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[…]

Moreland City Council declares a climate emergency

At Moreland City Council’s meeting on 12 September 2018, councillors unanimously adopted a resolution acknowledging that “we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including local Councils.” The motion which was presented at the council meeting and moved by Councillor Dale Martin was seconded by Councillor Oscar Read more about Moreland City Council declares a climate emergency[…]

Making the case for emergency climate action

By Jane Morton As climate catastrophe looms ever closer, some opinion leaders still hold fast to the view that we must not mention the seriousness of our plight for fear of demoralising people. But how could we explain to our children, in some dystopian future of runaway global warming, that we held back from telling Read more about Making the case for emergency climate action[…]

USA: City of Richmond declares a climate emergency

In July 2018, the Council of the City of Richmond in California followed City of Berkeley, Montgomery County in Maryland, Hoboken City Council in New Jersey and the Los Angeles City Council and declared a climate emergency: “The City of Richmond calls for an emergency mobilization effort to end citywide greenhouse gas emissions, educate residents about Read more about USA: City of Richmond declares a climate emergency[…]

First Climate Emergency Conference in Darebin

Darebin Council is convening a Climate Emergency Conference which will bring together people and organisations with shared concerns for our environment to demonstrate leadership in climate emergency action. The aim of this conference is to identify strategic action and opportunities for collaboration in addressing the climate emergency. The climate emergency conference will also create opportunities Read more about First Climate Emergency Conference in Darebin[…]

Adrian Whitehead: Climate emergency message will be unstoppable

“The climate emergency message will be unstoppable,” climate action campaigner Adrian Whitehead told listeners of The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse in Geelong on 18 July 2018, as he talked about the significance of the work Darebin City Council currently is doing to address the climate emergency: “In Darebin, we’ve got a climate emergency Read more about Adrian Whitehead: Climate emergency message will be unstoppable[…]

USA: Montgomery Council approves climate emergency resolution

“In 17 years from now, our community will be powered 100 percent by clean, non-polluting and climate-safe energy.” Montgomery County Council in Maryland, USA, that it has declared a climate emergency and intend to dramatically cut greenhouse emissions in the coming years. Under a resolution approved by the council, Maryland’s most populous jurisdiction now aims Read more about USA: Montgomery Council approves climate emergency resolution[…]

Darebin City Council launches draft Climate Emergency Plan

Darebin City Council has produced a 76-page draft Climate Emergency Plan. There aren’t many municipalities, if any, around the world which have done that – so this is a very noteworthy step. Now the councillors would like to know whether the residents of Darebin think they are on the right track, so the draft plan Read more about Darebin City Council launches draft Climate Emergency Plan[…]

Climate emergency motion passed in association of municipalities

On 12 May 2017, the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), the legislated peak body for 79 local governments in Victoria, passed a climate emergency motion, with 77 per cent of voting municipalities in support. Darebin Councillor Susan Rennie put forward the motion: Motion 56. Climate Change Submitting Council: Darebin City Council Motion: That the MAV Read more about Climate emergency motion passed in association of municipalities[…]