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[…]

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[…]