There is some good news hitting the eco-community over the last few months, and I thought it was time to give you guys the summary. Here are all of the Countries, States, Cities, and Counties that have declared a Climate Emergency around the world.
The UK, France, and Ireland:
The Uk was the very first country to declare a climate emergency. However, climatechangenews.com is skeptical, considering the amount of money these countries give to support fossil fuels – over 27 billion combined. However, the more the issue is brought to public attention, the more governments will be pushed to deal with the issue at hand.
According to the ABC, on June 25, Sydney declared a Climate Emergency, making it the 26th Local Government in Australia to do so. While this is only 0.5% of the councils in the country, it is certainly gaining momentum. The city of Hobart has also declared the emergency.
A week prior on June 18, Canada also declared a Climate emergency, yay! But I wouldn’t get your hopes up too high on anything happening quickly, as according to “theconversation.com”, they also approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion for oil transportation. Only more time will tell if this was a timing coincidence or if they simply aren’t committed to making changes.
New York City:
Following Sydney, the city of New York also declared a climate emergency, the largest city in the US to do so. Almost 20 other US cities have also joined the cause.
Despite all of these cities, states, and countries declaring a climate emergency, there are still no direct actions being implemented. However, there is a lot of hope out there, and as more people become aware of the issue, it is only a matter of time before a change comes. Are there countries or cities that I have missed? Let me know if the climate emergency has been declared where you live in the comments below. And for more on the climate emergency, please subscribe.