Climate emergency declarations in 1,864 jurisdictions and local governments cover 820 million citizens

1,864 jurisdictions in 33 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 820 million citizens, with 60 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain now around 90 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 1,864 jurisdictions and local governments cover 820 million citizens[…]

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: ‘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[…]

Australia: Series of climate emergency events in Melbourne

In Melbourne, in addition to the National Climate Emergency Summit 2020, a sold-out event at the city hall´on 14-15 February, the Coalition of Everyone is gearing up for five different climate emergency related events held during the Sustainable Living Festival in February 2020. They also have an all day People’s Assembly for the Climate Emergency Read more about Australia: Series of climate emergency events in Melbourne[…]

Australia: Most Australians now agree that the country is facing a climate emergency

Most Australians now agree that Australia is facing a climate emergency and should take emergency action, according to new polling research from The Australia Institute. Two thirds of Australians – more women than men – believe the country is facing a climate emergency and that “the Government should mobilise all of society to tackle the Read more about Australia: Most Australians now agree that the country is facing a climate emergency[…]

Australia: First national Climate Emergency Summit

The American climate scientist Dr Michael E. Mann, rock star Peter Garrett and The Guardian Australia’s editor Lenore Taylor are among the 100 presenters who will be speaking at the 2020 National Climate Emergency Summit in Melbourne, Australia. After formal declarations of climate emergency began in Australia in 2016, the impact and influence of this Read more about Australia: First national Climate Emergency Summit[…]