Table 1

Climate change to-do list for a mid-term president

Establish leadership on climate changeReverse decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement.
Appoint officials with appropriate expertise and understanding of the science behind climate change.
Acknowledge scale of the problem and stop conflating weather with climate Give business a clear message that low carbon is a stable opportunity for investment.
Supports international efforts to reach agreement.
Use the instruments of government to drive investment and create marketsCreate jobs.
Drive innovation.
Implement Science based policiesRepopulate government advisory boards with environmental experts and fund independent research.
Move to clean energyReduce CO2 emissions.
Continue shift to renewable technologies.
Fund research into new technologies.
Reverse decisions to increase drilling.
Accelerate the move away from use of hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs)These are powerful greenhouse gases.
Alternative solutions require innovation.
Prioritise active transport and public transportReduce CO2 emissions.
Improve air quality.
Improve health and fitness.