Climate Emergency Declarations Campaign

Globally, almost 400 cities and local governments—representing over 34 million people—have declared a Climate Emergency.

Explore the map below, or click on a region to zoom in.

 

This spreadsheet tracks all of the declarations of Climate Emergency from around the globe!

 

Why focus on local governments? 

Cities and local governments have often been often the source of national progress, from minimum wage to civil rights. Local wins inspire other communities to follow and build a mandate for the much-needed national mobilization. Cities can become advocates for emergency climate mobilization, and push for state and national mobilization.

Current strategic priorities for local campaigns:

1. Passing declarations of Climate Emergency with commitments to reach zero emissions and begin carbon drawdown at emergency speed (10 years or less).

2. Local elected leaders becoming advocates for emergency Climate Mobilization to the public, to other cities, and to the state and national levels. 

3. Developing and implementing mobilization policy locally. 


Learn more: 

 
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Help Launch a Movement

What you can do today: 

 

Start or join a TCM chapter in your area and work with like-minded people to pass local climate emergency policy. 

Part of a different group that wants to take on elements of this campaign? We'd love to work together!

Supporting this campaign financially will help hire experienced organizers who can power more wins. 

 

Are you an elected official or policymaker? 

In the absence of federal leadership, you can use your office to build momentum for safe climate policy upwards, outwards and downwards:  

  • Inspire other local governments to do likewise

  • Take concrete actions and improve the quality of life of the citizens you serve

  • Push State and National governments to do the same

 
 
I’m calling on all Angelenos to mobilize once again. We need a World War II-scale mobilization in order to keep our City safe and our planet habitable and resilient. And we need to ensure that we do it in a way that honors frontline communities, ensures equity, and protects workers. I’m asking the creative minds of Los Angeles to join with the grassroots activists in creating the City of the future, not some fictional Tomorrowland, but here, on the ground, in the City of Angels we all love.
— Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz
 
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Resources and Support

On a case-by-case basis (and as capacity allows), our volunteer support teams can offer help with: 

 

 

To get started, check out our organizer toolkit, or contact our organizer support liaison here if you have a specific request.