Policy Director, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
Adrien Salazar is a climate justice advocate and campaign strategist who has been organizing for climate policy solutions, food and land justice, and environmental justice for over a decade. He is a Fellow at Roosevelt Institute and convenor of the Green New Deal Policy Nexus project. As a Steering Committee member of the NY Renews Coalition he helped pass New York’s landmark 2019 climate legislation with the New York Renews coalition. He sits on the board of the Sustainable Economies Law Center and the Filipino American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity. His research on the global carbon benefit of indigenous land management practices contributed to the Indigenous People’s Land Management chapter of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever to Reverse Global Warming (2017, Penguin Press). He was recognized as one of the 2019 Grist 50 Fixers on Grist.com, and he is also a Data for Progress Senior Fellow. Adrien holds a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Sociology from U.C. Berkeley. He is from San Jose, California and Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines and enjoys running, caring for plants, and visiting the sacred places of the earth.