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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 Condemns Egregious Provisions in Debt Ceiling Bill that Will Increase Harms to Environment and Community Health for Low Income and Working Americans

WASHINGTON D.C. – Yesterday, the Senate passed the so-called  "Fiscal Responsibility Act," the product of a closed-doors negotiation between President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy. In reaction to the Senate’s passage, Ozawa Bineshi Albert, Co-Executive Director at...

Poison Pills in Fiscal Responsibility Act Sacrifice Environmental Justice and Community Health; Shrinks the Social Safety Net

The so-called  ‘Fiscal Responsibility Act,’ however, takes harmful detours in addressing this critical issue, by attaching poison pills that have nothing to do with the debt ceiling, including: fast-tracking the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline, drastically limit community input on fossil fuel projects, gutting bedrock environmental protections so that oil and gas pipelines and other energy projects would be completely exempt, and targeting poor families who depend on food assistance programs. 

Climate Justice Alliance Warns Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Hydrogen Would Harm Frontline Communities & Perpetuate Climate Crisis Despite Ambitious 90% Cuts to Power Plant Carbon Emissions

WASHINGTON, DC -- This morning, President Biden announced a proposed new climate rule that would require most fossil fuel power plants to slash their greenhouse gas pollution 90 percent between 2035 and 2040 — or shut down.  At face value, the rule looks to encourage...

“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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