STOPGlOBALWARMING.EU - The European Citizens Initiative

A EU CARBON PRICING FOR A SOCIALLY SUSTAINABLE ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION

The goal is to reach 1 million signatures by mid-2020 so that the European Commission must decide whether to take action or not. This could allow the EU up to 180 billion euros for workers tax relief. 

THE IDEA

A price on carbon is the most effective and efficient way to cut greenhouse emissions according to 27 Nobel laureates, 5.000 social scientists and 11.000 natural scientists who have been saying so since a few years now. The aim is to reduce the tax burden on low incomes while taxing the exploitation of natural resources, to discourage fossil fuel consumption, encourage energy saving and use of renewable sources.

The idea behind StopGlobalWarming.eu originated by Marco Cappato, an Italian activist, former MEP, who spent the last 20 years advocating for human rights, civil liberties, AI for citizens and environmental issues, along with Monica Frassoni, former MEP and Chairwoman of the European Greens, and Alberto Majocchi, Professor of Public Finance. 

The ECI proposes to introduce a floor on the price of CO2 emissions, starting at 50€ for each ton of emission in 2020 and would increase up to 100€ in 2025. Furthermore, the initiative suggests to abolish the existing system of emission allowances for EU polluting companies and introduce a mechanism of price adjustment for non-EU imports to compensate for a lower CO2 emission price of the exporting county.

The increase in tax revenues will be reinvested in European policies to reduce income tax on low incomes while promoting energy savings and a shift to renewable energy sources. Carbon Pricing would also create new jobs and investment opportunities. Letting greenhouse gas emissions go unchecked means hundred of thousands of deaths every year just in the EU and massive climate change-related costs.

THE PLAN

The proposal is put forward through an ECI - European Citizens Initiative - a participatory democracy instrument that allows citizens to shape the Europe they want, suggesting concrete legal changes. It’s much more than a petition: if the initiative gathers 1.000.000 signatures on www.StopGlobalWarming.eu, the ECI will be discussed by the EU Commission and debated in the European Parliament. No personal data are collected by StopGlobalWarming.eu.

WHY NOW?

The Coronavirus crisis needs to be an unmissable opportunity to be better prepared for future challenges, starting from one of the most pressing issues facing the planet in coming years: global warming. It’s time to act.

Because thousand of billions of Euro will be spent for the European recovery and the EU is in the process of deciding the operational measures of the Green Deal. It’s a unique opportunity to choose the path of sustainable development. Oil prices are record low. Without a proper taxation, polluters will be advantaged against eco innovators.

HOW TO SUPPORT



SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES

• Nobels’ statement here

• 11.000 scientists recommendation to raise the price on CO2 here

• “We can tackle Climate Change with a #PriceOnCarbon”: video

• Pricing Carbon: It’s About Our Economy & Our Future: video

 

SUPPORTERS

ATHLETES
Kilian Jornet - Climber
Laetitia Roux- Alpinist
Stefano Ghisolfi - Climber
Luca Filippi - Pilot
Alessia Zecchini - Freediver
Alessandro De Rose - Cliff diver
Alessandro Fabian - Triathlete

ACADEMICS AND RESEARCHERS
Prof. Alberto Majocchi, Professor of Public Finance - Universitá di Pavia (ITALY)
Prof. Gabriele Tedeschi, Professor Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica - Universitat Jaume I - Valencia (SPAIN)
Prof. Imma Zarzoso, Prof.international economics and environmental economics - University of Goettingen (GERMANY) and University Jaume I (Castellón, Spain)
Christian Gollier - President of European Association of Environment & Resource Economists

ARTISTS AND INFLUENCERS
Rosa Montero - Writer
Marlene Kuntz - Band
Wayne Visser - Writer
Rutger Hoekstra - author of Replacing GDP by 2020
Fedez - Singer
Nina Zilli - Singer
Mara Majonchi - Producer 
Gabriele Muccino - Film Director
Marco Bailani - Actor
Kento - Singer
Pif - TV presenter
Arisa - Singer
Neri Marcorè - TV presenter
Marcello Ascani - Youtuber
Rosa Montero - Writer
Cristina Donadio - Actress
Paolo Virzí - Film Director
Giobbe Covatta - Comedian
Gabriele Salvatores - Film Director
Alice Agnelli - Food Influencer, author of "A Gipsy in the Kitchen"
Soleil Stasi - Instagram Influencer
Le Bimbe di Lilli Gruber - Instagram Influencer
@il__laureato - Instagram influencer
@Science.pills - Instagram influencer
Storie Sfuse - Influencer
Caterina Zanzi - Food & Lifestyle blogger (Conosco un posto)
Teresa Agovino - Environmental Engineer 
Stefano Boeri - Architetto
Davide Oldani - Chef
Paolo Malaguti - Writer 
Gayly Planet - Travel blogger 
Annagaia Marchioro - Actress and Standup Comedian

MEDIA
Eric Jozsef - Libération, The Guardian
Tessa Gelisio - TV presenter
The Vision
Giulia Innocenzi - Le Iene
Eunews.it
Ediblorial
Africains Mag
Green Style 
Ohga  
The Map Report 

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS AND MOVEMENTS
European Alternatives
EU Democracy Lab
ECIT FOUNDATION
Union of European Federalists
Garage Erasmus
New Europeans
Fridays For Future Luxembourg
Environmental Network in Romania
CO2 Must Go
SECO / Salon Of European Civic Organisations
Europe Mai day - Munich For Europe
Extinction Rebellion BCN - Fiona Capdevila
Tilt - The ChangeMaking Network
PROSEU
Kyoto Club
Green Gorilla.co.uk
Ecolobby
Change4Planet
Climate Reality Portugal
Radio Dublino
Eco Union
Slow Fashion Next
Italy for Climate
Associazione CombinAzioni 
Envinow.gr

MAYORS, POLITICIANS AND POLITICAL ORGANISATIONS

Former EU Commissioners 
Vytenis Andriukaitis, Former Commissioner for Health and Food Safety 
Violeta Bulc, Former Commissioner for Transport 

Mayors and Local Administrators 
Tom Brabazon - Mayor of Dublin
Leoluca Orlando - Mayor of Palermo
Michele Abbaticchio - Mayor of Bitonto
Renzo Cremaschi - Mayor of Bolzano
Elly Schlein - Coraggiosa, Vice-Presidente Regione Emilia Romagna and former MEP
Eva de Bruijn - Groen Links, Eindhoven City Council member
Bart Habraken - Groen Links, Eindhoven City Council member
Alex Marini - City counselor Trento
Milena Gentile - City Councelor Palermo
Pino Apprendi - Consigliere Regione Sicilia
Cecilia Del Re - Comune di Firenze
Francesca Del Bello - Presidente II Municipio Roma 

MEPs and National MPs
Eleonora Evi - MEP Movimento 5 Stelle 
Sandro Gozi - MEP Renew Europe
Brando Benifei - MEP Socialists& Democrats 
Anne Brugnera - MP La République en Marche (France)
Gwendal Rouillard - MP La République en Marche 
Kris Verduyckt - MP Different Socialist Party (Belgium)
Rossella Muroni - MP Liberi e Uguali (Italy) 
Lorenzo Fioramonti - MP Movimento 5 Stelle and Ministry of Research

Political organisations
Sacha Benhamou - Coordinateur regional Jeunes Avec Macron
Piet-Hein Felix - DIEM25, Netherlands local coordinator
Carlotta Weber - Green European Foundation
E.Pierre-Marie and Manon Havet - Ecolo Paris 12
Silvia Spinelli - Volt Bologna
Verdi Veneto
Green Italia
Radicali Italiani
Radicali Roma
Andrea Mudadu - Articolo 1
Partito Democratico Roma XI



KEY MILESTONES OF THE INITIATIVE

22nd April - Earth Day 

To celebrate Earth Day, the promoting committee of the initiative organized a Pan-European Sign Day to collect signatures. On this occasion, several European influent personalities, organizations and politicians supported the initiative circulating the StopGlobalWarming.eu logo and inviting their followers to sign it, resulting in a boost of ca. 20.000 more signatures.

28th May

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the organization The ECI Campaign requested an extension of the terms of signature collection. The European Commissioner Vera Jourova sent a letter to all the promoters of European Citizens Initiative sharing the proposal she made to the European Parliament and the Council for such an extension - full text letter attached below. However, the decision is not confirmed yet.

• 5th June - World Environment Day 

To celebrate World Environment Day, the promoting committee of the initiative organized another Pan-European Sign Day to collect signatures. Not only more personalities, organizations and politicians joined the campaign, but they also picked up the photo challenge and took part in a Facebook live, giving a boost to the signatures collection in the following days. 

THE EUROPEAN CITIZENS INITIATIVE NEEDS TO GAIN 1 MILLION SUPPORTS BY MID 2020. SIGN IT NOW.

 

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE OR JOIN THE MOBILIZATION, PLEASE CONTACT INFO@STOPGLOBALWARMING.EU