A fair solution to the climate crisis
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
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.
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.
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."
The Largest Public Statement of Economists in History
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.
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.
There are 3 main ways to support us
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.