Lobbying MPPs: Resources

CCL ONTARIO STRATEGY WORKSHOP LOBBYING VIDEO

CCL Tutorial V1

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

10 KEY STRATEGIES OF A CCL LOBBYIST

LETTER-TO-EDITOR WRITING FOR SMARTIES

CARBON FEE & DIVIDEND - LASER TALK

CITIZENS' CLIMATE LOBBY -  Carbon Fee and Dividend Laser Talk

Carbon Fee and Dividend is a revenue-neutral price on carbon that functions as follows: 
• A fee is placed on carbon-based fuels at the source (well, mine or port of entry) 
• This fee increases steadily each year so that clean energy is cheaper than fossil fuels 
     within a decade 
• All of the money collected is returned to Canadians on an equitable basis 
• Under this plan 66% percent of Canadian households would break even or receive 
      more in their dividend check than they would pay for the increased cost of energy,
      thereby protecting the poor and middle class. 
• A predictably increasing carbon price will send a clear market signal which will 
       unleash entrepreneurs and investors in the new clean-energy economy.
 
RESEARCH REPORTS/BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
 
 
ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ANY CARBON PRICING SYSTEM from ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE MEETINGS
DRAFT PRINCIPLES TO GUIDE ONTARIO’S CARBON PRICING REGIME
 
From multi-group meeting with Environmental Defence:
Effective
Carbon constraint is adequate to achieve desired level of reduction
BROAD coverage throughout the economy
Predictable progression to support decision-making and planning by affected parties
Subject to continuous improvement
 
Efficient
Low transaction costs
Ease of implementation
Speed of implementation
Synergies and complementarities with other GHG reduction measures
 
Beneficial
Clear benefits/value for the public and wider economy
Equitable and fair (doesn’t burden vulnerable populations)
 
Transparent and Accountable
Clarity regarding who pays
Clarity regarding where the revenues go
Clarity regarding who makes the decisions and how
Rigorous application
 
Durable (this characteristic was added by attendees at the meeting)
Politically saleable
Long-term -Impervious to political whim
 
CARBON PRICING COMPARISON CHART