Climate emergency declarations in 1,123 jurisdictions and local governments cover 285 million citizens

1,123 jurisdictions in 20 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to 285 million citizens, with 47 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain now roughly 70 per cent of the population lives in areas that have declared a climate Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 1,123 jurisdictions and local governments cover 285 million citizens[…]

Biggest parliamentary e-petition in Australian history is a call for a climate emergency declaration

Australians, you can still add your names and join the call from 330,000 people on the federal parliament to declare a climate emergency. The e-petition closes on 16 October 2019. → www.aph.gov.au/petition_sign?id=EN1041 “On September 20th, more than 300,000 Australians protested around the country, uniting with millions worldwide to demand that our governments take serious and Read more about Biggest parliamentary e-petition in Australian history is a call for a climate emergency declaration[…]

Australia: Social worker launches petition calling for federal climate emergency declaration

Watching councils, professional bodies and associations declare a climate emergency, and observing the power of the school strike, social worker Jacquelyn Johnson felt that her profession, which pursues social justice as a fundamental tenet, must act in a coordinated manner on what is the single biggest threat to life as we know it. “There are Read more about Australia: Social worker launches petition calling for federal climate emergency declaration[…]

Breakthrough report by Paul Gilding: ‘Climate Emergency Defined’

Breakthrough’s latest report, ‘Climate Emergency Defined’, reviews the evidence about the scale, timing and urgency of the risks posed by climate change to determine whether an emergency response is both necessary and feasible. In the context of an increasing number of ‘climate emergency declarations’, and the accelerating adoption of the term ‘climate emergency’, this 36-page Read more about Breakthrough report by Paul Gilding: ‘Climate Emergency Defined’[…]

Australia: Community radio station declares a climate emergency

“What does it look like when a community radio declares a climate and biodiversity emergency? Well, we didn’t know, because as far as we know, no community radio has done this so far. So when we learned that our local station was going to do it, possibly as a world’s first, we thought we better Read more about Australia: Community radio station declares a climate emergency[…]

Australia: Psychologists launch petition calling for a climate emergency declaration.

Inspired by the recent emergency declaration by Australian architects, clinical psychologist and health psychologist Emma Poulsen was the instigator of the psychologists’ petition to declare a climate emergency, which was launched on 20 August 2019. “We are at an important junction in history where we are seeing a global movement of people coming together, trying Read more about Australia: Psychologists launch petition calling for a climate emergency declaration.[…]

Australian councils form alliance: Climate Emergency Australia

The alliance will include non-government and government organisations and is set to be formally launched later this year. Trent McCarthy, councillor at Darebin City Council – the world’s first council to declare a climate emergency – told Government News that most of the 31 councils who have declared a climate emergency have backed a plan Read more about Australian councils form alliance: Climate Emergency Australia[…]

Framework and resource to help councils with their climate emergency response

Darebin City Council in Australia has produced a framework and resource to help other councils with their climate emergency response: The council writes: “Mobilisation of and engagement with other local councils around Australia and globally is a key direction of Darebin’s climate emergency strategy. We all have a role to play in responding to the Read more about Framework and resource to help councils with their climate emergency response[…]

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[…]