NOTE: The above map and chart and the information below on this page show the government bodies (local, state, country) that have declared a Climate Emergency. Climate Emergency Declarations by non-government bodies and non-binding declarations, including the May 2 UK declaration, are on the Non-govt CEDs map.
Current global count: 544
Australia: 19 since December 2016 – 5 in Victoria, 2 in WA, 8 in NSW, 3 in SA, and 1 in ACT (the entire Australian Capital Territory). In addition, the state associations for local councils in Victoria and Western Australia have passed Climate Emergency motions.
USA: 17 since November 2017 – 1 in New Jersey, 1 in Maryland, 13 in California, 1 in Connecticut, and 1 in Minnesota
Canada: 385 since August 2018 – 365 in Quebec, 9 in British Columbia, 2 in Nova Scotia, 2 in New Brunswick, and 7 in Ontario
Britain (and dependencies): 106 since November 2018 – 87 in England, Welsh Parliament and 12 local councils in Wales, 3 in Scotland, 1 in Northern Ireland, 1 in Jersey, and 1 in Gibraltar
Switzerland: 7 since February 2019
Ireland (Eire): 3 Republic of Ireland Parliament and 2 counties since 29 April 2019
Italy: 1 since 29 April 2019
Germany: 1 since 2 May 2019
France: 1 since 9 May 2019
Belgium: 1 since 13 May 2019
Spain: 1 since 14 May 2019
New Zealand: 2 since 16 May 2019
If you know of any councils or other regional jurisdictions that we have missed, please email us so we can add them to this page!
Scroll down to see the ICEF spreadsheet that lists places that have declared in alphabetical order arranged by country.
Note that the above map and the global ICEF list show only those local councils that have passed motions that include an item declaring a Climate Emergency (or acknowledging or noting in some way that we face a Climate Emergency). But as part of this growing wave of more ambitious climate action, a number of other councils have also passed motions committing to stronger than action than previously. See those councils here.
Want to encourage YOUR local government body to declare a climate emergency and develop their own climate emergency action plan? See Why declare a Climate Emergency? and How Councils can lead in the Climate Emergency. Also see our Sample Resources, our Action Kit and the resources at the CACE website.