About Citizens' Climate Lobby
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization empowering people to experience breakthroughs exercising their personal and political power. Our chapter is just one of the hundreds of chapters across the world working to create the political will for a livable world.
We are laser focused on a specific piece of legislation and a proven strategy to gain its passage at the federal level. We are working for the passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend, the climate change solution economists and climate scientists alike say is the “best first-step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world.
Our market-based Carbon Fee and Dividend policy will drastically reduce emissions, create jobs, and support small businesses and families — all without growing government.
We’ve seen firsthand how passionate citizens who are well-trained, organized by district and with a good system of support can more than influence the political process.
13th Time Lucky
In October 2018, Citizens Climate Lobby was on Parliament Hill for the 13th time lobbying collectively. While on the hill, there were indications that carbon fee and dividend was going to be announced as the official backstop policy for pricing carbon pollution. Senator for Edmonton, AB Senator Grant Mitchell said, “You are one of the most successful lobbying groups I have worked with because you are about to get what you lobbied for.”
On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau announced: “It is free to pollute, so we have too much pollution.” He presented the solution simply too, saying, “Starting next year, it will no longer be free to pollute anywhere in Canada. We are going to place a price on the pollution that causes climate change from coast to coast to coast. We’re also going to help Canadians adjust to this new reality.
And there you have it: Canada enacted the first carbon fee and dividend policy on the planet.
Our work is not done. As all seasoned environmental and social justice advocates know, gains made must then be defended. We need to refresh strengthen and grow our organization.
We are action-oriented, highly focused and we are not guessing. Most of all we like to have fun. In less than 10 hours a month, on your own time, you can make a difference.
A special note about CAN Fredericton, their leader is also a Fridays For Future leader.
Listen to Dominique explain we he is cutting class one Friday a month: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/cutting-class-to-stop-climate-change-young-canadians-strike-for-the-planet-1.5001974