A fair solution to the climate crisis

Climate Income

Citizens' Climate is an association with 200,000 volunteers around the world.

In the EU we are working to get the European Parliament to put in place a simple, fair and effective climate policy. Solving most of the climate crisis by steadily reducing pollution and protecting citizens from the costs.

What is Climate Income?

Climate Income is paid for by putting a price on pollution known as a Carbon Tax. The price is applied to fossil fuels and increases every year. The money this creates is used to pay citizens equally every month. Most people will be better off, and thereby be able to afford the changes we all need to make.

Here's how it works

Carbon Price

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Polluters pay depending on how much they contribute to climate change, encouraging them to reduce how much fossil fuel they burn and to make cleaner decisions.

Climate Income

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The money is then returned in equal shares to the population so that families do not suffer due to cost increases. Governments do not keep the money from the carbon tax.

Border Adjustment

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To persuade other countries to do the same, international trade is balanced. This protects jobs and industry from loopholes or 'carbon leaks'.

"A carbon tax is most effective... it should increase every year… a border adjustment should be established…
[F]or fairness and political support all the money should be returned to citizens."

Economists' Statement

The Largest Public Statement of Economists in History

"Countries should make carbon pricing the cornerstone of climate policy"

Working versions of climate income have been implemented in Switzerland since 2008 and in Canada since 2019 (British Columbia from 2008).

Support for Climate Income

23000

EU Citizen Endorsements

1400+

Organisation Endorsements

60+

EU Lobby Meetings

2000

EU Volunteers

We Don´t Have Time
Green Budget Europe
ZERO
Bond Beter Leef Milieu
Danmarks Naturfredningsforening
Levego Munkacsoport
Circular Economy Portugal
IWGIA
Det Okologiske Rad
Climate Scorecard
Climate Conference Slovakia
Nyt Europa
Saving our planet

Our Vision for a global solution

Based on the scientific facts we have 10 years to make a big difference and then get to net-zero by 2050 or earlier. The answer needs to be clear to everybody: citizens, families, small businesses, industry and the public sector. It also needs to be easy for any government to implement.

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105 solar panels are installed at Littlestown Veterinary Hospital in Littlestown, PA in mid September 2010.  The Littlestown Veterinary Hospital in Littlestown, PA received a grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) Agency under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to have solar panels installed to help reduce their carbon footprint and to have cost effective electric power for the hospital. REAP provides grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance. The program also provides funds to agricultural producers and rural small business to purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. The expected cost savings using solar power for the hospital’s electrical needs is expected to reduce the facility’s operating expenses by 30%-40%.  USDA photo.
105 solar panels are installed at Littlestown Veterinary Hospital in Littlestown, PA in mid September 2010. The Littlestown Veterinary Hospital in Littlestown, PA received a grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) Agency under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to have solar panels installed to help reduce their carbon footprint and to have cost effective electric power for the hospital. REAP provides grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance. The program also provides funds to agricultural producers and rural small business to purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. The expected cost savings using solar power for the hospital’s electrical needs is expected to reduce the facility’s operating expenses by 30%-40%. USDA photo.

Why EU adoption matters

The EU is one of the 3 largest economies in the world, along with the U.S. and China, so it has a big influence on international cooperation. Europe is taking the lead and the EU Green Deal shows even more ambition. This is what the EU was made for: all the EU countries working together and making things better for everyone.

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Collaborate

There are 3 main ways to support us

1

Talk

Talk to friends and family about the idea, in person or on social media. You can find extra info on this site or by contacting us.

2

Join

You can join Citizens’ Climate Lobby and get involved in education, lobbying or something else.

3

Donate

You can support our work with a donation. The money is used to support the costs of volunteers’ work in terms of travel and public communication.

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