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Last October we submitted a CCL response to a consultation on Carbon Border Adjustments instigated by the House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee. They received 27 such submissions from organisations from the TUC to the WWF and even HM Treasury. The resulting report was released today and, I’m glad to say, it has many excellent…

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The escalating energy bills and conflict in Ukraine are creating a big threat to climate change action. Instead of doubling down and powering up the move to clean energy, there’s a threat that the UK government may turn to increased oil and gas production and fracking. This would create more greenhouse gases when we’ve been…

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It’s hard to stay optimistic in the face of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). So Charles Hodgson, with many volunteers, has produced a graphic book set in a future where we have solved the problem of climate change, thanks to the IPCC report. Because IPCC is a project of the…

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Watch a successful lobbying story, the CCL way, as experienced by CCL Canada. Cathy Orlando takes us through the ups and downs of climate change lobbying – from a disinterested government, to the introduction of carbon pricing the climate income way, to a supreme court challenge – and two elections! This talk and discussion was…

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On Tuesday 11th January the Centre for Policy Studies produced a report entitled ‘Levelling-Up and Zeroing In’   This report discusses how to create the right business and fiscal environment for levelling up and decarbonising our economy. The regions targeted in the levelling up agenda also happen to be the regions with the highest GHG…

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The fuel price crisis is a very real problem for our country. It could however be a springboard for a thorough overhaul of the energy system. The government could use the opportunity to follow the example of other European countries currently implementing Climate Income, as it had considered last year. The impact of the likely…

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Chris Stark,Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, tweeted this this morning…So, in light of the Glasgow Climate Pact, we recommend that the Treasury reviews the role of the tax system in delivering Net Zero, including how higher and more consistent carbon prices can be achieved across the economy. What more can we say!

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James Collis and Dave Waltham COP26
15th November 2021

Was COP26 a success?

Was COP26 a success? Ask me again in a few years.   As expected, the COP failed to produce adequate finance for developing nations whilst the combined emissions pledges of the world’s governments do not, yet, come near to the cuts required to avoid catastrophic climate change. However, the “Paris Rulebook” was completed which means that…