Adam Lake

Adam Lake




Programming Committee Co-Chair

Head of Engagement, North America at Climate Group


Adam is based in their New York office and leads on communications, media, and fundraising across Climate Group’s work in North America and LATAM. This includes overseeing communications for their systems initiatives, (RE100, EV100), subnational engagement (Under2 Coalition) and core activations (US Climate Action Summit, Climate Week NYC).

Prior to this Adam served as Head of Climate Week at Climate Group, leading Climate Week NYC for the last five years with oversight of brand, development, content, communications, and partnerships. This role involved growing Climate Week NYC to become the largest climate event of its kind, negotiating a range of partnerships with NYC, the media, and NGOs, and working closely with international partners to ensure its integration as a major moment on the climate calendar.

In previous roles, Adam served as European Head of Communications for the International Rescue Committee, Head of Communications for UK poverty charity Turn2us, advisor to the UK Press Complaints Commission media regulatory body, communications lead in UK Parliament, and as a freelance writer and editor for various publications. He has contributed as a spokesperson on CNN, BBC, Sky News, Channel 4 News, ITV, BBC Radio 4 and various international outlets. During 2018 – 2024 he also sat on the Board of Directors for Lewisham Refugee & Migrant Network (LRMN), a charity that provides support, training and counselling for vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in the United Kingdom.