Germany: First city in the nation declares a ‘climate emergency’

The southern German city of Constance (in German language: Konstanz) with a population of 80,000 has become the first in the nation to pass a resolution declaring a climate emergency. The resolution recognising climate change as an acute threat was passed unanimously by the city council. The resolution has several objectives, including providing a climate-neutral Read more about Germany: First city in the nation declares a ‘climate emergency’[…]

United Kingdom: Bipartisan UK Parliament declares a climate emergency

On 1 May 2019, the British Labour party moved a non-binding motion in the House of Commons to declare ‘an environment and climate emergency’, which was passed by members of the Parliament across the floor. The debate in Parliament starts at 09:35 minutes in the video above. → UK Parliament: Original Youtube live-stream  |  Hansard Read more about United Kingdom: Bipartisan UK Parliament declares a climate emergency[…]

Scotland and Wales: World’s first governments to declare a climate emergency

On 28 April 2019, as the first government in the world, First Minister of the Scottish government Nicola Sturgeon declared a climate emergency at the annual Scottish National Party conference: “As First Minister of Scotland, I am declaring that there is a climate emergency. And Scotland will live up to our responsibility to tackle it.” Read more about Scotland and Wales: World’s first governments to declare a climate emergency[…]

United Kingdom: Greenpeace and WWF join the climate emergency campaign

Both Greenpeace UK and WWF UK has full-heartedly entered the global climate emergency campaign. UK Government: Declare a Climate Emergency Now – then Act Like it Our climate is breaking down. Rising seas and more frequent extreme weather events are putting tens of millions of lives around the world at risk. Here in the UK, Read more about United Kingdom: Greenpeace and WWF join the climate emergency campaign[…]

United Kingdom: Arts and culture organisations declare a climate emergency

Declarers include Somerset House, Battersea Arts Centre, Cardboard Citizens, HOME in Manchester, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London National Park City, Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Arts, The Junction (Cambridge), Invisible Dust, writer Jay Griffiths, director Peter Kosminsky and actor Tamaryn Payne. More than 190 UK institutions and individuals from the arts and culture sectors have pledged to Read more about United Kingdom: Arts and culture organisations declare a climate emergency[…]

Australia: New climate emergency party enters federal election

Australia has a new ‘Climate Party’ formed around the climate emergency. It is called Independents for Climate Action Now, ICAN. Environmental scientist Jim Tait is leader of the party and a senate candidate in New South Wales. He wrote on Facebook: “ICAN is a party of allied Independents bound by a commitment to delivering effective, Read more about Australia: New climate emergency party enters federal election[…]

Australia: Two podcasts about climate emergency action

ALEX MARSHALL: WE ASK OUR COUNCIL TO FOLLOW THE LEAD OF OVER 400 OTHER COUNCILS Podcast 1: Advocating for council action on the climate emergency in Surf Coast Shire, Australia 19-year-old Alex Marshall from CACE Surf Coast & Geelong was guest in The Sustainable Studio on 20 March 2019, where she called for “proper council action on Read more about Australia: Two podcasts about climate emergency action[…]

Australian doctors declare a climate emergency

Doctors from across Australia gathered on 6 April 2019 in Hobart to declare a climate emergency. The medical doctors, from various specialisations, called on Australia’s federal and state governments and councils to adequately respond to the climate chaos we are experiencing. They stated that anything less on the part of governments amounts to negligence. “Declaring Read more about Australian doctors declare a climate emergency[…]

UK Parliamentary Labour Party declares a climate emergency

Labour’s shadow environment secretary Sue Hayman announced the party was declaring a “national environment and climate emergency”, adding further pressure on the British government to take more radical action to stop climate change. Speaking in the House of Commons, Hayman called on the government to “join Labour in declaring a national environment and climate emergency”. Read more about UK Parliamentary Labour Party declares a climate emergency[…]

Concept of ‘climate emergency’ enters mainstream of society

“Welcome to the climate emergency: you’re about 20 years late”, wrote Graham Readfearn in The Guardian in March 2016. However, he was ahead of his time. Three more years were to pass before something happened that had a great deal to do with a bright 16-year-old Swedish student. Future historians are more likely to be Read more about Concept of ‘climate emergency’ enters mainstream of society[…]