A strong community for the global climate
For the last 25 years, Climate Alliance has stood for a holistic approach to climate protection. Its over 1,700 member municipalities throughout Europe have committed themselves to reducing their impacts locally. In recognition of the key role rainforest protection has to play in fighting climate change, these local authorities act in solidarity with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. Together, they form the Climate Alliance.
The towns and cities of the Alliance have each passed local resolutions embracing the following voluntary commitments:
- to reduce CO2 emissions by 10% every five years and to halve per capita emissions by 2030 (from a 1990 baseline)
- to preserve the tropical rainforests, by, for example, avoiding the use of tropical timber and supporting the initiatives of the indigenous partners
Climate Alliance members
Since its beginnings in 1990, more than 1,700 cities, municipalities and districts in 24 European countries have joined the Climate Alliance along with a variety of regional governments, NGOs and other like-minded organisations.
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