Carbon fee and dividend

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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…

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Our latest campaign is really simple – click, sign and share: climateincome.org CCL EU has set up a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ask the European Commission to implement carbon fee and dividend across its member states. When enough people have signed, the European Commission is required to investigate and, if possible, make it legislation.…

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Stephen Fitzpatrick, founder of Ovo Energy, has launched a campaign called ZeroC, a campaign to shift the world to a zero carbon future, calling for a General Carbon Charge, one which would account for carbon pollution within the price of goods and return the money raised to citizens in the form of a “carbon dividend”…

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Respond to the Government consultation on the best way to tax fossil fuels The Government is currently consulting on carbon pricing, in other words, the best way to price the burning of fossil fuels out of our economy. The more emails they receive by 11th July, the more likely they are to take notice What…

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On 11 June 2019, UK PM Theresa May declared Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions would be achieved in the UK by 2050. What does this mean for the climate and climate change? Here’s a presentation given at our June monthly meeting by CCL UK steering group member, Louisa Davison. All the links to the press…

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Why All Ways of Pricing Carbon Are Not The Same… Why do fossil fuels continue to provide most of our energy? The reason is simple. Fossil fuels are the cheapest energy. James Hansen, leading climate scientist and former director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

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British Steel, an icon of the industrial heritage of the very nation that initiated the Industrial Revolution is on the brink of collapse. Its decline since the 1970s has been precipitous and it is now facing the closure of its last plant in Scunthorpe. Carbon taxes have been squarely blamed for driving up costs that…