Welcome to the New Jersey Climate Change Alliance

Cars driving on flooded roadThe New Jersey Climate Change Alliance is a statewide network of diverse organizations that share the goal of advancing science-informed climate change strategies at the state and local levels in New Jersey.

Alliance participants include representatives of public, private and non-governmental New Jersey organizations from sectors including transportation, emergency managements, business, energy, engineering, farming, insurance, environment, health, community planning, Environmental Justice, natural resource management, and others. The Alliance does not work to influence political outcomes or specific pieces of legislation; rather, the work of the Alliance serves to integrate science with evidence and diverse points of view through the voices of Alliance participants for the purpose of informing short and long-term climate change strategies and outlining policy options for New Jersey.

In Memoriam: Governor James J. Florio (1937-2022)

New Jersey Climate Change Alliance members with Governors James J. Florio and Tom Kean

NJ Climate Change Alliance Honorary Co-chair and former Governor James J. Florio passed away September 25, 2022. Governor Florio was a tireless champion of the environment during his eight terms in Congress and as New Jersey’s 49th governor. He continued to champion environmental issues and many others throughout his lifetime. Our Alliance has been privileged to have his thoughtful counsel and unwavering support since our founding. He, along with Honorary Co-chair Governor Thomas Kean, accepted the 2018 Coastal and Ocean Champions Award from Monmouth University on behalf of the Alliance. The life and legacy of Governor James J. Florio is chronicled at the Center on the American Governor’s online archive.