Climate emergency declarations in 935 jurisdictions and local governments cover 206 million citizens

935 jurisdictions in 18 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to 206 million citizens, with 47 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain now roughly 64 per cent of the population lives in areas that have declared a climate Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 935 jurisdictions and local governments cover 206 million citizens[…]

Guide: ‘Understanding climate emergency and local government’

The Melbourne-based centre for climate restoration Breakthrough has released an excellent eight-page guide for an international audience – ‘Understanding climate emergency and local government’ – which explains the scientific evidence of the emergency, the crucial initiating role of local government, and what an ’emergency response’ is. The purpose of climate emergency declaration campaigning is to Read more about Guide: ‘Understanding climate emergency and local government’[…]

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[…]

Philip Sutton speaking at the world's first climate emergency declaratoin conference in Darebin, Melbourne, in September 2018

Darebin Climate Emergency Conference: See the presentations

Darebin Climate Emergency Conference: 11-12 September 2018 Philip Sutton: Climate emergency response Philip Sutton, manager and strategist, Research and Strategy for Transition Initiation | 24:32 In this presentation Philip Sutton explores what it will take to deliver maximum protection of the climate vulnerable and the restoration of a safe climate. He sketches an action framework Read more about Darebin Climate Emergency Conference: See the presentations[…]

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 [VIDEO]

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 [VIDEO][…]

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[…]