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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…

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Overall, the political parties in the UK seem to favour a combination of legislation and funding. We pick out the stuff CCL members can build on to push for a climate income (or carbon fee and dividend/CF&D). Green Party of England and Wales They have had carbon fee and dividend as part of their policy…

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Actions and notes after the national meeting, 19 Nov 2019 Climate Income It was agreed to rebrand carbon fee and dividend to climate income with the following guidelines:- Keep CF&D as the policy name when talking to policy makers. They understand and appreciate that we have one name for promotion and the official name which…

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In order to get Climate Income (the new name for Carbon Fee & Dividend) at the forefront of the climate debate we need to ask questions at our local hustings. Never been? Don’t worry – anyone can go if you are in that constituency – it’s your democratic right! We’ve compiled some tips and suggested…

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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…