Solving Climate Change with CCL

Solving Climate Change with CCL

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Climate change solutions

To solve climate change we must transition to clean energy, and the U.S. can lead the way. By charging a fee on fossil fuels, and returning that revenue to households as a dividend, we can stimulate a shift to low-carbon energy that will reduce emissions while growing our economy.

CCL’s vocal and passionate volunteers create the political will we need, helping elected leaders to find solutions that create jobs, improve our health, and reduce climate risks. It’s up to us to tell Congress what we want: When we speak together, we will be heard.

What is Carbon Fee and Dividend?

Carbon Fee and Dividend is the climate change solution created by Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) to account for the costs of burning fossil fuels. Climate scientists and economists alike say our solution is the best first step to reducing the likelihood of catastrophic climate change from global warming.

Carbon Fee and Dividend has three key elements:

  • Place a steadily rising fee on fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas).
  • Give all of the revenue from the carbon fee back to households.
  • Use a border adjustment to discourage business relocation.

Carbon Fee and Dividend will reduce CO2 emissions 52% below 1990 levels in 20 years and create an economic stimulus that adds 2.8 million jobs to the economy.

Read more about Carbon Fee and Dividend including frequently asked questions and the full text of our policy proposal.