By Ben Geman - 03/05/10 10:25 PM EST
The union of the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Climate Protection and the Nashville, Tennessee-based Climate Project will result in “one of the largest non-profit educational and advocacy organizations focused singularly on climate protection issues in the world,” the groups said Friday.
The Alliance is an advocacy group that pushes for policies that impose limits on greenhouse gas emissions and spur a rapid transition to low-carbon power sources. Its political advocacy arm recently launched television ads that push centrist Democrats to support climate legislation.
The Climate Project conducts educational and grassroots work in a number of countries. The merged organization will have branches in eight countries and more than 200 staff working in 30 offices across the U.S., as well as over 3000 volunteers 55 countries, according to the groups.
"By combining the best practices and proud histories of these two organizations into one powerful unified voice for change, we will be able to do more than ever before to affect bold action in support of solutions to the climate crisis and a transition to a global clean energy economy,” said Maggie Fox, CEO of The Alliance for Climate Protection.
The unified group will carry the Alliance for Climate Protection name and will be headquartered in Washington.