Climate emergency declarations in 1,008 jurisdictions and local governments cover 224 million citizens

1,008 jurisdictions in 19 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to 224 million citizens, with 47 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain now roughly 70 per cent of the population lives in areas that have declared a climate Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 1,008 jurisdictions and local governments cover 224 million citizens[…]

Scotland and Wales: World’s first governments to declare a climate emergency

On 28 April 2019, as the first government in the world, First Minister of the Scottish government Nicola Sturgeon declared a climate emergency at the annual Scottish National Party conference: “As First Minister of Scotland, I am declaring that there is a climate emergency. And Scotland will live up to our responsibility to tackle it.” Read more about Scotland and Wales: World’s first governments to declare a climate emergency[…]