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An international conference was held in Rome in July to mark the third anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical, “Laudato si’: On Care for our Common Home.” The two-day conference focused on the theme “Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth.” Pope Francis noted the “increasingly accurate assessments” of the scientific…

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Hi Heidi, I would like to know if you are aware of The Future of Carbon Pricing: Implementing an independent carbon tax with dividends in the UK, the new report by the Policy Exchange, which promotes a populist carbon pollution tax.

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Big step forward in fixing climate change! An exciting report has just been released, recommending ‘an independent carbon tax with dividends’ – which is the Citizens’ Climate Lobby preferred solution to climate change and air pollution. As we understand it, Policy Exchange, widely viewed as Britain’s leading think tank and the author of the report,…

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As the nation that kicked off the industrial revolution and started burning fossil fuels, we have a particular responsibility to lead the world in action to tackle the climate change brought about by the burning of those fossil fuels.

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At a lively meeting of Henley’s CCLUK meeting on June 4th, we discussed how to create media follow-up to our most recent campaign and took up the challenge from the CCL UK ‘mother ship’ to publish in newspapers. We discussed guidance from several sources – the CCL US website, a local business meeting where one of…

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In a speech on 22nd March at the European Commission conference on sustainable finance in Brussels, French President Emmanuel Macron argued for a higher carbon price plus carbon tariffs at Europe’s borders. He said that the successful transition to a low-carbon economy requires financial market reforms to  drive investment into clean technologies. Though this was…

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20th April 2018

Spring newsletter

Happy spring! Our latest plans, campaign, news on local groups and new members. 2018 planning Advisory Group Workday – seven of us met at the end of January to draft the 2018 strategy, and we had a wonderfully productive time. Look out for our next one – if you enjoy the buzz of working at…

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Priti Patel MP, former International Development Secretary, has criticised the big multilateral development banks for refusing to allow UK taxpayers’ money to be used to support energy projects that are not classed as renewable, pointing out that just over a billion people are still without access to electricity. renewables are important, but the reality is…

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Did you know that fossil fuels are still being subsidised by our government with our tax? On June 6th, the G7 – the seven countries who represent half the world’s economic output – will meet in Ottawa. We need to send them a strong message. In 2016 the G7 agreed to phase out fossil fuel…

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The man who showed that black holes give off radiation, now known as Hawking radiation, has died – 55 years after doctors told him he had two years left to live. According to fellow physicist Max Tegmark, having been told he would die young made Stephen Hawking push for actions that would ensure that humanity…