Listening and Learning

We recognize the connection between racism and climate change, and will continue amplifying the voices of Black leaders asserting the right to breath, life and liberation. We do this in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and because we acknowledge the need to deepen our own understanding.  But, we recognize the work does not end there. We cannot solve the climate crisis with the same exclusive and extractive systems that created it. 

The current protests and pandemic have brought new urgency to an evolution that was already underway at Climate Nexus. In considering how we can put our communications tools and capacity to work for the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve bumped up against some long-standing gaps in skills, staffing and relationships. We are committed to working through these challenges to ensure Climate Nexus can be of greatest service to groups and communities on the frontlines of climate impacts moving forward. We are actively listening and our understanding is evolving, as will this statement.

Mission and Role

Founded in 2011, Climate Nexus works to change the conversation on climate change and clean energy from an argument to a constructive search for solutions.

With backgrounds spanning science, journalism, government, public affairs, corporate sustainability, consulting, policy and filmmaking, our team brings these diverse skills to partners in the science, business, public health, environmental and policy fields. For more about us, visit the Team page.

Climate Nexus leverages all forms of communication to tell the stories of the people impacted by climate change and those driving the energy transition. To achieve these goals, we work with the media, non-profits, community organizations, business leaders and policymakers.

We use science to support our stories, and draw from other fact-based sources like economic, legal and scholarly analysis. We are flexible and dedicated to acting upon critical new moments as they arise. We correct misinformation about climate change to encourage an educated and robust debate about threats and responses.

The clean energy transition is happening now, and we aim to highlight its economic, health and environmental benefits. Along with market forces, climate action on the local and global scale helps propel the clean energy economy. We work with local leaders, innovators in business, and international actors to elevate this work to the wider public.

We help our partners achieve their communications goals: improving media relations, reaching new audiences, launching online campaigns, organizing events, coordinating activities across the larger community, and anything else they might need.

Climate Nexus is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors,
a 501(c)3 organization.