Climate emergency declarations in 1,799 jurisdictions and local governments cover 820 million citizens

1,799 jurisdictions in 31 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 820 million citizens, with 60 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain now around 90 per cent of the population lives in areas that have declared a Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 1,799 jurisdictions and local governments cover 820 million citizens[…]

Finland: First Nordic capital declares a climate emergency

Helsinki has declared a climate emergency as the first city council in Finland to do so. On the 23 September 2020, the City Council approved the City Board’s proposal of preparing a climate emergency declaration. The proposal was based on a motion by Council member Leo Stranius. Mayor Jan Vapaavuori confirmed Helsinki’s climate emergency declaration on Read more about Finland: First Nordic capital declares a climate emergency[…]

Australia: Zoominars on the climate emergency

Psychology on the climate emergency Video recording of Extinction Rebellion Victoria’s zoominar ‘Sounding the Alarm’ with Paul Gilding, Roger Hallam and Jane Morton on 26 June 2020 Video recording of Extinction Rebellion Victoria’s zoominar ‘Living in Climate Truth’ with Jane Morton and Margaret Klein Salamon on 2 July 2020 Councils in the climate emergency Trent Read more about Australia: Zoominars on the climate emergency[…]

Open letter from Greta Thunberg: #FaceTheClimateEmergency

“It’s time to #FaceTheClimateEmergency,” writes Greta Thunberg and #FridaysForFuture members in an open letter to global leaders, signed by thousands of activists, scientists, representatives of civil society and influencers. Within the first three hours, 20,000 more people had added there name to the letter, which was sent to all EU leaders and heads of state Read more about Open letter from Greta Thunberg: #FaceTheClimateEmergency[…]

Australian builders and planners declare a climate emergency

In a world first, Australian builders have joined architects in publicly acknowledging that we are in a climate emergency, and that business as usual cannot continue if we want a prosperous future for our children and natural environment. “The time is now for professionals in the construction industry to take a stand on climate change Read more about Australian builders and planners declare a climate emergency[…]

Developing a climate emergency action plan

How councils can take a comprehensive approach to the climate emergency: A recording of an insightful seminar on the role of local councils in developing climate emergency action plans – presented by Ernst & Young Melbourne specialists Brendan Tapley and Rob Kyne and hosted by the Victorian Local Governance Association. On 16 June 2020, Ernst Read more about Developing a climate emergency action plan[…]

Sweden first Nordic country to enter map of global climate emergency movement

Lund and Malmö are the first two municipalities in Sweden that have joined the climate emergency declaration movement of close to 1,500 council’s world-wide. Sweden thus becomes the first Nordic country to enter the map of the global climate emergency movement. The municipal council in Lund in southern Sweden acknowledged a climate emergency on 4 Read more about Sweden first Nordic country to enter map of global climate emergency movement[…]

Climate emergency reporting requires persistence

“It is high time that journalists and media realise that we are facing a climate emergency,” says the Danish journalist Morten Steiniche, who encourages journalists of all genres to sign the petition and declaration ‘Journalists declare a climate and biodiversity emergency’. On 6 May 2019, IPBES – the United Nations Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity Read more about Climate emergency reporting requires persistence[…]

Australia: Series of climate emergency events in Melbourne

In Melbourne, in addition to the National Climate Emergency Summit 2020, a sold-out event at the city hall´on 14-15 February, the Coalition of Everyone is gearing up for five different climate emergency related events held during the Sustainable Living Festival in February 2020. They also have an all day People’s Assembly for the Climate Emergency Read more about Australia: Series of climate emergency events in Melbourne[…]

Australia: Most Australians now agree that the country is facing a climate emergency

Most Australians now agree that Australia is facing a climate emergency and should take emergency action, according to new polling research from The Australia Institute. Two thirds of Australians – more women than men – believe the country is facing a climate emergency and that “the Government should mobilise all of society to tackle the Read more about Australia: Most Australians now agree that the country is facing a climate emergency[…]