The number of jurisdictions globally that have declared a Climate Emergency changes almost every day, so bookmark this page if you want to always have the latest figures.
The Google sheet, charts, and map on this page are maintained by cedamia and update automatically whenever we verify and add a new Climate Emergency Declaration (CED) by any level of government, from local councils up to state/territory and national governments. [Scroll to the end of the page for our methodology and criteria.]
We rely heavily on Google Alerts for news of new CEDs in English-language regions, and we are grateful to our helpers in other-language regions for information about CEDs in their regions. Despite our best efforts, we are sure we miss some new CEDs, so please email us if you know of any we have missed. (Please send the council/jurisdiction name, date of the CED, a link to or copy of the declaration text, and a link to a news article if you have one.)
Cedamia maintains the following spreadsheet on behalf of the International Climate Emergency Forum (ICEF). It can be embedded in any website and updates automatically whenever we update the source data. Or it can be viewed directly in Google Drive via this link.
Click the sidebar icon at top left of the map below to see jurisdictions arranged in chronological order. Countries are arranged in chronological order according to the date of their first CED, and jurisdictions within each country are also in chronological order.
If you would like to embed this map in your own website, click the Share icon at top right of the map, then select ‘Share’ from the sidebar and copy the embed code.
Click on a pin on the map or on a name in the left sidebar to see CED details for that place. In most cases there is a link to a news article and a link to the text of the declaration passed by that jurisdiction.
Alternatively, use the country links on cedamia’s global page to see CED places in that country in chronological order and click the ‘more’ tags to see excerpts of CED resolutions and links to full texts.
The charts below automatically update whenever we update the source data for the Google sheet. These charts too can be embedded on any website.
Criteria and methodology
We add a jurisdiction to the list and map if:
– the resolution has been passed by the top level of the governing body of a jurisdiction, that is, by the Parliament of a country/state/territory/province, or by a meeting of full council or the cabinet of a local council
– the resolution declares/acknowledges/notes the Climate Emergency and resolves to act on it in some way. The words ‘climate emergency’ or the equivalent in the local language must be present, not just ‘climate crisis’ or similar, since our focus is specifically on places that are willing to name and frame climate as an emergency.
By way of verification we like to see a transcript of the resolution, for example the minutes of the meeting, or at least the agenda item and evidence that it was passed without significant amendment. News items alone are unreliable.
For population figures we generally use the figures published in Wikipedia. Where there are multiplet tiers of government, such as town/city councils within county council areas, we avoid double-counting by making sure the population in the smaller jurisdiction is not counted again if the larger jurisdiction has already passed or subsequently passes a CED resolution. These adjustments are taken care of in background work sheets and are reflected in the various total and percentage figures, but actual populations of each juridiction are shown in the entries for individual jurisdictions.