Pricing mechanisms create a fair market approach putting the cost of carbon directly on companies bringing forth fossil fuel energy. Incentives for clean, renewable energy are created. Carbon pricing is the preferred strategy amongst most countries.
Our Chapter’s Approach:
For carbon pricing to succeed, individuals, groups and influential leaders need to understand how the mechanisms work, why they’re important and the benefits. It’s a complicated topic, so we must thoroughly educate ourselves first and then educate others. Make it your goal to become an expert. Climate Reality Leaders should consider adding slides on Pricing Pollution in their presentations.
Let’s build a broad coalition across climate and environmental groups to find common ground and a recommended approach for Illinois. Our fellow environmental groups are a great place to turn first. We can create a road to pricing pollution for IL.
Attend Climate Action Table meetings to represent our Chapter. Help build a coalition.
Build Legislative Support
To create the policy our state needs, we’ll need civic and legislative support. We’ll identify key legislators ready to lead in developing and eventually sponsoring legislation. Attend national calls and/or set up meetings with legislators to discuss carbon pricing.
If interested in taking part in this campaign, email connect@CRP-Chicago.us to let us know.