Climate emergency declarations in 792 jurisdictions and local governments cover 141 million citizens

792 jurisdictions in 17 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to 141 million citizens, with 43 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain now roughly 64 per cent of the population lives in areas that have declared a climate Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 792 jurisdictions and local governments cover 141 million citizens[…]

Discussions about the concept of declaring a climate emergency

→ DW – 9 July 2019: Climate emergency: New hope, or just empty words? “Spurred on by the Fridays for Future movement, more and more cities around the world are declaring a climate emergency — in recent weeks, it’s been almost a daily occurrence. Is this a sign of real change?” Discussion in Hobart Council Read more about Discussions about the concept of declaring a climate emergency[…]

Business guide: ‘How to Declare a Climate Emergency’

How to talk with board and employees about declaring a climate emergency: B Lab UK has produced an elegant ‘Climate Emergency Playbook’ about how businesses can approach the idea of declaring a climate emergency on their own. It is an inspirational 23-page booklet which provides ideas and guidance on how to talk to your board Read more about Business guide: ‘How to Declare a Climate Emergency’[…]

Letters from our readers and supporters

From: Louis de Villiers <louisviljee@gmail.com> Subject: Time for urgent action I am just a member of the public. But I’ve been concerned about conservation of heritage and the environment for many years. I have been appalled at the recklessness with which us humans have dealt with the beauty and abundance given to us. That, rather Read more about Letters from our readers and supporters[…]

United Kingdom: School declares its own climate emergency

[INSPIRATIONAL]   Yes, a school can do it too. “The Chase School is a school of excellence – and that should apply to all areas…” – including excellent climate emergency response. The Chase School in Malvern, UK, is planning an official launch day for September 2019. The principal wrote this to all staff, students and Read more about United Kingdom: School declares its own climate emergency[…]

Climate emergency declaration news in June 2019

“A rising tide of communities across the country from the ground up are having their views represented by local leaders.” ~ Nic Seaton, deputy program director of Greenpeace Australia Pacific The following are examples randomly picked from the newsstream, in no way covering the vast amount of news coverage that has been published during the Read more about Climate emergency declaration news in June 2019[…]

Guide: ‘Understanding climate emergency and local government’

The Melbourne-based centre for climate restoration Breakthrough has released an excellent eight-page guide for an international audience – ‘Understanding climate emergency and local government’ – which explains the scientific evidence of the emergency, the crucial initiating role of local government, and what an ’emergency response’ is. The purpose of climate emergency declaration campaigning is to Read more about Guide: ‘Understanding climate emergency and local government’[…]

Leader of 1.3 billion Catholics declares a climate emergency

“Pope Francis has declared a global “climate emergency”, warning of the dangers of global heating and that a failure to act urgently to reduce greenhouse gases would be “a brutal act of injustice toward the poor and future generations”,” wrote The Guardian and Reuters on 14 June 2019, just about four years after the Pope’s Read more about Leader of 1.3 billion Catholics declares a climate emergency[…]

Greta Thunberg calls for international climate emergency declaration

Vice has produced a 33-minute tv documentary about what they call ‘The new climate movement’ and its call for governments to declare a climate emergency: “My demand is that the politicians should follow the Paris Agreement. If you have read the Paris Agreement, you know that it is very radical. If I should have any Read more about Greta Thunberg calls for international climate emergency declaration[…]