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CCL UK welcomes our government’s recent commitment to cut carbon emissions by 68 percent by 2030.  This is a bold and achievable target, especially in the light of equivalent commitments by other industrialised nations. The climate emergency is becoming more urgent by the day and we hope to see yet bolder commitments, in future, from…

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At Columbia University on the 2nd of December Antonio Guterres gave a hard hitting speech on The State of the Planet, and what nations have to do to avoid climate crisis, poverty and war. This included carbon pricing: Put global finance to work for climate The commitments to net zero emissions are sending a clear…

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Spreading the word about climate change and carbon taxes – with cartoons CCL member Zeeshan Hasan writes about creating successful cartoon for kids…about carbon tax In the beginning of 2016, I was living in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I had been reading books about climate change for a number of years and and had written articles about…

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24th November 2020

Zero-C launches campaign

SIGN DECLARATION Most people in most countries now accept that climate change is real, dangerous and man-made. Most governments are signed up to the Paris agreement and even the most glaring exception to that is now returning to the fold. And our industries, too, are finally getting a sense of urgency and have plans to…

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“If we can get legislators to not oppose us, that would go a long way” – Vince, Enviromentum At the last monthly national meeting, CCL UK and CCL EU received some inspirational training from Vince Schutt from Enviromentum. Vince specialises in motivational interviewing, which allows the legislator (activist, climate change denier, family member) to be…

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The pressure is on….Useful article from The Independent, (15/11/20). Government climate adviser urges Boris Johnson to act now to be ‘credible’ on crisis ‘What we’ll be looking for is firm commitments for immediate action on the central issues which really have to be dealt with at once,’ says Lord Deben Ashley [email protected],Daisy [email protected] Boris Johnson must…

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On the 21st October Harry Cockburn of the The Independent reported on a conversation with David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg at the virtual Wildscreen Film Festival. Attenborough has recently released A Life on Planet Earth. Sir David Attenborough has said the global focus on the Coronna virus pandemic remains a serious threat to concerted action to tackle…

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Abridged text of an article in yesterday’s Guardian… Boris Johnson will promise to power every home in the UK with offshore wind energy within a decade, pledging to make the coronavirus pandemic a catalyst for green growth. In a speech to the virtual Conservative party conference on Tuesday, he will say that the government will…

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Making fossil fuels more expensive can look like a difficult and unpopular decision for the government to have to make, but it will be necessary if we are to get rid of the worst offenders of greenhouse gas emissions and fix climate chaos. At our September 2020 monthly online meeting, Josh Burke (London School of…