Ali Zaidi, White House National Climate Advisor

Ali Zaidi

White House National Climate Advisor

Ali A. Zaidi was born in 1987 or 1988 in Pakistan. The family moved to Pennsylvania when he was a small child. He earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. 

Zaidi served as the deputy director for energy policy on the White House Domestic Policy Council during President Obama’s administration. In January 2017, he joined a private law firm in Washington, D.C., and was also an adjunct professor at Stanford University. He spent a short time as New York’s deputy secretary for energy and environment. 

He joined President Biden’s administration as Deputy White House National Climate Advisor under Gina McCarthy. When McCarthy retired, he succeeded her as the White House National Climate Advisor in September 2022. 

In the News…

White House National Climate Advisor announced that President Biden’s administration recently cut back vital water supplies to western states in a conservation measure. 

Advisor Zaidi said, “The Biden-Harris administration is taking another key action to bolster water resilience in the Basin States, leveraging historic investments from the president’s Investing in America agenda to build a more sustainable and equitable future for communities across the West.” 

“The Colorado River Basin’s reservoirs, including its two largest storage reservoirs Lake Powell and Lake Mead, remain at historically low levels. Today’s advancement protects the system in the near term while we continue to develop long-term, sustainable plans to combat the climate-driven realities facing the Basin,” added Interior Department Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton. 

“Throughout the past year, our partners in the seven Basin states have demonstrated leadership and unity of purpose in helping achieve the substantial water conservation necessary to sustain the Colorado River System through 2026,” Deputy Interior Secretary Tommy Beaudreau stated Wednesday.  

The officials stated that the conservation efforts have “staved off the immediate possibility of the system’s reservoirs from falling to critically low elevations that would threaten water deliveries and power production.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Advisor Zaidi today? You can let him know at:

Mr. Ali A. Zaidi 
White House National Climate Advisor 
The White House 
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW 
Washington, DC  20500 


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