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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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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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Wiltshire CCL member Jane Renwick recently realised that a hallowed broadcasting institution which likes to think it is ‘cutting edge’ could do with shaking up when it comes to the most important issue of our time! …..My grasp of CF&D is pretty akin to my knowledge of plumbing: I have a gist of an idea…

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Our monthly national meeting, a few days ago, focussed on the question of what CCL-UK should be doing in the few weeks between now and COP26. We were fortunate to have Joe Robertson (who will lead the International CCL delegation at COP) on the call to give us his opinions on the matter. I think…

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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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Dave Waltham COP26
17th September 2021

September meeting Tues 21st

It’s only six weeks until COP26 – the postponed 2020 UN conference on climate change in Glasgow. The chips are down to reduce emissions and save our liveable climate. Of course there are all sorts of ways reduce emissions, but cutting out greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels will do a big chunk of…

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On Saturday 14th August, 11-year-old Jude Courtney-Walker, arrived in Downing Street, having walked the 200 miles from Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, to bring the prime minister a petition about carbon pricing –  Carbon pricing?? Given that relatively few adults – even in government, even now – grasp the real significance of carbon pricing, how did it inspire a boy just…

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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…