Monthly Call on Saturday, Oct. 3
Patrick Verkooijen from the World Bank
Our guest for the October call was Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change for the World Bank Group. He has been working closely with Rachel Kyte, the World Bank Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, and has been instrumental in the building of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.
On the national call, Dr. Verkooijen spoke about the World Bank’s involvement in climate change and the role it is playing to facilitate carbon pricing throughout the world.
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Latest Tweets from Citizens' Climate Lobby
- Most encouraging: #Wind and #solar are closing the cost gap with fossil fuels http://t.co/4YHRATpGJe #climate http://t.co/9fX7lqtRAN
- Great @tomfriedman column: 'Stuff Happens' to the Environment, Like #Climate Change http://t.co/3JLiWW1Ihq http://t.co/TnhgzEwIRR
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- Two weeks before Paris #climate talks, CCL will be in DC to lobby for a price on carbon http://t.co/SBHbwgGsGi http://t.co/QiUQs0tWIw
- Paris preview: UN Releases Draft Of What Global #Climate Agreement Could Look Like http://t.co/cFr9ZbBm4O http://t.co/bRq8W8NJQl
- @FrontierGroupUS Nice meme!
November Lobby Day
Moving Congress forward!
Join hundreds of citizen lobbyists on Nov 16-17 for the November Lobby Day in Washington, DC, as we keep moving Congress towards passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend.
The November lobby day will not only focus on lobbying key congressional committees and key leaders in Congress, but also meetings with your own member of Congress or with other non-governmental organizations headquartered in DC.
Latest News from Citizens’ Climate Lobby
The big contributing factor in the South Carolina flooding is climate change, and as we connect the dots, we’ll move closer to action.October 5, 2015
Political will is shifting toward solutions as a majority of Republicans see climate change as a real threat and six major banks call for action.October 2, 2015
A recent briefing at Resources for the Future shows that interest in carbon taxes is heating up, and that’s good news for CCL’s advocacy.September 30, 2015
What Others Are Saying
"Most impressive is the work of Citizens' Climate Lobby...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 HansenClimate scientist and former head of the NASA Goddard Institute
- "CCL teams with enthusiasm and excitement in the search for solutions on climate change. Its positive spirit is its DNA. I'm grateful for the thousands who are devoted to the cause and open to free enterprise answers to climate change."Bob InglisFormer Republican Congressman and Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative
- "I support what you’re doing and believe in this. It’s interesting to see somebody who’s actually doing something. I’m glad to be on your advisory panel."George ShultzFormer Secretary of State under President Reagan and current chair of the Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy
"The Citizens' Climate Lobby has identified the issue of pricing carbon as a vitally important lever in promoting dialog and action on climate protection. If you've been looking for that one group to join, you can stop looking now."Dr. Daniel Kammen Professor - University of California, Berkeley
As individuals, our choices control more than a third of U.S. carbon emissions. The rest is out of our control as individuals--but not as constituents. That’s why Citizens' Climate Lobby is so important. It gives the ordinary citizen a voice to tell our elected leaders at the city, state, and national level that we care about climate change and we want a real price on carbon.Dr. Katharine HayhoeAtmospheric Scientist and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University
"With all the negative news on climate and Congress it's understandable to feel discouraged. But hopelessness is not a strategy for making a difference and neither is acting alone. Citizens' Climate Lobby is the antidote, the missing link, the Harvard of citizen activism."Sam Daley-HarrisFounder, RESULTS, Microcredit Summit Campaign, and the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation