Stephen Lezak

Stephen Lezak

  • Climate Intelligence

Stephen is a fellow with RMI’s Climate Intelligence Program. He helps design next-generation climate solutions that safeguard an equitable and sustainable future.


Stephen is a researcher, writer, and advocate who works across several sectors to drive a transformative change. He served as an expert reviewer for the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report and advised two US presidential campaigns on the climate policy.

In addition to his work at RMI, he is a researcher at the University of Oxford Smith School on Enterprise & the Environment and a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge. Stephen’s articles and essays appear in various academic and nonacademic outlets, including The New Republic, The Independent, Grist, Emergence, and The Arizona Republic.


MSc., University of Oxford, Environmental Change & Management
BA, Oberlin College, Politics & Geology (Phi Beta Kappa)


Boulder, CO