Tag: carbon fee and dividend

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Ask your MP: “This month, I/we were really pleased to see that the government recognised the ‘merits’ of a carbon fee and dividend in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, crucial in tackling climate change. This was stated by the department of agriculture, environment and rural affairs in an official response to the results of a carbon…

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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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Our latest campaign is really simple – click, sign and share: climateincome.org CCL EU has set up a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ask the European Commission to implement carbon fee and dividend across its member states. When enough people have signed, the European Commission is required to investigate and, if possible, make it legislation.…

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Carbon taxes are a much discussed mechanism for using market mechanisms to incentivise a transition to a zero-carbon energy from fossil fuels, exploiting the innovation and flexibility that markets can provide. However, detractors cite potential economic harm to those on low and middle incomes as a reason to avoid such action. Many such detractors turn…

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European Commissioners
24th May 2019

May news

Here’s all the stuff discussed at the last monthly online UK meeting (21 May 2019): Starting or nurturing a group A brief training session by Gina, Judy and Louisa. Click here for the guidance notes and lots of useful links (Word doc in Google drive). What’s the difference between carbon fee and dividend and the…

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World Youth Day 2019
29th January 2019

CCL World News

Ireland is seriously considering carbon fee and dividend, as reported by CCL group leaders today, 29 January 2019. “Ireland is one of the worst emissions offenders but we are pushing on an open door,” said Graham Caswell, CCL Ireland’s Leader. “It’s crunch time”. Nigeria may also be looking at carbon pricing as well. CCL Nigeria…

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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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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,…