Climate Change Policy Analysts


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+7.8% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Climate Change Policy Analysts Do

Research and analyze policy developments related to climate change. Make climate-related recommendations for actions such as legislation, awareness campaigns, or fundraising approaches.

Other Job Titles Climate Change Policy Analysts May Have

Climate Advisor, Climate Analyst, Climate Economist, Climate and Energy Program Associate, Environmental Policy Analyst, Policy Analyst, Policy Associate, Policy Research Associate, Regional Science Advisor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Democracy Organizer ,

Alliance for Climate Education

Some days involve a lot of emailing and admin meetings while other days are spent on brainstorming and action. I really enjoy the brainstorming meetings in which I meet with my colleagues to discuss what's going on in the world currently and how we can best serve our young audience. I work to engage our youth fellows in different actions. I'll collect videos of our fellows speaking about climate change then post those videos to social media in order to uplift their voices.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Provide analytical support for policy briefs related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, or climate change.
  • Propose new or modified policies involving use of traditional and alternative fuels, transportation of goods, and other factors relating to climate and climate change.
  • Analyze and distill climate-related research findings to inform legislators, regulatory agencies, or other stakeholders.
  • Prepare study reports, memoranda, briefs, testimonies, or other written materials to inform government or environmental groups on environmental issues, such as climate change.
  • Make legislative recommendations related to climate change or environmental management, based on climate change policies, principles, programs, practices, and processes.

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