United Kingdom: Greenpeace joins the climate emergency campaign

Greenpeace UK has full-heartedly entered the global climate emergency campaign. UK Government: Declare a Climate Emergency Now – then Act Like it Our climate is breaking down. Rising seas and more frequent extreme weather events are putting tens of millions of lives around the world at risk. Here in the UK, the government is totally Read more about United Kingdom: Greenpeace joins the climate emergency campaign[…]

Climate emergency declarations in 446 councils cover 41 million citizens

Populations covered by governments that have declared a climate emergency now exceed 41 million citizens in four English-speaking countries and Switzerland, with 20 million of these living in the United Kingdom. These are the overall figures, according to population statistics available via the Internet: The list is maintained by cedamia Similar lists This data compilation Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 446 councils cover 41 million citizens[…]

United Kingdom: Arts and culture organisations declare a climate emergency

Declarers include Somerset House, Battersea Arts Centre, Cardboard Citizens, HOME in Manchester, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London National Park City, Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Arts, The Junction (Cambridge), Invisible Dust, writer Jay Griffiths, director Peter Kosminsky and actor Tamaryn Payne. More than 190 UK institutions and individuals from the arts and culture sectors have pledged to Read more about United Kingdom: Arts and culture organisations declare a climate emergency[…]

Australia: New climate emergency party enters federal election

Australia has a new ‘Climate Party’ formed around the climate emergency. It is called Independents for Climate Action Now, ICAN. Environmental scientist Jim Tait is leader of the party and a senate candidate in New South Wales. He wrote on Facebook: “ICAN is a party of allied Independents bound by a commitment to delivering effective, Read more about Australia: New climate emergency party enters federal election[…]

Australia: Two podcasts about climate emergency action

ALEX MARSHALL: WE ASK OUR COUNCIL TO FOLLOW THE LEAD OF OVER 400 OTHER COUNCILS Podcast 1: Advocating for council action on the climate emergency in Surf Coast Shire, Australia 19-year-old Alex Marshall from CACE Surf Coast & Geelong was guest in The Sustainable Studio on 20 March 2019, where she called for “proper council action on Read more about Australia: Two podcasts about climate emergency action[…]

Australian doctors declare a climate emergency

Doctors from across Australia gathered on 6 April 2019 in Hobart to declare a climate emergency. The medical doctors, from various specialisations, called on Australia’s federal and state governments and councils to adequately respond to the climate chaos we are experiencing. They stated that anything less on the part of governments amounts to negligence. “Declaring Read more about Australian doctors declare a climate emergency[…]

UK Parliamentary Labour Party declares a climate emergency

Labour’s shadow environment secretary Sue Hayman announced the party was declaring a “national environment and climate emergency”, adding further pressure on the British government to take more radical action to stop climate change. Speaking in the House of Commons, Hayman called on the government to “join Labour in declaring a national environment and climate emergency”. Read more about UK Parliamentary Labour Party declares a climate emergency[…]

Concept of ‘climate emergency’ enters mainstream of society

“Welcome to the climate emergency: you’re about 20 years late”, wrote Graham Readfearn in The Guardian in March 2016. However, he was ahead of his time. Three more years were to pass before something happened that had a great deal to do with a bright 16-year-old Swedish student. Future historians are more likely to be Read more about Concept of ‘climate emergency’ enters mainstream of society[…]

USA: San Francisco officially declares a climate emergency

On 26 February 2019, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to declare a climate emergency, following the lead of other Bay Area cities like Berkeley, Hayward, Richmond and Oakland. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is the legislative body within the government of the City and County of San Francisco in California, USA, Read more about USA: San Francisco officially declares a climate emergency[…]

Canada: Declaration of climate emergency campaign in Québec

A climate emergency movement has grown in the French-speaking Canadian province of Québec. As of February 2019, more than 300 municipalities throughout Québec have endorsed a Déclaration d’Urgence Climatique – a climate emergency declaration, representing more then 70 per cent of the Quebec population. The Declaration has also been deposited with leading institutions such as Read more about Canada: Declaration of climate emergency campaign in Québec[…]