We're facing climate breakdown – the biggest threat we’ve ever seen to humanity’s existence and to much of the natural world. Species extinction, food shortages, sea-level rises and millions of lives and livlihoods lost.

The message is clear. We need to avoid 1.5°C of warming. We can do it, but we need to act fast – we've already hit 1°C.

You're part of a strong network of Climate Action Groups that can make this happen. Most local authorities aren't doing enough and some are making decisions that will increase carbon emissions.

Use our Climate Action Plan for ideas on how to turn your area into a climate-friendly community. And see how it all joins up with our demands on the government to achieve net-zero emissions as soon as possible.

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 your Climate Action Group can do:

Restrict petrol and diesel cars by campaigning for Clean Air Zones and School Streets. Oppose cuts to public transport and fare rises.

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 your Climate Action Group can do:

Oppose attempts to frack in your area. Start a community-energy project to install renewable electricity such as solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

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 your Climate Action Group can do:

Start a public campaign against unscrupulous landlords who won’t make their housing energy-efficient.

What the government needs to do:

Stop using our land for intensive farming. Double tree cover to help stop climate change and let wildlife thrive.

What your Climate Action Group can do:

Organise tree planting on council-, private-, school- or place-of-worship land. Set up free community vegetarian and vegan cooking events.

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 your Climate Action Group can do:

Oppose airport expansion. Oppose major unsustainable road-building projects.

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 your Climate Action Group can do:

Write to newspapers linking extreme weather events to climate change and calling for aid followed by increased climate action. Organise events highlighting climate change impacts happening in other places.