Tag: Climate Change

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Please note that these essays are not the official view of CCL UK but of some of our members….. Carbon Fee and Dividend is structured to provide subsidy to ordinary householders as they begin to confront the costs of transitioning to a net zero carbon economy.   In addition, Carbon Fee and Dividend can be expected…

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Many thanks to all the members who responded to our request for comments and articles about the benefits of CF+D in relation to the IPCC report. It’s great to see a variety of points of view (remember they are members views and not official CCL policy). Here are the first 3…… In light of the…

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On Saturday 14th August, 11-year-old Jude Courtney-Walker, arrived in Downing Street, having walked the 200 miles from Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, to bring the prime minister a petition about carbon pricing –  Carbon pricing?? Given that relatively few adults – even in government, even now – grasp the real significance of carbon pricing, how did it inspire a boy just…

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CCL does not advocate any particular technology or approach to decarbonising the UK’s economy. We simply propose to make fossil fuels more expensive so that alternatives (from loft-insulation to nuclear fusion) can thrive. So, you may think that this week’s announcement, by the UK government, of a strategy to promote development of hydrogen is not…

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Alok Sharma, President of COP26, has acknowledged the findings of the newly published  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) report, stating that the world will soon face “catastrophe” from climate breakdown if urgent action is not taken. In the past few months, certain members of the UK Government, including Local Council officials, have seriously been…

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Monthly meeting: Tuesday 16th February, 8pm Back in France, in 2018, fed up with the double hit of rising prices and taxes on petrol and diesel, protestors took to the streets. They wore high vis jackets, or gilets jaunes, something which French drivers are required to keep in their vehicles by law, and made international…

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Last year we took part in this, organised by The Climate Coalition. Let’s do it again…online! theclimatecoalition.org/thetimeisnow The Time Is Now: the biggest ever mass lobby for climate, nature and people. 12,000 people from all walks of life travelled to Westminster in 2019 to talk to their MPs about how the UK needs to tackle…

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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…