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The escalating energy bills and conflict in Ukraine are creating a big threat to climate change action. Instead of doubling down and powering up the move to clean energy, there’s a threat that the UK government may turn to increased oil and gas production and fracking. This would create more greenhouse gases when we’ve been…

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Watch a successful lobbying story, the CCL way, as experienced by CCL Canada. Cathy Orlando takes us through the ups and downs of climate change lobbying – from a disinterested government, to the introduction of carbon pricing the climate income way, to a supreme court challenge – and two elections! This talk and discussion was…

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Exciting times for the climate in November – it’s COP26 in Glasgow and, thanks to the ZeroC petition, MPs will debate carbon pricing in parliament on Monday 1st November. We need you to write to your MP, today, asking them to take part and to voice support for Climate Income which now has support across…

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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…