Global partnerships

Bridges between Europe and Amazonia

Global partnerships provide Climate Alliance members with a valuable chance for direct exchange with indigenous communities. They offer insights into the global challenges indigenous peoples are facing and create greater awareness for other realities. This both stimulates joint action and encourages the strengthening of existing collaboration.


Selected Partnerships

City of Munich (Germany) – The Asháninka people (Peru)

Regular visits of Asháninka representatives make an important contribution to the City of Munich’s educational work. During their visits, the guests raise awareness of the impact both climate change and natural resource extraction has on their lives. Munich also supports the Ashánika through publicity work and helps strengthen their territorial and cultural rights with numerous smaller projects. Learn more. 

City of Rostock (Germany) – The Harakmut people (Peru)

The City of Rostock has supported a project on natural resource conversation in the Amarakaeri protected area since 2014. It thereby links local climate action with rainforest protection. In addition to climate protection, the project helps to preserve the Amarakaeri communal reserve with the involvement of local indigenous residents.



City of Cologne (Germany) – FECONAU/Community of Yarinacocha (Peru)

The partnership between the City of Cologne, the community of Yarinachocha and the association of the indigenous peoples of the Ucayali (FECONAU) has been in existence since 2017. Its goal is to strengthen the Shipibo-Conibo communities and to support them in their fight against the encroachment of palm oil plantations on their lands. The State reserves the right of use despite legal recognition of their territory and grants licenses for the planting of monocultures.



Climate Alliance Austria – FOIRN (Brazil)

Since the 1990s, Climate Alliance Austria has maintained a partnership with the umbrella association of the indigenous organisations of the Rio Negro. The State’s recognition of 122,000 km² of rainforest as indigenous territory is one of this partnership’s greatest successes. Apart from securing land rights and protecting resources, both the promotion of democracy and human rights as well as political participation are joint goals of the partnership. Learn more.

Climate Alliance Luxembourg – Action Solidarité Tiers Monde (ASTM)

In Luxemburg, Climate Alliance municipalities choose projects delivered by ASTM in Latin America, Africa or Asia that they want to support. In connection with these projects, ASTM carries out educational work in the respective community as well as important political work, uncovering far-reaching connections between Luxembourg and the Global South. ASTM forms part of Climate Alliance’s national coordination in Luxembourg. Learn more.


Photos: Munich& Asháninka - Climate Alliance Hungary; Climate Alliance Austria & FOIRN - Climate Alliance Austria; Climate Alliance Luxembourg / ASTM - ASTM