Climate emergency declarations in 558 councils cover 65 million citizens

Populations covered by local governments that have declared a climate emergency: 65 million citizens in 13 countries, with 29 million of these living in the United Kingdom, meaning more than 40 per cent of the UK population. At national level, the Welsh Government, the First Minister of Scotland, and the Irish government have made climate Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 558 councils cover 65 million citizens[…]

Video recordings of climate emergency speeches in chambers and halls

Climate emergency speeches by Councillors Canada: Legislative Assembly of Ontario Ian Arthur delivers a passionate and emotional speech advocating for the declaration of a climate emergency. 5 minutes. 15 May 2019 Canada: Cowichan Valley Council Sonia Furstenau, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cowichan Valley: Statement on climate emergency. 2 minutes. 2 May 2019 Citizens asking questions to Councillors Read more about Video recordings of climate emergency speeches in chambers and halls[…]

Discussions about the concept of declaring a climate emergency

Discussion in Hobart Council → ABC News – 21 May 2019: Hobart Council row erupts as members stage a meeting walkout against climate change motion “A row has erupted inside the walls of Hobart City Council over a motion to recognise climate change as a global emergency.” Suggestions and considerations “Tectonic plates finally shifting” “What Read more about Discussions about the concept of declaring a climate emergency[…]

New Zealand: Two regional councils declare a climate emergency

On 16 May 2019, two regional councils in New Zealand made history by declaring a climate emergency as the first councils in the country, vowing to put climate change at the forefront of decision making. “At 11:49am on Thursday, Environment Canterbury councillors voted and made history, watched on closed-circuit television outside by 100 or more placard-waving, Read more about New Zealand: Two regional councils declare a climate emergency[…]

Australian Capital Territory declares a climate emergency

“As the first Australian state or territory to declare a climate emergency, we’re setting the standard for climate action across Australia, and the world,” tweeted Shane Rattenbury, ACT Greens Leader and Minister for Climate Change in the Australian Capital Territory. On 16 May 2019 he moved a motion to shift to emergency footing for dealing Read more about Australian Capital Territory declares a climate emergency[…]

Region of Catalonia in Spain declares a climate emergency

On 15 May 2019, the Catalan government declared a climate emergency. ▶El #Govern declara formalment l’emergència climàtica @territoricat pic.twitter.com/iUYbcS2MgY — Govern. Generalitat (@govern) May 14, 2019 Catalonia is a region comprising about 7.5 million people, who are hereby represented by a government that has at least officially acknowledged that the world is in a climate Read more about Region of Catalonia in Spain declares a climate emergency[…]

Australia: Greenpeace action on Sydney bridge to call for climate emergency declaration

On 14 May 2019, Greenpeace supporters climbed the Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia, to demand that Prime Minister Scott Morrison declares a climate emergency.   The action was streamed live on Facebook and Youtube just like a full news tv coverage with cameras on location, prerecorded interviews and commentators in the studio. “What we are Read more about Australia: Greenpeace action on Sydney bridge to call for climate emergency declaration[…]

Climate emergency in the mainstream: clippings

Clippings from the climate emergency news and social media streams in May 2019 Over 500 regional councils around the world have declared climate emergency. As well as 2 nations. Who’s next? #ClimateBreakdown #EcologicalBreakdown https://t.co/bGZbLejZ2Z — Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) May 16, 2019   SPAIN → La Vanguardia – 14 May 2019: The Catalan government makes an Read more about Climate emergency in the mainstream: clippings[…]

Switzerland: Climate emergency declarations critisised for being political rhetoric

In Switzerland, politicians and media commentators are discussing whether the climate emergency declarations and resolutions that have been declared in eight of the country’s cities and municipalities will lead to action at an entirely new level or eventually be overlooked as fluffy, non-binding policy statements about future intentions and possibilities. “Zurich City Council supports the Read more about Switzerland: Climate emergency declarations critisised for being political rhetoric[…]

Ireland declares a climate emergency

Its official.Ireland becomes 2nd country in the world to declare a #ClimateEmergency & Dáil also agreed to endorse all the recommendations of the Oireachtas Climate Action Report .Definitely one of the highlights for me as a @greenparty_ie TD .My children are thrilled. pic.twitter.com/bcQhvYxvqx — Catherine Martin TD (@cathmartingreen) May 9, 2019 By making an amendment Read more about Ireland declares a climate emergency[…]