Tag: Climate Change

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Overall, the political parties in the UK seem to favour a combination of legislation and funding. We pick out the stuff CCL members can build on to push for a climate income (or carbon fee and dividend/CF&D). Green Party of England and Wales They have had carbon fee and dividend as part of their policy…

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In order to get Climate Income (the new name for Carbon Fee & Dividend) at the forefront of the climate debate we need to ask questions at our local hustings. Never been? Don’t worry – anyone can go if you are in that constituency – it’s your democratic right! We’ve compiled some tips and suggested…

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Respond to the Government consultation on the best way to tax fossil fuels The Government is currently consulting on carbon pricing, in other words, the best way to price the burning of fossil fuels out of our economy. The more emails they receive by 11th July, the more likely they are to take notice What…

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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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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…

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Louisa Davison writes about the first UK conference, 16 March 2019, Swindon. Many people concerned – angry – about climate change ask themselves: “Is there any point talking to my MP? Will the Government do anything about this catastrophic problem facing our species and our world? Won’t they just do whatever they want to do…

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This week (27/28 Nov 2018) I attended two conferences in London: the New Zealand High Commission event on the Impact of Climate Change in the Pacific and the Conservative Environment Network (CEN) Net Zero conference. I was photographed with Michael Liebreich, one of the panel members on shipping at the CEN conference (above). A heartfelt video…

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We have twelve years to bring down greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. It is the biggest threat to our world and our species. We think the best way to do this is to tax fossil fuels at source and give the money back to citizens, in a dividend. And you can help create the…

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Extinction Rebellion
24th November 2018

Rebel Alliance?

Did a shaft of light just break through the media eclipse of Brexit? A brief moment when Earth’s destruction became a mere 12 stories behind the flimsiest thoughts of newly-promoted Tory cannon-fodder? Yes. I hope you caught it. Credit for this brief anomaly goes to Extinction Rebellion (XR), a new civil disobedience outfit responsible for…