Australian conferences and lobby days - register now February 17 & 18 Canberra
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CCL Australia's regional conference, lobby days and workshops series for 2019 kicks off next month with our first in Canberra on Sunday and Monday, February 17 and 18 and then next in Perth on Sunday 24th March. To be part of these events let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
No matter your experience CCL conferences, lobby days and forums have something for you - they are jam-packed with climate solutions information and training to use in your networking, lobbying and climate conversations and outreach in 2019. Add in the fact that there may possibly be a new Parliamentary Friends of Climate Action event on the same week or day we are there and we can barely contain our excitement this year. Places are usually limited by our relatively 'cosy' venue size, so get in soon and save the date.
If you are interested in what CCL workshops, forums and training are being run where you are please just let us know at email@example.com If you would like to be a CCL conference delegate and are interested in requesting travel and accommodation support let us know ASAP.
CCL Australia's interns are busy already - thank you
Thanks to generous support from CCL members and supporters we have been able to expand the CCL Australia Climate Intern program in 2019 and support students to volunteer time away from their university studies to help us.
We have Scott and Angela helping out right now, with Scott from UNSW working with Sydney groups on organising the Feb 17/18 NSW ACT conference and lobby day, and Angela from Uni of Canberra and ANU is working with a researcher from the ANU, a professional journalist and CCL's economic consultant on a CFD video project. Thank you.
Late last year the University of New South Wales released its initial household impact modelling for a carbon fee and dividend type of GHG pricing mechanism for Australia. It is called the Australian Climate Dividend Plan (ACDP).
The modelling report and some of the commentary so far are available here, and now CCL Australia's NSW Coordinator is going to walk us through the plan. Ross Gittins talks about the ACDP as a 'Robin Hood' carbon tax, and so that is the title of Peter's talk.
Incidentally, CCL Ireland colleagues recently tweeted about the carbon fee and dividend, a model being formally considered by the Government of Ireland. They said that "When our Taoiseach [prime minister] first spoke about a revenue-neutral carbon tax in parliament he called it ‘the Canadian model.’ The work you and so many others have done over the years is having ripple effects here across the Atlantic. Thank you so much!"
Here here. So, whether you have have been advocating for Carbon Fee and Dividend with CCL from the beginning, or have just joined and beginning to learn and share the 'climate dividend' idea, then that is thanks to you too. Click here to read more about the Irish carbon tax conversation underway. Watch here for FoxNews coverage of the related Energy Innovation Act in the USA.
Like to advocate for Carbon Fee and Dividend in your community?
Thanks to generous design support from CCL members and supporters we have been able to create new postcards and flyers. They are now ready for you to print or share in your network or community and are very handy for anyone advocating that we can accelerate climate solutions by putting a price on pollution.
Click here to download CCL Australia Carbon Fee and Dividend postcards file - you can choose from 4 images, with an information backing included, see below.
Staying Connected Helps
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Connect to online training at Citizens' Climate Education (CCE)
Connect to CCL Australia training - reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is welcome to join the CCL Australia on-line monthly meetings at the following times. 1) National monthly meeting with guest speaker is every Second Saturday of each month at the following time on ZOOM: 2:00 pm AEDT NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas; 1 pm QLD; 1:30 pm SA; 12:30 pm NT, 10:00 am in WA. Invite friends - share via Facebook. 2) National conversation on the Thursday following the second Saturday of each month at 8 -9 pm.