CLARA pursues climate solutions that work for people—at community, landscape, and national levels.
- Securing land rights for indigenous peoples and local communities
- Strengthening core forest protections and ecosystem integrity
- Restoring degraded forests and ecosystems
- Agroecology and food sovereignty
Our work is rooted in the latest science, in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the UN Convention on Biodiversity. We work with scientists, farmers and indigenous leaders to show the crucial role of local solutions for building community and ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change.
CLARA also fights back against false climate solutions, like monoculture tree plantations, geo-engineering, unjust carbon offset projects, and large-scale bioenergy/BECCS.
We believe dramatic changes in the corporate-dominated global food system—and changes in individual diet—are necessary for preventing dangerous climate change.
CLARA members are active at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations, in developing national climate plans, and in building the global climate justice movement.