There is a growing clamour for the UK to declare a climate emergency in the wake of mass protests against environmental destruction.
In Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the Scottish Government will declare one – and this week Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will try to force Prime Minister Theresa May to do the same.
There is no one definition of what a ‘climate emergency’ means, but proponents say declaring one will be a means of co-ordinating action
A major demand is for the country to become carbon neutral by 2030 – a jump on the Scottish Government’s target of 2050.
The calls come after the United Nations warned we have 12 years to stave off to limit a climate change catastrophe.
That’s why we’re asking – should the UK declare a climate emergency?
Should the UK declare a climate emergency?