Kingborough Council in Tasmania has officially declared a climate emergency. The non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace says that they are the 26th local Australian jurisdiction to do so.
#BREAKING Kingborough Council in Tasmania has just declared a climate emergency. They become the 26th local Australian jurisdiction to do so. This is a movement. This is momentum. #ClimateEmergency #ClimateCrisis #BreakFree pic.twitter.com/LNeMXWKbnQ— Greenpeace Aus Pac (@GreenpeaceAP) July 8, 2019
Sydney had also declared climate emergency last month after the city council voted to acknowledge that climate change posed a serious risk to the people.