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In The Times online today, front page, an article shows that the Government are looking at a form of Climate Income! We feel this is the moment for Climate Income – show our support in numbers and the Government may follow through on the proposals. Families in Britain would be sent annual payments to offset…

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The CCL Media Team (open to anyone) inspires members to write to newspapers and journals. We alert each other to opportunities and encourage each other’s efforts. It seems to be getting easier to get letters published because of the growing concern about climate change. I wrote a letter in response to the article by Mark…

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As Kevin Frea, the speaker at last month’s national meeting told us, we need to seize the opportunity offered by these elections to tell our local representatives about Climate Income and gain their support for this brilliant policy. Climate Change is set to be on the agenda; the Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey, for…

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11th April 2021

Time to Push BCAs?

BCAs are currently quite a hot topic. The Sun recently reported that UK Secretary of State for International Trade (Liz Truss) will promote them at the G7 meeting in June. BCAs are also a key component of the EU’s “Green New Deal” and may well be introduced by the EU from the start of 2023.…

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I became interested in joining Citizens Climate Lobby after attending an excellent presentation on Climate Income (CF & D) in Devizes from CCL activist Dave Waltham in 2019. After Dave’s talk I decided that the best way to get CCL’s message across to our top politicians was to contact my local MP, who is obliged…

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Speaker Kevin Frea (Climate Emergency UK), Tuesday 16th March, 8pm With local elections coming up, how do we engage local councillors in climate action? Some have asked: should we focus our action on local councils? Although MPs directly have influence on national policy (and we are asking for a national policy on greenhouse gas emissions)…

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A gender equality charity reported recently its research on the representation of women in parliament. Only one third of MPs are women with only three female cabinet ministers. The reasons for this are many and varied, such as sexism or an absence of maternity or compassionate leave and sexism, but one stands out as something…

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When the Devizes CCL group arranged a meeting with our new MP Danny Kruger in early 2020 he admitted that he was no expert on the issue of climate change and had no particular opinion on it but he was willing to learn more….. We were not disheartened and did our research on Danny’s concerns…

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14th February 2021

CCL-UK Launches Helpdesk

Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash It takes courage to write a letter to your MP (or any of the many other people we lobby in CCL) and we’re incredibly proud of all of those members who have done so. Every letter makes a difference! But once you’ve made that first contact you may find,…