- The United Kingdom parliament has declared an environment and climate emergency. The UK is the first national government to declare such an emergency.
- Declaration of the climate emergency is one of the prime demands of the Extinction Rebellion- a protest group that has been using non-violent civil disobedience to campaign on environmental issues in UK.
- Extinction Rebellion has 3 demands- a) the government should “tell the truth” by declaring a climate and ecological emergency; b) it should act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025; and c) it should create a “citizens assembly” to find solutions to the ecological crisis.
- Declaration of climate emergency has marked a renewed sense of urgency in tackling climate change and is a well set example for other nations to follow.
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