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At Columbia University on the 2nd of December Antonio Guterres gave a hard hitting speech on The State of the Planet, and what nations have to do to avoid climate crisis, poverty and war. This included carbon pricing: Put global finance to work for climate The commitments to net zero emissions are sending a clear…

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The pressure is on….Useful article from The Independent, (15/11/20). Government climate adviser urges Boris Johnson to act now to be ‘credible’ on crisis ‘What we’ll be looking for is firm commitments for immediate action on the central issues which really have to be dealt with at once,’ says Lord Deben Ashley [email protected],Daisy [email protected] Boris Johnson must…

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A article in the Guardian (13/11/20) interviewing Michael Mann (author of the ‘hockey stick study) cites a letter signed by many scientists and activists, including James Hansen, which states that carbon capture technology, derided by many climate activists, has to be part of the solution. The beauty of CF&D, of course is that carbon emitting…

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1st November 2020

The Zero-Carbon Commission

The Zero Carbon Campaign (ZCC) is about as different from CCL as two organisations, with similar aims and acronyms, can get. Both organisations campaign for carbon pricing and both organisations have concluded that a carbon-dividend is vital to ensure fairness and effectiveness. But CCL is a grass-roots band of citizens whilst ZCC was set up…

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On the 21st October Harry Cockburn of the The Independent reported on a conversation with David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg at the virtual Wildscreen Film Festival. Attenborough has recently released A Life on Planet Earth. Sir David Attenborough has said the global focus on the Coronna virus pandemic remains a serious threat to concerted action to tackle…

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Abridged text of an article in yesterday’s Guardian… Boris Johnson will promise to power every home in the UK with offshore wind energy within a decade, pledging to make the coronavirus pandemic a catalyst for green growth. In a speech to the virtual Conservative party conference on Tuesday, he will say that the government will…

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Two years on from Greta Thunberg’s first solo school strike for the climate, in an interview with the Guardian Greta says the world has wasted the time by failing to take the necessary action on the crisis. .. “Looking back [over two years], a lot has happened. Many millions have taken to the streets ……

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Now or never…. 100 prominent international economists have written and signed a hard hitting letter (published on 4th August in the Guardian and elsewhere) arguing that…. From deep-rooted racism to the Covid-19 pandemic, from extreme inequality to ecological collapse, our world is facing dire and deeply interconnected emergencies. But as much as the present moment…

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There are many democractic actions you could take to tackle climate change (CCL believes that democracy is the only way to combat climate change ie the way to achieve consensus on the fairest and most efficient way our society can help reduce global emissions). And taking part in democracy means building a relationship with your…