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Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has written an article in Business Green (paywall), (summary in Carbon Brief) about the pointlessness of the Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill. She points out that annual licensing rounds can and already do happen, so no new legislation is needed; it is just “a political stunt that will harm the UK’s…

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Happy New Year – for inspiration and encouragement for the new year look no further than this extract from the CCI review of 2023 (actions where CCL UK was involved in bold). As we look back on 2023, the hottest year in recorded history, we see the undeniable impact of climate change being felt by…

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21st December 2023

What happened at COP28?

This is an extract from the slideshow delivered by Cathy Orlando, CCI program director on the 20th December 2023 giving the CCI analysis of the outcome of COP28. The worst case scenario – that fossil fuels would get a free pass and the pledge to work to keep temperature rises within 1.5 Celsius would be…

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13/12/2023 — The following is a statement from Citizens’ Climate International Executive Director Joe Robertson about the recently-completed COP28 climate conference in Dubai. The agreement reached at COP28, which recommends “transitioning away from fossil fuels,” is an historic breakthrough, acknowledging for the first time that we cannot maintain a liveable world unless we stop burning…

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6th December 2023

Catch up on CCI at COP28

Delegates from Citizens’ Climate International (CCI) are active at COP28…….’As we near the end of Week 1 of the COP28, there is consensus that ambition needs to rise quickly. Accelerated timelines & mobilization of expanded funds for transformational climate action are key’# # https://www.citizensclimateintl.news/p/shifting-incentives-making-risk-and CCI is inviting us to catch up with what’s happening on a…

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On Tuesday 21st November CCI presented the latest Talanoa Dialogue on financial flows. Joe Robertson, Executive Director of CCI clarified what we are up against…..  In 1992 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change called for preventing dangerous human caused interference with the climate system, and in 2023 we are living with that dangerous…

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In May this year Citizens’ Climate International (CCI) Activists from all over the world submitted ‘Talanoa Dialogue’ videos on the topic of climate ambition. You can watch the compilation video on the CCI website here, it includes a short extract from the UK video, written and presented by Dave Waltham at 2.50. This autumn the…

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Citizens’ Climate International Press release: SEPT. 29, 2023 — Citizens’ Climate International welcomes the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would place a steadily rising fee on the carbon content of fossil fuels and return revenue from the fee to households.  The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, introduced by Rep.…

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The IMF, Carbon Pricing and Explicit and Implicit Fossil Fuels Subsidies Here are two terms that anyone who wants to preserve a stable climate needs to know: explicit fossil fuel subsidies and implicit fossil fuel subsidies. Explicit fossil fuel subsidies from governments directly reduce the price of fossil fuels, thus making it attractive to investors…