We Are Still In is a joint declaration of support for climate action, signed by more than 3,900 CEOs, mayors, governors, tribal leaders, college presidents, faith leaders, health care executives, and others. The organizations they represent comprise the largest and most diverse coalition of actors ever established in pursuit of climate action in the United States.
Coalition Objective and Activities
Since its inception in 2017, We Are Still In has provided an overarching structure for the broad and diverse collective of American institutions that remain committed to acting on climate. At critical moments since President Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, We Are Still In has stepped in to fill the vacuum of leadership and present a unified American narrative.
In concert with the objectives outlined above, We Are Still In has:
- Organized the unified U.S. presence at annual UN Climate Negotiations since 2017, and organized a collaborative presence at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit
- Established the We Are Taking Action contribution platform for institutions to learn about and commit to tangible climate goals, and
- Convened diverse stakeholders in key states to build cross-sectoral relationships and support the passage of local climate policies
We Are Still In also aims to showcase the diverse bench of leaders who are stepping up and driving institutional change across the country - whether they come from government, academia, the private sector, or any other constituency of the coalition. The We Are Still In Leaders Circle, detailed below, helps guide and give voice to this movement.
As public demand and local pressure has grown over the course of the Trump Administration, U.S. subnational actors have enhanced their efforts and laid the groundwork for federal re-engagement on climate action. Those efforts are documented in the latest reports from America’s Pledge, a separate initiative spearheaded by Former New York Mayor and UN Special Envoy Michael Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown.
Coordination and collaboration across constituencies is critical to evolving U.S. subnational climate action, and this is done primarily through the We Are Still In Executive Committee, which brings together NGOs that work with each of the actor groups in We Are Still In, as well as the America's Pledge research teams, which provide the analytical support that underpins the U.S. subnational climate movement.
United States Climate Alliance, Climate Mayors, Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, National Congress of American Indians, We Mean Business, Second Nature, National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Sustainable Museums, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Health Care Without Harm, University of Maryland, Rocky Mountain Institute are the organizations that compose this decision making body.
We Are Still In is also coordinated through a broader network of NGOs. The full list of engaged organizations includes: American Sustainable Business Council, B Team, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, C2ES, C40, Catholic Climate Covenant, CDP, Center for American Progress, Ceres, Clean Energy Business Network, Climate Collaborative, Climate Mayors, Climate Nexus, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs, Georgetown Climate Center, Health Care Without Harm, ICLEI, the Incite Agency, League of Conservation Voters, Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, National Congress of American Indians, National League of Cities, National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Rocky Mountain Institute, Second Nature, Sierra Club, Sustainable Museums, The Nature Conservancy, University of Maryland, Urban Sustainability Directors Network, US Climate Alliance, US Green Chamber of Commerce, We Mean Business, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).