Strategies in Action
Tackling the climate emergency.
A UK report states that one third of greenhouse gas emissions reductions up to 2035 require behaviour change to meet UK targets.
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.
In Australia, 22% of councils have declared a Climate Emergency, the most recent being Onkaparinga City Council on 30 January 2023. What about the other 78%?
New Climate Emergency declarations, action reporting, country-specific trends, Klimakrise declarations in Norway, and a huge missed opportunity in the UK
Local council strategies for reaching beyond the climate bubble to engage ‘average’ busy householders in Climate Emergency action.
Tackling the Climate Emergency requires behaviour change, and switching from fossil gas to all-electric homes is an effective and accessible place to start.
Funding is a key challenge for local governments who have adopted ambitious Climate Emergency Action Plans. Strategies include some empowering funding models.
What is the effect within the local general community when their local council declares a Climate Emergency?
How many actually hear about the declaration?
‘Climate catastrophe’ is nudging out ‘climate emergency’ in recent media. But also, numerous climate emergency declaration (CED) councils are taking action.
Quebec declared a Climate Emergency in 2019, and in April 2022 Quebec banned all new coal, oil, and gas projects. How did this important precedent come about?
Debunking the myth that Climate Emergency Declarations (CEDs) are ‘just symbolic’, and an overview of council carbon neutral target dates in Australia.
Last week saw two new Climate Emergency Declarations in Australia, taking the total to 114, and a new stand-alone climate action plan with no declaration.
Knox City Council has now ‘declared’ a Climate Emergency, instead of just ‘recognising’ it. Why the debate over declare / recognise / acknowledge or similar?
Media coverage might be lower these days, but 2,248 jurisdictions have now passed a Climate Emergency Declaration (CED) and the number is steadily rising.
A Climate Emergency Declaration is a public signal so it needs to be very visible, like in these examples of eye-catching UK Climate Emergency banners.