Founding members of Transatlantic Climate Alliance to gather in Portugal

April 30, 2024

Long-time Energy and Environmental Policy Chair Senator Marc Pacheco is leading a new initiative tackling climate issues on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. He sent this letter to colleagues about the new NGO, its goals, and their upcoming launch.



Dear CSG Colleague:

I am contacting you as the Founding President and CEO of the Transatlantic Climate Alliance, with an invitation to join our upcoming formal announcement launch on May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the UNESCO city of Angra do Heroísmo on the island of Terceira, Portugal.

The Transatlantic Climate Alliance Inc. is filing for 501(c)3 status to become a non-governmental organization. The organization will convene subnational public and private sector leaders throughout the Atlantic region as part of a Transatlantic Climate Council to identify best practices and foster valuable partnerships for combating our climate crisis. We plan to accelerate and empower bold climate action. 

During the event we will be having an opening celebration consisting of a community concert hosted by the City of Angra do Heroísmo. On Friday, May 3rd we will have continued registration and a number of round table discussions about best practices from leaders across the Atlantic and will end the policy discussion in late afternoon. We are also working on finding appropriate sponsors for evening activities. To conclude our event, we will partake in a morning tour of a geothermal facility on the island of Terceira.

We have partnered with SATA Airlines and the Terceira Mar Hotel to offer discounts towards flights and lodging during the launch weekend. For additional information please reach out to the contact information provided below.

Additionally, I have attached a PDF copy of the Transatlantic Climate Alliance’s Mission, Vision, Values Statements, and an example of our Collaborative Agreement that individuals and governmental leaders, such as yourself, are signing to demonstrate their interest in being a founding member of the Transatlantic Climate Council of the Transatlantic Climate Alliance. 

Thank you for the work that you have done thus far for your communities, municipalities, and districts and I look forward to discussing this initiative with you further. Please feel free to contact me at, or at 508-930-5708.


Marc R. Pacheco

Founding President and CEO Transatlantic Climate Alliance


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