CED regions in New Zealand

16 May 2019, Canterbury Regional Council, New Zealand, population: 624,000

First in NZ to declare a Climate Emergency.
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Full agenda item can be downloaded here.
Excerpt:

Environment Canterbury declares a climate emergency and commits to continue to:
– robustly and visibly incorporate climate change considerations into Council work programmes and decisions
– provide strong local government leadership in the face of climate change, including working with regional partners to ensure a collaborative response
– advocate strongly for greater Central Government leadership and action on climate change
– increase the visibility of our climate change work
– lead by example in monitoring and reducing Council’s greenhouse gas emissions.

16 May 2019, Nelson City Council, New Zealand, population: 51,900

Second city in New Zealand (just hours after the first) to declare a Climate Emergency.
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The agenda item is here.
Excerpt:

That the Council

1. Receives the report Declaration of Climate Emergency (R10219) and its attachment (A2191324); and

2. Declares a climate emergency (A2191324); and

3. Requests the Chief Executive to develop a programme of Council actions that will support the aforementioned declaration and that this be included the Council Annual Plan Deliberations report.