Philip Sutton: In loving memory

  Philip Sutton (1951-2022)   The world has lost a groundbreaking climate thinker   Luke Taylor, director of the National Sustainable Living Festival, wrote: “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we send this message to notify the SLF community that veteran sustainability and climate activist, Philip Sutton passed away earlier this week from Read more about Philip Sutton: In loving memory[…]

First Australian state parliament declares a climate emergency

On 31 May 2022, a motion declaring Australia is facing a climate emergency passed both the Lower and Upper House of the South Australian Parliament. The motion also recognised that climate change is already costing lives and destroying vital ecosystems around the world. South Australian Climate Minister Susan Close introduced the climate emergency declaration, saying: Read more about First Australian state parliament declares a climate emergency[…]

Australia: Climate emergency declaration voted down in New South Wales parliament

On 23 March 2022, Cate Faehrmann from the Greens put forward a motion that the New South Wales state government declare a climate emergency. The motion was voted down by 28 votes against (Labor, Liberals, Nationals) and only 4 votes for the motion. https://twitter.com/greencate/status/1506574185518174208 Here is how Cate Faehrmann described it in a live Facebook Read more about Australia: Climate emergency declaration voted down in New South Wales parliament[…]

Canada: Call to confront the climate emergency

More than 310 diverse arts, business, community, environment, faith, health, Indigenous, labour, senior, and youth organisations have signed an open letter calling on the British Columbia government in Canada to confront the climate emergency by implementing ten urgent climate actions. “Dear Premier Horgan and the Government of BC, We write on behalf of diverse environmental, Read more about Canada: Call to confront the climate emergency[…]

Australia: Climate Emergency Response Plans awarded

At the Cities Power Partnership Awards ceremony on 17 November 2021, Morning Peninsula Shire took out top honours with the ‘Ambition Award’ for its Climate Emergency Plan, while the winner of the ‘Community Choice Award’ was Borough of Queenscliffe for its community-led climate emergency response plan. The Cities Power Partnership awards recognise councils demonstrating climate Read more about Australia: Climate Emergency Response Plans awarded[…]

Country town’s climate emergency declaration journey documented in podcast

A new Australian podcast documents the role which the Climate Emergency Declaration campaign played in shaping public opinion about the climate crisis in the small country town Castlemaine in Victoria. The 48-minute podcast episode titled ‘Close To Home’ is produced by Rob Law and Kyla Brettle. It is the first episode of their new podcast Read more about Country town’s climate emergency declaration journey documented in podcast[…]

Global forum for urban leaders taking on the climate emergency

  “We are living in a climate emergency. At Daring Cities 2021, we want to show what leadership looks like in times of climate emergency,” said Katja Dörner, mayor of Bonn in Germany, as she welcomed 1,200 delegates to the five-day virtual conference. “First, all governments should declare a climate emergency, similar to declaring a Read more about Global forum for urban leaders taking on the climate emergency[…]

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[…]