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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    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

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    Climate Intel on the Road Through Paris

    By Joel Finkelstein

    Climate Advisers has been providing forward-looking policy analysis and political strategy in the lead up to this year’s United Nations climate change negotiations in Paris. Here we recap the key reports from Climate Advisers’ staff on the road through Paris and beyond.

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  • November 2, 2015 paris

    Climate Diplomacy After Paris: Opportunities for U.S. Leadership

    By Nigel Purvis and Maria Belenky and Claire Langley and Rebecca Lefton

    This December’s global summit in Paris will represent a big step forward for climate diplomacy. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that the expected Paris agreement will provide a compelling vision of a world free of extreme poverty, through the opportunities created by the transformation to a low carbon and climate resilient future.

    Paris may be remembered as a turning point – the moment when governments sent a clear signal that this complex global transformation is inevitable, beneficial and already underway.

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    Quantifying the Emissions Reduction Benefits of U.S. International Climate Programs

    By Maria Belenky

    What is the impact of U.S. programs on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions outside the United States? This paper offers an initial answer. A careful review of available public information about U.S. international climate programs suggests these programs may support reductions of a quarter to nearly half a billion tons of GHG emissions annually — similar in scale to the annual domestic reductions expected from the administration’s Clean Power Plan.

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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, where he manages the firm’s organizing strategy, communications, media relations, and online engagement 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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    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 >

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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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