Carbon fee and dividend

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Ask your MP: “This month, I/we were really pleased to see that the government recognised the ‘merits’ of a carbon fee and dividend in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, crucial in tackling climate change. This was stated by the department of agriculture, environment and rural affairs in an official response to the results of a carbon…

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  Anyone can take part in this consultation, EU and non-EU citizens. Deadline is coming up, though: Tuesday 23rd June. “The European Green Deal aims to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent. To this end, the Commission intends to increase the EU’s 2030 target for greenhouse gas emission reductions to at least -50% and…

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14th February 2020

Monthly meeting 18th Feb

We’re attracting many new members each month so now seemed a good time to catch up on a few core CCL things:- 7.30pm – What’s climate income (or carbon fee and dividend)? 8pm – Making friends with your MP 8.30pm – buddying up members and starting a new group Looking forward to seeing you online!…

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Two members of CCL UK will be lobbying MEPs at the European Parliament Brussels in February. Show your support by liking the Facebook page. Despite leaving the EU on the 31st January, British citizens are still able to talk to the EU parliament. The delegates will be two of a dozen lobbying more than 20…

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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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Overall, the political parties in the UK seem to favour a combination of legislation and funding. We pick out the stuff CCL members can build on to push for a climate income (or carbon fee and dividend/CF&D). Green Party of England and Wales They have had carbon fee and dividend as part of their policy…

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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,…

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Actions and notes after the national meeting, 19 Nov 2019 Climate Income It was agreed to rebrand carbon fee and dividend to climate income with the following guidelines:- Keep CF&D as the policy name when talking to policy makers. They understand and appreciate that we have one name for promotion and the official name which…

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15th October 2019

Why the dividend?

This week, someone wrote to CCL UK, saying they would like to campaign for a carbon tax but wondered if the dividend was the best use of money. This is a great question – why isn’t the money raised used to subsidise, for example, public transport, or house insulation? Here’s a few ideas why and…