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Derek Sylvan

Strategy Director

Derek Sylvan is the strategy director at the Institute for Policy Integrity and an adjunct professor of Environmental Studies at NYU. He previously worked as a senior consultant with Context America, advising multinational companies on sustainability issues. He has authored reports on climate and energy issues for the Brookings Institution and the League of Conservation Voters. Additionally, Sylvan has more than eight years of experience in media and journalism. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and the Journal of Public and International Affairs. Sylvan has a master’s degree in public policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs as well as a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.

He can be reached at or (212) 998-6085.



Are Carbon Credits Vanishing Into Thin Air? — Politico, February 2020

A Comprehensive Approach on Safer Streets in NYC — New York Daily News, July 2019

Climate Change and Consensus — The Hill, January 2016

What Counts As Climate Consensus? — National Review, June 2017

The Future of Fires – Cost of Carbon, September 2014

Media Clips

Think Tank Quantifies Benefits of Obama Mandates – Greenwire, March 2019

How Many Regs Could it Take to Launch ‘Green New Deal’? – E&E News, February 2019

Regulations We Might Miss If Trump Has His Way – Newsweek, January 2017

95% Consensus of Expert Economists: Cut Carbon Pollution – The Guardian, January 2016

Economists: Climate Change Is Going to Cost a Lot More Than Previously Thought – The Washington Post, December 2015


Expert Consensus on the Economics of Climate Change — December 2015

Academic Articles

The Economic Climate: Establishing Expert Consensus on the Economics of Climate Change — November 2015

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