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After the largest climate march in history and a landmark Climate Leaders Summit at the United Nations, everyone is talking about keeping the world safe from the dangerous climate threshold of a 2°C temperature rise. But how do we achieve this goal? The latest science tells us we have to achieve ‘net zero’ carbon pollution by the middle of the century — transitioning towards 100% clean energy for all.  Here 12 ways curated by Camilla Born, a senior researcher at the E3G think tank, that people around the world can make a difference to get the world on Track to 0 emissions:

1. Be a leader in the streets
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An estimated 400,000 people marched in the streets of New York September 21 along with another 350,000 in various locations around the world. The impact of this was felt by world leaders gathered at the UN Climate Leaders Summit, many of whom reference the march to show that people are demanding action on climate change. As President Obama said, “Our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we do not hear them. We have to answer the call.”

2. Join a local fight against the fossil fuel industry

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There are hundreds of battles happening on the ground to stop the construction of infrastructure projects like oil pipelines, coal plants, and gas fracking rigs, which could lock in decades of further carbon pollution that is damaging both the the climate and to the health of individual communities. This amazing resource details local fights across the world ejatlas.org.

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