Biggest parliamentary e-petition in Australian history is a call for a climate emergency declaration

Australians, you can still add your names and join the call from 330,000 people on the federal parliament to declare a climate emergency. The e-petition closes on 16 October 2019. → www.aph.gov.au/petition_sign?id=EN1041 “On September 20th, more than 300,000 Australians protested around the country, uniting with millions worldwide to demand that our governments take serious and Read more about Biggest parliamentary e-petition in Australian history is a call for a climate emergency declaration[…]

United Kingdom: 60 per cent of Councils have declared a climate emergency

Climateemergency.uk have registered 245 local authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have declared a climate emergency. 149 of these have set a target of reaching zero emissions by 2030 or earlier. “It is a cross-party movement, illustrated by taking a look at the political control of the councils that have declared a Read more about United Kingdom: 60 per cent of Councils have declared a climate emergency[…]

Australia: Social worker launches petition calling for federal climate emergency declaration

Watching councils, professional bodies and associations declare a climate emergency, and observing the power of the school strike, social worker Jacquelyn Johnson felt that her profession, which pursues social justice as a fundamental tenet, must act in a coordinated manner on what is the single biggest threat to life as we know it. “There are Read more about Australia: Social worker launches petition calling for federal climate emergency declaration[…]

Europe: WeMove.EU launches climate emergency declaration campaign

WeMove.EU – a citizens’ movement campaigning for “a European Union committed to social and economic justice, environmental sustainability and citizen-led democracy” – launched a campaign on 27 September 2018 asking its members to call three specific Members of the European Parliament and ask them to reject any candidate for the EU Commission who is not Read more about Europe: WeMove.EU launches climate emergency declaration campaign[…]

Denmark: Petition calls for a national climate emergency declaration

Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, the Danish branch of ActionAid which is an international non-governmental organisation whose primary aim is to work against poverty and injustice worldwide, has launched a petition calling on the Danish government to declare a climate emergency. Next week they will have posters about it across the country. The petition has three demands: • Read more about Denmark: Petition calls for a national climate emergency declaration[…]

Chile: Launch of national ‘Emergencia19’ campaign

Un saludo de nuestros amigos de @clim8emergency Australia a @Emergencia_19 en Chile 🌎👏🏼👏🏼 Apóyanos, infórmate en https://t.co/Z0QGHSA2PJ#FelizViernesATodos pic.twitter.com/tpX9z8Xg4R — Emergencia 19 (@Emergencia_19) September 20, 2019 The annual United Nations Climate Summit, COP25, is held in Chile in December this year. A group of professionals and social movements has launched a national campaign to get the Read more about Chile: Launch of national ‘Emergencia19’ campaign[…]

Breakthrough report by Paul Gilding: ‘Climate Emergency Defined’

Breakthrough’s latest report, ‘Climate Emergency Defined’, reviews the evidence about the scale, timing and urgency of the risks posed by climate change to determine whether an emergency response is both necessary and feasible. In the context of an increasing number of ‘climate emergency declarations’, and the accelerating adoption of the term ‘climate emergency’, this 36-page Read more about Breakthrough report by Paul Gilding: ‘Climate Emergency Defined’[…]

Australia: Community radio station declares a climate emergency

“What does it look like when a community radio declares a climate and biodiversity emergency? Well, we didn’t know, because as far as we know, no community radio has done this so far. So when we learned that our local station was going to do it, possibly as a world’s first, we thought we better Read more about Australia: Community radio station declares a climate emergency[…]

Australia: Psychologists launch petition calling for a climate emergency declaration.

Inspired by the recent emergency declaration by Australian architects, clinical psychologist and health psychologist Emma Poulsen was the instigator of the psychologists’ petition to declare a climate emergency, which was launched on 20 August 2019. “We are at an important junction in history where we are seeing a global movement of people coming together, trying Read more about Australia: Psychologists launch petition calling for a climate emergency declaration.[…]