Climate emergency declarations cover 15 million citizens

Populations covered by governments that have declared a climate emergency now exceed 15 million citizens in three English-speaking countries. 15.050.093, to be more exact, according to population statistics available via the Internet. The data was compiled by Philip Sutton Australia: 492.744 people United Kingdom: 8.860.813 people USA: 5.696.536 people Total: 15.050.093 people _____________________________________________ Australia: 492.744 Read more about Climate emergency declarations cover 15 million citizens[…]

United Kingdom: Did London just declare a climate emergency?

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has reportedly “declared a climate emergency” and thereby put one of the world’s leading cities of more than eight million people “at the forefront of acknowledging the threat of climate change”. However, exactly how this ‘emergency declaration‘ will be speeding up the city’s action on carbon emissions has not been outlined Read more about United Kingdom: Did London just declare a climate emergency?[…]

United Kingdom: Two town councils declare climate emergency

On 4 December 2018, Totnes Town Council in United Kingdom supported Councillor Jacqi Hodgson’s motion to declare a climate emergency. The next day, Frome Town Council declared a climate emergency as well while pledging to make Frome carbon neutral by 2030. In 2016, Frome Town Council pledged to become a carbon neutral town by 2046, Read more about United Kingdom: Two town councils declare climate emergency[…]

Club of Rome launches Climate Emergency Plan

On 24 November 2018, We Don’t Have Time in Sweden broadcasted a webinar where Anders Wijkman, honorary chairman of the Club of Rome, presented a keynote about the Club of Rome’s Climate Emergency Plan, which calls for immediate emergency action by policymakers and stakeholders worldwide. Watch it here: Global broadcast of ‘no-fly seminar’ about the Read more about Club of Rome launches Climate Emergency Plan[…]

Ballarat City Council acknowledges the climate emergency

On 21 November 2018, the Ballarat City Council passed a Notice of Motion from Councillor Belinda Coates noting the IPCC report and acknowledging the climate emergency. Five local residents came to speak in support of the motion, including Miriam (left on the photo above) and Anna (middle) – a student who is organising a school Read more about Ballarat City Council acknowledges the climate emergency[…]

United Kingdom: Bristol City Council declares a climate emergency

Another council has been added to the growing list of ‘climate emergency councils’ around the world, this time in Britain: On 13 November 2018, Bristol City Council became the first UK council to declare a climate emergency for the city. The motion was passed unanimously. Consequently, the city council set an ambitious goal of making Read more about United Kingdom: Bristol City Council declares a climate emergency[…]

USA: City of Oakland declares a climate emergency

On 30 October 2018, the City of Oakland in California passed a “Resolution Endorsing the Declaration of a Climate Emergency and Requesting Regional Collaboration on an Immediate Just Transition and Emergency Mobilization Effort to Restore a Safe Climate.” Oakland follows in the footsteps of Berkeley and Richmond, becoming the third California city to declare a Read more about USA: City of Oakland declares a climate emergency[…]

United Kingdom: Civil disobedience call for emergency plan of action

Extinction Rebellion is a non-violent civil disobedience movement in the UK which demands of its government that it declares a climate emergency, communicates the crisis to the public and goes zero carbon by 2025. Extinction Rebellion calls on the UK government to reduce carbon emissions to establish a “citizens assembly” to devise an emergency plan Read more about United Kingdom: Civil disobedience call for emergency plan of action[…]

Canada: Impassioned speech about the climate emergency

Emergency debate in Canada: How will Parliament respond to the new IPCC report? “We will rally and marshal every small town, every big city, every Canadian group, rotary clubs, church groups, and we will tell those naysayers who think that climate change is about a cash grab that they are in the way of our Read more about Canada: Impassioned speech about the climate emergency[…]

Byron Shire Council declares a climate emergency

Byron Shire Council has declared that “we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including by local councils.” On 18 October 2018, the following motion passed in Byron Shire Council in New South Wales: Notice of Motion No. 9.1 Climate Emergency Declaration 18-680 Resolved: 1. That Read more about Byron Shire Council declares a climate emergency[…]