The Climate Emergency movement has been one of the most striking developments in the fight against climate change, coming as scientists warn we have only 12 years to limit global warming before catastrophic damage occurs. Councils of all stripes have begun to pass motions to dramatically accelerate carbon reduction action. Green World talks to Bryony Edwards, one of the campaigners behind the first Climate Emergency declaration in Darebin, Australia, about the movement’s origins and its next steps.
The latest round of local elections were historic for the Green Party, more than doubling its number of councillors and breaking new ground on councils up and down England. Green Party Policy and Governance Manager Matthew Browne looks back on the Green success and how the party can look forward with confidence.