Australia: Greenpeace action on Sydney bridge to call for climate emergency declaration

On 14 May 2019, Greenpeace supporters climbed the Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia, to demand that Prime Minister Scott Morrison declares a climate emergency.   The action was streamed live on Facebook and Youtube just like a full news tv coverage with cameras on location, prerecorded interviews and commentators in the studio. “What we are Read more about Australia: Greenpeace action on Sydney bridge to call for climate emergency declaration[…]

Climate emergency in the mainstream: clippings

Clippings from the climate emergency news and social media streams in May 2019 Over 500 regional councils around the world have declared climate emergency. As well as 2 nations. Who’s next? #ClimateBreakdown #EcologicalBreakdown https://t.co/bGZbLejZ2Z — Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) May 16, 2019   SPAIN → La Vanguardia – 14 May 2019: The Catalan government makes an Read more about Climate emergency in the mainstream: clippings[…]

Australia: New climate emergency party enters federal election

Australia has a new ‘Climate Party’ formed around the climate emergency. It is called Independents for Climate Action Now, ICAN. Environmental scientist Jim Tait is leader of the party and a senate candidate in New South Wales. He wrote on Facebook: “ICAN is a party of allied Independents bound by a commitment to delivering effective, Read more about Australia: New climate emergency party enters federal election[…]

Australia: Two podcasts about climate emergency action

ALEX MARSHALL: WE ASK OUR COUNCIL TO FOLLOW THE LEAD OF OVER 400 OTHER COUNCILS Podcast 1: Advocating for council action on the climate emergency in Surf Coast Shire, Australia 19-year-old Alex Marshall from CACE Surf Coast & Geelong was guest in The Sustainable Studio on 20 March 2019, where she called for “proper council action on Read more about Australia: Two podcasts about climate emergency action[…]

Australian doctors declare a climate emergency

Doctors from across Australia gathered on 6 April 2019 in Hobart to declare a climate emergency. The medical doctors, from various specialisations, called on Australia’s federal and state governments and councils to adequately respond to the climate chaos we are experiencing. They stated that anything less on the part of governments amounts to negligence. “Declaring Read more about Australian doctors declare a climate emergency[…]

Concept of ‘climate emergency’ enters mainstream of society

“Welcome to the climate emergency: you’re about 20 years late”, wrote Graham Readfearn in The Guardian in March 2016. However, he was ahead of his time. Three more years were to pass before something happened that had a great deal to do with a bright 16-year-old Swedish student. Future historians are more likely to be Read more about Concept of ‘climate emergency’ enters mainstream of society[…]

Australian parents gathering around climate emergency message

Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Facebook “If the candidates in the Australian election do not come up with some serious climate emergency actions and policies and get on with it now, we will not vote for them.” That’s the message of a new and fast growing group called Australian Parents for Climate Action. Co-founder Suzie Brown explains Read more about Australian parents gathering around climate emergency message[…]

Philip Sutton speaking at the world's first climate emergency declaratoin conference in Darebin, Melbourne, in September 2018

Darebin Climate Emergency Conference: See the presentations

Darebin Climate Emergency Conference: 11-12 September 2018 Philip Sutton: Climate emergency response Philip Sutton, manager and strategist, Research and Strategy for Transition Initiation | 24:32 In this presentation Philip Sutton explores what it will take to deliver maximum protection of the climate vulnerable and the restoration of a safe climate. He sketches an action framework Read more about Darebin Climate Emergency Conference: See the presentations[…]

Ballarat City Council acknowledges the climate emergency

On 21 November 2018, the Ballarat City Council passed a Notice of Motion from Councillor Belinda Coates noting the IPCC report and acknowledging the climate emergency. Five local residents came to speak in support of the motion, including Miriam (left on the photo above) and Anna (middle) – a student who is organising a school Read more about Ballarat City Council acknowledges 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[…]