Climate emergency declarations in 1,890 jurisdictions and local governments cover 826 million citizens

1,890 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 90 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities have Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 1,890 jurisdictions and local governments cover 826 million citizens[…]

United Kingdom: Campaign for Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

In this video, Charlie Gardner from University of Kent explains what the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill is about: → Share this video on Facebook | Twitter   The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill Alliance has published two open letters to which people have been adding their names. The first letter will be sent directly to the 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[…]

Australia: ‘Head-cracking moment’ of declaration campaign

Getting personal: Melanie Scaife, a mother facing the climate emergency, shares her ‘head-cracking moment’ when climate change became a real, rather than abstract part of her daughters future, and doing nothing ceased to be an option. It happened as she was urging her local council to declare a climate emergency. The podcast episode “Everything you Read more about Australia: ‘Head-cracking moment’ of declaration campaign[…]

Singapore Parliament declares a climate emergency

After an almost six hour long debate, the Members of Parliaments voted on and passed a motion, which stated: “That this House acknowledges that climate change is a global emergency and a threat to mankind and calls on the Government, in partnership with the private sector, civil society and the people of Singapore, to deepen Read more about Singapore Parliament declares a climate emergency[…]

Australia: Climate Emergency Summit: Six forums streamed online

In Australia in February 2021, the National Climate Emergency Summit 2021 presents a series of critical conversations – Reset.21 forum series – to advance strategy and responses to the climate emergency. “In the wake of an unprecedented year, there has never been a more important time to reconnect and reset action to address the climate Read more about Australia: Climate Emergency Summit: Six forums streamed online[…]

Two thirds of world population think climate change is a global emergency

Almost two thirds of people around the world – 64 percent of the world’s population – now view climate change as a global emergency that requires immediate action, according to a global poll which asked 1.2 million people from 50 countries covering more than half of the world’s population. The poll, called ‘The Peoples’ Climate Read more about Two thirds of world population think climate change is a global emergency[…]

Response to UN Chief’s global climate emergency declaration call

On 12 December 2020, the United Nations Secretary-General asked the world’s governments to declare a climate emergency in their countries until carbon neutrality is reached – in recognition of both the urgency and the stakes. The world’s leading media outlets picked up the story right away and distributed the message widely on tv screens and Read more about Response to UN Chief’s global climate emergency declaration call[…]

United Nations chief calls on governments to declare a climate emergency

I call on leaders worldwide to declare a State of Climate Emergency in their countries until carbon neutrality is reached. Five years after the #ParisAgreement, we are still not going in the right direction. Let’s make the promise of a net zero world a reality. pic.twitter.com/pspktHxQc4 — António Guterres (@antonioguterres) December 12, 2020 At the Read more about United Nations chief calls on governments to declare a climate emergency[…]

United Kingdom: University of Essex declares a climate and ecological emergency 

University of Essex: ‘Our declaration of a climate and ecological emergency’   On 9 December 2020, the University of Essex joined many organisations around the world in declaring a climate and ecological emergency, while calling on its 20,000-strong community to help find solutions. The declaration recognises the impact the university has, as an organisation, on Read more about United Kingdom: University of Essex declares a climate and ecological emergency […]