Our leaders are asleep at the wheel
Join the international grassroots movement of thousands of communities demanding their governments acknowledge the Climate Emergency and begin to mobilize immediately.
Cities are taking on the ambitious goal of eliminating emissions at emergency speed. Read a recent report from the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance on emergency-speed action after a climate emergency declaration in 15 cities around the world.
Spark a Movement
We offer a step by step blueprint for people and organizations to get their communities involved as emergency responders. Whether you’re an individual, part of a local chapter, or with a national group, we make it easy to move your community into emergency mode on climate.
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We’ll send you an organizer toolkit and opportunities to get connected with a network of climate emergency organizers.
What is a 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.
For a local chapter or group, starting a declaration campaign can serve as a powerful rallying call to attract hundreds of new members and build power to demand change.
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 .
Current strategic priorities for local campaigns
1. Pass declarations of Climate Emergency with commitment to reach zero emissions and begin carbon drawdown at emergency speed (10 years or less).
2. Local elected leaders become advocates for emergency Climate Mobilization to the public, to other cities, and to state and national gov’ts.
3. Develop and implement mobilization policy locally, after declaration is passed.