Climate emergency declarations in 1,990 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens

1,990 jurisdictions in 34 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 92 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities – over 500 Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 1,990 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens[…]

Canada: Video launch webinar – How WW2 can guide the climate emergency mobilisation

The following is the second newsletter from the Climate Emergency Unit in Canada: “We’ve been overwhelmed by inquiries and requests since launching our unit just over a month ago. We’re doing our best to keep up. The enthusiastic response has been energizing. Some initial campaigns are in the works – stay tuned for details In Read more about Canada: Video launch webinar – How WW2 can guide the climate emergency mobilisation[…]

United Kingdom: Climate Emergency UK co-hosts climate action webinar for councillors

Newsletter by Councillor Kevin Frea on 15 June 2021: This webinar on Thursday 17 June from 7.00-8.30pm is for councillors to find out how their council can take urgent action to help the UK meet its climate targets. If you’re not a councillor please share this with your Councillors. → Register here   Secure the Read more about United Kingdom: Climate Emergency UK co-hosts climate action webinar for councillors[…]

United Kingdom: Call for the fashion industry to declare a climate emergency

“Should the fashion industry declare a climate, ecological and social crisis?” asked REAL Sustainability and Business Declares in the United Kingdom – and the answer they received from six speakers and 108 attendees at an online event on 13 May 2021 was loud and clear: “Yes”. Polling of the 108 attendees at the webinar indicated Read more about United Kingdom: Call for the fashion industry to declare a climate emergency[…]

B Corps declare a climate emergency

  The climate emergency declaration campaign has marked a number of milestones since the campaign was launched in Australia in May 2016. When the Extinction Rebellion movement and the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg adopted the climate emergency declaration call in 2018, it instantly lifted the movement to a new level in the English-speaking world. Read more about B Corps declare a climate emergency[…]

USA: First American state declares a climate emergency

  On 23 April 2021, Hawaii became the first of the 50 states in the United States of America to declare a climate emergency. In its declaration, the state now requests “statewide collaboration toward an immediate just transition and emergency mobilization effort to restore a safe climate.” Maui County Council member Kelly Takaya King gave Read more about USA: First American state declares a climate emergency[…]

Canada: Launch of Climate Emergency Unit with 14-point “Battle Plan”

The overarching goal of the Climate Emergency Unit is to press for the implementation of wartime-scale policies in Canada to confront the climate emergency. The Climate Emergency Unit is a five-year initiative of the David Suzuki Institute, which works with all sectors to find solutions to the climate emergency. They seek to move governments and leaders in Read more about Canada: Launch of Climate Emergency Unit with 14-point “Battle Plan”[…]

United Kingdom: Classical musicians declare a climate emergency

Classical Declares Emergency On 22 April 2021, the classical music sector officially joined the climate emergency declaration movement, launching #classicaldeclares. High profile individuals and organisations within the classical music world have joined with Music Declares Emergency to further strengthen the response from the music world to the climate emergency and to develop best practice in Read more about United Kingdom: Classical musicians declare a climate emergency[…]

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[…]