Climate emergency declarations in 297 councils cover 25 million citizens

Populations covered by governments that have declared a climate emergency now exceed 25 million citizens in four English-speaking countries, with over 12 million of these living in the United Kingdom. These are the overall figures, according to population statistics available via the Internet: Australia: 8 councils, 650,187 persons United Kingdom: 21 councils and 1 authority: Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 297 councils cover 25 million citizens[…]

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[…]