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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.

Fight theBadBuild theNewChange TheRulesMove theMoneyBuild theBigger WeChangethe Story

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

There is no Climate Justice without Abolition; Abolish the Police, Dismantle White Supremacy, Not Another Black Life

Contact: Kari Fulton 202-340-0976 kari@climatejusticealliance.org                                                    Meron Tebeje 612-749-8788 meron@climatejusticealliance.org  As the Black Caucus of Climate Justice Alliance we join calls with our families, friends,...

Climate Justice Alliance Calls on US, Biden to Adopt Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis, Pay their Fair Share through Safe Solutions & Comprehensive Investments

Contact: 301-613-4767 olivia@climatejusticealliance.org  Today, many in the US will shift their focus to climate change and the myriad ways people can work to stop it. Frontline communities will continue organizing trans-locally to fight the bad and build the new in...

Climate Justice Alliance Stands in Solidarity with Frontline Communities Battling False Solutions, Cautions Against Replicating Failed Cap and Trade Policy

Contact: Olivia Burlingame olivia@climatejusticealliance.org    Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) strongly opposes market based approaches to the climate crisis such as Cap and Trade. These false “solutions” are essentially revenue schemes for big business and will only...

“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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