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11th April 2021

Time to Push BCAs?

Border Carbon Adjustments (BCAs) are key to making any form of carbon pricing work. They involve placing tariffs on high-carbon goods imported from nations without carbon pricing and giving tax refunds to UK businesses exporting to such countries. Without such controls, any attempt to reduce UK emissions by carbon pricing simply results in loss of…

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It seems to me that the recent polar vortex is convincing many more people in the US about the urgent need to combat climate change. People are also encouraged by the pro-free market/carbon pricing approach argued for in the recent books by Bill Gates and Michael Mann. Hopefully we will be seeing far more Republicans…

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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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I hope many of you caught the news of top climate scientist, Jim Hansen, and his letter to Boris. I’m reposting it in this blog with Jim’s permission but without further comment except to say that much of the, unreported, segment concerns carbon fee and dividend with CCL-UK being recommended as Boris’s next port of…

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James Hansen has written a letter to Boris, which has been published in an article in the Guardian, ,asking that he set an example to the world at COP 26 by taking the lead on fighting climate change through the implementation of carbon fee and dividend: Why has such a policy not been adopted in…

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20th January 2021

Good COP, Bad COP?

My confident prediction (for the up-coming climate conference, COP26) is that at least one national paper will use the above headline on the last day of the conference on Nov 12th.  If the final outcome is a bit of a fudge then maybe we’ll also get “COP out” whilst, if things go badly, we may…

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24th November 2020

Zero-C launches campaign

SIGN DECLARATION Most people in most countries now accept that climate change is real, dangerous and man-made. Most governments are signed up to the Paris agreement and even the most glaring exception to that is now returning to the fold. And our industries, too, are finally getting a sense of urgency and have plans to…

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This article comes from a centre-right website CapX which… was founded to make the case for popular capitalism: now more than ever, it is vital that the case is made for markets, innovation and competition, and for policies that deliver for the masses as well as the elites. To that end, our team monitors thousands…