United Kingdom: Bristol City Council declares a climate emergency

Another council has been added to the growing list of ‘climate emergency councils’ around the world, this time in Britain: On 13 November 2018, Bristol City Council became the first UK council to declare a climate emergency for the city. The motion was passed unanimously. Consequently, the city council set an ambitious goal of making Read more about United Kingdom: Bristol City Council declares a climate emergency[…]

USA: City of Oakland declares a climate emergency

On 30 October 2018, the City of Oakland in California passed a “Resolution Endorsing the Declaration of a Climate Emergency and Requesting Regional Collaboration on an Immediate Just Transition and Emergency Mobilization Effort to Restore a Safe Climate.” Oakland follows in the footsteps of Berkeley and Richmond, becoming the third California city to declare a Read more about USA: City of Oakland declares a climate emergency[…]

United Kingdom: Civil disobedience call for emergency plan of action

Extinction Rebellion is a non-violent civil disobedience movement in the UK which demands of its government that it declares a climate emergency, communicates the crisis to the public and goes zero carbon by 2025. Extinction Rebellion calls on the UK government to reduce carbon emissions to establish a “citizens assembly” to devise an emergency plan Read more about United Kingdom: Civil disobedience call for emergency plan of action[…]

Canada: Impassioned speech about the climate emergency

Emergency debate in Canada: How will Parliament respond to the new IPCC report? “We will rally and marshal every small town, every big city, every Canadian group, rotary clubs, church groups, and we will tell those naysayers who think that climate change is about a cash grab that they are in the way of our Read more about Canada: Impassioned speech about the climate emergency[…]

Byron Shire Council declares a climate emergency

Byron Shire Council has declared that “we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including by local councils.” On 18 October 2018, the following motion passed in Byron Shire Council in New South Wales: Notice of Motion No. 9.1 Climate Emergency Declaration 18-680 Resolved: 1. That Read more about Byron Shire Council declares a climate emergency[…]

Moreland City Council declares a climate emergency [VIDEO]

At Moreland City Council’s meeting on 12 September 2018, councillors unanimously adopted a resolution acknowledging that “we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including local Councils.” The motion which was presented at the council meeting and moved by Councillor Dale Martin was seconded by Councillor Oscar Read more about Moreland City Council declares a climate emergency [VIDEO][…]

USA: Democrats pass new resolution on climate emergency

On 25 August 2018, the Democratic National Committee passed a climate emergency resolution which is a reassertion of a 2016 DNC platform amendment, calling for climate mobilisation. The resolution expresses “the sense of the DNC that climate change poses an urgent and severe threat to our national security” found that: “…in light of the catastrophic Read more about USA: Democrats pass new resolution on climate emergency[…]

USA: City of Richmond declares a climate emergency

In July 2018, the Council of the City of Richmond in California followed City of Berkeley, Montgomery County in Maryland, Hoboken City Council in New Jersey and the Los Angeles City Council and declared a climate emergency: “The City of Richmond calls for an emergency mobilization effort to end citywide greenhouse gas emissions, educate residents about Read more about USA: City of Richmond declares a climate emergency[…]

First Climate Emergency Conference in Darebin

Darebin Council is convening a Climate Emergency Conference which will bring together people and organisations with shared concerns for our environment to demonstrate leadership in climate emergency action. The aim of this conference is to identify strategic action and opportunities for collaboration in addressing the climate emergency. The climate emergency conference will also create opportunities Read more about First Climate Emergency Conference in Darebin[…]