The Climate Alliance of European Cities with Indigenous Rainforest Peoples is the European network of local authorities committed to the protection of the world’s climate. Member cities and municipalities commit to the ambitious target of reducing their CO2 emissions by 10 % every 5 years, which corresponds to a halving of emissions by 2030 from a 1990 baseline.
Founded in 1990, Climate Alliance represents around 1,600 local authorities in 20 European countries. The association’s European Secretariat, its Brussels Office and the National Coordination Offices foster the exchange of experiences, provide training and capacity building services, develop methods and tools for the setting-up, implementation and monitoring of local climate action plans and organise campaigns which allow local authorities to directly involve their citizens in concrete actions for a sustainable energy future.
Climate Alliance regularly evaluates the achievements of its members’ actions in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reduction and implemented measures, promotes them towards national governments and the European Union and formulates opinions to improve framework conditions for local action.