Tag: Carbon Tax

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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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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…

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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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At the end of July, on the same day that it reported on the Government granting over 100 new North Sea oil and gas licences, Carbon Brief Daily reported on the Financial Times front page article titled..”Britain makes it cheaper to pollute by watering down carbon market scheme”…….“Whitehall recently quietly announced changes to the UK’s…