CED regions in Germany

Below are the local council and other regions in Germany that have declared a Climate Emergency, in chronological order. Click the “more” links to see details of the motions they passed.

2 May 2019, Konstanz City Council, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, population 85,000

Declared a Climate Emergency. Article (in German) here.

15 May 2019, Ludwigslust City Council, Meklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, population 12,000

Second city in Germany to declare a Climate Emergency. News article is here.

16 May 2019, Kiel City Council, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, population 248,000

Third city in Germany to declare a Climate Emergency. News article is here.

16 May 2019, Tönisvorst City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population: 29,699

Article (in German) is here.

17 May 2019, Herford District Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population: 64,088

Article (in German) is here.

21 May 2019, Bad Segeberg City Council, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, population: 16,000

Article (in German) is here.

22 May 2019, Münster City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population: 313,559

Article (in German) is here.

23 May 2019, Lübeck City Council, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, population: 216,712

Article (in German) is here.

28 May, 2019, Telgte, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 19,114

Article (in German) is here.

28 May, 2019, Drensteinfurt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 15,395

Article (in German) is here.

29 May, 2019, Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany, population 108,336

Article (in German) is here.

6 June 2019, Ostbevern Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 10,926

Declared a Climate Emergency. Motion text (in German) is here.

6 June 2019, Marl City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 83,695

Declared a Climate Emergency. Council press release is here.

6 June 2019, Bochum City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 365,529

Declared a Climate Emergency (Klimanotstand)
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Motion text (in German) is here.
Google translation of excerpt:

The municipality declares the Climate Emergency, recognizing the mitigation of climate change and its serious consequences as a task of the highest priority:
• The municipality will take into account the impact on the climate, environmental, social and economic sustainability in any decision affected and, whenever possible, prioritize decisions that mitigate climate change or its consequences.
• The municipality is guided by the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for future measures to combat climate change, in particular with regard to investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
• The municipality demands from the Federal Government the introduction of a climate protection law whose measures are aligned with the requirements of the Paris Agreement. The law must ensure that the reduction targets already agreed are met and that the goal of climate neutrality in Germany is fully achieved by 2050 at the latest.
• The municipality demands that the Federal Government and the state government be informed comprehensively about climate change, its causes and effects as well as the measures taken against climate change.

7 June 2019, Horstmar City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 6,420

Declared a Climate Emergency. The resolution is here.

18 June 2019, Saarbrücken City Council, Saarland, Germany, population 180,000

Declared a Climate Emergency. The declaration text (in German) is here.

19 June 2019, Aachen City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 246,000

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

26 June 2019, Kleve City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 51,320

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Another article is here.

27 June 2019, Wiesbaden City Council, Hesse, Germany, population 278,654

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). The agenda item is here.

27 June 2019, Rüsselsheim City Council, Hesse, Germany, population 64,922

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

28 June 2019, Marburg City Council, Hesse, Germany, population 76,226

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

28 June 2019, Brachttal Council, Hesse, Germany, population 5,138

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

2 July 2019, Bottrop City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 117,364

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

4 July 2019, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 617,000

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

4 July 2019, Bonn City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 325,000

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

4 July 2019, Herdecke Town Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 22,836

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

7 July 2019, Hennef Town Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 47,293

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

9 July 2019, Cologne City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 1,000,000

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

9 July 2019, Warstein City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 24,898

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

9 July 2019, Voerde Town Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 36,268

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

9 July 2019, Hamm City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 179,397

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

9 July 2019, Herzogenrath City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 46,462

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

10 July 2019, Schwerte City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 46,340

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

11 July 2019, Gelsenkirchen City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 260,305

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Council news article is here.

11 July 2019, Bielefeld City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 332,552

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

11 July 2019, Bühl City Council, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, population 28,624

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

16 July 2019, Karlsruhe City Council, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, population 307,755

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.

17 July 2019, Hüllhorst City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, population 13,811

Declared a Climate Emergency (klimanotstand). Article (in German) is here.