Chief Climate Policy Advisor and OneNYC Director, City of New York
Daniel Zarrilli is New York City’s chief climate policy advisor and OneNYC director. Under his leadership, New York City released its newest strategic plan, OneNYC 2050, a Green New Deal to confront the climate crisis, achieve equity, and strengthen democracy. In the past six years, Zarrilli has positioned New York City as a global climate and resilience leader. Successes include aligning the city’s greenhouse gas reductions with the Paris Agreement, launching a $20 billion climate-adaptation program, and committing to divest City pension funds from fossil-fuel reserve owners. Previously, Zarrilli served on NOAA’s advisory committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment and FEMA’s National Advisory Council, and he advised Louisiana on its 2017 coastal master plan.