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On Wednesday UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made his most hard hitting condemnation of the fossil fuel industry ever. Citing the latest European Commission Copernicus Climate Change Service report showing last month was the hottest May in history, the UN chief said global emissions need to fall nine per cent every year just to keep the…

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A new working paper (i.e. not yet peer reviewed) has been published by The National Bureau of Economic Research (US). Titled “The Macroeconomic Impact of Climate Change: Global vs. Local Temperature”, the paper claims that the macroeconomic damages from climate change have been seriously underestimated and are six times worse than thought. It has been…

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A new Climate Damages Tax report has been published by Stamp out Poverty. The first was published in 2018 before the Loss and Damage Fund was agreed at COP28 which was kick-started by the UAE’s $100 million pledge. By 2 December 2023, a cumulative total of $655.9 million had been pledged to the Loss and…

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CCL Canada activists are currently having to campaign hard against the claims of opposition supporters that carbon pricing is hurting citizens, even though the rebate more than covers the rising costs for most income groups. Here’s the CCL Canada Press Release and a statement from Canadian Economists which supports the continuation of the Greenhouse Gas…

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Politics in the real world is hard. As an international organisation working to influence politicians and policy makers across the globe Citizens’ Climate Lobby understand the pressures, even in countries where Climate Income is established like Canada and Switzerland. It is not our place to discuss and speculate on the decision of Labour to drop…

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Yesterday the Climate Change Committee released its summary of the implications of the Cop28 outcome for the UK. The CCC warns that the government’s “mixed messages” did damage its reputation on the world stage and decarbonisation progress beyond electricity generation is lagging. Non energy generation emissions must quadruple to meet the UK’s target under the…

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Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has written an article in Business Green (paywall), (summary in Carbon Brief) about the pointlessness of the Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill. She points out that annual licensing rounds can and already do happen, so no new legislation is needed; it is just “a political stunt that will harm the UK’s…

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Happy New Year – for inspiration and encouragement for the new year look no further than this extract from the CCI review of 2023 (actions where CCL UK was involved in bold). As we look back on 2023, the hottest year in recorded history, we see the undeniable impact of climate change being felt by…

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Ben Ansell’s final Reith Lecture on ‘Our Democratic Future’, called for a truly democratic responses to the problem of climate change and emphasised the need for a  fair, redistributive carbon tax. (Extract below, note that Ben Ansell is citing the earliest examples of CI implementation which have been more widely analysed in the academic literature).…

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Announcement from the Treasury and Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP……. The UK is to implement a new import carbon pricing mechanism by 2027 to support the decarbonisation drive. (The EU is introducing its CBAM in 2026). imports of iron, steel, aluminium, ceramics and cement from overseas will face a comparable carbon price to those goods…