A community of over 3,000 climate advocates, organizers, field and academic researchers, and data specialists.
The vast majority of Americans care about the effects of climate change, but something is keeping them from taking action.
The Climate Advocacy Lab was created to help solve this problem …and it’s working.
Every day, thousands of advocates and organizers across the country work to reduce climate pollution and expand clean energy opportunities for healthier, thriving communities and a vibrant, climate-stable world. But, we are living in the most hostile political environment ever to climate action. We don’t have the time or money to waste on tactics that fail, or worse, that backfire. Policy- and decisionmakers won’t take meaningful action until they feel significant pressure from their constituents.
Enter the Climate Advocacy Lab. We use evidence, including social science research, data and analytics, field experiments, case studies, and campaign lessons learned to help climate advocates in every part of the U.S. run smarter public engagement campaigns. We raise the sophistication of the field and the appetite for evidence-informed decisions.
How we do it
The Lab helps climate and clean energy advocates, organizers, funders, social scientists, data experts, and others save time, money, and energy by centralizing and transferring knowledge created by the climate community. The Lab provides:
The ongoing, free state of the art tools and training our movement needs
Access to the rigor of testing and evaluation expertise to ensure our work is achieving intended impacts
A central platform that provides free access to the latest movement insights and learnings on what’s working – and what’s not
Movement connectivity across a network of 3,000+ climate “practitioners” in all 50 states working to build durable political power for lasting climate action.
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Originally incubated at the Skoll Global Threats Fund, the Climate Advocacy Lab is now an independent project supported by the Skoll Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, Barr Foundation and others.
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Our Advisory Board
The Lab is advised by a Governing Board made up of leaders from across the climate and clean energy communities, including:
- Bruce Lowry (Chair), Director, Policy and Global Security, Skoll Foundation
- Dan Thiede, Senior Communications Officer, McKnight Foundation
- Liz Judge, Program Strategist, Tempest Advisors
- Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director, U.S. Climate Action Network
- Lisa Hoyos, Senior Director for Climate Strategy, League of Conservation Voters
- Jamila Raqib, Executive Director, Albert Einstein Institution
- Kevin Grandia, Founder and President, Spake Media House, Inc.
- Refugio Mata, Senior Program Director, Resource Media
- Michael Silberman, Founder and former Global Director, Mobilisation Lab
- Rev. Dallas Conyers, Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Southeast Climate & Energy Network
- Sean Kosofsky, Executive Director, Climate Advocacy Lab.
We welcome feedback on how to make the Lab more useful to climate engagement efforts, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with ideas on how the Lab can better serve this community by sending us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.Contact Us