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CCL Canada activists are currently having to campaign hard against the claims of opposition supporters that carbon pricing is hurting citizens, even though the rebate more than covers the rising costs for most income groups. Here’s the CCL Canada Press Release and a statement from Canadian Economists which supports the continuation of the Greenhouse Gas…

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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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At the November CCL UK national meeting we had an informative talk by Molly Scott Cato, the Green Party’s Finance and Economic spokesperson. Molly explained the background to the Green Party’s carbon pricing policy, which currently comes closest to the Climate Income policy advocated by Citizens’ Climate Lobby UK.* Molly explained that the EU would…

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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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Over the past 6 months Oxfam, The Guardian, Stockholm Environment Institute et al have been working on a report, Climate Equality: A planet for the 99%. The report details how the richest 1% emit more carbon than the poorest 66%. Not only do their transport, heating, air conditioning and doomsday bunker choices emit tonnes more…

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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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Yesterday the Prime Minister was forced to react to a leak and bring forward a speech about his more ‘pragmatic’ approach to Net Zero. A lot of ink has been spilled over the speech and there are extensive minute by minute reports of the speech and this morning’s R4 Today programme interview in the Guardian…