Humanity faces the combined catastrophes of:
- climate change
- a mass extinction of vital biodiversity
- a degradation of ecosystems health everywhere.
This is the Climate and Ecological Emergency, or the Planetary Emergency.
The declaration movement is gaining pace internationally. It started with Climate Mobilization in the US and Australia, and is now promoted by Extinction Rebellion, Sunrise Movement, School Strike for Climate and other groups calling for urgent action. More councils across the UK are declaring all the time, including the Greater London Authority, and are committing resources to tackling this emergency.
Many artists and art institutions have signed up to 'Culture Declares'. Find out more at https://www.culturedeclares.org
My commitments upon declaration include:
- involvement in public engagement art projects within the Lochaber area.
- working towards more sustainable practice.