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 world’s largest city network dedicated to climate action and the only one to set tangible targets. Recognising the impact our lifestyles can have on the world's most vulnerable people and places, Climate Alliance pairs local action with global responsibility.

Tangible targets

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

  • To reduce CO2 emissions by 10 percent every 5 years, equivalent to the halving of per capita emissions by 2030 (from a 1990 baseline)

  • To strive for a per capita emissions level of 2.5 tonnes CO2 equivalent through energy conservation, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy

  • To work towards climate justice in partnership with indigenous peoples by supporting their initiatives, raising awareness, and abstaining from the use of unsustainably managed tropical timber

Join now

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!