Create the political will for a livable world
Climate change is no longer a distant threat, it is a daily reality. Climate scientists have been warning us for decades that our CO2 emissions will warm the earth and cause extreme droughts and heat waves, forest fires, hurricanes and sea level rise. These predictions are now beginning to come true. We are now only seeing the beginning of the consequences of climate change. We need to take action urgently.
The Citizens' Climate Lobby is an international citizens' movement, started in the US in 2007. All over the world the CCL has hundreds of groups working together to create the political will for a liveable world. We believe that it is not enough for people to adapt their behaviour individually to save the climate. Moving towards a low-carbon society requires a long-term vision on the part of the government and an effective climate policy.
For this reason, the CCL is lobbying for an ambitious climate policy.
We are striving for the introduction of a carbon fee and dividend (i.e. climate income). Economists and climate scientists agree that this is the "best first step" to prevent the worst consequences of a warming world.
To achieve these objectives CCL Belgium is active at both the Belgian and European level.
European Citizens' Initiative for the Climate
Unfortunately, Belgium is lagging far behind when it comes to climate objectives. On the federal level, the formation of a government will take some time. At the Flemish level, the new government parties have already announced that - although they want to emulate the Scandinavian countries - they have no ambitions in the field of climate policy at all.
That is why we are all the more pleased that we have succeeded in launching a European Citizens' Initiative to introduce a carbon fee and dividend at the European level. Sign the petition and share it with everyone you know. Help us to gather one million signatures and make our voice be heard in the European Parliament !