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17/09/2019

News report: How local authorities are facing up to the climate crisis

Words: Huw Morris
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Local authority declarations of climate emergencies have become an epidemic in 2019. Huw Morris investigates

It all started in Darebin, north of Melbourne, Australia. Alarmed that the previous 16 years were among the 17 warmest on record, with 2016 the hottest ever (and the third in a row to win that accolade), the city council did something radical. It became the first in the world to declare a climate emergency.

The concept has since snowballed. Today 901 jurisdictions in 18 countries have dec.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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