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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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We received this from Mark Reynolds, CCL US Executive Director, yesterday, by email. Whoop! Whoop! “Today, Canada has shown true environmental leadership. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier that, in order to ensure a healthy climate, Canada will adopt a national price on carbon pollution starting in January 2019. Specifically, Canada will implement a carbon…

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This week has been hugely exciting in the fight to combat climate change. A CCL UK contingent sat down with civil servants, journalists and energy companies on Wednesday (10 Oct 2018) to hear the hotly anticipated launch of Policy Exchange’s ‘The Future of Carbon Pricing’ report. In the same week, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on…

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The Nobel Prize for Economics has been won by carbon pricing advocates, William Nordhaus and Paul Romer. This week has been a seismic shift in the fight against climate change and for CCL across the world. In the same week as the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said we had to move much more…

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An international conference was held in Rome in July to mark the third anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical, “Laudato si’: On Care for our Common Home.” The two-day conference focused on the theme “Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth.” Pope Francis noted the “increasingly accurate assessments” of the scientific…

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Hi Heidi, I would like to know if you are aware of The Future of Carbon Pricing: Implementing an independent carbon tax with dividends in the UK, the new report by the Policy Exchange, which promotes a populist carbon pollution tax.

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Policy Exchange
3rd August 2018

National campaign

Big step forward in fixing climate change! An exciting report has just been released, recommending ‘an independent carbon tax with dividends’ – which is the Citizens’ Climate Lobby preferred solution to climate change and air pollution. As we understand it, Policy Exchange, widely viewed as Britain’s leading think tank and the author of the report,…

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As the nation that kicked off the industrial revolution and started burning fossil fuels, we have a particular responsibility to lead the world in action to tackle the climate change brought about by the burning of those fossil fuels.

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At a lively meeting of Henley’s CCLUK meeting on June 4th, we discussed how to create media follow-up to our most recent campaign and took up the challenge from the CCL UK ‘mother ship’ to publish in newspapers. We discussed guidance from several sources – the CCL US website, a local business meeting where one of…

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In a speech on 22nd March at the European Commission conference on sustainable finance in Brussels, French President Emmanuel Macron argued for a higher carbon price plus carbon tariffs at Europe’s borders. He said that the successful transition to a low-carbon economy requires financial market reforms to  drive investment into clean technologies. Though this was…