Tag: Climate emergency

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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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Last year Rob Paton and Citizens:MK succeeded in gaining unaminous support for Climate Income from Milton Keynes Council. Rob then went on to write about the campaign in the national Quaker magazine, The Friend. Rob has now succeeded in getting a full article published which he has given me permission to reproduce here. I attended…

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What a month this is turning out to be! The  Austrian coalition government is planning a Carbon fee and dividend tax, the Guardian has reported a large survey by Demos which shows more support than expected for more carbon taxation in the UK and the Royal Society of Arts is supporting a ‘carbon dividend’ as…

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According to Associated Press (AP), Austria will introduce Climate Income from July 2022. The initial carbon price will be €30 per tonne of CO2 rising to €55 per tonne in 2025. The dividend will be €100 per person per year with children receiving a half dividend. AP also report that there will be some regional…

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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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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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About a fortnight ago we reported the success of the Citizen:mk campaign to ask Milton Keynes Council to commend a national policy based on Carbon Fee & Dividend (passed unaminously on July 14th). The CCL member who master minded the campaign, Rob Paton, is also a Member of Milton Keynes Quakers and has succeeded in…

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Back in May one of our members, Rob Paton, wrote about submitting a motion to Milton Keynes Council that: Within three months of taking office as Council Leader, will you commit to seeking all-party support for a Council resolution that commends a national policy based on Carbon Fee & Dividend; and meeting with us to discuss appropriate wording for this?  We…

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Speaker Kevin Frea (Climate Emergency UK), Tuesday 16th March, 8pm With local elections coming up, how do we engage local councillors in climate action? Some have asked: should we focus our action on local councils? Although MPs directly have influence on national policy (and we are asking for a national policy on greenhouse gas emissions)…