Tag: decarbonisation

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On the 1st June three former UN climate chiefs, Christian Figueres (2010-16), Yvo de Beor (2006-10) and Michael Zammit Cutajar (1991-2002) wrote a joint article in the Guardian. They state that in February the world’s governments endorsed the IPPC report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability and thus the statement that… “The cumulative scientific evidence is…

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Last year the IMF called for a globally applied carbon price floor corresponding to a country’s wealth, with a suggested tariff in 2021 of $75 for the wealthiest countries and $25 for less developed countries. Today in the Times (paywall) Mehreen Khan, the economics editor, makes the case for an effective international carbon pricing system rather…

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Rob Paton updates us on the fantastic progress made by Citizens:mk and its future ambitions to go global, or at least England and Wales! Last September at the Citizens:mk climate assembly, the Bishop of Oxford agreed to a request for a meeting to discuss Climate Income, and whether he might use his position on the…

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Fuel Poverty Action campaigns against the shocking levels of fuel poverty in the UK (the highest in Western Europe) and the energy industry policies and failure to adequately improve housing stock which exacerbate fuel poverty. Its latest campaign, #EnergyForAll was reported on by Polly Toynbee in the Guardian on the 21st April.   This is the…

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The progressive think tank Autonomy, which researches solutions for climate change, the future of work and economic planning published a (very readable) report titled ‘Toll Gates and Money Pumps: Why carbon taxation could be a simple, fair and transformative policy instrument’ on the 21st of March. The report outlines how a globally applied carbon fee…

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On Tuesday 11th January the Centre for Policy Studies produced a report entitled ‘Levelling-Up and Zeroing In’   This report discusses how to create the right business and fiscal environment for levelling up and decarbonising our economy. The regions targeted in the levelling up agenda also happen to be the regions with the highest GHG…

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The current fuel crisis is creating problems for governments in the UK and Europe. The conundrum is based on the combination of underlying energy costs, environmental taxation, poverty alleviation and climate policy all overlapping in a non-aligned mix. Finding a solution that keeps advocates of each policy and it’s raison d’etre supportive is challenging. Here…