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COMMUNITIES TAKING BOLD ACTION ON THE FRONTLINES OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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).

Meta-Strategies

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

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An Open Invitation to Climate Philanthropy

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Climate Solutions from the Frontlines of Environmental Justice

In this discussion, which was sponsored by Grist and Climate Justice Alliance, leaders from CJA member groups UPROSE, Ironbound Community Corporation, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Indigenous Environmental Network talked about the framework of centering equity...

COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland

Contact: Aimee Inglis, Communications Coordinator, It Takes Roots aimee@ittakesroots,org Incrementalism Leaves Frontline Communities to Face Increasing Climate Chaos Glasgow, Scotland - As negotiations of the UNFCCC COP26 have concluded, the It Takes Roots alliance...

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“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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