Climate emergency declarations in 1,926 jurisdictions and local governments cover 826 million citizens

1,926 jurisdictions in 34 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 826 million citizens, with 60 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain around 86 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities have Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 1,926 jurisdictions and local governments cover 826 million citizens[…]

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[…]

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[…]