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Frontline Communities Are Building the Regenerative Economy While Pushing Back Against False Solutions

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

Grassroots, Environmental Justice Communities Call on Biden to Go Bigger, Bolder and Faster for a Climate, Care and Infrastructure Recovery Package that Meets the Moment

Contact: olivia@climatejusticealliance.org 301-613-4767 As members of the It Takes Roots Alliance, a multiracial, multicultural, multigenerational alliance comprised of the Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network,...

Climate Justice Alliance Condemns Anti-Asian Violence, Murder of 6 Asian Women and Calls for Community-led Solutions

Contact: Olivia Burlingame                            olivia@climatejusticealliance.org   301-613-4767 Recognizing that we live in a world dominated by white supremacy and Anti-Blackness, Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) condemns the continued and increasing racist...

Climate Justice Alliance Demands Energy Democracy & Just Recovery for Millions Abandoned without Power or Water

Contact: San Antonio - Diana Lopez (Southwest Workers Union), swujustice@gmail.com 210-535-7060 Oregon - Joel Iboa (Oregon Just Transition Alliance), joel@ojta.org, (541) 357-7664 National - Olivia Burlingame (Climate Justice Alliance),...

Bezos’ Earth Fund is an Unnatural Disaster

An Avalanche of Inequity and Injustice to the Frontlines Does Nothing to Curb Climate Change, while Real Solutions Remain Unfunded Contact: olivia@climatejusticealliance.org 202-455-8665 Now is the time for undeniably powerful grassroots leadership. If we’ve learned...

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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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