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I have been a member of CCL for just over a year, having been persuaded by a talk by Prof. David Waltham that this was a group which had an effective and doable solution to climate change and a democratic and sensible way of achieving their goal.  I wasn’t really sure how much the mass…

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When the government declared a climate emergency last year many of us cried Yay!, and Huzzah! and Bravo! and Jolly good show old bean! but then we waited, and we waited, and we waited, and then politics went back to what it was before, which was Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit…

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10th February 2020

Letter to Climate Assembly

Mini Grey wrote an illustrated letter to the experts at the Citizens’ Assembly to ask them to talk about dividends when carbon taxing/pricing was discussed.

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1st February 2020

Car Park Fee and Dividend

While we lobby for a climate income, what can organisations and companies do to trial a carbon fee and dividend?

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The first thing that came to mind when I heard Claire O’Neill (formerly Perry, formerly my MP and formerly the minister for clean energy) had been dumped as president for this year’s crunch UN conference on climate change in Glasgow (COP26) was they couldn’t cope with a ballsy woman. Or should I say a titsy woman?

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The following was first published in Marlborough News Online and is effectively an open letter to the newly elected MP for the Devizes Constituency (which includes Marlborough). The election is over and, given its large majority in parliament, we’re likely to have a Conservative government for the next 5 years. At the same time, serious…

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Under the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), most countries are treaty-bound to avoid “dangerous climate change”. Countries who signed and ratified the 2015 Paris Accord then had to produce nationally defined contributions (NDCs) to meet the decarbonisation targets. As the twenty-fifth annual UN Conference of the Parties (COP) begins in Madrid,…