It's just a total failure of leadership. Fossil fuels for leccy production should've been phased out years ago. Decades. As soon as nuclear became viable. Knock that on the head and we take a HUGE step forward. Most problems would be solved, we'd just have to deal with cow farts.
Remove all fossil fuels from energy production (completely possible, just needs political will), ban sale of new fossil fuel vehicles NOW, with permanent scrappage, buy back schemes for carbon emitting vehicles (completely possible, just needs political will), ban use of single use plastics in ANY application, standardise materials so everything can be 100% recycled via curbside waste collection (completely possible, just need political will).
Political lobbying should be banned. These industries need to legislated the fuck out of, because they won't change on their own (at the speed we need them to anyway). They need to be forced. Even with air travel and sea freight. Just fucking strongarm them so they're forced to chuck money at the problem and come up with better solutions. They're not going to change until they HAVE to.
I shouldn't be having to make the choice over buying loose carrots or a plastic bag of carrots in packaging that says "not yet recycled" on it. Why the fuck is that choice up to me? Fucking legislate