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11th April 2021

Time to Push BCAs?

Border Carbon Adjustments (BCAs) are key to making any form of carbon pricing work. They involve placing tariffs on high-carbon goods imported from nations without carbon pricing and giving tax refunds to UK businesses exporting to such countries. Without such controls, any attempt to reduce UK emissions by carbon pricing simply results in loss of…

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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…

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When the Devizes CCL group arranged a meeting with our new MP Danny Kruger in early 2020 he admitted that he was no expert on the issue of climate change and had no particular opinion on it but he was willing to learn more….. We were not disheartened and did our research on Danny’s concerns…

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14th February 2021

CCL-UK Launches Helpdesk

Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash It takes courage to write a letter to your MP (or any of the many other people we lobby in CCL) and we’re incredibly proud of all of those members who have done so. Every letter makes a difference! But once you’ve made that first contact you may find,…