Australia: First teachers union branch declares a climate emergency

As the first Tasmanian union to declare climate emergency, the Australian Education Union’s Tasmanian Branch has called for urgent action from state and federal governments to protect their students’ future. “Tasmanian teachers won’t sit by while governments burn our students’ futures. Where governments are failing, our students are taking action and we’re proud to join Read more about Australia: First teachers union branch declares a climate emergency[…]

11,258 scientists’ declaration of a climate emergency

11,258 scientists agree with 1,180 governments: it’s time to declare a climate emergency. They write in a paper published in BioScience on 4 November 2019: “We declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.” “The declaration is based on analysis of Read more about 11,258 scientists’ declaration of a climate emergency[…]

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’[…]