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I have rather belatedly succumbed to subscribing to Carbon Brief Daily (weekly is also an option) it is a very useful and free way to find out what is been reported about climate policy……. Carbon Brief is a UK based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. We specialise…

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CCL UK welcomes our government’s recent commitment to cut carbon emissions by 68 percent by 2030.  This is a bold and achievable target, especially in the light of equivalent commitments by other industrialised nations. The climate emergency is becoming more urgent by the day and we hope to see yet bolder commitments, in future, from…

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1st November 2020

The Zero-Carbon Commission

The Zero Carbon Campaign (ZCC) is about as different from CCL as two organisations, with similar aims and acronyms, can get. Both organisations campaign for carbon pricing and both organisations have concluded that a carbon-dividend is vital to ensure fairness and effectiveness. But CCL is a grass-roots band of citizens whilst ZCC was set up…

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Making fossil fuels more expensive can look like a difficult and unpopular decision for the government to have to make, but it will be necessary if we are to get rid of the worst offenders of greenhouse gas emissions and fix climate chaos. At our September 2020 monthly online meeting, Josh Burke (London School of…

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Ambrose Pritchard, writing in The Telegraph criticises the proposed Democrat Green Deal as being a dirigiste policy with an ulterior motive of ‘fuelling’ the trade war with China. He gives a very cogent explanation of the mechanics of carbon fee and dividend and why he prefers this market led method of carbon pricing. He also…

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A hot tip from a fellow member of the CCL UK Media Team gave me the hook to write a letter about Climate Income that has been published in last Sunday’s Observer (26th July).The trigger was an interview in the fashion section of the magazine with the supermodel and activist Lily Cole, whose book Who…

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CCL UK volunteer Peter reports from the CCL EU February lobbying days: Lobbying. That’s for the professionals in suits, right? Regular citizens write letters and perhaps, if they are lucky, meet their MP? After two days of lobbying Members of the European Parliament (MEP) in Brussels I can now say: Not quite so. Lobbying MEPs…