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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    Climate + Energy

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    Forest + Lands

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    Sustainable Development

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    Innovative Policy

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    Political Strategy

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    Transformative Analysis

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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

  • May 19, 2015 obamaclimate

    Announced action can get U.S. 80% of the way to 2025 goal

    By Maria Belenky

    A few weeks ago, the United States officially submitted its domestic pledge for the new international climate agreement expected to be negotiated in Paris later this year. The numbers – now well known to the environmental community and interested observers the world over – commit the U.S. to lowering its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26%-28% below 2005 levels by 2025. Read more >

  • May 5, 2015 Mind-the-Gap

    Paris Analysis: Mind the Gap

    By Maria Belenky

    Download: download Factsheet | download White Paper.

    Although the Paris agreement will represent a step forward, the gap between actual global emissions and those required by science to limit global warming to 2°C is likely to grow. Read more >

  • February 26, 2015 Dense forest.

    Understanding the Climate Impacts of the Tropical Forest Conservation Act

    By Ben Cushing and Michael Wolosin

    One of the great challenges in the fight against climate change is how to effectively support the economic progress of developing countries without undermining their natural resource conservation and climate objectives. Even as the U.S. and other wealthy countries take action to cut pollution at home, their efforts to keep the planet’s temperature from rising 2 degrees C will be overwhelmed if developing countries are unable to transition quickly to a low-carbon economy. Read more >

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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 founder, 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 an 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 serves as the Media and Communications Officer at Climate Advisers. In this role, he assists with the firm’s media outreach, writing, organizing, and strategic communications on high-impact campaigns.

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    Andreas Dahl-Jørgensen

    Andreas Dahl-Jørgensen is a Managing Director at Climate Advisers, specializing in international climate policy and cooperation, global efforts to reduce tropical deforestation, carbon markets and energy policy.

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    Julie Dressing

    Julie Dressing serves as the Director of Human Resources at Climate Advisers, overseeing human resources, professional development, and health, welfare and retirement benefits for the firm.

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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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  • Hurowitz

    Glenn Hurowitz

    Glenn Hurowitz is a Managing Director of Climate Advisers. His work focuses on achieving large-scale global emissions reductions at low cost.

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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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    Deborah Lapidus

    Deborah Lapidus serves as Climate Advisers’ Outreach Director and is responsible for shaping the firm’s field, communications, and public education campaigns.

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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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    Andrew Thorne

    Andrew Thorne is the Executive Assistant to the President and an Associate at Climate Advisers. In this role, he supports the senior management team in their efforts to ensure that the firm is operating at maximum efficiency.

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    Patricia Trapanese

    Patricia Trapanese is the CFO of Climate Advisers and directs all operations and finance activities. Patricia has over 15 years of international finance experience. more >

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    Shelby White

    Shelby White serves as Outreach Strategist at Climate Advisers, leading high impact result driven campaigns for our clients. He is a seasoned organizer specialized in media and government relations.

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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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