Young people protesting in Australia

Climate emergency The solutions

How can we stop global warming? Is it too late? How much time do we have to save the planet?

We can get out of the mess we're in, but we need the government to do much more than it's ever done before – and do it fast.

What's more, the benefits of switching to cleaner technologies, and incentivising healthier lifestyles, are huge. We're talking more wildlife, less pollution and new industries.

There are things we can do as individuals too.

So what's the plan?

Our Climate Action Plan:

What the government needs to do:

Stop the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030. Invest in brilliant and cheap public transport, cycling and walking everywhere.

What you can do:

Take fewer long-haul flights – and use the train instead of the plane for shorter journeys.

What the government needs to do:

Stop generating electricity from dirty fuels and ban fracking. Aim for 100% clean energy from the wind, sun and sea.

What you can do:

Keep your heating below 18°C and switch to renewable energy.

What the government needs to do:

End the misery of cold, expensive-to-heat homes. Fund a massive insulation scheme and shift to eco-friendly heating.

What you can do:

Install roof insulation (or ask your landlord to).

Get the government to adopt our plan

Sign the petition

What the government needs to do:

Stop backing projects that fuel climate change, like airport expansion. Start making climate change a deal-breaker in all spending decisions.

What you can do:

Ask the government to adopt our Climate Action Plan.

What the government needs to do:

Stop funding fossil fuels. Pay its fair share to support more-vulnerable countries to cut carbon pollution and deal with the impacts of climate change.

What you can do:

Help stop our plastic waste polluting other countries by calling for a new law.