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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…

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Two years on from Greta Thunberg’s first solo school strike for the climate, in an interview with the Guardian Greta says the world has wasted the time by failing to take the necessary action on the crisis. .. “Looking back [over two years], a lot has happened. Many millions have taken to the streets ……

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Now or never…. 100 prominent international economists have written and signed a hard hitting letter (published on 4th August in the Guardian and elsewhere) arguing that…. From deep-rooted racism to the Covid-19 pandemic, from extreme inequality to ecological collapse, our world is facing dire and deeply interconnected emergencies. But as much as the present moment…

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At the moment the Government’s Recovery Plans are on the front pages, if you were unable to do so during the Time is Now lobby why not  take this opportunity to email your MP to ask why the Government doesn’t want to adopt CF and D when it can see the benefits (see news June…

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Ed Hopkins on his Zoom call
6th July 2020

How to use the media

Ed Hopkins, from Dark Green PR, shared how CCL UK can use the national media to increase awareness of climate income and support its lobbying of MPs. Click for the video recording from the last monthly meeting (available until 20 July 2020). Here is the recording of the chat. There were no slides so it…