Climate emergency declarations in 1,864 jurisdictions and local governments cover 820 million citizens

1,864 jurisdictions in 33 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 820 million citizens, with 60 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain now around 90 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 1,864 jurisdictions and local governments cover 820 million citizens[…]

Four years of climate emergency declarations

Today, on the fourth anniversary of the first Climate Emergency Declaration, almost one billion people, over 12% of the global population, live in an area that has adopted a Climate Emergency resolution. 1. Global overview 2. Are Climate Emergency Declarations ‘symbolic’? 3. Are there legal implications? 4. Partisan influence   1. Global overview On 5 Read more about Four years of climate emergency declarations[…]

Australia: ‘Local Government Climate Emergency Toolkit’

This toolkit offers practical recommendations for how local governments – also known as city councils and local councils – can take immediate action to address the climate emergency.   It is written for local government councillors, officers and community members who want to take climate action. The recommendations outlined in this guide are specific and Read more about Australia: ‘Local Government Climate Emergency Toolkit’[…]

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[…]