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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 the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Building the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

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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Building the Centre

Building the Centre

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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Terrific news following the tabling of the Climate Change Bill (CCB) to parliament on Monday. The Bill was referred to the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy and will now go to a public inquiry with Submissions open immediately, but closing on Friday 27 November at 5pm!

UPDATE to DEADLINE for submissions to the Climate Change Bill Inquiry:
You can now request an extension by emailing environment.reps@aph.gov.au before COB Friday 27 November. No reason needs to be given for requesting the extension which will be granted to COB Friday 4 December.

It means, now is YOUR chance to have YOUR say about why Australia needs the Climate Change Act by making a submission to the House Standing Commitee on the Environment and Energy. Any individual, organisation or business can make a submission.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO and to view our Personal Submission Guide

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About Us

We are a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy and education organisation focused on accelerating solutions to climate change through democracy. We work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as drive the transition towards a clean energy future for Australia. Read more…

 

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Our Core Values

Our organisation is open to all who are serious about climate change. We listen, we work to find common values, and we take the most generous approach to other people as possible: appreciation, gratitude, and respect. Our aim is to build consensus — that’s what will bring enduring change. 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…

 

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Our Climate Solution

We are focused on what we see as the single most impactful solution to climate change: Carbon Fee and Dividend, a market-based carbon pricing mechanism. It will fairly and effectively accelerate emissions reductions, increases in energy efficiency as well as stimulate economic growth. Read more…

 

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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 a Carbon Fee and Dividend: 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 entire 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 to clean energy to ensure global temperatures stabilise and we maintain a liveable world for all. Learn more…

 

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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

 

MP for Warringah, Zali Steggall, has developed a climate change bill to be put forward to parliament. The Act would ensure Australia has a clear and positive national response to the challenges of climate change.

It will ensure that Australia has:

  • A Net Zero emissions target by 2050, getting there through emissions reduction plans and emissions budgets, and establish a process to review the Net Zero target every 5 years as things change
  • Risk assessments and adaptation plans, so that the different parts of our continent and economy know the risks of climate change and can prepare for them
  • Technology readiness assessment, so that we know the existing and emerging ways we can reduce emissions, with the least risk and cost.
  • An independent advisory commission (IAC), that can advise the Government, transparently and independently, on our national needs and plans.

Click here for more info and to sign up to show your support for the bill.