What is a Climate Emergency Declaration?
Climate Emergency Declaration
A Declaration of Climate Emergency is a piece of legislation passed by a governing body such as a city council, a county board of supervisors, a state legislature, or even a national government. It puts the government on record in support of taking emergency action to reverse global warming. Resolutions vary around the world, with many governments including local climate impacts and new climate targets in their resolution.
Use our template to support the campaign for a Climate Emergency Declaration in your municipality. While we encourage the template be edited to meet local conditions and specific local government situations, we ask that you retain the core demands when advocating for a Climate Emergency .
Climate Emergency Declaration Resolution Template (updated Sept. 2019)
By formally acknowledging the Climate Emergency and committing to emergency-speed action, local governments can become leaders in the Climate Emergency Movement, and inspire other governments to do the same.