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[…]

Australia: Lawyers declare a climate emergency

New South Wales Young Lawyers has declared that there is a climate emergency which poses an unprecedented challenge for human rights, and the Board of The University of Sydney Law School has voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency. NSW Young Lawyers, which represents more than 15,000 young lawyers and law students in New South Read more about Australia: Lawyers declare a climate emergency[…]

Australia: First teachers union branch declares a climate emergency

As the first Tasmanian union to declare climate emergency, the Australian Education Union’s Tasmanian Branch has called for urgent action from state and federal governments to protect their students’ future. “Tasmanian teachers won’t sit by while governments burn our students’ futures. Where governments are failing, our students are taking action and we’re proud to join Read more about Australia: First teachers union branch declares a climate emergency[…]

11,258 scientists’ declaration of a climate emergency

11,258 scientists agree with 1,180 governments: it’s time to declare a climate emergency. They write in a paper published in BioScience on 4 November 2019: “We declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.” “The declaration is based on analysis of Read more about 11,258 scientists’ declaration of a climate emergency[…]

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.[…]