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Adam Klauber

  • Climate Aligned Industries

Adam leads the institute’s sustainable aviation team. He leverages market-based approaches to scale aviation carbon reduction including pioneering new ways for airports to help finance sustainable jet fuel.


Adam has more than 13 years of experience developing sustainability solutions. Before RMI/CWR he headed sustainable aviation for ICF International advancing sustainability for U.S. airports. While at ICF Adam served as a representative to the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization’s Carbon Working Group. He served as principal investigator producing a tool for the National Academies Airport Cooperative Research Program to improve airport resiliency to climate change. Prior to ICF, Adam led the FAA high performance sustainable building team for 80 NextGEN navigation facilities, and also supported agency-wide energy efficiency strategy for the office of Environment and Energy (AEE). He began his federal service as a Presidential Management Fellow for the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center. Adam has also consulted for IDEO Inc. designing electric vehicle prototypes.


MPA, Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University
BA, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

U.S. Department of Transportation Sustainability Leader 2012
Federal Executive Board for Innovation and Creativity 2011
Kinship Conservation Fellow 2011
Presidential Management Fellow 2004–2006

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP
Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP)


Boston, MA



Authored Works

A Historic Step Toward Sustainable Aviation

You may be surprised to learn that air travel is already efficient. In fact, a flight between New York and Los Angeles achieves the equivalent of about 80 miles per gallon per passenger. Airplane manufacturers, such as Boeing and Airbus, prioritized reducing fuel consumption because jet fuel is the number…