Around the World CCL Updates
This training highlights what is going on around the world in CCL’s network as of 2018, what other countries are doing in terms of carbon pricing and citizen engagement, and how CCL is engaging in international civil society meetings.
What are some of the best resources for tracking international carbon pricing and climate policies?
- The World Bank's Carbon Pricing Dashboard
- Viewers can view data and download graphs from the Dashboard’s Map and Data page, including the latest information on carbon price levels, GHG emissions coverage from the:
- 46 national jurisdictions and 28 subnational jurisdictions are putting a price on carbon.
- 57 carbon pricing initiatives are implemented or scheduled for implementation.
- Collaboration with ICAP: The World Bank is now collaborating with the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) to provide the latest data on carbon pricing initiatives across the globe. Learn more about ICAP on the Dashboard’s “About” page.
- Interested in emerging initiatives? The updated Dashboard features information on emissions trading systems under consideration including initiatives in Chile, Colombia, Japan, Oregon, Turkey, Taiwan, Ukraine, Virginia, and Vietnam.
- Carbon Pricing Leadership Council Resource Library
- Guide to Communicating About Carbon Pricing
- Climate Action Tracker
- Tracks 32 countries covering around 80% of global emissions and calculates emissions gaps and global warming consequences.
What is the process for starting an international CCL chapter?
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a new prospective international leader:
- After joining CCL, email Cathy Orlando, CCL’s International Outreach Manager.
- Cathy will set up a one-on-one phone to walk through the details and connect you with nearby regional calls
- The next steps will be getting started on holding local meetings and developing with your local team a plan for the year to build your group.
- Given that the international program faces considerable staffing constraints, it’s really important for all excited volunteers to know that CCL International is looking for ready-made CCLer’s at this point that are passionate about carbon fee and dividend policies and engaged in their communities at the grassroots level.
CCL International Chapters & Websites
- Expandable List of all CCL Chapters
- CCL Australia Website
- CCL Canada Website
- CCL Germany Website
- CCL Panama Website
- CCL The Netherlands Website
- CCL United Kingdom Website
Latin America Updates
- CCL Regional Coordinators: Tami Kellogg and Isatis Cintron
- New CCL Colombia: chapter lead by Laura Morales
- CCL Bogotá held their first meeting at Piloto University
- Follow CCL Espanol Website (Clima Vivible) and Twitter Handle @CCLEspanol
- CCL Regional Coordinator: David Michael Terungwa
- Nigeria: Previous in Lagos lobbying efforts with parliament with 2018 hosting the Africa Continental Conference
- CCL Cameroon: a member of parliament requested additional information about carbon fee and dividend policies and CCL’s team, lead by Alexander Gwanvalla is in the process of grant writing to support their work
- CCL Madagascar: new chapter lead by Juana Colombe Rabemaraina
- Follow CCL Africa on Facebook and read 2018 CCL Blog Article on CCL Africa
“I have come to believe that if citizens come together in their communities and societies and demand change they will get change. It may not be perfect but they will get change.”
-- David Michael Terungwa, CCL Africa Regional Coordinator reflecting on his first lobbying experiences in 2016
CCL Regional Coordinator: Jodie Green
- CCL Chair of Australia’s Board: Rod Mitchell (founding national coordinator)
- In 2018 Australia conducted a series of Regional Conferences from Perth to Canberra, where they met with more than 30 members of Parliament.
- Country Spotlight: India with CCL India Coordinator Raj Phukan.
- CCL India is taking a holistic view of the climate crisis linking to water and biodiversity. Working towards carbon pricing with India-specific material they are educating politicians and the public about carbon fee and dividend.
- CCL Tiruchirappalli (Active Chapter)
CCL Regional Coordinator: Baerbel Winkler
As of 2018, CCL Europe is comprised of groups in:
- CCL Sweden (5 active, 1 in development)
- CCL United Kingdom (1 active, 3 in development)
- CCL Germany (3 active, 2 in development)
- CCL Ireland (1 active)
- CCL Portugal (1 in development)
- CCL Spain (1 in development)
- CCL Switzerland (1 in development)
- CCL France (1 in development)
- CCL Poland (1 in development)
- CCL Serbia (1 in development)
Baerbel hosts a weekly coordinating CCL Europe Conference Call to keep each other updated about happenings in each of our countries and to learn about new developments from across the globe.
- CCL Ireland coordinator Graham Caswell passed on the Taoiseach has confirmed that the government is focused on a revenue-neutral tax and that Carbon Fee and Dividend is at the top of the list.
- CCL Portugal has been working with Civil Society to get them to endorse carbon fee and dividend and they are meeting with the office of the Environment Minister
- CCL UK has held successful letter writing campaigns
CCL Germany is going to have a parliamentary breakfast in March and Conference in June
- CCL Sweden has been in constant dialogue with their members of parliament and received considerable interest in modeling a policy approach similar to Canada’s.
- For more information the rest of CCL Europe’s work visit their website and read Baerbel’s blog post.
CCL Canada Director: Cathy Orlando
Carbon Pricing Timeline
October 2015-Prime Minister Trudeau and the Liberals formed government
December 2015-Canada took the lead in Paris and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
October 2016- Canada announced the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change (for more information on this topic, see the Canada's Emerging Framework training.
January 2018-The Canadian government announced Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.
“[CCL] has done so much “groundwork” that can now start to really pay off. I feel that the prospects for climate action are exceptional.” - Canadian Senator’s communication to CCL Canada
In 2018, Canada announced the G7 Themes for the year, including putting addressing climate change front and center:
It is more urgent than ever that the world comes together to fight climate change, including by investing in clean energy and developing innovative clean technologies. We also need to protect vulnerable ecosystems and manage limited resources properly. That’s why Canada’s G7 will also focus on oceans, both as a precious part of our natural heritage and as a source of sustainable economic opportunity.
Cathy Orlando was a delegate that the State of Change Meeting in Canada where a global taskforce of civil society groups strategized on how to strengthen Canada’s chances of achieving and surpassing their G7 Presidency goals.
What is Resilience Intel?
Resilience Intel is a collaborative effort that CCL’s Global Strategies Director Joe Robertson is working on to help build the world’s first true Climate-Smart Finance Aggregator. That means it will 1) track, 2) grade, 3) aggregate, and 4) provide roadmaps for upgrading climate-smart finance and spending, in any sector, anywhere.
It will help to reveal the “carbon delta” (the difference in value between carbon-heavy and carbon-free investments) and aims to meet the challenge put to the world’s financial decision-makers by Christiana Figueres, who led the UN Climate Change agency when the Paris Agreement was secured. Her challenge was to achieve a global financial sector where no dollar of investment generates climate damage anywhere.