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Climate emergency declarations


Declarations of climate emergencies are symbolic gestures that recognize the urgency and severity of the climate crisis and often commit organizations to take action to address and mitigate climate change.

In the Northern Territory, the City of Darwin declared a Climate Emergency on 31 May 2019. It is currently the only NT local government body to take this important step.

The City of Darwin have agreed to the following priority areas:

  1. Decarbonisation
  2. Education
  3. Adaptation

Various local governments and councils across Australia have also made similar declarations, each tailoring their commitments to the specific needs and challenges of their communities. Beyond government entities, some businesses and institutions have also declared climate emergencies, pledging to reduce their carbon footprint, adopt sustainable practices, and contribute to broader climate action efforts.

To find out more about climate declarations check out the following websites and maps: