Climate emergency declarations in 2,295 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens

2,295 jurisdictions in 39 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 1 billion citizens. Over 61 million of these live in the United Kingdom. In Britain around 95 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities – over 570 Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 2,295 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens[…]

Australia: What followed after declaring a climate emergency

A council declares a climate emergency – and then what? In a 45-minute podcast interview, Damien Williams, president of Zero Kingston 2030, tells the story about what happened in Kingston near Melbourne, home of 165,000 Australians, after the declaration. Kingston’s Climate and Ecological Emergency Response Plan was endorsed in July 2021 to guide urgent climate action, after Kingston Read more about Australia: What followed after declaring a climate emergency[…]

Climate Emergency Community Guideline

Volunteers from Climate Reality Europe are working on enhancing climate emergency measures and declarations at the local level. Besides having activities in the United Kingdom, Italy, Albania, Spain and Hungary, they have developed a Climate Emergency Community Guideline, which aims to provide guidelines and tips for citizens on catalysing commitments, dialogue and action for a Read more about Climate Emergency Community Guideline[…]

Week-long series of workshops and high-level dialogues about the climate emergency

The theme and focus of Daring Cities 2022 – the virtual global forum “for urban decision-makers leading in the climate emergency” – is Climate Emergency Finance. During 3-7 October 2022, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability – and the Federal City of Bonn will host the Daring Cities 2022 Virtual Forum, a week-long series of Read more about Week-long series of workshops and high-level dialogues about the climate emergency[…]

Victorian energy minister signs climate emergency declaration

In Australia in 2018, the Victorian Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio, Labor, signed on to the climate emergency declaration mobilisation movement. Why would this be worth mentioning four years later? It could become significant because it is election time again in Victoria – Australia’s second largest state, where more than a quarter of all Australians Read more about Victorian energy minister signs climate emergency declaration[…]

USA: American president close to declaring a climate emergency

In a speech the American President Joe Biden delivered from the site of a former coal-fired power station in Somerset, Massachusetts, he said: [14:50] “Congress has failed in its duty. Not a single Republican in Congress stepped up to support my Climate Plan. Not one. So let me be clear: Climate change is an emergency, Read more about USA: American president close to declaring a climate emergency[…]

Pacific foreign ministers declare a climate emergency

The Pacific foreign ministers have declared a climate emergency in the region. This was one of the key outcomes of the forum foreign ministers held on 8 July 2022. The declaration includes key collective decisions including a declaration that the Pacific was facing a climate emergency that threatens the livelihoods, security and wellbeing of its Read more about Pacific foreign ministers declare a climate emergency[…]

Philip Sutton: In loving memory

  Philip Sutton (1951-2022)   The world has lost a groundbreaking climate thinker   Luke Taylor, director of the National Sustainable Living Festival, wrote: “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we send this message to notify the SLF community that veteran sustainability and climate activist, Philip Sutton passed away earlier this week from Read more about Philip Sutton: In loving memory[…]

First Australian state parliament declares a climate emergency

On 31 May 2022, a motion declaring Australia is facing a climate emergency passed both the Lower and Upper House of the South Australian Parliament. The motion also recognised that climate change is already costing lives and destroying vital ecosystems around the world. South Australian Climate Minister Susan Close introduced the climate emergency declaration, saying: Read more about First Australian state parliament declares a climate emergency[…]

Australia: Climate emergency declaration voted down in New South Wales parliament

On 23 March 2022, Cate Faehrmann from the Greens put forward a motion that the New South Wales state government declare a climate emergency. The motion was voted down by 28 votes against (Labor, Liberals, Nationals) and only 4 votes for the motion. https://twitter.com/greencate/status/1506574185518174208 Here is how Cate Faehrmann described it in a live Facebook Read more about Australia: Climate emergency declaration voted down in New South Wales parliament[…]