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[…]

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[…]

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[…]