Climate emergency declarations in 1,926 jurisdictions and local governments cover 826 million citizens

1,926 jurisdictions in 34 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 826 million citizens, with 60 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain around 86 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities have Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 1,926 jurisdictions and local governments cover 826 million citizens[…]

Ambitious climate emergency response plans emerge

With almost 2,000 councils around the world having declared that we are in a climate emergency, what next? Now what? Below are just a few examples of what is currently happening in councils, boroughs and shires that have declared a climate emergency: Climate emergency response plans which involve the entire community are emerging as a Read more about Ambitious climate emergency response plans emerge[…]

Australia: Climate Emergency Summit: Six forums streamed online

In Australia in February 2021, the National Climate Emergency Summit 2021 presents a series of critical conversations – Reset.21 forum series – to advance strategy and responses to the climate emergency. “In the wake of an unprecedented year, there has never been a more important time to reconnect and reset action to address the climate Read more about Australia: Climate Emergency Summit: Six forums streamed online[…]

Response to UN Chief’s global climate emergency declaration call

On 12 December 2020, the United Nations Secretary-General asked the world’s governments to declare a climate emergency in their countries until carbon neutrality is reached – in recognition of both the urgency and the stakes. The world’s leading media outlets picked up the story right away and distributed the message widely on tv screens and Read more about Response to UN Chief’s global climate emergency declaration call[…]

Four years of climate emergency declarations

Today, on the fourth anniversary of the first Climate Emergency Declaration, almost one billion people, over 12% of the global population, live in an area that has adopted a Climate Emergency resolution. 1. Global overview 2. Are Climate Emergency Declarations ‘symbolic’? 3. Are there legal implications? 4. Partisan influence   1. Global overview On 5 Read more about Four years of climate emergency declarations[…]

Australia: Greens’ climate emergency law proposal rejected

On 2 December 2020, the Climate Emergency Declaration Bill 2020, which had been proposed by the Australian Greens on 2 March 2020, was rejected by the Australian Parliament with 63 members voting against, 58 voting for. The Bill outlined the obligations of public service agencies to recognise and act in accordance with a declaration of Read more about Australia: Greens’ climate emergency law proposal rejected[…]

Australia: ‘Local Government Climate Emergency Toolkit’

This toolkit offers practical recommendations for how local governments – also known as city councils and local councils – can take immediate action to address the climate emergency.   It is written for local government councillors, officers and community members who want to take climate action. The recommendations outlined in this guide are specific and Read more about Australia: ‘Local Government Climate Emergency Toolkit’[…]

Australia: Zoominars on the climate emergency

Psychology on the climate emergency Video recording of Extinction Rebellion Victoria’s zoominar ‘Sounding the Alarm’ with Paul Gilding, Roger Hallam and Jane Morton on 26 June 2020 Video recording of Extinction Rebellion Victoria’s zoominar ‘Living in Climate Truth’ with Jane Morton and Margaret Klein Salamon on 2 July 2020 Councils in the climate emergency Trent Read more about Australia: Zoominars on the climate emergency[…]

Australian builders and planners declare a climate emergency

In a world first, Australian builders have joined architects in publicly acknowledging that we are in a climate emergency, and that business as usual cannot continue if we want a prosperous future for our children and natural environment. “The time is now for professionals in the construction industry to take a stand on climate change Read more about Australian builders and planners declare a climate emergency[…]

Developing a climate emergency action plan

How councils can take a comprehensive approach to the climate emergency: A recording of an insightful seminar on the role of local councils in developing climate emergency action plans – presented by Ernst & Young Melbourne specialists Brendan Tapley and Rob Kyne and hosted by the Victorian Local Governance Association. On 16 June 2020, Ernst Read more about Developing a climate emergency action plan[…]