The UK Parliament has endorsed a motion to declare a climate and environment emergency, in response to the 2019 Extinction Rebellion protests and calls from the Labour opposition. The motion, which is not legally binding, follows declarations of a climate emergency by the Welsh Government, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, and several cities across the UK.
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- BBC News: UK Parliament declares climate change emergency
- Wired: Labour wants to declare a climate emergency. What does that mean?
- The Guardian: MPs endorse Corbyn’s call to declare climate emergency
See also the Foodsource chapter Impacts of climatic and environmental change on food systems.