate Income (CF & D) in Devizes from CCL activist Dave Waltham in 2019. After Dave’s talk I decided that the best way to get CCL’s message across to our top politicians was to contact my local MP, who is obliged…

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If we still had Mark Carney as the Governor of the Bank of England we might have been looking forward to a COP 26 where the UK delegation steers the world away from climate change disaster. The UK would be encouraging other countries to follow its example by adopting CF&D and Border Carbon Adjustments. I…

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Our speaker at the March meeting was Kevin Frea, who is a Deputy leader of Lancaster City Council, Council Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency and Rural Affairs and founder of Climate Emergency UK. Kevin pointed out that while 3/4 of UK councils have declared a climate emergency and 126 councils have set a target to…

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It seems to me that the recent polar vortex is convincing many more people in the US about the urgent need to combat climate change. People are also encouraged by the pro-free market/carbon pricing approach argued for in the recent books by Bill Gates and Michael Mann. Hopefully we will be seeing far more Republicans…

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A gender equality charity reported recently its research on the representation of women in parliament. Only one third of MPs are women with only three female cabinet ministers. The reasons for this are many and varied, such as sexism or an absence of maternity or compassionate leave and sexism, but one stands out as something…

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A climate summit can be a great way of bringing local environmental groups together to show the strength of feeling for climate change action – as Wiltshire found out, we are stronger together. It can also be a platform to raise awareness of Climate Income and collate views for your MP to feed back into…