Bold climate leaders are needed now as the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress throw out decades worth of environmental protections we all fought so hard to pass. The Climate Emergency Resolutions call for addressing climate change as the actual global threat that it is by ending citywide greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and initiating a regional Bay Area Just Transition and Climate Mobilization.
Eight Bay Area cities have declared a climate emergency not only because it is the right approach to take towards addressing climate change, but also to show global leaders what regional climate leadership can look like.
But, these cities cannot tackle this global issue alone.
With predicted sea level rise affecting all coastal communities, fires blazing throughout California, and greenhouse gas emissions increasing the global temperature by 1 °C, the time to act is now! Let’s live up to the Bay’s reputation of being one of the most progressive regions in the United States. Urge your Mayor and City Council to declare a Climate Emergency and join the regional mobilization!