December 4, 2019 Sebastopol, CA: Last night the Sebastopol City Council unanimously passed a Climate Emergency Resolution declaring that “… a climate emergency threatens our city, region, and all life on Earth.” The Resolution commits the City to a city-wide Just Transition and climate emergency mobilization that includes mitigation (net zero greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2030), drawdown, and adaptation and resilience in preparation for the inevitable consequences of a rapidly-warming planet.

In passing a Climate Emergency Resolution, the City of Sebastopol joins over 1,200 national and sub-national governments worldwide, including Argentina, Bangladesh, Canada, and the European Union, Geneva, London, Montreal, New York City, Paris, San Francisco, and many others. 

Here in Sonoma County, Sebastopol joins Petaluma, Windsor, Cloverdale, Healdsburg, and the County of Sonoma to become the sixth jurisdiction to pass a Climate Emergency Resolution. The City of Santa Rosa is likely to soon follow.