Joseph Robertson

COP20: Joseph Robertson, Citizen Climate Lobby

COP20 (11/12/14) – The Citizen Climate Lobby empowers citizens to work in their local communities to become expert policy advisers to local officials. This aims to address people who feel disengaged and unheard in the political process and help them understand what they can do to engage with the legislator, effectively making them agents of change.

The central policy The Citizen Climate Lobby promotes is a revenue neutral carbon fee with 100% dividend to households. The fee starts low, and is assessed at source, ramping up every year by ten dollars per tonne. All money is returned to households and this is the most efficient way to administer it, is the most economic solution and the fastest way to cut emissions. Robertson would love to see the US Congress and other countries pass this policy.