Climate emergency declarations in 2,025 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens

2,025 jurisdictions in 35 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 92 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities – over 500 Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 2,025 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]