Climate emergency declarations in 1,926 jurisdictions and local governments cover 826 million citizens

1,926 jurisdictions in 34 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 826 million citizens, with 60 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain around 86 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities have Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 1,926 jurisdictions and local governments cover 826 million citizens[…]

Scientific America and numerous media outlets declare a climate emergency

Major media organisations sign a statement that ‘Journalism should reflect what the science says: the climate emergency is here.’ “It’s time to use a term that more than 13,000 scientists agree is needed,” wrote Mark Fischetti, a senior editor at Scientific American on 12 April 2021. “Given the circumstances, Scientific American has agreed with major news Read more about Scientific America and numerous media outlets declare a climate emergency[…]

Ambitious climate emergency response plans emerge

With almost 2,000 councils around the world having declared that we are in a climate emergency, what next? Now what? Below are just a few examples of what is currently happening in councils, boroughs and shires that have declared a climate emergency: Climate emergency response plans which involve the entire community are emerging as a Read more about Ambitious climate emergency response plans emerge[…]

Global media initiative: ‘Climate Emergency Week’

The fact that we are in a climate emergency will be covered more broadly in April when some of the biggest names in news — Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, NBC News, CBS News, PBS, VICE, Noticias Telemundo, Asahi Shimbun, Times of India and many local outlets around the world — join Read more about Global media initiative: ‘Climate Emergency Week’[…]

United Kingdom: Campaign for Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

The campaign for a Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill in United Kingdom is getting support from a growing number of UK politicians, currently over 100 MPs and councillors. In this video, Charlie Gardner from University of Kent explains what the British Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill is about: → Share this video on Facebook | Read more about United Kingdom: Campaign for Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill[…]

USA: Climate Emergency Bill introduced in Congress

Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Earl Blumenauer have introduced a bill in the US Congress that would require President Joe Biden to invoke emergency powers to tackle the climate crisis. The Climate Emergency Act of 2021 would unlock 136 statutory powers under the National Emergencies Act, typically available only under extraordinary circumstances, which a climate emergency can be classified as. “We have to Read more about USA: Climate Emergency Bill introduced in Congress[…]

Australia: ‘Head-cracking moment’ of declaration campaign

Getting personal: Melanie Scaife, a mother facing the climate emergency, shares her ‘head-cracking moment’ when climate change became a real, rather than abstract part of her daughters future, and doing nothing ceased to be an option. It happened as she was urging her local council to declare a climate emergency. The podcast episode “Everything you Read more about Australia: ‘Head-cracking moment’ of declaration campaign[…]

Singapore Parliament declares a climate emergency

After an almost six hour long debate, the Members of Parliaments voted on and passed a motion, which stated: “That this House acknowledges that climate change is a global emergency and a threat to mankind and calls on the Government, in partnership with the private sector, civil society and the people of Singapore, to deepen Read more about Singapore Parliament declares a climate emergency[…]

Australia: Climate Emergency Summit: Six forums streamed online

In Australia in February 2021, the National Climate Emergency Summit 2021 presents a series of critical conversations – Reset.21 forum series – to advance strategy and responses to the climate emergency. “In the wake of an unprecedented year, there has never been a more important time to reconnect and reset action to address the climate Read more about Australia: Climate Emergency Summit: Six forums streamed online[…]

Two thirds of world population think climate change is a global emergency

Almost two thirds of people around the world – 64 percent of the world’s population – now view climate change as a global emergency that requires immediate action, according to a global poll which asked 1.2 million people from 50 countries covering more than half of the world’s population. The poll, called ‘The Peoples’ Climate Read more about Two thirds of world population think climate change is a global emergency[…]