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, nongovernmental organizations, youth, environmental activists, social activists, and front line communities addressing the inequities and causes of the climate emergency.
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Join us for our next bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 16th 5:30-7:00 pm PST
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.

1000+ Organizations

This year our 5 month online education-action summit series had over one 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?

#4 in the US, #6 in the World

CEMTF was founded to continue the work of the ad-hoc subcommittee that facilitated the Climate Emergency Declaration for Berkeley, CA. Berkeley's Declaration on June 12, 2018 made it the 4th jurisdiction in the US and 6th in the world to declare. As of today there are 1,863 jurisdictions that have declared Climate Emergencies.
Community Visioning

19 Bay Area,
35 NorCal

After Berkeley's Climate Emergency Declaration, we helped spread the idea and model legislation throughout the Bay Area and across Northern California. 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


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, immigration, human rights and fragile democracy.  These are all fueled by 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 action.

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 County
Contra Costa County
Corte Madera
El Cerrito
Menlo Park
San Anselmo
San Francisco
San Francisco County
San José
San Mateo County
Santa Clara County
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County
Other California Climate Emergency Declarations
Del Mar
Los Angeles City
(Action, not declaration)
Sacramento County
San Diego
Santa Barbara County
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County
Solana Beach