Cities and towns are declaring a climate emergency worldwide

Join Climate Alliance members Oxford, Constance, Basel and Kiel as well as the over 500 other local governments across the globe by passing your own local resolution.

Public pressure on national governments to make climate a priority is building. By declaring a climate emergency, you can strengthen this push and send a strong signal locally.

"Current targets at national and international levels are not sufficient to meet the ambition of the Paris Agreement. Everyone must do more. Declaring a climate emergency locally is a way to show that our cities, towns and regions are taking climate issues seriously. That is why my city, Cologne, is in the process of preparing and agreeing upon its own Climate Emergency Declaration. I encourage Climate Alliance members to do the same and join this global movement!" explains Andreas Wolter, Climate Alliance President and Mayor of Cologne.

Dare to be as ambitious as possible and feel free to use and adapt our template as needed. We’ll be in touch soon with videos to help you convince your municipal councils, example resolutions and hints on what to do after the emergency has been declared!

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