CED regions in Spain

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

14 May 2019, Catalonia, Spain, population 7,600,000

The Catalonian government declared a Climate and Environmental Emergency and committed to making policies to mitigate the effects of climate change.
motion text


Declaration text in English is here.
Excerpt:
Hence,upon the proposal of the Minister of Territory and Sustainability and the Minister of Business and Knowledge, the Government Agrees:
To declare the situation of climate emergency in order to meet the Climate Change mitigation goals established in Law 16/2017, of 1 August. To this end, the Government of Catalonia assumes the following commitments:
-To adopt the measures of administrative simplificatio nrequired to remove obstacles that may endanger theachievement of the Climate Change mitigation and energy transition goals.
-To increase incentives and prioritise the public policies and resources assigned to the necessary transition towards a one hundred percent renewable, denuclearised and decarbonised energy model, which is greenhouse gas emissions neutral and reduces the vulnerability of Catalonia’s energy system and guarantees the right to energy as a common good, as established in Article 19 of the Law on Climate Change.
-For public policies to prioritise the options with the least climate impact and with the greatest contribution to adaptation to the conditions arising from Climate Change.
-To adopt the measures necessary to halt the worrying loss of biodiversity and to encourage the recovery of ecosystems.
-To identify and accompany the sectors of the economy required to make a transition, whether by adapting to the new conditions arising from Climate Change, or by becoming low greenhouse gas emissions activities(GG), against a general framework pledged to the circula reconomy and creation of green jobs.
-To assume a model of urban mobility based both on public transport, shared vehicles and methods of micro-mobility, and on zero emission vehicles.
-To adopt measures conducive to reducing the vulnerability of the social sectors most sensitive to theimpacts of Climate Change and to those others that this transition may most affect.
-To declare as facilities of strategic territorial interest, the photovoltaic installations referred to in Article 23.1.c) of Decree 147/2009, of 22 September, which use advanced, efficient systems of photovoltaic energy uptake.
-To undertake jointly with the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability and the Ministry of Business and Knowledge a specific territorial strategy for the implementation of the renewable energy facilities – basically wind and photovoltaic – necessary to implement energy transition in Catalonia and to meet the energy goals of the Law on Climate Change.
-To urge Parliament to hold a yearly monographic plenary session on Climate Change and how it affects Catalonia, and on the measures of mitigation and adaptation adopted by the Government, particularly those associated with energy transition.
-To review applicable Catalan legislation with a view to detecting any regulations rules that may favour the emission of greenhouse gases or that may hinder the fight against the effects of Climate Change.

17 July 2019, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, population 155,549

Declared a Climate Emergency (emergencia climática)

25 July 2019, Seville City Council, Andalusia, Spain, population 688,711

Declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency (Emergencia Climática y Ecológica)
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Agenda Item 4.5 is here.
Minutes coming when available at https://www.sevilla.org/ayuntamiento/el-ayuntamiento/pleno-municipal/actas-plenos/2019

30 July 2019, Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain, population 31,977

Declared a Climate Emergency (emergencia climática)
motion text


Motion content:

MOCIÓN DE DECLARACIÓN DE EMERGENCIA CLIMÁTICA

Con el voto a favor de PSOE, PRC, CV y Podemos y las abstenciones de PP y Ciudadanos, se ha aprobado una moción presentada por Podemos, CV y PSOE, a instancias de los colectivos ‘Greenpeace’ y ‘Madres por el Clima’, para “declarar la emergencia climática en Castro Urdiales”.

El punto ha sido expuesto por la formación morada, cuyo concejal ha detallado los compromisos que adquiere el Ayuntamiento al aprobarla:

Establecer los compromisos políticos, normativas y recursos necesarios para garantizar reducciones de gases de efecto invernadero y llegar al balance neto cero no más tarde de 2040 y, a ser posible, antes de 2035. Del mismo modo, detener la pérdida de biodiversidad y restaurar los ecosistemas.
Abandonar los combustibles fósiles, apostando por una energía 100% renovable de manera urgente y prioritaria. Para ello, se debe analizar cómo conseguir este objetivo y proponer los planes de actuaciones necesarios, entre otros, frenar nuevas infraestructuras fósiles, alcanzar el pleno autoconsumo eléctrico, una movilidad sostenible lo antes posible, crear espacios peatonales, fomentar la bicicleta y otros medios de transporte no contaminantes, reducir la demanda de energía hasta consumos sostenibles, promover el aumento de la eficiencia energética, crear espacios educativos y de información a la población sobre la emergencia climática, alcanzar una política de residuos cero, evitar trabajar con bancos que financien proyectos basados en combustibles fósiles, apoyar la gestión de los comunales enfocada a la recuperación de la tierra fértil, recuperación de los acuíferos y de los pastos a través de la gestión inteligente del territorio, determinar apoyos y beneficios fiscales para la España vaciada que desarrolla funciones clave de la mitigación del cambio climático y abordar proyectos de regeneración rural, ecológica y humana.
Es necesario avanzar en una economía local y de proximidad, que impulse la soberanía alimentaria, alcanzando lo antes posible el pleno suministro agroecológico en los servicios de restauración municipales y extendiéndolos al resto de la población.
Iniciar la necesaria adaptación de los municipios a la crisis climática.
La justicia, la democracia y la transparencia deben ser pilares fundamentales, por lo que hay que establecer un mecanismo de toma de decisiones ciudadanas de carácter vinculante con competencias en materia de vigilancia, seguimiento y control de las medidas adoptadas.

30 July 2019, Basque Autonomous Community (Euskadi), Spain, population 2,189,534

Declared a Climate Emergency (emergencia climática)
[Motion text here when available]

30 July 2019, La Orotava Municipal Council, Canary Islands, Spain, population 41,833

Declared a Climate Emergency (emergencia climática). Council article is here.
[Motion text here when available]

31 July 2019, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain, population 666,880

Declared a Climate Emergency (emergencia climática)
[Motion text here when available]

31 July 2019, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, population 149,183

Declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency (emergencia climática y ecológica)
[Motion text here when available]

1 August 2019, Salobreña, Andalucia, Spain, population 12,396

Declared a Climate Emergency (emergencia climática)
[Motion text here when available]

1 August 2019, El Rosario Municipality, Canary Islands, Spain, population 17,352

Declared a Climate Emergency (emergencia climática)
[Motion text here when available]

30 August 2019, Canary Islands, Spain, population 2,127,685

Declared a Climate Emergency (la declaración de emergencia climática)
motion text


Declaration text is here.
Google translation of the first part of the declaration:

GOVERNMENT COUNCIL AGREEMENT (30-8-19)
CLIMATE EMERGENCY DECLARATION IN THE AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY OF THE CANARY ISLANDS , which may contribute to curb the global threat posed by climate change.
2) Immediately initiate the necessary actions to elaborate and approve, in the shortest possible time, a Canarian Climate Change Law, within the framework of the basic legislation of the State and of the international conventions, agreements and protocols that favor the fight against climate change. The elaboration of the bill will be done seeking the greatest and intense collaboration and active participation of the entire Canarian society and also of the scientific community of the Archipelago. Also ensuring that the execution and compliance with the provisions of the law allow for the intense and active participation of the seven island councils and the eighty-eight city councils of the islands, in order to implement effective policies to reduce the impacts and mitigation of gases of greenhouse effect (GHG), with the objective of achieving the decarbonization of the Canarian economy in the year 2040 and even, if possible, before the year 2035.
3) Start the necessary actions to prepare and approve, in the shortest possible time, the Canary Action Plan for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (Canary Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030), which should also be done by seeking greater participation and the broadest consensus in the Canarian society, and in whose execution the intervention of the island councils and the eighty-eight municipalities will be promoted. The plan will take into account the Canary Islands Strategy for Sustainable Development, of the Canary Islands Parliament, as the national and European plans to locate and identify the objectives of sustainable development (SDG) in all territories.