Australian group denies climate emergency, signs int’l declaration: 28.09.2019

Australian group denies climate emergency, signs int'l declaration

Points to Remember:

  • Around 75 former and current Australian business figures have signed on to an international declaration, targeting the UN and EU, to deny climate emergency claiming that “CO2 is plant food”.
  • The group, called Clintel, includes mining engineers and retired geologists, among others.
    The move was designed to coincide with the UN’s climate action summit and general assembly in New York.
  • The Clintel group describes itself as “a new, high-level global network of 500 prominent climate scientists and professionals” but it bears similarities to at least one previous network.

What is Climate Emergency Declaration?

  • A climate emergency declaration or climate emergency plan, declaring a state of climate emergency, has been issued since 2016 by some countries and other administrations to set priority and take action about climate change.

Countries and dependencies:

  • United Kingdom (1 May 2019)
  • Jersey (2 May 2019)
  • Republic of Ireland (9 May 2019)
  • Isle of Man (10 May 2019 – Government, 18 June 2019 – Parliament)
  • Holy See (June 2019)
  • Canada (17 June 2019)
  • France (27 June 2019)
  • Argentina (17 July 2019)
  • Spain (17 September 2019)
  • Austria (25 September 2019)
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Recently which country denies Climate Emergency and signed on to an international declaration, targeting the UN and EU? Australia
  2. In which year climate emergency declaration or climate emergency plan rolled out? 2016

 

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