U.S. Climate Alliance Fact Sheet

The United States Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of 17 governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Alliance represents 40 percent of the U.S. population and a $9 trillion economy – an economy larger than all countries but the United States and China.  The climate and clean energy policies in Alliance states have attracted billions of dollars of new investment and helped create more than 1.3 million clean energy jobs, nearly half the U.S. total.

Independent analysis highlighted in the Alliance’s 2018 Annual Report shows that Alliance states are not only outpacing non-Alliance states in reducing their emissions, they are also growing their economies at a faster pace. Between 2005 and 2016, Alliance States reduced their emissions by 14 percent compared to 11 percent for the rest of the country.  In that same time period, the combined economic output of Alliance states grew by 16 percent while the rest of the country grew by only 14 percent.  The Alliance is demonstrating that climate leadership and economic growth go hand-in-hand.

To learn more about our principles, commitment to action, and priorities for cooperation, download our fact sheet below.