Climate emergency declarations in 2,059 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens

2,059 jurisdictions in 37 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 93 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities – over 525 Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 2,059 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens[…]

Canada: Call to confront the climate emergency

More than 310 diverse arts, business, community, environment, faith, health, Indigenous, labour, senior, and youth organisations have signed an open letter calling on the British Columbia government in Canada to confront the climate emergency by implementing ten urgent climate actions. “Dear Premier Horgan and the Government of BC, We write on behalf of diverse environmental, Read more about Canada: Call to confront the climate emergency[…]

Australia: Climate Emergency Response Plans awarded

At the Cities Power Partnership Awards ceremony on 17 November 2021, Morning Peninsula Shire took out top honours with the ‘Ambition Award’ for its Climate Emergency Plan, while the winner of the ‘Community Choice Award’ was Borough of Queenscliffe for its community-led climate emergency response plan. The Cities Power Partnership awards recognise councils demonstrating climate Read more about Australia: Climate Emergency Response Plans awarded[…]

Country town’s climate emergency declaration journey documented in podcast

A new Australian podcast documents the role which the Climate Emergency Declaration campaign played in shaping public opinion about the climate crisis in the small country town Castlemaine in Victoria. The 48-minute podcast episode titled ‘Close To Home’ is produced by Rob Law and Kyla Brettle. It is the first episode of their new podcast Read more about Country town’s climate emergency declaration journey documented in podcast[…]

Global forum for urban leaders taking on the climate emergency

  “We are living in a climate emergency. At Daring Cities 2021, we want to show what leadership looks like in times of climate emergency,” said Katja Dörner, mayor of Bonn in Germany, as she welcomed 1,200 delegates to the five-day virtual conference. “First, all governments should declare a climate emergency, similar to declaring a Read more about Global forum for urban leaders taking on the climate emergency[…]

Study about the political effects of declaring a climate emergency

  In a study titled ‘The political effects of emergency frames in sustainability’, academic experts highlight that the Climate Emergency Declaration campaign has been successful in key areas. The stsudy was published on Nature.com on 26 July 2021. What are the political effects of declaring a climate and biodiversity emergency? A team of academics at Read more about Study about the political effects of declaring a climate emergency[…]

Climate emergency declaration from thousands of scientists goes around the world – again

More than 14,000 scientists from 153 countries have signed their name to research that warns of the incoming climate emergency. The new paper was published on 28 July 2021 in the journal BioScience The paper is an update on similar research conducted in 2019, which amassed signatures from more than 11,000 scientists. In the time Read more about Climate emergency declaration from thousands of scientists goes around the world – again[…]

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

4 Hopeful Lessons from WW2 to Confront Climate Change “The climate emergency requires acting at a speed and scale not seen since the Second World War. This video explains 4 key lessons from Canada’s Second World War mobilization that need to be applied to Canada’s climate response today.” → Tweet to retweet → Facebook post Read more about Canada: Video launch: 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[…]