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Waking Up to Climate Change

Global Climate Change Organizations

Many organizations and groups are mobilizing to advance action on climate change across the globe. This list highlights some of the many organizations that are working to solve the climate crisis. For each climate change organization, the website, mission statement, date of founding, and location, is included, when available.

NOTE: This list is for reference purposes only and not an endorsement



350.org is an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. Founded in 2008. Location: Boston, Massachusetts.

American Association of State Climatologists


The American Association of State Climatologists is committed to advancing the development and delivery of science-based climate services on a local and state level. Founded in 1976. Location: Asheville, North Carolina.



The Carbon Fund is leading the fight against climate change, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce and offset their climate impact, and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. Location: East Aurora, New York.

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions


The mission of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions is to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. A key objective is a national market-based program to reduce emissions cost-effectively. A sound climate strategy is essential to ensure a strong, sustainable economy.
Founded in 2011. Location: Arlington, Virginia.

Center for Climate and Life


The mission of the Center for Climate and Life is to deepen understanding of how climate affects human sustainability by accelerating innovative climate research at Columbia University and providing expert analysis on climate impacts and solutions. Founded in 2016. Location: New York, New York.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network


The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and nationwide. Its mission is to build a diverse movement powerful enough to put the region on the path to climate stability, while using proximity to the nation’s capital to inspire action in neighboring states, regions nationwide, and countries around the world. Founded in 2002. Location: States surrounding Chesapeake Bay.

Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future


PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future is protecting the state’s air, water, and land, and empowering citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations. Founded in 1998. Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby


Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy climate change organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Founded in 2007. Location: Coronado, California.

Climate Central


Climate Central is an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public. Founded in 2008. Location: Princeton, New Jersey.

Climate Emergency Fund


The Climate Emergency Fund (CEF) is mainstreaming the climate crisis; defining the climate agenda as a nonpartisan issue; supporting new, diverse groups and activists; and bringing together coalitions to increase the spread of climate messaging. Location: Beverly Hills, California.