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Making fossil fuels more expensive can look like a difficult and unpopular decision for the government to have to make, but it will be necessary if we are to get rid of the worst offenders of greenhouse gas emissions and fix climate chaos. At our September 2020 monthly online meeting, Josh Burke (London School of…

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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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This would replace the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS), which we’re due to leave at the end of this year when the transition period ends. Full details can be found on the government website.

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The first thing that came to mind when I heard Claire O’Neill (formerly Perry, formerly my MP and formerly the minister for clean energy) had been dumped as president for this year’s crunch UN conference on climate change in Glasgow (COP26) was they couldn’t cope with a ballsy woman. Or should I say a titsy woman?

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There have been reports of the government considering cutting air passenger duty in the wake of the Flybe bailout. Air passenger duty (APD) is not a carbon tax as such, since it’s not levied on the aircraft fuel burnt but rather on each passenger on a flight departing from a UK airport, except for flights…

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Actions and notes after the national meeting, 19 Nov 2019 Climate Income It was agreed to rebrand carbon fee and dividend to climate income with the following guidelines:- Keep CF&D as the policy name when talking to policy makers. They understand and appreciate that we have one name for promotion and the official name which…

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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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But then, we don’t really talk to them. Some of us do though. It’s very easy now with social media. You can even tweet animated gifs at your MP. There are plenty to choose from, but it might be better to DM them, or email them. If you really want to go overboard, you can…