Declaring Climate Emergency means that a government (national, regional or local) officially recognizes that there is a climate crisis going on. This is symbolically important.
"Dozens of local areas around the UK have already declared a climate emergency - but what does that mean?
There's no single definition, but many local areas say they want to be carbon-neutral by 2030." (BBC)
Climate Crises declared:
- 2019/04/28 - Scotland
- 2019/04/29 - Wales
- 2019/04/30 - Proposed by Corbyn for UK
- 2019/05/01 - 508 cities in english speaking countries and switzerland
(Città e governi cominciano a dichiarare lo stato di emergenza climatica - Pressenza)