Guide: ‘Understanding climate emergency and local government’

The Melbourne-based centre for climate restoration Breakthrough has released an excellent eight-page guide for an international audience – ‘Understanding climate emergency and local government’ – which explains the scientific evidence of the emergency, the crucial initiating role of local government, and what an ’emergency response’ is. The purpose of climate emergency declaration campaigning is to Read more about Guide: ‘Understanding climate emergency and local government’[…]

Leader of 1.3 billion Catholics declares a climate emergency

“Pope Francis has declared a global “climate emergency”, warning of the dangers of global heating and that a failure to act urgently to reduce greenhouse gases would be “a brutal act of injustice toward the poor and future generations”,” wrote The Guardian and Reuters on 14 June 2019, just about four years after the Pope’s Read more about Leader of 1.3 billion Catholics declares a climate emergency[…]

Greta Thunberg calls for international climate emergency declaration

Vice has produced a 33-minute tv documentary about what they call ‘The new climate movement’ and its call for governments to declare a climate emergency: “My demand is that the politicians should follow the Paris Agreement. If you have read the Paris Agreement, you know that it is very radical. If I should have any Read more about Greta Thunberg calls for international climate emergency declaration[…]

Climate emergency in the media: Quotes and posts of May 2019

Examples of the general media coverage of the climate emergency campaigns and declarations around the world. Sweden’s Expressen newspaper are now going to publish daily CO2 levels in the atmosphere “due to climate emergency”!!Very hopeful! Who will be the next to follow?#ClimateEmergency https://t.co/fD1XEiMjVJ — Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) May 25, 2019 The Canadian news media have Read more about Climate emergency in the media: Quotes and posts of May 2019[…]

Design: Free downloadable climate emergency logo

Leap – a “certified B Corporation eco design studio striking a balance between creativity and the environment, specialising in graphic and web design”, based in Cornwall in England – has created a free downloadable resource to “align those declarations of emergency and provide a face to the voices of change.” The design company writes on Read more about Design: Free downloadable climate emergency logo[…]

Video recordings of climate emergency speeches in chambers and halls

Climate emergency speeches by Councillors Canada: Legislative Assembly of Ontario Ian Arthur delivers a passionate and emotional speech advocating for the declaration of a climate emergency. 5 minutes. 15 May 2019 Canada: Cowichan Valley Council Sonia Furstenau, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cowichan Valley: Statement on climate emergency. 2 minutes. 2 May 2019 Citizens asking questions to Councillors Read more about Video recordings of climate emergency speeches in chambers and halls[…]

New Zealand: Two regional councils declare a climate emergency

On 16 May 2019, two regional councils in New Zealand made history by declaring a climate emergency as the first councils in the country, vowing to put climate change at the forefront of decision making. “At 11:49am on Thursday, Environment Canterbury councillors voted and made history, watched on closed-circuit television outside by 100 or more placard-waving, Read more about New Zealand: Two regional councils declare a climate emergency[…]

Australian Capital Territory declares a climate emergency

“As the first Australian state or territory to declare a climate emergency, we’re setting the standard for climate action across Australia, and the world,” tweeted Shane Rattenbury, ACT Greens Leader and Minister for Climate Change in the Australian Capital Territory. On 16 May 2019 he moved a motion to shift to emergency footing for dealing Read more about Australian Capital Territory declares a climate emergency[…]

Region of Catalonia in Spain declares a climate emergency

On 15 May 2019, the Catalan government declared a climate emergency. ▶El #Govern declara formalment l’emergència climàtica @territoricat pic.twitter.com/iUYbcS2MgY — Govern. Generalitat (@govern) May 14, 2019 Catalonia is a region comprising about 7.5 million people, who are hereby represented by a government that has at least officially acknowledged that the world is in a climate Read more about Region of Catalonia in Spain declares a climate emergency[…]