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Climate Justice Alliance is a national alliance advancing Just Transition strategies in communities across the US

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 50 communities in five 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

Environmental Justice Movement Defeats Manchin’s Dirty Deal, Again!

Washington, D.C. - Last night, we got word that the dirty deal struck by Democratic leadership with Senator Joe Manchin would not stand in their most recent attempt to attach it to must pass legislation through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This is an...

CJA Joins 22 Environmental Advocacy & Environmental Justice Organizations in Letter to Democratic Leadership Opposing Dirty Side Deal 

Washington, D.C. – Climate Justice Alliance Co-Executive Directors Ozawa Bineshi Albert, Monica Atkins and Marion Gee joined 22 other leaders of environmental and environmental justice organizations in a letter to President Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate...

Democratic Leadership Must Safeguard Communities’ Rights Not Discard Them with Manchin’s Dirty Deal

Contact: / 301-613-4767 Washington, D.C. - Today as reports surfaced that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is advocating for  Manchin’s dirty “permitting reform” deal to be attached to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), frontline...

“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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