Climate Alliance

European municipalities in partnership with indigenous peoples –
taking local action on global climate change

A strong community

For over 30 years, Climate Alliance member municipalities have been acting in partnership with indigenous rainforest peoples for the benefit of the global climate. With more than 1,800 members spread across 27 European countries, Climate Alliance is the largest European city network dedicated to fair and comprehensive climate action. In answering how climate protection and adaptation should be practised in our cities and towns, Climate Alliance pairs local action with global responsibility.

Shaping climate action

The towns and cities of the Alliance have each passed a local resolution on membership, in which they embrace the following voluntary commitments:

  • To strive for a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (as compared to 1990 levels), in line with IPCC recommendations.
  • To implement effective and comprehensive climate action in accordance with Climate Alliance principles.
  • To promote climate justice together with indigenous peoples by supporting their rights, protecting biodiversity and abstaining from the use of unsustainably managed timber.

With the Climate Alliance Member Charter, the network also offers member municipalities concrete recommendations for action and shows just how local climate action can look. 

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    Membership is open to regional governments including municipalities, districts and regions as well as NGOs and other organisations looking to make a difference in the fight against climate change.

    Become part of the Climate Alliance network!