Climate Acess started as a program of The Resource Innovation Group in 2011, and it was spun off to the Foundation for National Progress in 2013.
"Since 2011, Climate Access has empowered climate practitioners to showcase the benefits of taking action and engage audiences as key players in responding to global warming. Climate Access is helping move the conversation from a debate about science to one focused on local impacts and innovative solutions, where governments, businesses and individuals are all part of the shift towards sustainable, low-carbon communities."
As of 2015, "Climate Access is a global network of climate and clean energy communicators, serving more than 2,000 members in 57 countries. Through Climate Access, members are connected to a diverse group of experts, cutting-edge research and proven techniques for mobilizing audiences to reduce emissions, prepare for impacts and support climate policies."