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The government is consulting on how it delivers its net zero target under the changed circumstances of the current global crisis. This consultation will be more important than previously envisaged since acceptance of the High Court ruling that the net zero strategy is unlawful means the strategy will have to be rewritten! We urgently need…

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A Guardian report on the 5th October examines the predictions of a chapter in the current IMF half yearly World Economic Outlook report. It  has a chapter titled Near-Term Macroeconomic Impact of Decarbonization Policies. The chapter models the cost of delaying the tackling of climate change until ‘conditions are right’ and current global inflation has…

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The report titled Empirically grounded technology forecasts and the energy transition derives from a collaboration between the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, the Oxford Martin Programme on the Post-Carbon Transition, the Smith School of Enterprise & Environment at the University of Oxford, and SoDa Labs at Monash University. Professor Doyne…

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was a policy that provided the finance needed to tackle the energy-bill crisis whilst, at the same time, tackling climate change? Well there is, and all it requires is a small change to a policy already implemented and already supported across the political spectrum—we should continue to provide government…

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was a policy that provided the finance needed to tackle the energy-bill crisis whilst, at the same time, tackling climate change? Well there is, and all it requires is a small change to a policy already implemented and already supported across the political spectrum—we should continue to provide government…

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby believes in the art of the possible, we seek a dialogue with whoever holds the reins of government to build political will for a liveable world. Who knows what the next few months may bring, it is possible that we may have a Conservative Prime Minister who will be ideologically opposed to…

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The commitments of COP26 seem to have been forgotten in the rush to approve new oil and gas fields, ostensibly justified by the need for energy security. On June 1st the Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty organisation (FFNPT) published the report Fuelling Failure, How oil, gas and coal are driving climate change and sabotaging the…

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On the 1st June three former UN climate chiefs, Christian Figueres (2010-16), Yvo de Beor (2006-10) and Michael Zammit Cutajar (1991-2002) wrote a joint article in the Guardian. They state that in February the world’s governments endorsed the IPPC report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability and thus the statement that… “The cumulative scientific evidence is…