Climate emergency declarations in 2,010 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens

2,010 jurisdictions in 34 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 1 billion citizens. Over 61 million of these live in the United Kingdom. In Britain around 92 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities – over 500 Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 2,010 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens[…]

United Kingdom: Climate Emergency UK co-hosts climate action webinar for councillors

Newsletter by Councillor Kevin Frea on 15 June 2021: This webinar on Thursday 17 June from 7.00-8.30pm is for councillors to find out how their council can take urgent action to help the UK meet its climate targets. If you’re not a councillor please share this with your Councillors. → Register here   Secure the Read more about United Kingdom: Climate Emergency UK co-hosts climate action webinar for councillors[…]

United Kingdom: Call for the fashion industry to declare a climate emergency

“Should the fashion industry declare a climate, ecological and social crisis?” asked REAL Sustainability and Business Declares in the United Kingdom – and the answer they received from six speakers and 108 attendees at an online event on 13 May 2021 was loud and clear: “Yes”. Polling of the 108 attendees at the webinar indicated Read more about United Kingdom: Call for the fashion industry to declare a climate emergency[…]

United Kingdom: Classical musicians declare a climate emergency

Classical Declares Emergency On 22 April 2021, the classical music sector officially joined the climate emergency declaration movement, launching #classicaldeclares. High profile individuals and organisations within the classical music world have joined with Music Declares Emergency to further strengthen the response from the music world to the climate emergency and to develop best practice in Read more about United Kingdom: Classical musicians declare a climate emergency[…]

Ambitious climate emergency response plans emerge

With almost 2,000 councils around the world having declared that we are in a climate emergency, what next? Now what? Below are just a few examples of what is currently happening in councils, boroughs and shires that have declared a climate emergency: Climate emergency response plans which involve the entire community are emerging as a Read more about Ambitious climate emergency response plans emerge[…]

United Kingdom: Campaign for Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

The campaign for a Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill in United Kingdom is getting support from a growing number of UK politicians, currently over 100 MPs and councillors. In this video, Charlie Gardner from University of Kent explains what the British Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill is about: → Share this video on Facebook | Read more about United Kingdom: Campaign for Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill[…]

United Kingdom: University of Essex declares a climate and ecological emergency 

University of Essex: ‘Our declaration of a climate and ecological emergency’   On 9 December 2020, the University of Essex joined many organisations around the world in declaring a climate and ecological emergency, while calling on its 20,000-strong community to help find solutions. The declaration recognises the impact the university has, as an organisation, on Read more about United Kingdom: University of Essex declares a climate and ecological emergency […]

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[…]

UK conference: ‘The Climate & Ecological Emergency: Taking Action Together’

Online conference on 13 November 2020 from 10am to 5pm in the United Kingdom will explore how councils, other public organisations, businesses, charities and communities can all work together to develop radical Action Plans to deliver on commitments after having declared a climate emergency. → Full timetable of sessions here Has your organisation declared a Read more about UK conference: ‘The Climate & Ecological Emergency: Taking Action Together’[…]

United Kingdom: Families declare a climate emergency

In our globalised world, numerous families have members of the family living in different countries, and Christmas and New Year is often the one time of the year when they travel to be united again. This year, some families have a new idea they will be discussing when they meet: A family climate emergency declaration. Read more about United Kingdom: Families declare a climate emergency[…]