NRDC hires climate adaptation leader

By Robin Bravender | 04/26/2024 04:13 PM EDT

Adelle Thomas will lead the environmental group’s effort to “build a world-leading climate adaptation practice,” the organization announced.

Adelle Thomas

Adelle Thomas. Adelle Thomas/LinkedIn

The Natural Resources Defense Council has hired a new leader for its climate adaptation work, the green group announced Friday.

Adelle Thomas is set to start Monday as adaptation leader for NRDC’s environmental health sector, the organization said. Thomas joins the group from the science and policy institute Climate Analytics, where she was a senior scientist researching climate adaptation and resilience.

“From her essential research to her leadership on climate internationally, Dr. Thomas is the ideal person to lead NRDC’s adaptation and resilience work at this critical moment,” said Matthew Tejada, NRDC’s senior vice president for environmental health. “She’ll help us supercharge the growth of our excellent, longstanding domestic work and our burgeoning global efforts in this area.”


Thomas has served as a scientific adviser in negotiations at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and she was a lead author of several Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, NRDC said.