United States Climate Alliance


Name of initiative United States Climate Alliance
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address www.usclimatealliance.org
Related initiatives
Starting year 2017
End year
Secretariat Secretariat at United Nations Foundation. Julie Cerqueira joins the U.S. Climate Alliance as its inaugural Executive Director, where she will be helping to advance the climate and clean energy policy priorities of the Alliance’s Governors and their offices.
Organisational structure America's pledge is the MRV and coordination of this initiative and 'We are still in'.
Geographical coverage North America
Name of lead organisation United States Climate Alliance
Type of lead organisation Local government
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description In response to the U.S. federal government’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, Governors Andrew Cuomo, Jay Inslee, and Jerry Brown launched the United States Climate Alliance – a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Smart, coordinated state action can ensure that the United States continues to contribute to the global effort to address climate change.
Objectives THE ALLIANCE HAS THREE CORE PRINCIPLES: States are continuing to lead on climate change: Alliance states recognize that climate change presents a serious threat to the environment and our residents, communities, and economy.

State-level climate action is benefiting our economies and strengthening our communities: Alliance members are growing our clean energy economies and creating new jobs, while reducing air pollution, improving public health, and building more resilient communities.

States are showing the nation and the world that ambitious climate action is achievable: Despite the U.S. federal government’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Alliance members are committed to supporting the international agreement, and are pursuing aggressive climate action to make progress toward its goals.

The U.S. Climate Alliance will, over the next year, build the U.S. Climate Alliance Clearinghouse— a website that aggregates climate tools, data, and information for use by policymakers and the public.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Implementation
Activity of initiative Goal setting (ex-ante)
Goals EACH MEMBER STATE COMMITS TO: Implement policies that advance the goals of the Paris Agreement, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emission by at least 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, and track and report progress to the global community in appropriate settings, including when the world convenes to take stock of the Paris Agreement, and ccelerate new and existing policies to reduce carbon pollution and promote clean energy deployment at the state and federal level.
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Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting The 2018 annual report is available at:



Participants Number Names
Members 25  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 25 California (USA),  Colorado (USA),  Connecticut (USA),  Delaware (USA),  Hawaii (USA),  Illinois (USA),  Maine (USA),  Maryland (USA),  Massachusetts (USA),  Michigan (USA),  Minnesota (USA),  Montana (USA),  Nevada (USA),  New Jersey (USA),  New Mexico (USA),  New York (USA),  North Carolina (USA),  Oregon (USA),  Pennsylvania (USA),  Puerto Rico (USA),  Rhode Island (USA),  Vermont (USA),  Virginia (USA),  Washington (USA),  Wisconsin (USA).
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 3 Energy Foundation (USA),  The William + Flora Hewlett Foundation (USA),  Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (USA).
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: 17 August 2020 14:46:20

Not only have national states as participators