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.
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    Forest + Lands

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    Sustainable Development

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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.

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    Climate + Energy

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

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    Forests + Lands

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

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    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.

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    Innovative Policy

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

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    Political Strategy

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

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    Transformative Analysis

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

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    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

  • August 7, 2015

    The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: How Ambitious Are the Forest Targets?

    By Claire Langley

    Last week governments around the world completed an impossible task – 194 countries came together to sketch out the future of international development policy for the next 15 years. The challenge – incorporate environmental sustainability. The result was a long list of goals and corresponding targets (17 goals and 169 targets, to be exact) in a variety of areas including ending poverty and hunger, protecting the planet from degradation, ensuring economic prosperity, fostering peaceful societies, and mobilizing a global partnership for implementation of these goals. These so-called Sustainable Development Goals were the culmination of three years of intergovernmental discussions and negotiations with participation from a range of stakeholders around the world. The Post-2015 Development Agenda is due to be adopted at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly this September.

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  • July 30, 2015 sp-blog

    Climate Advisers Welcomes Scott Paul to Lead Transformative Forest Campaigns

    By Joel Finkelstein

    Climate Advisers today welcomed accomplished forest campaigner Scott Paul as the newest member of its team of political and environmental professionals. Paul brings decades of experience and accomplishment to his new position, in which he will lead the consultancy’s forest campaigns, including the transformative initiative Forest Heroes. Read more >

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    Deforestation in the Amazon and US-Brazil Climate Action Ahead of Paris

    By Ben Cushing and Michael Wolosin

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recently joined President Obama for a bilateral meeting in Washington with major implications for the future of forests and climate policy heading into this year’s UN Paris summit. As The Washington Post writes, the “leaders of the Western Hemisphere’s two most populous countries released a statement pledging each country to get 20 percent of its electricity by 2030 from renewable sources, not including hydropower. In addition, Brazil pledged to restore 12 million hectares, or 46,332 square miles, of its forests — about the size of England — by 2030 while it also pursues ‘policies aimed at eliminating illegal deforestation.’”

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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.

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    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.

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    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 >

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    Ben Cushing

    Ben Cushing is the Campaigns Associate at Climate Advisers. In this role, he helps manage the firm’s organizing, strategy, communications, online development, and outreach on high-impact campaigns. Ben previously served as Climate Advisers’ Media and Communications Officer.

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    Julie Dressing

    Julie Dressing serves as the General Counsel and Director of Human Resources at Climate Advisers. She also oversees human resources, professional development, and health, welfare and retirement benefits for the firm, and assists with day to day office operations.

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    Joel Finkelstein

    Joel Finkelstein is Director of Strategic Communications with Climate Advisers, and provides breakthrough strategy and execution for clients and coalitions. He has 15 years of experience creating communications campaigns for good.

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    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 >

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    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 >

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    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 >

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    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.

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    Patricia Trapanese

    Patricia Trapanese is the CFO of Climate Advisers and oversees and directs all finance and accounting activities on behalf of the firm. Patricia has over 15 years of international finance experience. more >

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    Michael Wolosin

    Michael Wolosin is one of Climate Advisers’ Managing Directors shaping research and policy work on reducing emissions from global deforestation. He also serves as the firm’s Director of Science and Research Methodology.

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