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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

240 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Opposing FY 2025 Interior Appropriations Bill

July 19, 2024 Dear Members of the U.S. House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, Earlier this month, the House Appropriations Committee marked up a spending bill to be voted on by the full House of Representatives. If passed it would mandate a slew of harmful...

240 Climate Justice Groups, Community Orgs, and National Environmental Groups Sign On to Letter Condemning 2025 Appropriations Bill

CONTACT: Anya Silverman-Stoloff | [email protected]  NATIONAL – This morning, Climate Justice Alliance sent a letter signed by 240 climate, environmental and social justice groups around the country to members of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations...

Climate Justice Alliance Condemns Supreme Court Decision to Reverse 40 Year Old Ruling, Putting Polluters and Profits Over Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 28, 2024 CONTACT: Anya Silverman-Stoloff | [email protected]  Climate Justice Alliance Condemns Supreme Court Decision to Reverse 40 Year Old Ruling, Putting Polluters and Profits Over Communities Washington, D.C. – Today,...

“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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