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).


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

CJA Launches New Podcast Series: Stories from Home

For Immediate Release Contact: Olivia Burlingame 301-613-4767 Today, CJA launched its first podcast series: Stories from Home: Living the Just Transition. In this inaugural episode, hosted by CJA fellow, youth organizer and artist,...

CJA Welcomes Senator Sanders’ Call to Ban Fracking, Requests More Clarity on Just Transition Plan

Contact: Tom BK Goldtooth- 218-760-0442 / Elizabeth Yeampierre- 347-603-6600 / Anthony Rogers-Wright- 631-402-7855, Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” as it is commonly referred to, has an unquestionable track record of wasteful...

How to Attend a Climate Justice Staff Retreat when the World is on Fire

and why this work is a matter of self-transformation by Jessica Xiao Change the Story Communications Fellow, Climate Justice Alliance “This is not what you were expecting, was it?” Angela, the executive director, asked me by the snack table, as we took a short break...

“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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