Shaping the low carbon economy Climate Advisers is a mission-driven policy and politics shop working to deliver a strong low-carbon economy. In the United States and around the world, we create and implement large-scale, cost-effective strategies to strengthen climate action and improve lives.
  • C-Sq-Climate & Energy

    Climate + Energy

  • C-ForestsAndLands

    Forest + Lands

  • C-Sustain

    Sustainable Development

  • C-Innovative

    Innovative Policy

  • C-Political Strategy

    Political Strategy

  • C-Transformative

    Transformative Analysis

  • C-Comms



Climate Advisers brings together globally recognized thought leaders on climate and energy, forests and lands, and sustainable development. We specialize in breakthrough ideas informed by a deep understanding of complex policy and political challenges.

  • C-Sq-Climate & Energy

    Climate + Energy

    Our political, policy and diplomatic expertise shapes climate and energy solutions.

  • C-Sq-ForestsAndLands

    Forests + Lands

    We catalyze action and innovative financing to reduce climate pollution from forests and lands.

  • C-Sq-Sustain

    Sustainable Development

    We create climate solutions that accelerate sustainable development, spur economic growth and fight poverty.


Delivering a low-carbon economy that creates prosperity in a changing world requires bringing together the best ideas with practical insights about how the world works. To do that, we work to advance policy and politics simultaneously. We craft innovative policy and conduct transformative analysis. We reenergize static conversations with breakthrough communications, and create strategies to produce high-impact results.

  • C-Sq-Innovative

    Innovative Policy

    We develop innovative policy solutions, which quickly move to the center of the debate.

  • C-Sq-Political Strategy

    Political Strategy

    We expand the realm of the politically possible, creating and executing strategies that turn good ideas into reality.

  • C-Sq-Transformative

    Transformative Analysis

    We conduct transformative analysis that gives important context and spurs action.

  • C-Sq-Comms


    We conduct targeted and elite communications to change minds and set the agenda.

Climate Intel

The latest intelligence about U.S. and global climate challenges and solutions.

Recent Posts

  • May 13, 2016 polar bear

    Nordic Summit Must Help Tame Climate

    By Nigel Purvis

    There’ll be a couple of bears in the room when the leaders of the five Nordic nations meet President Obama at the White House tomorrow. Authored by Durwood Zaelke, Nigel Puvis & Paul Bledsoe

    Read more >

  • April 22, 2016 earth_and_limb_m1199291564l_color_2stretch_mask_0

    President Obama’s Date with Zero

    By Nigel Purvis

    The world would never have remembered if John F. Kennedy had pledged that America would get 83 percent of the way to the moon by the end of the decade. While 190,093 miles would certainly qualify as a long way, longer than a human being had ever travelled from home in 1962, it wouldn’t have been far enough to take that historic one small step. Read more >

  • April 19, 2016 SONY DSC

    Getting to Net Zero Climate Emissions and the Role for Forests

    By Claire Langley

    A New Goal From the Paris Climate Summit

    In December 2015, the world made a huge leap forward by defining the long-term pathway to cut carbon emissions and tackle dangerous climate change. Scientists say that this decision now puts forests at the center of climate action. Read more >

View More >

About Us

bcorpClimate Advisers is a mission-driven policy and politics shop working to deliver a strong low-carbon economy. We’re proud to be a Certified B Corporation, a new kind of company which meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Learn more.

  • purvis

    Nigel Purvis

    Nigel Purvis is the founding President and CEO of Climate Advisers, a Washington, DC-based consultancy specializing in U.S. climate change policy, international climate change cooperation, global carbon markets, and climate-related forest conservation.

    more >

  • Belenky

    Maria Belenky

    Maria Belenky is a Senior Associate at Climate Advisers, where she contributes to wide range of the firm’s research and policy practice, including sustainable development, energy and climate policy, and tropical forest conservation. more >

  • finkelstein

    Joel Finkelstein

    Joel Finkelstein is a Managing Director with Climate Advisers, and provides breakthrough strategy and execution for clients and coalitions. He has 19 years of experience creating communications campaigns for good.

    more >

  • hanlon-hq

    Janet “Betsy” Hanlon

    Janet “Betsy” Hanlon is Director of Finance at Climate Advisers, where she oversees all aspects of accounting, reporting, business analysis and other aspects of firm operations. more >

  • Langley

    Claire Langley

    Claire Langley is Director of Policy and Research at Climate Advisers, focusing on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, and international climate & energy diplomacy. more >

  • Lefton

    Rebecca Lefton

    Rebecca Lefton serves as Director of Policy and Research at Climate Advisers. She specializes in international climate change and sustainable development policy. more >

  • 1d3b836

    Scott Paul

    Scott Paul is a Senior Fellow with Climate Advisers and leads their forest campaign initiatives. A skilled professional with many years of relevant experience and an avid skier, his career includes a solid background in environmental policy, advocacy campaigns and corporate social responsibility. more >

  • russo

    Garrett Russo

    Garrett Russo is a Senior Fellow at Climate Advisers. He brings almost 20 years of experience of designing, building and leading communications campaigns both domestically, and across the world. more >

  • Thorne

    Andrew Thorne

    Andy Thorne serves as the Program Coordinator for Climate Advisers, as well as the Executive Assistant to the President. As Program Coordinator, Andy manages a wide range of the firm’s policy projects, particularly those that cut across multiple teams and policy areas, and assists with strategic planning, writing and research. In his role as Executive Assistant, Andy is involved in almost all aspects of the firm’s projects, operations and fundraising.

    more >

  • Thoumi

    Gabriel Thoumi

    Gabriel Thoumi, CFA is a Senior Fellow at Climate Advisers where he provides global financial analysis for mitigating systemic climate risk while advising on “greening” capital markets for clients and coalitions. more >

  • wolosin

    Michael Wolosin

    Michael Wolosin is a Senior Fellow with Climate Advisers, and has expertise shaping research and policy work on reducing emissions from global deforestation. Between 2009 and 2015, he was a member of Climate Advisers staff, most recently as a Managing Director.

    more >

Our Partners

 We work with philanthropies, think tanks, advocacy groups, international institutions, companies and governments.

  • 2-cap
  • 3-cgd
  • 5-clua
  • 4-climateworks
  • 6-denmark
  • EIA Logo
  • Embassies of Japan
  • 7-energy-found
  • European Climate Foundation
  • 8-ford
  • 9-meridian
  • 10-meti
  • 11-moore
  • 12-norad
  • Norwegian Environment Agency
  • 13-nrdc
  • 15-packard
  • 14-oxfam
  • 16-skoll
  • TFT Logo
  • 17-un
  • WHRC
  • 18-wef
  • 19-wwf

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)


Your Message

Be in Touch

Learn more about us.

1320 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036