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Climate-smart Recovery

Climate-smart Recovery

Re-building the economy after COVID-19 presents great opportunities to ‘build back better’ with investment in clean energy projects.

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Building support for Carbon Pricing

Building support for Carbon Pricing

Carbon pricing is a powerful tool for emissions reduction and therefore we are aiming to build more support through the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC).

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Advocating for Bipartisanship

Advocating for Bipartisanship

An end to the climate wars and a revival of the political centre in our parliament is essential if we are to adopt climate and energy policies capable of surviving changes of government.

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About CCL Australia…

 

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We Are Non-Partisan

Our group is open to all who are serious about climate change. You are welcome no matter where you live, what you wear, what you do for a living, or who you voted for in the last election. The climate emergency is too important to leave to partisan politics. Read more…

 

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Common Values

We listen, we work to find common values, and we endeavour to understand our own biases. Our approach is to build consensus — that’s what will bring enduring change. Read more…

 

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Our Climate Solution

We are focused on what we see as the single most impactful solution to climate change: a Carbon Fee and Dividend  policy. This will aid our transition away from fossil fuels and towards a renewable energy future. Read more…

 

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What We Do

We are volunteer-driven — we write to, meet and talk with politicians, the public, business leaders, community leaders and the media to promote climate solutions. We use our voices to be heard. This simple act transforms us from spectators to engaged citizens, and reveals the true nature of democracy to us. Read more…

 

JOIN US!

We offer different levels of involvement, from just dipping your feet in to full on engagement, action and volunteering.

If you are passionate about preventing the climate catastrophe, we want you on our team! Sign up now to join Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia as a member and volunteer and start taking action today. Click here…

Introduction to Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia

Carbon Fee and Dividend

 

CCL’s key legislative proposal and the primary climate solution we lobby for is our Carbon Fee and Dividend. It is a market-based carbon pricing mechanism which aims to accelerate a reduction in Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. 

It places a fee on the amount of carbon dioxide equivalents emitted by businesses or industry, in particular the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas. The net revenue collected would be returned directly to every citizen through monthly ‘dividend’ payments.

There are several benefits to this approach compared to other carbon pricing schemes. More info…

dr james goddard

 

“Most impressive is the work of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a relatively new, fast growing, nonpartisan, nonprofit group.  If you want to join the fight to save the planet, to save creation for your grandchildren, there is no more effective step you could take than becoming an active member of this group.”

Dr. James Hansen

NASA Climate Scientist (1967 – 2013)

Advisor to the White House (1988 – 2007)

 

Should we be worried about climate change?

Global greenhouse gas emissions have increased significantly since 1950, and as you can see from the graph above the effect of this is a clear upward trend in average global temperatures. This rise in temperature is responsible for a number of negative impacts across the globe, including increased frequency and severity of droughts, floods, heatwaves, bushfires, severe storms, water scarcity, sea level rise, and ocean acidification. If we continue to burn fossil fuels for energy, global temperatures will continue to rise year after year and these negative impacts are set to intensify and worsen into the future. We need to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy to ensure global temperatures stabilise and we maintain a liveable world for all. Learn more…

 

Are you ready to take action on climate change?

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CCL with Hon Angus Taylor MP

Member for Hume, Liberal Party

CCL with Dr Kerryn Phelps MP

Member for Wentworth, Independent

CCL with Ms Alicia Payne MP

Member for Canberra, Labor Party

CCL with Hon Mia Davies MLA

Member for Central Wheatbelt, Nationals Party

CCL with Rebekha Sharkie MP

Member for Mayo, Centre Alliance Party