Climate Alliance


Name of initiative Climate Alliance
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 1990
End year
Secretariat Climate Alliance

Headquarters Galvanistr. 28 60486 Frankfurt am Main Germany T. +49 69 717139-0 F. +49 69 717139-93 europe(at)

Organisational structure Climate Alliance’s numerous member cities, towns and districts, spread across Europe, form the core of our network and National Coordination Offices in a number of countries help support Climate Alliance members in their localities. The European Secretariat headquarters in Frankfurt stands as the operative and administrative coordinating body for the network and is the seat of the German National Coordination Office. A special extension of the European Secretariat in Brussels is dedicated both to lobby work and keeping pace with EU political happenings of special relevance for member municipalities. At Climate Alliance’s helm sits an Executive Board composed of municipal officials and a representative of COICA, the umbrella organisation for the indigenous of Amazonia.
Geographical coverage Global, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America and The Caribbean
Name of lead organisation Climate Alliance
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Germany


Description For more than 25 years, Climate Alliance member municipalities have been acting in partnership with indigenous rainforest peoples for the benefit of the global climate. With some 1,700 members spread across 26 European countries, Climate Alliance is the world’s largest city network dedicated to climate action and the only one to set tangible targets: each member city, town and district has committed itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent every 5 years. Recognising the impact our lifestyles can have on the world's most vulnerable people and places, Climate Alliance pairs local action with global responsibility.
Objectives The member cities and municipalities of the Climate Alliance are committed to:

- reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 10% every 5 years - a halving of per capita emissions by 2030 from 1990 levels. - fighting for climate justice in cooperation with indigenous rainforest peoples. - protecting tropical rain forests and their biological diversity Commitment: Member cities and municipalities are committed to: - reduce CO2 emissions by 10% every five years; - to halve per capita emissions by 2030 at the latest (from a 1990 baseline); - aim at sustainable level of 2.5t CO2-eq per capita through energy saving, energy efficiency, use of renewable energy sources

Activities The network fosters cooperation with indigenous peoples, runs awareness raising campaigns and develops tools for climate action planning. It provides ample opportunity for participation and exchange while representing member interests at the national, European and international levels.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Implementation, Capacity building, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Policy planning and recommendations, Training and education, Advocacy, Goal setting (ex-ante)
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Participants Number Names
Members 1837  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 1837 See:
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 28 July 2020 13:14:59

Not only have national states as participators