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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

Climate Justice Alliance Calls on Biden, Congress to Demand a Ceasefire by Israel and Hamas; not Genocide with US Taxpayer Dollars

Climate Justice Alliance has always stood against imperialism, colonization and oppression. This includes opposing all forms of violence, war and genocide.  As environmental justice communities based in the United States, we call on Biden and the US Congress to...

REGENERATIVE ECONOMIES NETWORK Submits $750 Million Grant Application to EPA Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 17, 2023CONTACT: Anya Silverman-Stoloff | anya@unbendablemedia.com First-Of-Its-Kind Approach Seeks to Make Climate Resilience and Justice oriented Financing Accessible to Frontline Communities WASHINGTON, DC -- The...

Climate Justice Alliance Says Hydrogen Hubs are Waste of Taxpayer Money that will Further Harm Environmental Justice Communities

WASHINGTON D.C. – This morning, the Biden Administration announced the winners of $7 billion in federal grants to build out regional hydrogen hubs. The grant initiative, called the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program, comes from the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure...

“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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