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Dave Waltham COP26
17th September 2021

September meeting Tues 21st

It’s only six weeks until COP26 – the postponed 2020 UN conference on climate change in Glasgow. The chips are down to reduce emissions and save our liveable climate. Of course there are all sorts of ways reduce emissions, but cutting out greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels will do a big chunk of…

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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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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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Logo of Zero Carbon
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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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?