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:
- Recently which country denies Climate Emergency and signed on to an international declaration, targeting the UN and EU? Australia
- In which year climate emergency declaration or climate emergency plan rolled out? 2016