Climate Land Ambition and Rights Alliance (CLARA)


Name of initiative Climate Land Ambition and Rights Alliance (CLARA)
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Starting year 2015
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Secretariat Shelton, WA USA
Organisational structure Pivot Point (United States) Global Forest Coalition (India)
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Climate Land Ambition and Rights Alliance (CLARA)
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description Protecting forests and communities. Restoring ecosystems and food systems. Charting ambitious paths for responding to climate change rooted in social justice and agroecology. Urging action at the UN climate talks.
Objectives CLARA pursues climate solutions that work for people—at community, landscape, and national levels.

Securing land rights for indigenous peoples and local communities Strengthening core forest protections and ecosystem integrity Restoring degraded forests and ecosystems Agroecology and food sovereignty Our work is rooted in the latest science, in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the UN Convention on Biodiversity. We work with scientists, farmers and indigenous leaders to show the crucial role of local solutions for building community and ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change.

CLARA also fights back against false climate solutions, like monoculture tree plantations, geo-engineering, unjust carbon offset projects, and large-scale bioenergy/BECCS.

We believe dramatic changes in the corporate-dominated global food system—and changes in individual diet—are necessary for preventing dangerous climate change.

Activities CLARA member organizations are leaders in the climate justice movement, in rainforest and temperate/boreal protection movements, and in land-rights and agroecological movements.

CLARA member organizations are also very involved in climate change science, ensuring proper accounting of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Participants Number Names
Members 35  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 35 ACT ALLIANCE (Switzerland),  ActionAid (South Africa),  AMBIENTE Y SOCIEDAD (Colombia),  Australian Rainforest Conservation Society (Australia),  Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (Philippines),  Biofuelwatch (United K.),  Biovision Foundation (Switzerland),  Biovision Foundation (Germany),  Bread for the World (Germany),  Carbon Market Watch (Belgium),  Caritas France (France),  CCFD-Terre Solidaire (France),  Center for International Environmental Law (USA),  CIDSE (Belgium),  College of the Atlantic (USA),  DERECHO AMBIENTE Y RECURSOS NATURALES (Peru),  ETC Group (USA),  FASE (USA),  FEDERATION OF COMMUNITY FORESTRY USERS NEPAL (Nepal),  FERN (Belgium),  FORESTS OF THE WORLD (Denmark),  Global Forest Coalition (Netherlands),  GREENPEACE (Belgium),  Heinrich Böll Foundation (Germany),  IFOAM (Germany),  Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy (USA),  MADANI (Indonesia),  OXFAM (United K.),  PAN-AFRICAN CLIMATE JUSTICE ALLIANCE (Kenya),  Partnership for Policy Integrity (USA),  Pivot Point (United K.),  Rainforest Action Network (USA),  Rainforest Foundation Norway (Norway),  KKI-Warsi (Indonesia),  WILD HERITAGE (USA).
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
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Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 2 July 2021 08:23:52

Not only have national states as participators