Climate emergency declarations in 2,351 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens

2,351 jurisdictions in 40 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 1 billion citizens. Over 61 million of these live in the United Kingdom. In Britain around 95 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities – over 570 Read more about Climate emergency declarations in 2,351 jurisdictions and local governments cover 1 billion citizens[…]

Climate emergency declarations by over 40 sub-national governments

by Margaret Hender Most of the 2,300+ known Climate Emergency Declarations (CEDs) so far have been at the local government level, but 41 have been by sub-national governments. They include UK devolved governments (Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland), state governments (eg. Hawaii, Quebec, and South Australia), six of the 26 cantons in Switzerland, eight of the 20 Read more about Climate emergency declarations by over 40 sub-national governments[…]

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[…]