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[…]

Climate emergency declarations in 1,940 jurisdictions and local governments cover 826 million citizens

1,940 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 1,940 jurisdictions and local governments cover 826 million citizens[…]

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[…]

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[…]