Carbon fee and dividend

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Exciting times for the climate in November – it’s COP26 in Glasgow and, thanks to the ZeroC petition, MPs will debate carbon pricing in parliament on Monday 1st November. We need you to write to your MP, today, asking them to take part and to voice support for Climate Income which now has support across…

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What a month this is turning out to be! The  Austrian coalition government is planning a Carbon fee and dividend tax, the Guardian has reported a large survey by Demos which shows more support than expected for more carbon taxation in the UK and the Royal Society of Arts is supporting a ‘carbon dividend’ as…

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According to Associated Press (AP), Austria will introduce Climate Income from July 2022. The initial carbon price will be €30 per tonne of CO2 rising to €55 per tonne in 2025. The dividend will be €100 per person per year with children receiving a half dividend. AP also report that there will be some regional…

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I was made aware of the motion that went through Milton Keynes council by a mentor of mine, Jake Chapman, and immediately saw the importance of the Climate Fee and Dividend system. For too long, corporate giants have exploited our political and economic systems, citing the mantra of growth, while devastating ecosystems and communities alike.…

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Please note that these essays are not the official view of CCL UK but of some of our members….. Carbon Fee and Dividend is structured to provide subsidy to ordinary householders as they begin to confront the costs of transitioning to a net zero carbon economy.   In addition, Carbon Fee and Dividend can be expected…

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Many thanks to all the members who responded to our request for comments and articles about the benefits of CF+D in relation to the IPCC report. It’s great to see a variety of points of view (remember they are members views and not official CCL policy). Here are the first 3…… In light of the…

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Alok Sharma, President of COP26, has acknowledged the findings of the newly published  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) report, stating that the world will soon face “catastrophe” from climate breakdown if urgent action is not taken. In the past few months, certain members of the UK Government, including Local Council officials, have seriously been…

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About a fortnight ago we reported the success of the Citizen:mk campaign to ask Milton Keynes Council to commend a national policy based on Carbon Fee & Dividend (passed unaminously on July 14th). The CCL member who master minded the campaign, Rob Paton, is also a Member of Milton Keynes Quakers and has succeeded in…

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Back in May one of our members, Rob Paton, wrote about submitting a motion to Milton Keynes Council that: Within three months of taking office as Council Leader, will you commit to seeking all-party support for a Council resolution that commends a national policy based on Carbon Fee & Dividend; and meeting with us to discuss appropriate wording for this?  We…