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The Time is Now
25th June 2019

Mass Lobby day

The Time is Now Are you attending the Mass Lobby Day, The Time is Now, 26 June 2019? Please can you talk to your MP about carbon fee and dividend? The Government is currently consulting on carbon pricing – in other words, the best way to make fossil fuels more expensive than clean energy. Please…

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UK climate stripes
21st June 2019

Show your stripes

Today, 21st June, is #ShowYourStripes day. These stripes, which show a colour for the average temperature of each year, blue for a cool year, red for a warm year, were invented by Ed Hawkins, climate scientist at the University of Reading, and though they’ve been around for a while, they’ve recently taken off on Twitter.

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On 11 June 2019, UK PM Theresa May declared Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions would be achieved in the UK by 2050. What does this mean for the climate and climate change? Here’s a presentation given at our June monthly meeting by CCL UK steering group member, Louisa Davison. All the links to the press…

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European Commissioners
24th May 2019

May news

Here’s all the stuff discussed at the last monthly online UK meeting (21 May 2019): Starting or nurturing a group A brief training session by Gina, Judy and Louisa. Click here for the guidance notes and lots of useful links (Word doc in Google drive). What’s the difference between carbon fee and dividend and the…

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That’s the title of Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s proposed European Citizens’ Initiative to the European Commission (pictured) that we’ve just learnt has been accepted. Their press release states: Today the European Commission decided to register 4 new European Citizens’ Initiatives: ‘The fast, fair and effective solution to climate change’, ‘Ending the aviation fuel tax exemption in…

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Carbon fee and dividend illustration by Mini Grey
25th April 2019

CCL UK news round up

We had a very well-attended online meeting on Tuesday 23rd May 2019 and lots of things were shared and discussed. Next online meeting Tuesday May 21st 2019, 8pm, via Zoom – click this link just before the meeting begins – https://zoom.us/j/343351338 Topic: starting or reinvigorating a local group Summary (Anything you want to add to…

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Climate Museum Throughout the conference this Saturday 16th March (from 10am-4pm) the Climate Museum will be in the main body of the National Self-Build Centre. The first rule of Climate Museum is talk about Climate Change! Climate Museum is a pop-up museum of ‘loose parts’ – props and curious objects, infographics, games, activities and a library…

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Fiddlers Ferry Power Station, Widnes by Alan Godfree
27th February 2019

Latest carbon pricing news

A House of Lords sub-committee (recording above) grilled Rt Hon Claire Perry MP (Devizes) Constituency, Robert Jenrick MP (Newark) and the Treasury on plans for carbon pricing, post-Brexit, on 27 Feb 2018. If we have it right, here’s the Government’s position: – they are committed to tackling climate change regardless of status in EU. – to…