Fact sheets


Action needed

Civil disobedience



National government action

National governments should
  • declare a climate emergency
  • tell the truth on climate change and the need for action
  • stop fracking
  • cancel new road building
  • cancel airport expansion and plan a decline in air travel
  • invest heavily in making walking and cycling safer and more pleasant
  • reduce the need to travel: via local shopping, local food production and distribution, and facilitating jobs being close to homes
  • implement a carbon tax (with corresponding reductions in taxation of low carbon activities), e.g. increase fuel duty and use the revenue to improve public transport, to reduce its cost, and to reduce car dependency in rural areas
  • facilitate home insulation (e.g. via Passiv Haus technology) via subsidies, information and training.

First published: 2008
Last updated: 17 Dec 2018