Citizens' Climate Lobby is an international organisation dedicated to creating the political will to enact effective climate change solutions. We do this primarily by lobbying our elected representatives to enact CCL's Carbon Fee & Dividend climate policy.
Governments have often set emissions targets without adopting a workable mechanism to achieve them. The most effective way to reduce emissions is to levy a tax on fossil fuel companies as fuel enters the economy, and return every penny directly to households. Lower income groups benefit - an estimated 60% of all people, reducing inequality. By being politically sustainable in this way, investment into low carbon products and services is incentivised.
If you're concerned about climate change and would like to make a difference, we'd love to hear from you. You don't need any particular skills or experience as we will provide training, but whatever you have to offer would be most welcome and will be put to good use by us.
The London branch of Citizens' Climate Lobby is a new group, but internationally CCL has been around since 2007, has over 400 active groups around the world and on every continent (except Antarctica).
GREAT NEWS! On Tues 27th Nov the US Congress introduced a new bill called The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividends Act. CCL-US thought this would never happen, but after years of dedicated campaigning the bill was co-sponsored by both a Republican and a Democrat. It is the first US bi-partisan climate bill in a decade.
We are way behind them in the UK, partly because the EU already has an (ineffectual) carbon pricing mechanism - the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. But with Carbon Fee & Dividend bills now having been introduced in both Canada and the USA, our job of convincing our UK elected representatives to adopt effective policy should be easier. There is already cross-party support for similar legislation proposed by The Policy Exchange: https://policyexchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/The-Future-of-Carbon-Pricing.pdf
Please join us. We need more voices to support this kind of sensible proposal, which may otherwise get crowded out by deniers and special interests.