CLIMATE ACTION BEGINS AT HOME
The Climate Emergency
Mobilization Task Force
We are the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force (CEMTF) a Bay Area coalition of elected officials, city & county staff, community based and nongovernmental organizations, youth, environmental and social activists, and front line communities addressing inequities and causes of the climate emergency.
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Upcoming Events
Jul
15
Summit

Ecological Protection 2022

July 15, 2022 9:00 AM
Online Event
Jul
20
General Meeting

July 2022 Task Force Meeting

July 20, 2022 5:30 PM
on Zoom
Sep
16
Summit

Climate and Homefulness

September 16, 2022 9:00 AM
Online Event
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3RD F R I D A Y S • 9 A M - N 0 0 N

JULY 2022 - MARCH 2023
(bimonthly)
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J U L Y 1 5th:
Ecological Protection

SEPTEMBER 16th:
Climate & Homefulness

NOVEMBER 18th:
Climate & Public Health

JANUARY 20th:
Climate & the Economy

MARCH 17th:
Climate, Equity & Race UNITED ACTIONS

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Our Impact
CEMTF has worked to build a coalition with the civic will and power to move the Bay Area together to a just, regenerative economy that can not only meet, but exceed the carbon mitigation standards set by the IPCC.
Education

2000+ Organizations

Over the years our education-action virtual summit series have had over two thousand unique organizational participants.
Convening Partners

Participants from 75% of Bay Area Cities

The CEMTF Summit Series had participants from 76 out of the 101 Bay Area cities.
Did You Know?
Legislation

#3 in the US, #6 in the World

CEMTF was founded to continue the work of the ad-hoc subcommittee that was formed after the Climate Emergency Declaration passed in Berkeley, CA. Berkeley's Declaration on June 12, 2018 made it the 4th jurisdiction in the United States and 6th in the world to declare. As of today, there are 2,127 jurisdictions that have declared Climate Emergencies around the world.

The City of Berkeley's electrification ordinance for new construction was the brainchild of the CEMTF. CEMTF's Founder cosponsored the ordinance and encouraged her colleague to take the lead.
Community Visioning

23 Bay Area,
62 California,
194 US,
25 States
& Jurisdictions

After Berkeley's Climate Emergency Declaration, we helped spread the idea and model legislation throughout the Bay Area, across Northern California and beyond. Today 90% of Bay Area residents live in a city and/or county that has declared a climate emergency.
Get Involved
As An Individual
1. Attend our monthly meetings
2. Attend an event
4. Make a contribution
As An Organization
1. Send a representative to our monthly meetings
2. Attend a community or elected listening session
3. Submit to our resource archive
4. Make an organizational contribution
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Cheryl Davila
CEMTF Director
Former Councilmember City of Berkeley, District 2
Letter from the Director

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The need to build a social and economic system that is based on sustaining life rather than corporate profits is more urgent now than ever before. The coronavirus pandemic is proving that while we are all being impacted to different degrees our best strategy is to be all in together. Everyone has to be part of the solution, or the health of everyone is threatened.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the deadly nature of environmental inequalities that disproportionately impact the Black, Brown, Indigenous, Latinx, POC, and marginalized peoples in our communities. We know this is just one of a growing number of traumas we will face as our planet becomes increasingly unlivable. Climate and disease disasters are added to the ongoing crises in housing, health care, education, food insecurity, immigration, human, voting & women's rights, and our democracy.  These are all fueled by corporate greed, extreme wealth inequality, and racial injustice.

Many cities and localities have passed ambitious climate emergency declarations calling for regional collaboration. Now, we need to move as a region to concrete action plans with measurable, direct goals and timelines for united action that prioritizes the environment and humanity.

Climate Emergency Declarations
A powerful majority of Bay Area cities and counties have declared a climate emergency.
Each city sets different goals but they all call for a regional collaborative effort.
Bay Area Cities & Counties With Climate Emergency Declarations
Alameda
Alameda County
Benicia
Berkeley
Contra Costa County
Cupertino
El Cerrito
Fairfax
Hayward
Menlo Park
Novato
Oakland
Petaluma
Richmond
San Anselmo
San Francisco
San Francisco County
San José
San Mateo County
Santa Clara County
Santa Rosa
Sonoma
Sonoma County
Windsor
Other California Climate Emergency Declarations
Arcata
Calistogo
Carlsbad
Corte Madera
Cotati
Chula Vista
Davis
Del Mar
Encinitas
Healdsburg
La Mesa
Larkspur
Los Angeles City
(Action, not declaration)
Malibu
Marin County
Mendocino County
Ojai
Rohnert Park
Sacramento
Sacramento County
San Anselmo
San Diego
San Rafael
Santa Ana
Santa Barbara County
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County
Sebastopol
Solana Beach
Tiburon
Yolo County


Worldwide 2,127 Climate Emergency Declarations, the EU + 39 countries