Climate emergency declarations in 1,330 jurisdictions and local governments cover 810 million citizens

1,330 jurisdictions in 26 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 810 million citizens, with 57 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain now over 85 per cent of the population lives in areas that have declared a Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 1,330 jurisdictions and local governments cover 810 million citizens[…]

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[…]

Oxford Dictionaries: ‘Climate emergency’ is Word of the Year 2019

Oxford Dictionaries has declared “climate emergency” the word of the year for 2019, following a hundred-fold increase in usage that it says demonstrated a “greater immediacy” in the way we talk about the climate. The dictionary’s word of the year is chosen to “reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year” and should Read more about Oxford Dictionaries: ‘Climate emergency’ is Word of the Year 2019[…]

United Kingdom: 60 per cent of Councils have declared a climate emergency

Climateemergency.uk have registered 245 local authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have declared a climate emergency. 149 of these have set a target of reaching zero emissions by 2030 or earlier. “It is a cross-party movement, illustrated by taking a look at the political control of the councils that have declared a Read more about United Kingdom: 60 per cent of Councils have declared a climate emergency[…]

United Kingdom: Music industry declares a climate and ecological emergency

In less than one week, more than 1,000 musicians, music labels and organisations – a broad spectrum of the UK music community – have signed onto the declaration. The signatories include institutions such as: Abbey Road Studios, AIM, the Association of Independent Festivals, Beggars Group, Believe, The BRIT School, Festival Republic, Kambe Events, Music Venue Trust, Powerful Thinking, Sony Music UK, Read more about United Kingdom: Music industry declares a climate and ecological emergency[…]

Business guide: ‘How to Declare a Climate Emergency’

How to talk with board and employees about declaring a climate emergency: B Lab UK has produced an elegant ‘Climate Emergency Playbook’ about how businesses can approach the idea of declaring a climate emergency on their own. It is an inspirational 23-page booklet which provides ideas and guidance on how to talk to your board Read more about Business guide: ‘How to Declare a Climate Emergency’[…]

United Kingdom: School declares its own climate emergency

[INSPIRATIONAL]   Yes, a school can do it too. “The Chase School is a school of excellence – and that should apply to all areas…” – including excellent climate emergency response. The Chase School in Malvern, UK, is planning an official launch day for September 2019. The principal wrote this to all staff, students and Read more about United Kingdom: School declares its own climate emergency[…]

Climate emergency in the mainstream: clippings

Clippings from the climate emergency news and social media streams in May 2019 Over 500 regional councils around the world have declared climate emergency. As well as 2 nations. Who’s next? #ClimateBreakdown #EcologicalBreakdown https://t.co/bGZbLejZ2Z — Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) May 16, 2019   SPAIN → La Vanguardia – 14 May 2019: The Catalan government makes an Read more about Climate emergency in the mainstream: clippings[…]

United Kingdom: Bipartisan UK Parliament declares a climate emergency

On 1 May 2019, the British Labour party moved a non-binding motion in the House of Commons to declare ‘an environment and climate emergency’, which was passed by members of the Parliament across the floor. The debate in Parliament starts at 09:35 minutes in the video above. → UK Parliament: Original Youtube live-stream  |  Hansard Read more about United Kingdom: Bipartisan UK Parliament declares a climate emergency[…]

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[…]