Deputy Director of the Climate & Energy Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an NGO based in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), where Adam oversees the organization’s work on climate impacts and resilience. In 2014 he co-authored the UCS report Landmarks at Risk, which detailed how climate change is impacting important historic and archaeological sites in the United States. In 2016, he was the lead author for a UNESCO/UNEP/UCS report, World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate, which helped bring global attention to the immediate threat of climate change to both cultural and natural World Heritage sites.
Before joining UCS to head its Climate Impacts Initiative in 2013, Markham was for 13 years President of Clean Air-Cool Planet, a non-profit organization he co-founded to promote innovative local solutions to climate change in the United States. Previously he directed World Wildlife Fund’s international climate campaign. He currently serves on the board of US/ICOMOS, as a member of the Climate Change Strategies and Archaeological Resources Committee of the Society for American Archaeology, and as a member of IUCN’s Protected Areas Climate Change Specialist Group.