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Title: A price for carbon to fight climate change
Current status: Collection ongoing
Deadline: 22/07/2020
Commission registration number: ECI(2019)000011
Date of registration: 22/07/2019
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Registration language: EN / Other languages available: BG CS DA DE EL EN ES ET FI FR GA HR HU IT LT LV MT NL PL PT RO SK SL SV
Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative: COMMISSION DECISION

Subject-matter: We ask the European Commission to propose a EU legislation to discourage the consumption of fossil fuels, encourage energy saving and the use of renewable sources for fighting global warming and limiting temperature increase to 1,5°C.
Main objectives: Our proposal introduces a minimum price on C02 emissions, starting from 50€ per CO2 tonne from 2020 up to 100€ by 2025. 

At the same time, the proposal shall abolish the existing system of free allowances to EU polluters and introduce a border adjustment mechanism on non-EU imports, in such a way as to compensate for the lower pricing on CO2 emissions in the exporting country. 

The higher revenue deriving from carbon pricing shall be allocated to European policies that support energy saving and the use of renewable sources, and to the reduction of taxation on lower incomes.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: Article 192 (1)(2) of the TFUE
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Marco CAPPATO - virginia.fiume@gmail.com
  • Substitute: Monica FRASSONI - monica.frassoni@europeangreens.eu
  • Other members: Spyros PSYCHAS, Mirko HÄNEL, Ana Luisa FERNANDO, Ioana IONEL, Claudia BASTA
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding:

Initiative progress

  1. Registered
    22/07/2019
  2. Collection ongoing
  3. Collection closed
  4. Submitted
  5. Answered