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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

In Opposition to “Cop City” and In Defense of Black Life & Mother Earth, Climate Justice Alliance Stands with Mobilizations in Atlanta

On March 9, 2023, Dwaign Tyndal, Melissa Miles, Kirtrina Baxter, and Leah Humphrey, the Co-Chairs of Climate Justice Alliance’s Black Caucus, released the following statement: “In the wake of the most recent clampdown on freedoms of peaceful assembly, association and...

CJA Calls for Stronger Safeguards & Meaningful Community Engagement to Prevent Further Toxic Disasters & Harm in the Wake of Ohio chemical spill

Washington, D.C. -  Since the derailment of a Norfolk Southern Railway train in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3rd, it is becoming more evident that the health consequences for Ohio communities and those in neighboring states like Pennsylvania could be much more...

Stop Cop City and Defend the Weelaunee Forest

Translations: ENGLISH | Español | GERMAN | FRENCH | PORTUGuESE | BASQUE | Polish | Japanese | Italian | Russian | Climate Justice Alliance endorsed the following statement of solidarity with the movement to stop cop city and defend the Weelaunee Forest. On January 18,...

“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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