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Politics in the real world is hard. As an international organisation working to influence politicians and policy makers across the globe Citizens’ Climate Lobby understand the pressures, even in countries where Climate Income is established like Canada and Switzerland. It is not our place to discuss and speculate on the decision of Labour to drop…

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Yesterday the Climate Change Committee released its summary of the implications of the Cop28 outcome for the UK. The CCC warns that the government’s “mixed messages” did damage its reputation on the world stage and decarbonisation progress beyond electricity generation is lagging. Non energy generation emissions must quadruple to meet the UK’s target under the…

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Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has written an article in Business Green (paywall), (summary in Carbon Brief) about the pointlessness of the Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill. She points out that annual licensing rounds can and already do happen, so no new legislation is needed; it is just “a political stunt that will harm the UK’s…

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Happy New Year – for inspiration and encouragement for the new year look no further than this extract from the CCI review of 2023 (actions where CCL UK was involved in bold). As we look back on 2023, the hottest year in recorded history, we see the undeniable impact of climate change being felt by…

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Ben Askell’s final Reith Lecture on ‘Our Democratic Future’, called for a truly democratic responses to the problem of climate change and emphasised the need for a  fair, redistributive carbon tax. (Extract below, note that Ben Askell is citing the earliest examples of CI implementation which have been more widely analysed in the academic literature).…

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Announcement from the Treasury and Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP……. The UK is to implement a new import carbon pricing mechanism by 2027 to support the decarbonisation drive. (The EU is introducing its CBAM in 2026). imports of iron, steel, aluminium, ceramics and cement from overseas will face a comparable carbon price to those goods…

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13/12/2023 — The following is a statement from Citizens’ Climate International Executive Director Joe Robertson about the recently-completed COP28 climate conference in Dubai. The agreement reached at COP28, which recommends “transitioning away from fossil fuels,” is an historic breakthrough, acknowledging for the first time that we cannot maintain a liveable world unless we stop burning…

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6th December 2023

Catch up on CCI at COP28

Delegates from Citizens’ Climate International (CCI) are active at COP28…….’As we near the end of Week 1 of the COP28, there is consensus that ambition needs to rise quickly. Accelerated timelines & mobilization of expanded funds for transformational climate action are key’# # https://www.citizensclimateintl.news/p/shifting-incentives-making-risk-and CCI is inviting us to catch up with what’s happening on a…

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Back in October 131 companies, worth a combined $1 trillion in revenue, joined in the Fossil to Clean campaign, sending a letter to urge the heads of state attending COP28 to commit to a full phase-out of unabated fossil fuels, a tripling of renewable energy and a doubling in the pace of energy efficiency reforms…………