Both in the UK and around the world, we are increasingly dependent on state power to avert climate breakdown. On the face of it this seems ok, in a democracy we elect our government to enact laws and policies that safeguard our wellbeing and that of future generations. But despite grand promises at election time, successive UK governments have ignored decades of public pressure to act on the climate crisis. So we’re here to ask - is the democratic system in the UK even currently capable of delivering the change we need? Or are we asking for oranges from an apple tree? Do we need to democratise to decarbonise?