Climate emergency declarations in 2,010 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens

2,010 jurisdictions in 34 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 1 billion citizens. Over 61 million of these live in the United Kingdom. In Britain around 92 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities – over 500 Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 2,010 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens[…]

Canada: Video launch: How WW2 can guide the climate emergency mobilisation

4 Hopeful Lessons from WW2 to Confront Climate Change “The climate emergency requires acting at a speed and scale not seen since the Second World War. This video explains 4 key lessons from Canada’s Second World War mobilization that need to be applied to Canada’s climate response today.” → Tweet to retweet → Facebook post Read more about Canada: Video launch: How WW2 can guide the climate emergency mobilisation[…]

Canada: Launch of Climate Emergency Unit with 14-point “Battle Plan”

The overarching goal of the Climate Emergency Unit is to press for the implementation of wartime-scale policies in Canada to confront the climate emergency. The Climate Emergency Unit is a five-year initiative of the David Suzuki Institute, which works with all sectors to find solutions to the climate emergency. They seek to move governments and leaders in Read more about Canada: Launch of Climate Emergency Unit with 14-point “Battle Plan”[…]

Canada: Declaration of climate emergency campaign in Québec

A climate emergency movement has grown in the French-speaking Canadian province of Québec. As of February 2019, more than 300 municipalities throughout Québec have endorsed a Déclaration d’Urgence Climatique – a climate emergency declaration, representing more then 70 per cent of the Quebec population. The Declaration has also been deposited with leading institutions such as Read more about Canada: Declaration of climate emergency campaign in Québec[…]

Canada: Vancouver passes climate emergency resolution

On 16 January 2019 as the first Canadian city, Vancouver City Council voted unanimously to join 28 other cities around the globe – like London in England and Los Angeles in California – in declaring a climate emergency to match the urgency that scientists are reporting. Vancouver is the eighth most populous city in Canada with a population of 631,486 people, Read more about Canada: Vancouver passes climate emergency resolution[…]

Canada: Impassioned speech about the climate emergency

Emergency debate in Canada: How will Parliament respond to the new IPCC report? “We will rally and marshal every small town, every big city, every Canadian group, rotary clubs, church groups, and we will tell those naysayers who think that climate change is about a cash grab that they are in the way of our Read more about Canada: Impassioned speech about the climate emergency[…]

Canada | The Leap Manifesto: Call for a leap to prevent catastrophic global warming

In Canada, a ‘Leap Manifesto’ of more than 32,000 signatories was launched in January 2016 in support of a rapid, “justice-based” energy transition to a renewable economy. The manifesto advocates a “great transition” in energy conversion — a leap — to “prevent catastrophic global warming,” and denounces Canada’s record on climate change as “a crime Read more about Canada | The Leap Manifesto: Call for a leap to prevent catastrophic global warming[…]