Climate Alliance (CA)
“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. The member cities and municipalities aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at their source. Their allies in this endeavor are the Indigenous Peoples of the rainforests in the Amazon Basin.
Founded in 1990, more than 1,600 cities, municipalities and districts in 24 European countries have since joined Climate Alliance. Regional governments, NGOs and other organizations are able to join as associated members.
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.