Climate emergency declarations cover 17 million citizens

Populations covered by governments that have declared a climate emergency now exceed 17.5 million citizens in four English-speaking countries, with over 10 million of these living in the United Kingdom.

These are the overall figures, according to population statistics available via the Internet:

Australia: 7 councils, 623,715 persons
United Kingdom: 13 councils, 1 authority: 10,541,382 persons
USA: 7 councils, 5,696,536 persons
Canada: 1 council, 631,486 persons

Total: 29 local government bodies, 17,493,119 persons

…and counting. This figure keeps growing almost every week as more and more councils keep joining in.

This data compilation was initiated by Philip Sutton

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Bryony Edwards, CACE: “Councils are breaking the silence on the climate emergency, leading central governments and NGOs around the world.”

Published on on 22 December 2018


Ballarat City Council, Victoria: 101.686
Byron Shire Council, New South Wales: 33.987
Darebin City Council, (@CityofDarebin), Victoria: 158.745
Moreland City Council, Victoria: 162.558
Town of Victoria Park, Western Australia: 34,990
Vincent City Council, Western Australia: 35.768
Yarra City Council, Victoria: 95,981

United Kingdom:
Bradford District Council: 534,300
Brighton and Hove City Council: 273,369
Bristol City Council, (@BristolCity): 535.907
Forest of Dean District Council: 86,000
Frome Town Council: 26.203
Greater London Authority: 8.174.000
Kirklees Council: 423,000
Langport Town Council: 2,872
Machynlleth Town Council, Wales: 2,235
Oswestry Town Council: 17,105
Scarborough Borough Council 108,400
Stroud District Council: 116.627
Totnes Town Council: 8.076
Trafford Council: 233,288

Los Angeles City Council, (@LosAngelesCity), California: 3.999.759
Berkeley City Council, (@CityofBerkeley), California: 112.580
Oakland City Council, (@Oakland), California: 390.724
Richmond City Council, (@RichmondCalDemo), California: 103.701
Santa Cruz City Council, (@CityofSantaCruz), California: 62.864
Hoboken City Council, (@CityofHoboken), New Jersey: 55.131
Montgomery County Council, (@MontgomeryCoMD), Maryland: 971.777

• Vancouver: 631,486

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