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European Commissioners
24th May 2019

May news

Here’s all the stuff discussed at the last monthly online UK meeting (21 May 2019): Starting or nurturing a group A brief training session by Gina, Judy and Louisa. Click here for the guidance notes and lots of useful links (Word doc in Google drive). What’s the difference between carbon fee and dividend and the…

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That’s the title of Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s proposed European Citizens’ Initiative to the European Commission (pictured) that we’ve just learnt has been accepted. Their press release states: Today the European Commission decided to register 4 new European Citizens’ Initiatives: ‘The fast, fair and effective solution to climate change’, ‘Ending the aviation fuel tax exemption in…

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Carbon fee and dividend illustration by Mini Grey
25th April 2019

CCL UK news round up

We had a very well-attended online meeting on Tuesday 23rd May 2019 and lots of things were shared and discussed. Next online meeting Tuesday May 21st 2019, 8pm, via Zoom – click this link just before the meeting begins – https://zoom.us/j/343351338 Topic: starting or reinvigorating a local group Summary (Anything you want to add to…

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Climate Museum Throughout the conference this Saturday 16th March (from 10am-4pm) the Climate Museum will be in the main body of the National Self-Build Centre. The first rule of Climate Museum is talk about Climate Change! Climate Museum is a pop-up museum of ‘loose parts’ – props and curious objects, infographics, games, activities and a library…

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Fiddlers Ferry Power Station, Widnes by Alan Godfree
27th February 2019

Latest carbon pricing news

A House of Lords sub-committee (recording above) grilled Rt Hon Claire Perry MP (Devizes) Constituency, Robert Jenrick MP (Newark) and the Treasury on plans for carbon pricing, post-Brexit, on 27 Feb 2018. If we have it right, here’s the Government’s position: – they are committed to tackling climate change regardless of status in EU. – to…

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Louisa Davison writes about the first UK conference, 16 March 2019, Swindon. Many people concerned – angry – about climate change ask themselves: “Is there any point talking to my MP? Will the Government do anything about this catastrophic problem facing our species and our world? Won’t they just do whatever they want to do…

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World Youth Day 2019
29th January 2019

CCL World News

Ireland is seriously considering carbon fee and dividend, as reported by CCL group leaders today, 29 January 2019. “Ireland is one of the worst emissions offenders but we are pushing on an open door,” said Graham Caswell, CCL Ireland’s Leader. “It’s crunch time”. Nigeria may also be looking at carbon pricing as well. CCL Nigeria…

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We have twelve years to bring down greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. It is the biggest threat to our world and our species. We think the best way to do this is to tax fossil fuels at source and give the money back to citizens, in a dividend. And you can help create the…