Climate emergency declarations in 792 jurisdictions and local governments cover 141 million citizens

792 jurisdictions in 17 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to 141 million citizens, with 43 million of these living in the United Kingdom. This means in Britain now roughly 64 per cent of the population lives in areas that have declared a climate Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 792 jurisdictions and local governments cover 141 million citizens[…]

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[…]