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6th December 2023

Catch up on CCI at COP28

Delegates from Citizens’ Climate International (CCI) are active at COP28…….’As we near the end of Week 1 of the COP28, there is consensus that ambition needs to rise quickly. Accelerated timelines & mobilization of expanded funds for transformational climate action are key’# # https://www.citizensclimateintl.news/p/shifting-incentives-making-risk-and CCI is inviting us to catch up with what’s happening on a…

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Back in October 131 companies, worth a combined $1 trillion in revenue, joined in the Fossil to Clean campaign, sending a letter to urge the heads of state attending COP28 to commit to a full phase-out of unabated fossil fuels, a tripling of renewable energy and a doubling in the pace of energy efficiency reforms…………

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At the November CCL UK national meeting we had an informative talk by Molly Scott Cato, the Green Party’s Finance and Economic spokesperson. Molly explained the background to the Green Party’s carbon pricing policy, which currently comes closest to the Climate Income policy advocated by Citizens’ Climate Lobby UK.* Molly explained that the EU would…

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On Tuesday 21st November CCI presented the latest Talanoa Dialogue on financial flows. Joe Robertson, Executive Director of CCI clarified what we are up against…..  In 1992 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change called for preventing dangerous human caused interference with the climate system, and in 2023 we are living with that dangerous…

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Over the past 6 months Oxfam, The Guardian, Stockholm Environment Institute et al have been working on a report, Climate Equality: A planet for the 99%. The report details how the richest 1% emit more carbon than the poorest 66%. Not only do their transport, heating, air conditioning and doomsday bunker choices emit tonnes more…

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In May this year Citizens’ Climate International (CCI) Activists from all over the world submitted ‘Talanoa Dialogue’ videos on the topic of climate ambition. You can watch the compilation video on the CCI website here, it includes a short extract from the UK video, written and presented by Dave Waltham at 2.50. This autumn the…

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Talofa lava! Today, government leaders, climate advocates, and civil society will gather in the Cook Islands for the 52nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting. The weight of the climate crisis—a stark reality for the Pacific—hangs heavy in the air. For decades, we have stood witness to its unyielding force, and our collective response can be nothing…

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The Women’s Institute is a uniquely trusted organisation and on the 17th October, I was fortunate to attend the WI Climate Conference 2023. Held in Westminster it attracted an impressive programme of speakers, opening with Theresa May, followed by Alok Sharma, and Ed Milliband. Panels included Chris Skidmore and representatives from the Grantham Institute, Green…