Our Profile: Our Objectives
The member cities and municipalities of the Climate Alliance are committed to the protection of the global climate. They have set themselves the following goals:
- Reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
- Supporting indigenous rainforest peoples.
- Conserving the tropical rain forests and their biological diversity.
In 2006, Climate Alliance's General Assembly enacted a new
CO2 reduction target:
"The members of the Climate Alliance commit themselves to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions continuously. The aim is to cut CO2 emissions by 10 % every 5 years. The important milestone of halving per capita emissions (baseline year 1990) shall be achieved at the latest in 2030.
In the long-term, Climate Alliance members aim at a sustainable level of 2,5 tons CO2 equivalent emissions per capita and year by energy saving, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.
Reaching these goals, however, requires concerted efforts by all decision-making levels (EU, national states, regional/province governments, municipalities), as they can not be achieved by measures taken by municipalities alone. In order to document their efforts undertaken, Climate Alliance members will draw up a report regularly."
The goals and fields of activity can also be found in the Manifesto of European Cities on an Alliance with the Amazonian Indian Peoples and the Climate Alliance Declaration.
Furthermore the targets are named in the Statutes (71 KB) of the Climate Alliance, the regulatory framework of the association.