Fortunately, the climate crisis is increasingly recognised across the world. Associated with this recognition is a crisis discourse. While crises may encourage action, the crisis discourse also conveys a message that all individuals are implicated in the crises on equal terms and in equal ways. Ecological modernisation emerged as a path dependence that is structuring climate institutions in industrialised states and can be said to have substantial power of the climate agenda in general. Ecological modernisation centres around the idea that climate issues can be resolved in tandem and harmoniously with continued economic growth, and increase wealth and prosperity, as the market adjusts resource and energy use through prize mechanisms and from a continuum of innovations. Finally, climate change action is set in a frame of time urgency. There is an urgent need to reduce carbon emissions even by the set dates of 2030 and 2050, which puts stress on the policy-makers to find ways to enact this.