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File #: CONS 19-015   
Section: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 1/15/2019 Final action:
Subject: Declaration of a Climate Emergency
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution

DATE:      January 15, 2019


TO:           Mayor and City Council


FROM:     Director of Utilities & Environmental Services





Declaration of a Climate Emergency             





That the City Council adopts the attached resolution, declaring a climate emergency.   





Cities around the world are declaring a climate emergency. The City of Berkeley is organizing Bay Area jurisdictions and convening a task force to take action.  Adoption of the attached draft resolution (see Attachment II) would endorse the declaration, reinforce the City’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and educate the community about the climate emergency. 


Council Sustainability Committee - On November 26, 2018, the Committee considered the draft declaration and recommended that Council adopt a resolution, declaring a climate emergency.



Attachment I                                          Staff Report

Attachment II                                          Draft Resolution