There are two broad areas of change responsibility that we all need to embrace:
Mitigation is about changing how we live, move, consume and manufacture so as to reduce and/or eliminate the production of harmful greenhouse gases: and it includes how we best use our land
Adaptation refers to dealing with the expected impacts of climate change and involves taking practical actions to manage risks, protect communities and strengthen the resilience of the economy (e.g. from sea level rise).
A recent survey conducted by the EPA shows that 61% of adults cite climate change as being within the top three environmental concerns to tackle. While climate change should be led at a political level with policy and legislation, it is also up to each one of us to play our part. By doing this we will all be assisting in driving the change for our planet, remembering all the team there is no Planet B!
A great place to start would be to use a carbon calculator as this will point you in the direction you need to go in beginning to save on your carbon usage in terms of your household or workplace energy use, your choice of travel and transport, and your waste.