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13th October 2019

CCL UK needs volunteers

Doing local and individual actions are great – and the foundation of CCL. But to give CCL real backbone, we need people working at a national level to support our members. Could you get involved? The more people get involved, the more we can spread out the work and the more effective we are at…

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The president-elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and Frans Timmermans, soon to be the new climate chief, have both spoken in favour of introducing a carbon tax on the EU’s borders in order to level the playing field for European businesses and also to encourage other regions to take stronger action on…

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Our latest campaign is really simple – click, sign and share:climateincome.org CCL EU has set up a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ask the European Commission to implement carbon fee and dividend across its member states. When enough people have signed, the European Commission is required to investigate and, if possible, make it legislation. If…

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Stephen Fitzpatrick, founder of Ovo Energy, has launched a campaign called ZeroC, a campaign to shift the world to a zero carbon future, calling for a General Carbon Charge, one which would account for carbon pollution within the price of goods and return the money raised to citizens in the form of a “carbon dividend”…

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We’ll be giving an introduction to fee and dividend, with the opportunity for questions and some discussion, and then we’ll look at how we can lobby our London MPs, Assembly Members, Mayor and others. With climate change now very much on the agenda this is the perfect time to push for viable policy solutions. Targets…

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CCL member Gareth Ackland has had his letter published in New Scientist: Debora MacKenzie is right to flag up the fear of higher environmental taxes, which could only make life disproportionately harder for the poor (Partition Mentality, 25 May, page 23). It may indeed fuel populism and nourish the idea that environmentalists are part of…

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The Time is Now
25th June 2019

Mass Lobby day

The Time is Now Are you attending the Mass Lobby Day, The Time is Now, 26 June 2019? Please can you talk to your MP about carbon fee and dividend? The Government is currently consulting on carbon pricing – in other words, the best way to make fossil fuels more expensive than clean energy. Please…

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21st June 2019

Show your stripes

Today, 21st June, is #ShowYourStripes day. These stripes, which show a colour for the average temperature of each year, blue for a cool year, red for a warm year, were invented by Ed Hawkins, climate scientist at the University of Reading, and though they’ve been around for a while, they’ve recently taken off on Twitter.

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On 11 June 2019, UK PM Theresa May declared Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions would be achieved in the UK by 2050. What does this mean for the climate and climate change? Here’s a presentation given at our June monthly meeting by CCL UK steering group member, Louisa Davison. All the links to the press…