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Victoria Gill, BBC journalist and TED speaker, took us through the conservation of the achoque, a type of axolotl or salamander, unique to Lake Patzcuaro, Mexico, in the May monthly meeting. The lake is clogged with pollution and the achoque is not doing well, however, the Sisters of the Immaculate Health, a local order of…

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Back in March (pre-CV), BBC journalist, Victoria Gill, gave a fascinating and uplifting TED talk. The subject was the potential extinction of the Mexican axolotl, a type of salamander. To save the axolotl, the scientists had to work with a local order of nuns, a lesson on the role of humility and lack of hubris.…

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Already the UK Government is trying to save jobs and extending benefits to ensure non-keyworkers stay where they need to be during the Coronavirus crisis – at home. But what if you feel you are falling through the cracks? Or that you don’t feel the Government is doing enough for our health and health service?…

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Tuesday 17th March: The speaker for March online monthly meeting is Sarah Robinson from Hope for the Future, an organisation which specialises in training people to work with their MPs on climate change. Suitable for beginners to the experienced, Sarah will focus on the current political landscape. In particular, she will show how we can…

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There are many democractic actions you could take to tackle climate change (CCL believes that democracy is the only way to combat climate change ie the way to achieve consensus on the fairest and most efficient way our society can help reduce global emissions). And taking part in democracy means building a relationship with your…

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CCL UK volunteer Peter reports from the CCL EU February lobbying days: Lobbying. That’s for the professionals in suits, right? Regular citizens write letters and perhaps, if they are lucky, meet their MP? After two days of lobbying Members of the European Parliament (MEP) in Brussels I can now say: Not quite so. Lobbying MEPs…

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14th February 2020

Monthly meeting 18th Feb

We’re attracting many new members each month so now seemed a good time to catch up on a few core CCL things:- 7.30pm – What’s climate income (or carbon fee and dividend)? 8pm – Making friends with your MP 8.30pm – buddying up members and starting a new group Looking forward to seeing you online!…

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Two members of CCL UK will be lobbying MEPs at the European Parliament Brussels in February. Show your support by liking the Facebook page. Despite leaving the EU on the 31st January, British citizens are still able to talk to the EU parliament. The delegates will be two of a dozen lobbying more than 20…

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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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7.30pm-8.30pm – introductory presentation on Citizens’ Climate Lobby 8.30-9pm – CCL update Click this link at the time of the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/466140846* This Tuesday (21 January), the first hour will be given over to an introductory presentation to Citizens’ Climate Lobby. It will be useful for new members, those who want to learn a presentation…