Friends of the Earth's call for new planning guidance is part of its new campaign - Get Serious About CO2 - which calls on local councils to play their part in tackling climate change by pledging to reduce emissions in their area by at least 40 per cent by 2020. The campaign is also calling for a minimum level of action for all councils, set in line with the latest science, and for more money and less hassle so councils can get on with local action to cut CO2.