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Our monthly national meeting, a few days ago, focussed on the question of what CCL-UK should be doing in the few weeks between now and COP26. We were fortunate to have Joe Robertson (who will lead the International CCL delegation at COP) on the call to give us his opinions on the matter. I think…

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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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On Saturday 14th August, 11-year-old Jude Courtney-Walker, arrived in Downing Street, having walked the 200 miles from Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, to bring the prime minister a petition about carbon pricing –  Carbon pricing?? Given that relatively few adults – even in government, even now – grasp the real significance of carbon pricing, how did it inspire a boy just…

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CCL does not advocate any particular technology or approach to decarbonising the UK’s economy. We simply propose to make fossil fuels more expensive so that alternatives (from loft-insulation to nuclear fusion) can thrive. So, you may think that this week’s announcement, by the UK government, of a strategy to promote development of hydrogen is not…

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Alok Sharma, President of COP26, has acknowledged the findings of the newly published  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) report, stating that the world will soon face “catastrophe” from climate breakdown if urgent action is not taken. In the past few months, certain members of the UK Government, including Local Council officials, have seriously been…

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About a fortnight ago we reported the success of the Citizen:mk campaign to ask Milton Keynes Council to commend a national policy based on Carbon Fee & Dividend (passed unaminously on July 14th). The CCL member who master minded the campaign, Rob Paton, is also a Member of Milton Keynes Quakers and has succeeded in…

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Back in May one of our members, Rob Paton, wrote about submitting a motion to Milton Keynes Council that: Within three months of taking office as Council Leader, will you commit to seeking all-party support for a Council resolution that commends a national policy based on Carbon Fee & Dividend; and meeting with us to discuss appropriate wording for this?  We…

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby UK statement regarding the Environmental Justice Commission Report July 2021 Citizens’ Climate Lobby welcomes the call for a People’s Dividend, as described in the citizens’ juries report by the cross-party Environmental Justice Commission and reported in The Guardian newspaper. Fairness and the emphasis on nature, green spaces and clean energy are essential…

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On Saturday G20 finance ministers endorsed carbon pricing for the first time as part of the tool bag needed to reduce emissions. Such tools include investing in sustainable infrastructure and new technologies to promote decarbonization and clean energy, “including the rationalisation and phasing-out of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption and, if appropriate, the…

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby UK strongly support the Government proposal to offset green energy bills with payouts as reported in The Times today. Boris Johnson has pledged to reach net zero without disproportionately imposing higher costs on customers. Earlier this week he had told MPS that…‘We’ve got to make sure that when we embark on this…