Australian councils form alliance: Climate Emergency Australia

The alliance will include non-government and government organisations and is set to be formally launched later this year. Trent McCarthy, councillor at Darebin City Council – the world’s first council to declare a climate emergency – told Government News that most of the 31 councils who have declared a climate emergency have backed a plan Read more about Australian councils form alliance: Climate Emergency Australia[…]

Framework and resource to help councils with their climate emergency response

Darebin City Council in Australia has produced a framework and resource to help other councils with their climate emergency response: The council writes: “Mobilisation of and engagement with other local councils around Australia and globally is a key direction of Darebin’s climate emergency strategy. We all have a role to play in responding to the Read more about Framework and resource to help councils with their climate emergency response[…]

Climate emergency declarations in 935 jurisdictions and local governments cover 206 million citizens

935 jurisdictions in 18 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to 206 million citizens, with 47 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain now roughly 64 per cent of the population lives in areas that have declared a climate Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 935 jurisdictions and local governments cover 206 million citizens[…]

Discussions about the concept of declaring a climate emergency

“With more opportunities behind a transition towards a low-carbon economy than ever before and time running out to implement it, cities declaring a climate emergency are helping to raise awareness and drive the changes needed to safeguard the planet. However, these declarations mean nothing without real, concrete action to support them.” → Forbes – 20 July 2019: Read more about Discussions about the concept of declaring a climate emergency[…]

Climate emergency declaration news in July 2019

Clippings from the news stream – some of what was reported and discussed about the climate emergency and declaring a climate emergency in the month of July 2019. GLOBAL → Agence-France Presse – 30 June 2019: UN chief urges action to avert climate change ‘catastrophe’ “UN chief Antonio Guterres said climate-related devastation was striking the Read more about Climate emergency declaration news in July 2019[…]

United Kingdom: Music industry declares a climate and ecological emergency

In less than one week, more than 1,000 musicians, music labels and organisations – a broad spectrum of the UK music community – have signed onto the declaration. The signatories include institutions such as: Abbey Road Studios, AIM, the Association of Independent Festivals, Beggars Group, Believe, The BRIT School, Festival Republic, Kambe Events, Music Venue Trust, Powerful Thinking, Sony Music UK, Read more about United Kingdom: Music industry declares a climate and ecological emergency[…]

Business guide: ‘How to Declare a Climate Emergency’

How to talk with board and employees about declaring a climate emergency: B Lab UK has produced an elegant ‘Climate Emergency Playbook’ about how businesses can approach the idea of declaring a climate emergency on their own. It is an inspirational 23-page booklet which provides ideas and guidance on how to talk to your board Read more about Business guide: ‘How to Declare a Climate Emergency’[…]

Letters from our readers and supporters

From: Louis de Villiers <louisviljee@gmail.com> Subject: Time for urgent action I am just a member of the public. But I’ve been concerned about conservation of heritage and the environment for many years. I have been appalled at the recklessness with which us humans have dealt with the beauty and abundance given to us. That, rather Read more about Letters from our readers and supporters[…]

United Kingdom: School declares its own climate emergency

[INSPIRATIONAL]   Yes, a school can do it too. “The Chase School is a school of excellence – and that should apply to all areas…” – including excellent climate emergency response. The Chase School in Malvern, UK, is planning an official launch day for September 2019. The principal wrote this to all staff, students and Read more about United Kingdom: School declares its own climate emergency[…]

Climate emergency declaration news in June 2019

“A rising tide of communities across the country from the ground up are having their views represented by local leaders.” ~ Nic Seaton, deputy program director of Greenpeace Australia Pacific The following are examples randomly picked from the newsstream, in no way covering the vast amount of news coverage that has been published during the Read more about Climate emergency declaration news in June 2019[…]