Climate Institute

The Climate Institute was founded in 1986 as the world’s first organization focused solely on climate change. Headquartered in Washington D.C., the Institute uses media such as symposia, conferences and briefings to inform decision-makers, heighten awareness of climate change, and identify practical emission-reduction strategies.

The Institute has a two-fold mission. They seek 1) “to catalyse implementation of innovative solutions to climate change by supporting and collaborating with private, non-profit, and governmental organizations and 2) to provide non-partisan analysis of climate-related events, initiatives, and policies.” Current Institute projects focus on empowering vulnerable peoples to lead in climate protection, promoting “win-win” strategies that lower climate risk while benefiting consumers, and catalysing climate protection in Mexico and launching the Crispin Tickell Interactive Climate Network there.

Contact info:

John C. Topping, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer,

Organization website:


Deforestation and Climate Change (article)

Mexico and Latin American Climate Protection Programs and Cripsin Tickell Network

Climate 101