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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…

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CCL delegates to Brussels Nov 2019
14th February 2020

CCL members to lobby EU

Two members of CCL UK will be lobbying MEPs at the European Parliament Brussels in February. Show your support by liking the Facebook page. Despite leaving the EU on the 31st January, British citizens are still able to talk to the EU parliament. The delegates will be two of a dozen lobbying more than 20…

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Climate change is essentially a problem of injustice. People are not sufficiently aware of this. Worse still, the theme of justice and responsibility is anxiously avoided in the climate debate. And when it is discussed the focus is on individual responsibility, ignoring the fact that there are people in positions of power who bear an…

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The president-elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and Frans Timmermans, soon to be the new climate chief, have both spoken in favour of introducing a carbon tax on the EU’s borders in order to level the playing field for European businesses and also to encourage other regions to take stronger action on…

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Our latest campaign is really simple – click, sign and share: climateincome.org CCL EU has set up a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ask the European Commission to implement carbon fee and dividend across its member states. When enough people have signed, the European Commission is required to investigate and, if possible, make it legislation.…

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The Government has been asking people to submit ideas for what kind of carbon pricing we should put in place when we leave the European Union. At the moment we are part of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and we also have our own carbon tax, the Carbon Price Floor (CPF), that…

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That’s the title of Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s proposed European Citizens’ Initiative to the European Commission (pictured) that we’ve just learnt has been accepted. Their press release states: Today the European Commission decided to register 4 new European Citizens’ Initiatives: ‘The fast, fair and effective solution to climate change’, ‘Ending the aviation fuel tax exemption in…