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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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The Centre for Policy Studies was set up in the 1970s by supporters of Margaret Thatcher such as Sir Keith Joseph. It has remained highly influential amongst Conservative politicians ever since and many UK government policies have started life as proposals from the CPS. So, when we heard that they were investigating carbon pricing, we…

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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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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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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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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…

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In April there was a news report on citizen’s juries which were set up in areas which would be most affected by decarbonisation. Their deliberations fed into a cross party environmental justice commission along with business leaders, union leaders and the Institute for Public Policy Research which produced its report on the 14th July. The…

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby UK statement regarding the Environmental Justice Commission Report July 2021 Citizens’ Climate Lobby welcomes the call for a People’s Dividend, as described in the citizens’ juries report by the cross-party Environmental Justice Commission and reported in The Guardian newspaper. Fairness and the emphasis on nature, green spaces and clean energy are essential…