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.[…]

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[…]

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[…]