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Climate Justice Alliance is challenging the extractive economy that is harming people and ecosystems

In these new times of political uncertainty, grassroots communities continue to lead the way forward.

About the Alliance

We envision a world in which fairness, equity and ecological rootedness are core values

Climate Justice Alliance members have won significant victories against polluting and extractive industries. We are building local alternatives that center traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and create a pathway for a regenerative future.

Our Power Campaign

As frontline communities, we pilot solutions and organize collectively to shut down the extractive economy

Climate Justice Alliance is amplifying the leadership of the original Our Power Communities while expanding to 70 communities in seven regions that are home to key grassroots groups. These groups organize to end the era of extreme energy and implement a Just Transition that promotes local control of resources (including energy, land, water, and food systems).


Together, we are advancing bold, grounded and interlinked strategies across the country

Six meta-strategies undergird the Climate Justice Alliance projected vision through 2020, and will continue to influence the trajectory of alliance work.

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Just Transition

Just Transition is our
main organizing framework

The Just Transition framework is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.

Grassroots and Movement Building Organizations

Climate Justice Alliance membership is rooted in a shared landscape analysis, priorities and overall vision. Our alliance includes base-building frontline organizations (BFOs), Alliances, Networks, and Movement Support Organizations.

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Recent News

Climate & Environmental Justice Groups React to New EPA Rules For Coal-Burning Power Plants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 25, 2024 CONTACT: Brett Abrams | [email protected] Calls for Rules to Be Extended to All Power Plants to Address Cumulative Impacts of Pollution WASHINGTON, DC -- This morning, the Biden Administration’s Environmental...

Climate Justice Alliance, Members, and Partners Receive $50 Million Award from EPA to Increase Access to Federal Funds for Environmental Justice Communities

Contact: [email protected] NATIONAL - Today the EPA announced $600 million in grants through the 2023 Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking (EJ TCGM) Program. The EJ TCGM Program was created to reduce barriers to the application...

Climate Movement Wins “Transition Away from Fossil Fuels” Language at COP28, Continues to Push Back Against Loopholes & Lack of Ambition

US Carried Out Aggressive Negotiations that Ignored Most Impacted Communities Contact: [email protected]  Dubai, UAE – On Tuesday, COP28 ended with the adoption of the UAE Consensus, which aims to transition global governments away from fossil fuels to...

“Having an alliance of US frontline communities to strategically confront the existing tyranny of our country and present real solutions is needed right now.”

– Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network

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