Policy Director

Adrien Salazar (he/him) is a climate justice advocate who has fought for transformative and equitable climate policy, food and land justice, and environmental justice for over fifteen years. He is Policy Director at Grassroots Global Justice Alliance supporting policy, research, and advocacy strategy of GGJ. He is also a Roosevelt Institute Fellow, Chairs the Filipino American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity, and serves on the board of the Sustainable Economies Law Center. As a member of the NY Renews Coalition he supported the development and passage of New York’s 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. He co-authored 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. His writing has appeared in Fortune Magazine, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, The Trouble, Common Dreams, Gotham Gazette, Sage Magazine, and the Yale Tropical Resources Bulletin. His work focuses on redistributive and reparative investments, racial equity in climate policy, and land and resource governance. He is from San Jose, California and Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines and enjoys running, caring for plants, and visiting the sacred places of the earth.