To request an addition to the global map and the alphabetical ICEF list below, please send the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org:
– Name of council (or other jurisdiction)
– Date of the meeting/debate that passed the Climate Emergency Declaration motion
– Link to the declaration motion text (ideally the minutes of the meeting, or the meeting agenda with evidence that the motion passed without amendment, or the amended text)
– A link to a news article or council announcement about the declaration (if you have one)
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: 834 jurisdictions in 17 countries
Australia: 29 since December 2016 – 7 in Victoria, 3 in WA, 12 in NSW, 3 in SA, 1 in ACT (the Australian Capital Territory Parliament), 2 in Tasmania, and 1 in Queensland. In addition, the state associations for local councils in Victoria and Western Australia have passed Climate Emergency motions, and so has the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).
USA: 19 since November 2017 – 1 in New Jersey, 1 in Maryland, 14 in California, 1 in Connecticut, 1 in Minnesota, and 1 in New York
Canada: 444 since August 2018 – 394 in Quebec, 24 in British Columbia, 3 in Nova Scotia, 2 in New Brunswick, 19 in Ontario, 1 in the Yukon, and the Canadian House of Commons
Britain (and dependencies): 229 since November 2018 – 194 in England, Welsh Parliament and 19 local councils in Wales, 10 in Scotland, 2 in Northern Ireland, 1 in Jersey, 1 in Gibraltar, and 1 in Isle of Man
Switzerland: 13 since February 2019
Ireland (Eire): 12 Republic of Ireland Parliament and a number of county councils since 29 April 2019
Italy: 16 since 29 April 2019
Germany: 38 since 2 May 2019
France: 8 since 9 May 2019
Belgium: 1 since 13 May 2019
Spain: 1 since 14 May 2019
New Zealand: 12 since 16 May 2019
Czechia: 1 since 21 May 2019
Portugal: 1 (the national parliament) since 7 June 2019
Austria: 6 since 13 June 2019
Poland: 3 since 26 June 2019
Argentina: 1 since 17 July 2019
Note that the above map and the global ICEF list below 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.
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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.