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 people would get back more in dividend than they pay out in tax. 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).