Climate emergency declarations in 558 councils cover 65 million citizens

Populations covered by local governments that have declared a climate emergency: 65 million citizens in 13 countries, with 29 million of these living in the United Kingdom, meaning more than 40 per cent of the UK population. At national level, the Welsh Government, the First Minister of Scotland, and the Irish government have made climate Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 558 councils cover 65 million citizens[…]

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[…]

United Kingdom: Greenpeace and WWF join the climate emergency campaign

Both Greenpeace UK and WWF UK has full-heartedly entered the global climate emergency campaign. UK Government: Declare a Climate Emergency Now – then Act Like it Our climate is breaking down. Rising seas and more frequent extreme weather events are putting tens of millions of lives around the world at risk. Here in the UK, Read more about United Kingdom: Greenpeace and WWF join the climate emergency campaign[…]

United Kingdom: Arts and culture organisations declare a climate emergency

Declarers include Somerset House, Battersea Arts Centre, Cardboard Citizens, HOME in Manchester, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London National Park City, Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Arts, The Junction (Cambridge), Invisible Dust, writer Jay Griffiths, director Peter Kosminsky and actor Tamaryn Payne. More than 190 UK institutions and individuals from the arts and culture sectors have pledged to Read more about United Kingdom: Arts and culture organisations declare a climate emergency[…]

UK Parliamentary Labour Party declares a climate emergency

Labour’s shadow environment secretary Sue Hayman announced the party was declaring a “national environment and climate emergency”, adding further pressure on the British government to take more radical action to stop climate change. Speaking in the House of Commons, Hayman called on the government to “join Labour in declaring a national environment and climate emergency”. Read more about UK Parliamentary Labour Party declares a climate emergency[…]

Concept of ‘climate emergency’ enters mainstream of society

“Welcome to the climate emergency: you’re about 20 years late”, wrote Graham Readfearn in The Guardian in March 2016. However, he was ahead of his time. Three more years were to pass before something happened that had a great deal to do with a bright 16-year-old Swedish student. Future historians are more likely to be Read more about Concept of ‘climate emergency’ enters mainstream of society[…]

United Kingdom: Oxford City Council unanimously backs climate emergency motion

On 28 January 2019, Oxford City Council unanimously backed a climate emergency motion. “We’ve just had a historic vote at Oxford City Council – we declared a climate emergency. It’s just the first step in a long journey to actually reduce our carbon emissions, so that means looking at every single policy, every single decision Read more about United Kingdom: Oxford City Council unanimously backs climate emergency motion[…]

United Kingdom: Kirklees Council passes climate emergency motion [VIDEO]

Kirklees Council voted on 16 January 2019 to declare a climate emergency after the largest four parties in the chamber had indicated they would support the motion. The council meeting was webcasted, and the 20-minute debate at the council meeting can be watched here: www.kirklees.public-i.tv The speeches start at 2:28:00. There is a row of Read more about United Kingdom: Kirklees Council passes climate emergency motion [VIDEO][…]