Tag: climate income

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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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Under the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), most countries are treaty-bound to avoid “dangerous climate change”. Countries who signed and ratified the 2015 Paris Accord then had to produce nationally defined contributions (NDCs) to meet the decarbonisation targets. As the twenty-fifth annual UN Conference of the Parties (COP) begins in Madrid,…

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Actions and notes after the national meeting, 19 Nov 2019 Climate Income It was agreed to rebrand carbon fee and dividend to climate income with the following guidelines:- Keep CF&D as the policy name when talking to policy makers. They understand and appreciate that we have one name for promotion and the official name which…

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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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Climate change is essentially a problem of injustice. People are not sufficiently aware of this. Worse still, the theme of justice and responsibility is anxiously avoided in the climate debate. And when it is discussed the focus is on individual responsibility, ignoring the fact that there are people in positions of power who bear an…

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15th October 2019

Why the dividend?

This week, someone wrote to CCL UK, saying they would like to campaign for a carbon tax but wondered if the dividend was the best use of money. This is a great question – why isn’t the money raised used to subsidise, for example, public transport, or house insulation? Here’s a few ideas why and…