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The executive summary of the World Meteorological Organization Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update  makes for sobering reading: WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION  Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update Target years: 2022 and 2022-2026 Executive Summary The Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update is issued annually by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It provides a synthesis of…

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UBI Center is a think tank whose mission is “To make universal basic income the world’s most thoroughly researched economic policy“. They have just published (23rd April) a blog discussing their analysis of carbon pricing with dividends in the UK and the results won’t surprise anyone in CCL. They start by pointing out that the…

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Statement from Joe Robertson, Executive Director, Citizens Climate International, reflecting on Earth Day 2022. This moment is different. What we do now will determine how billions of people live, and how safe they are, decades from now. We are living through a crucial moment on which human history and the health of planetary systems will…

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Fuel Poverty Action campaigns against the shocking levels of fuel poverty in the UK (the highest in Western Europe) and the energy industry policies and failure to adequately improve housing stock which exacerbate fuel poverty. Its latest campaign, #EnergyForAll was reported on by Polly Toynbee in the Guardian on the 21st April.   This is the…

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the body of scientists tasked with reporting to the UNFCCC (that’s the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) every 5 or 6 years. There are three working groups within the IPCC that work on: The science of climate change. What’s happened to the climate and what…

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Last October we submitted a CCL response to a consultation on Carbon Border Adjustments instigated by the House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee. They received 27 such submissions from organisations from the TUC to the WWF and even HM Treasury. The resulting report was released today and, I’m glad to say, it has many excellent…

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The escalating energy bills and conflict in Ukraine are creating a big threat to climate change action. Instead of doubling down and powering up the move to clean energy, there’s a threat that the UK government may turn to increased oil and gas production and fracking. This would create more greenhouse gases when we’ve been…

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It’s hard to stay optimistic in the face of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). So Charles Hodgson, with many volunteers, has produced a graphic book set in a future where we have solved the problem of climate change, thanks to the IPCC report. Because IPCC is a project of the…

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Watch a successful lobbying story, the CCL way, as experienced by CCL Canada. Cathy Orlando takes us through the ups and downs of climate change lobbying – from a disinterested government, to the introduction of carbon pricing the climate income way, to a supreme court challenge – and two elections! This talk and discussion was…