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18 Dec 2015

Climate Justice Program

Carbon Levy Project joint declaration

"Carbon Levy Project – Joint Declaration to Springboard from Paris"

The Paris climate summit was an opportunity for countries to acknowledge the seriousness of climate change…However the Paris agreement will not be enough to stop climate change impacting the most vulnerable communities…Vulnerable communities on the frontline of climate change are already suffering worse droughts, more intense storms, and their homes are already being encroached upon by rising sea levels…Leaving Paris we will push for more ambitious climate action…The industry that is most responsible for climate change is the fossil fuel industry…They have known about climate change for decades, yet have funded climate denialists and have subverted political processes aimed at fighting the problem…We will therefore work to introduce a global fossil fuel extraction levy (the Carbon Levy) to ensure that the people facing the worst impacts of climate change are compensated by those that caused the problem...