November 11, Glasgow, Stockholm, Washington DC, Nairobi, Online

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November 11, Glasgow, Stockholm, Washington DC, Nairobi, Online

Awarding Climate Action

COP26 Backdoor

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We Don't Have Time
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November

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CEST

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EDT

11

,

2021

November 11, Glasgow, Stockholm, Washington DC, Nairobi, Online

Awarding Climate Action

COP26 Backdoor

We Don't Have Time
GodEl
ellevio

Awarding Climate Action

Welcome to our final broadcast from the negotiations floor at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. We bring COP26 to you – live from Glasgow and our hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC and Stockholm.

On this special evening we will call out the winners of Startup4Climate, a Swedish challenge aimed at startups and young companies with ideas that can speed up the energy transition. We will also announce — and interview — the winners of We Don’t Have Time’s Climate Review Awards.

Tickets to participate in physical hubs:
GlasgowStockholmWashington DCNairobi

This broadcast is part of the COP26 Backdoor. Full day-by-day program:

November 1November 2November 3November 4November 5November 6November 7November 8November 9November 10November 11November 12


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Program highlights

All times in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Find your local timezone.
Broadcast starts at 19:15 GMT (Glasgow), 20:15 CET (Stockholm), 14:15 EST (Washington DC), 22:15 EAT (Nairobi)

19:15 GMT — Introduction: Awarding Climate Action

Daily COP26 briefing — what is going on in Glasgow and the negotiations with interaction from our Hubs in Stockholm, Nairobi, Washington D.C and online audience

  • United Nations Development Programme: Messages to our world leaders.
  • Boaz Paldi, UNDP Global Engagement & Partnership Manager

19:30 GMT — Startup 4 Climate

Listen to the shortlisted submissions pitch their ideas to our jury of experts from the fields of entrepreneurship, energy, green technology and climate action. The winning startups will be presented by a jury.

Anna Quarnström, Captain of Startup 4 Climate & Sustainability Developer at GodEl and Kristofer Fröjd, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at Ellevio will present the Startup 4 Climate Competition.

Pitch by the top eight submissions:

  • ClimateHero, Robert Sabelström CEO and Founder
  • Cling Systems, William Bergh, CEO 
  • Ekolution, Remi Loren, CEO and Founder
  • Exeri, Magnus Karlsson, CEO and Founder
  • Hydrogen Energy Scandinavia, Johan Guo, Project Leader
  • Krafthem, John Diklev CEO and Founder
  • Ligna Energy, Peter Ringstad CEO
  • Tvinn, Jonas Thyni CEO

Experts Panel: 

  • Maria Erdmann, CEO, GodEl
  • Johan Lindehag, CEO, Ellevio
  • Jane Walerud Partner at Walerud Ventures
  • Linda Krondahl CEO and co founder, THINGS

20:35 — Special Guests

  • Niklas Gustafsson, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Volvo Group
  • Bernadette La Hengst, Musician, singer-songwriter and theatre director
  • Magnus Aschan, Editor-in-Chief of Warp News, Warp Institute.

21:15 GMT — We Don't Have Time Foundation

  • Interview of the Founders of We Don't Have Time: Ingmar Rentzhog and David Olsson
  • Patrick Kiarie, Representative of We Don't Have Time Kenya and winner of the 2020 We Don't Have Time Climate Review contest
  • Announcements —  and interviews — of the winners of We Don’t Have Time’s Climate Review Awards.


22:00 GMT — Summary & End of Broadcast

  • Geoffrey Mboya, Youth Advisor & Climate Activist
  • Cathy Orlando, Director of Programs, Citizens' Climate International
  • Sweta Chakraborty, President US Operations We Don't Have Time

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Hosts and co-presenters

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

 (
SE
)
Host, We Don't Have Time

Hosting this broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, an expert moderator, lecturer, and devoted workshop-leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow and chairwoman of the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge).

Nick Nuttall

 (
UK
)
Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time

Hailing from the North of England, Nick supports We Don't Have Time with a focus on international strategic communications and advice. Nick graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, with a Bachelor of Science. Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. More recently, he has served as the Director of Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco in September 2018 and as the International Strategic Communications Director for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. A passionate fan of English football team Burnley, Nick is also often seen warbling backing vocals at concerts for the German pop singer/songwriter Bernadette La Hengst.

https://www.earthday.org

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

 (
US
)
Risk and behavioral scientist, President, US Operations We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist. She is recognized as an expert communicator who helps household decision-makers better understand existing and emerging risks to be better prepared to thrive on a rapidly changing planet. From climate change, food and water insecurity and scarcity, social strife, over-population, and pandemics, Dr. Chakraborty is the go-to person to learn the truth about, implications of, and the solutions to the risks that threaten human security and well-being. Sweta is a board member and President, US Operations for We Don´t Have Time.

http://swetachakraborty.com

Anita Soina

 (
KE
)
Environmental Warrior, Founder SpiceWarriors

Anita Soina is a 21 year old Kenyan environmental Warrior and Climate Activist. 2021 TedX Speaker, Founder of SpiceWarriors Environmental Organization and Author of “The Green War” book. She’s also a sustainability digital influencer.

Dr Robert Ndungu Josphine

 (
KE
)
Veterinarian & Research scientist (Infectious Diseases)

Dr. Robert is veterinarian and infectious disease researcher motivated by the need to build resilient community driven - public health systems and solutions to tackle threats to human health and food security. I hold a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Nairobi (2013) and MSc in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2016). I also have extensive experience in social justice advocacy and community centred public health interventions with a focus on marginalized communities including LGBTI persons, people living with disabilities and rural marginalized communities. My current interest is in exploring how climate change influences human and animal health and applying community driven One Health models to build public health resilience and adaptation to climate change.

Anna Quarnström

 (
SE
)
Captain of Startup 4 Climate & Sustainability Developer

Anna Quarnström is Sustainability Developer at GodEl, one of Sweden’s biggest electricity companies offering only renewable energy and giving their dividends to NGO:s. Aside from being the captain of Startup 4 Climate she leads several projects related to innovation, energy efficiency and corporate climate action. She is a Human Ecologist with experience in corporate sustainability and sustainable energy systems. Her passion lies in maximizing positive climate impact for the many through good business.

Kristofer Fröjd

 (
SE
)
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at Ellevio

As Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development Kristofer is responsible for questions related to strategy, new business development, M&A, Business execution & operational excellence and the collaborative work with the start-up / innovation clusters in the energy & climate space. With the changing energy landscape a pivotal part of Kristofer’s work is dedicated to tightly collaborate with Ellevio customers and stakeholders to develop new offerings and solutions that will help Ellevio’s customers to successfully drive their journey within the energy transition and decarbonize there climate footprint. Kristofer also serves as a Board Member of Triangelbolaget AB, a company working with offering dark fiber solutions to international and national customers With a background from leading positions at several management consulting firms Kristofer joined Ellevio in 2016. He has an international career mainly focusing on energy, industrial equipment’s and international trade. He holds a MSc. in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Royal School of Technology and a MSc in Business Administration from Stockholm University.

Selected speakers

Ingmar Rentzhog

 (
SE
)
CEO and founder of We Don't Have Time

Official “eco-warrior” according to The Sun and “Mark ZuckerVert” according to FranceTV2, Ingmar is serial entrepreneur and nominated for a DI Gasell Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Veckans Affärer Supertalent, Sweden’s Environmental Influencer 2018, and International Gamechanger of the Year. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force.

http://www.wedonthavetime.org

Bernadette La Hengst

 (
DE
)
Musician, singer-songwriter and theatre director

Bernadette is a Berlin-based electro-pop musician, singer-songwriter and theatre director with a passion for political & social issues and utopian ideas. Since 2014 she wrote 5 climate songs for the festival "Save the world". She performed her song "I'm an island" for the opening of the COP23 in Bonn together with 200 children and the Beethoven orchestra. She wrote the song "I need air" for the COP 24 in Katowice, and she recorded her song "Save the world with this melody" together with her singing partner Nick Nuttall, the former spokesperson and communication director of the UNFCCC.

http://lahengst.com/https://youtu.be/X1ZEwjkCXvc

John Diklev

 (
SE, UK
)
CEO and Founder of Krafthem

John is born and raised in Stockholm to a family of five - with both my parents running their own businesses. He studied engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with a focus on management and sustainable power systems. In parallel with the last term of university he founded Krafthem with the ambition to increase the available flexibility supporting a renewable power system. Prior to Krafthem, he has ventured into entrepreneurship and also co-founded an investment club. Today he lives with his girlfriend and dedicates his time to making Krafthem's ambition a reality.

William Bergh

 (
SE
)
CEO at Cling Systems

William’s motto is “it’s not over until it’s over”. After mastering in mechanical engineering, being the CEO for one month at a Fortune500 company and spending time at the recycling department at Northvolt he founded Cling. Cling is the result of years of passionate studies of the battery and recycling market, where he finds his energy.

Jane Walerud

 (
SE, US
)
Partner at Walerud Ventures

Jane has been a successful serial deep tech company founder /investor private investor since 1999. Since 2016, she has focused on deep tech / green tech for the living planet with her husband and daughter; both are also successful serial entrepreneurs. They most often invest in two or three people with an idea; the ticket is up to 1M€ and 50% operative working time. For instance, she invested in Klarna so early that she paid the incorporation fees and lent the founders money for their founder’s shares. She was a member of the inaugural Innovation Council led by the Prime Minister 2015-2018, and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology, a gold medal from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and a BA from Stanford University.

Maria Erdmann

 (
SE
)
CEO of GodEL

Maria’s background includes over 20 years experience from the event, telco and digital industry from start-ups to multinational companies such as Stockholm International Film Festival, Bredbandsbolaget and Telenor. Before joining GodEl Maria was building a new digital infrastructure for the postal industry as COO at Kivra, a digital mailbox start-up in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Stockholm, with a major in Media and Communication.

Linda Krondahl

 (
SE
)
CEO and co founder of THINGS

Linda Krondahl is co-founder and CEO of THINGS, a Swedish hub for Deeptech startups, where entrepreneurs, industries, customers and investors meet. With experience from running a startup providing solar power solutions in Africa and India, she has been through many struggles of a hardware startup, she now shares her experiences to growing companies through advice and network. Linda Krondahl has received awards such as Female Inventor of the Year, Super talent listing and WWF Climate Solver.

Magnus Aschan

 (
SE
)
Editor-in-Chief of Warp News

Magnus Aschan is the Editor-in-Chief of Warp News. He has worked as a tech and science journalist for 20 years and is a trained adventure guide at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, New Zealand. Mission: I tell stories about how technology and science make our world better.

Johan Guo

 (
CN
)
Project Leader at Hydrogen Energy Scandinavia/ H2 Energy

My name is Johan Guo, 26 years old and I am from China. I came to Sweden for a master’s degree in real estate finance. After graduation, I chose to stay here in Sweden, and the main reason is that almost everyone here has deep-rooted environmental awareness. Therefore, life in Sweden is very environmentally friendly, and people promote sustainable living, which is also one of my core interests.

Peter Ringstad

 (
)
CEO of Ligna Energy

Master of Science and Technical Licentiate in Mechanical engineering (LiTH) with long experience of product development, business development and quality management of complex products in large corporations. Have had different project management and line manager roles in the energy sector in mainly ABB and Siemens. These are large corporations with total responsibility for the whole value chain – from product development to delivery and service of supplied units. During my last four years Ligna Energy has been the main focus, driven by the opportunity to actively contribute to a green future for the planet.

Magnus Karlsson

 (
SE
)
Co-founder and CEO of Exeri

How can I contribute, in a meaningful way, to reduce the negative effects of a rapidly changing climate? Magnus Karlsson, the co-founder and CEO of Exeri, found himself trying to answer this question 10 years ago – not just as an engineer, but as a father, husband, and passionate skier whose home is the fragile arctic region of northern Sweden. Tasked with developing complex telecom and military systems at Ericsson, he knew that the backbone of modern society – our electric grid – was not prepared for a future we would certainly face. And thus, Exeri’s Smart Grid Surveillance was designed – a universally adoptable intelligent system for the world’s electric grids that utilizes AI and comprehensive situational awareness to distil complex data into actionable information. Magnus and his co-founders, with a combined 50 years of engineering experience, developed the technology necessary to ensure that electric grids will not hinder our progress in our fight to save the planet. And hopefully, will let him keep his promise to his daughter that they will continue to ski together each winter in the Swedish arctic they call home. The problem is global and so Exeri’s solution. Through its SGS system, they enable the renewable energy transition of tomorrow, today.

Robert Sabelström

 (
SE
)
Founder of ClimateHero

Robert founded ClimateHero in 2018 with the mission to help our planet's inhabitants to understand and reduce their environmental impact. He has previously founded two other digital start-ups, worked as a strategy consultant and written a book about growth hacking.

Johan Lindehag

 (
SE
)
CEO of Ellevio

Johan Lindehag is the CEO of Ellevio, one of the largest electricity network companies in Sweden with nearly one million customers. Johan has more than 20 years of experience from the energy sector, with fifteen in the Nordic electricity distribution industry. Prior to Ellevio he occupied several senior management positions within the energy industry. Johan is also a member of the Board of Directors of the industry association Swedenergy.

Remi Loren

 (
SE
)
Founder & CEO of Ekolution

My name is Remi Loren and I’m the co-founder and CEO of Ekolution. Ekolution is an innovative BuildTech company with more that +25 years of experience from the construction industry in Sweden. Our focus is on the manufacturing and development of carbon negative building technology mainly with our renewable bio-composite materials – Ekolution® Hemp Fibre Insulation and Ekolution Hemp+Lime®. Ekolution is now challenging the construction industry with bio-composites such as building insulation of hemp fiber, acoustic panels and our prefabricated system of hemp-lime panels. Our mission is to provide society with sustainable, healthy, bio-based and energy-efficient housing.

Niklas Gustafsson

 (
SE
)
Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Volvo Group

Niklas is responsible for the Volvo Group's larger collaborative projects in sustainable transport solutions, community contacts and new innovation systems both internally Volvo and in the surrounding ecosystem of start-ups, universities, community actors and well-established companies within and outside the transport industry. Niklas is head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs.

Geoffrey Mboya

 (
KE
)
Youth Advisor and Climate Activist

Geoffrey is a Youth Advisor for WeDon'tHaveTime and Climate Activist from low-lying land in Nairobi and has felt firsthand climate impacts in the form of environmental degradation around his neighbourhood. Inspired by his background, Geoffrey advocates for the connection between climate action and poverty. He speaks passionately and urgently about social justice, environmental protection, climate change, indigenous rights, and more, and isn’t afraid to call out corporate leaders and others who have contributed to our environmental crises. Despite the backlash he has received from, politicians, and even strangers, Geoffrey remains determined to continue his activism and bring about meaningful change.

Cathy Orlando

 (
CA
)
Director of Programs, Citizens' Climate International

Cathy Orlando works as Citizens’ Climate International’s Program Director, where with an exceptional team, she creates the framework to empower volunteers to build political will for evidence-based carbon pricing in 75 countries worldwide. Cathy is a Climate Reality Alumna, Montreal 2008. She started Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s first international chapter in September of 2010 in Sudbury Canada, and by November of 2011 was directing CCL Canada as a full-time volunteer. In 2017, she joined the international division at Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Cathy lives in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, a mining town, with her husband Sanjiv Mathur and their youngest daughter Sophia Mathur.

Patrick Kiarie

 (
KE
)
Representative of We Don't Have Time Kenya

Patrick Kiarie is an Eco-Warrior, and the Representative of We Don't Have Time Kenya and a small scale businessman. He is passionate about climate change and how to transform small business enterprises into circular and green businesses. Patrick won last year's WDHT Climate idea - Borrowing from the future. Borrowing from the future is an idea based to be a model program for educating young people on climate change and building a platform for the youth to contribute to innovations in climate change. Recently, Patrick was nominated among the top 10 most influential youths in Kenya.

Boaz Paldi

 (
)
Global Partnerships & Campaigns, UNDP

Boaz Paldi is the United Nations Development Programme Global Partnership & Campaigns Manger. In this role Boaz oversees UNDP’s advocacy, flagship campaigns, events and partnerships. Most recently Boaz managed the design, rollout and launch of the #dontchooseextinction campaign. Before being appointed to his current role, Boaz led UNDP’s advocacy and communication as well as implementing UNDP’s multimedia strategy and co-founding the Social Good Summit. Prior to joining UNDP, Boaz worked as a TV journalist for 17 years covering conflicts, natural disasters and human-interest stories in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Balkans first for the BBC then the Associated Press and finally joining Reuters where he worked as a TV News Executive Producer for over 12 years.

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Hosts and co-presenters

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

 (
SE
)
Host, We Don't Have Time

Hosting this broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, an expert moderator, lecturer, and devoted workshop-leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow and chairwoman of the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge).

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Nick Nuttall

 (
UK
)
Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time

Hailing from the North of England, Nick supports We Don't Have Time with a focus on international strategic communications and advice. Nick graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, with a Bachelor of Science. Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. More recently, he has served as the Director of Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco in September 2018 and as the International Strategic Communications Director for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. A passionate fan of English football team Burnley, Nick is also often seen warbling backing vocals at concerts for the German pop singer/songwriter Bernadette La Hengst.

https://www.earthday.orgRead less
Read more

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

 (
US
)
Risk and behavioral scientist, President, US Operations We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist. She is recognized as an expert communicator who helps household decision-makers better understand existing and emerging risks to be better prepared to thrive on a rapidly changing planet. From climate change, food and water insecurity and scarcity, social strife, over-population, and pandemics, Dr. Chakraborty is the go-to person to learn the truth about, implications of, and the solutions to the risks that threaten human security and well-being. Sweta is a board member and President, US Operations for We Don´t Have Time.

http://swetachakraborty.comRead less
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Anita Soina

 (
KE
)
Environmental Warrior, Founder SpiceWarriors

Anita Soina is a 21 year old Kenyan environmental Warrior and Climate Activist. 2021 TedX Speaker, Founder of SpiceWarriors Environmental Organization and Author of “The Green War” book. She’s also a sustainability digital influencer.

Read less
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Dr Robert Ndungu Josphine

 (
KE
)
Veterinarian & Research scientist (Infectious Diseases)

Dr. Robert is veterinarian and infectious disease researcher motivated by the need to build resilient community driven - public health systems and solutions to tackle threats to human health and food security. I hold a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Nairobi (2013) and MSc in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2016). I also have extensive experience in social justice advocacy and community centred public health interventions with a focus on marginalized communities including LGBTI persons, people living with disabilities and rural marginalized communities. My current interest is in exploring how climate change influences human and animal health and applying community driven One Health models to build public health resilience and adaptation to climate change.

Read less
Read more

Anna Quarnström

 (
SE
)
Captain of Startup 4 Climate & Sustainability Developer

Anna Quarnström is Sustainability Developer at GodEl, one of Sweden’s biggest electricity companies offering only renewable energy and giving their dividends to NGO:s. Aside from being the captain of Startup 4 Climate she leads several projects related to innovation, energy efficiency and corporate climate action. She is a Human Ecologist with experience in corporate sustainability and sustainable energy systems. Her passion lies in maximizing positive climate impact for the many through good business.

Read less
Read more

Kristofer Fröjd

 (
SE
)
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at Ellevio

As Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development Kristofer is responsible for questions related to strategy, new business development, M&A, Business execution & operational excellence and the collaborative work with the start-up / innovation clusters in the energy & climate space. With the changing energy landscape a pivotal part of Kristofer’s work is dedicated to tightly collaborate with Ellevio customers and stakeholders to develop new offerings and solutions that will help Ellevio’s customers to successfully drive their journey within the energy transition and decarbonize there climate footprint. Kristofer also serves as a Board Member of Triangelbolaget AB, a company working with offering dark fiber solutions to international and national customers With a background from leading positions at several management consulting firms Kristofer joined Ellevio in 2016. He has an international career mainly focusing on energy, industrial equipment’s and international trade. He holds a MSc. in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Royal School of Technology and a MSc in Business Administration from Stockholm University.

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Selected speakers

Ingmar Rentzhog

 (
SE
)
CEO and founder of We Don't Have Time

Official “eco-warrior” according to The Sun and “Mark ZuckerVert” according to FranceTV2, Ingmar is serial entrepreneur and nominated for a DI Gasell Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Veckans Affärer Supertalent, Sweden’s Environmental Influencer 2018, and International Gamechanger of the Year. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force.

http://www.wedonthavetime.orgRead less
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Bernadette La Hengst

 (
DE
)
Musician, singer-songwriter and theatre director

Bernadette is a Berlin-based electro-pop musician, singer-songwriter and theatre director with a passion for political & social issues and utopian ideas. Since 2014 she wrote 5 climate songs for the festival "Save the world". She performed her song "I'm an island" for the opening of the COP23 in Bonn together with 200 children and the Beethoven orchestra. She wrote the song "I need air" for the COP 24 in Katowice, and she recorded her song "Save the world with this melody" together with her singing partner Nick Nuttall, the former spokesperson and communication director of the UNFCCC.

http://lahengst.com/https://youtu.be/X1ZEwjkCXvcRead less
Read more

John Diklev

 (
SE, UK
)
CEO and Founder of Krafthem

John is born and raised in Stockholm to a family of five - with both my parents running their own businesses. He studied engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with a focus on management and sustainable power systems. In parallel with the last term of university he founded Krafthem with the ambition to increase the available flexibility supporting a renewable power system. Prior to Krafthem, he has ventured into entrepreneurship and also co-founded an investment club. Today he lives with his girlfriend and dedicates his time to making Krafthem's ambition a reality.

Read less
Read more

William Bergh

 (
SE
)
CEO at Cling Systems

William’s motto is “it’s not over until it’s over”. After mastering in mechanical engineering, being the CEO for one month at a Fortune500 company and spending time at the recycling department at Northvolt he founded Cling. Cling is the result of years of passionate studies of the battery and recycling market, where he finds his energy.

Read less
Read more

Jane Walerud

 (
SE, US
)
Partner at Walerud Ventures

Jane has been a successful serial deep tech company founder /investor private investor since 1999. Since 2016, she has focused on deep tech / green tech for the living planet with her husband and daughter; both are also successful serial entrepreneurs. They most often invest in two or three people with an idea; the ticket is up to 1M€ and 50% operative working time. For instance, she invested in Klarna so early that she paid the incorporation fees and lent the founders money for their founder’s shares. She was a member of the inaugural Innovation Council led by the Prime Minister 2015-2018, and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology, a gold medal from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and a BA from Stanford University.

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Maria Erdmann

 (
SE
)
CEO of GodEL

Maria’s background includes over 20 years experience from the event, telco and digital industry from start-ups to multinational companies such as Stockholm International Film Festival, Bredbandsbolaget and Telenor. Before joining GodEl Maria was building a new digital infrastructure for the postal industry as COO at Kivra, a digital mailbox start-up in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Stockholm, with a major in Media and Communication.

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Linda Krondahl

 (
SE
)
CEO and co founder of THINGS

Linda Krondahl is co-founder and CEO of THINGS, a Swedish hub for Deeptech startups, where entrepreneurs, industries, customers and investors meet. With experience from running a startup providing solar power solutions in Africa and India, she has been through many struggles of a hardware startup, she now shares her experiences to growing companies through advice and network. Linda Krondahl has received awards such as Female Inventor of the Year, Super talent listing and WWF Climate Solver.

Read less
Read more

Magnus Aschan

 (
SE
)
Editor-in-Chief of Warp News

Magnus Aschan is the Editor-in-Chief of Warp News. He has worked as a tech and science journalist for 20 years and is a trained adventure guide at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, New Zealand. Mission: I tell stories about how technology and science make our world better.

Read less
Read more

Johan Guo

 (
CN
)
Project Leader at Hydrogen Energy Scandinavia/ H2 Energy

My name is Johan Guo, 26 years old and I am from China. I came to Sweden for a master’s degree in real estate finance. After graduation, I chose to stay here in Sweden, and the main reason is that almost everyone here has deep-rooted environmental awareness. Therefore, life in Sweden is very environmentally friendly, and people promote sustainable living, which is also one of my core interests.

Read less
Read more

Peter Ringstad

 (
)
CEO of Ligna Energy

Master of Science and Technical Licentiate in Mechanical engineering (LiTH) with long experience of product development, business development and quality management of complex products in large corporations. Have had different project management and line manager roles in the energy sector in mainly ABB and Siemens. These are large corporations with total responsibility for the whole value chain – from product development to delivery and service of supplied units. During my last four years Ligna Energy has been the main focus, driven by the opportunity to actively contribute to a green future for the planet.

Read less
Read more

Magnus Karlsson

 (
SE
)
Co-founder and CEO of Exeri

How can I contribute, in a meaningful way, to reduce the negative effects of a rapidly changing climate? Magnus Karlsson, the co-founder and CEO of Exeri, found himself trying to answer this question 10 years ago – not just as an engineer, but as a father, husband, and passionate skier whose home is the fragile arctic region of northern Sweden. Tasked with developing complex telecom and military systems at Ericsson, he knew that the backbone of modern society – our electric grid – was not prepared for a future we would certainly face. And thus, Exeri’s Smart Grid Surveillance was designed – a universally adoptable intelligent system for the world’s electric grids that utilizes AI and comprehensive situational awareness to distil complex data into actionable information. Magnus and his co-founders, with a combined 50 years of engineering experience, developed the technology necessary to ensure that electric grids will not hinder our progress in our fight to save the planet. And hopefully, will let him keep his promise to his daughter that they will continue to ski together each winter in the Swedish arctic they call home. The problem is global and so Exeri’s solution. Through its SGS system, they enable the renewable energy transition of tomorrow, today.

Read less
Read more

Robert Sabelström

 (
SE
)
Founder of ClimateHero

Robert founded ClimateHero in 2018 with the mission to help our planet's inhabitants to understand and reduce their environmental impact. He has previously founded two other digital start-ups, worked as a strategy consultant and written a book about growth hacking.

Read less
Read more

Johan Lindehag

 (
SE
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CEO of Ellevio

Johan Lindehag is the CEO of Ellevio, one of the largest electricity network companies in Sweden with nearly one million customers. Johan has more than 20 years of experience from the energy sector, with fifteen in the Nordic electricity distribution industry. Prior to Ellevio he occupied several senior management positions within the energy industry. Johan is also a member of the Board of Directors of the industry association Swedenergy.

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Remi Loren

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Founder & CEO of Ekolution

My name is Remi Loren and I’m the co-founder and CEO of Ekolution. Ekolution is an innovative BuildTech company with more that +25 years of experience from the construction industry in Sweden. Our focus is on the manufacturing and development of carbon negative building technology mainly with our renewable bio-composite materials – Ekolution® Hemp Fibre Insulation and Ekolution Hemp+Lime®. Ekolution is now challenging the construction industry with bio-composites such as building insulation of hemp fiber, acoustic panels and our prefabricated system of hemp-lime panels. Our mission is to provide society with sustainable, healthy, bio-based and energy-efficient housing.

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Niklas Gustafsson

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Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Volvo Group

Niklas is responsible for the Volvo Group's larger collaborative projects in sustainable transport solutions, community contacts and new innovation systems both internally Volvo and in the surrounding ecosystem of start-ups, universities, community actors and well-established companies within and outside the transport industry. Niklas is head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs.

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Geoffrey Mboya

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Youth Advisor and Climate Activist

Geoffrey is a Youth Advisor for WeDon'tHaveTime and Climate Activist from low-lying land in Nairobi and has felt firsthand climate impacts in the form of environmental degradation around his neighbourhood. Inspired by his background, Geoffrey advocates for the connection between climate action and poverty. He speaks passionately and urgently about social justice, environmental protection, climate change, indigenous rights, and more, and isn’t afraid to call out corporate leaders and others who have contributed to our environmental crises. Despite the backlash he has received from, politicians, and even strangers, Geoffrey remains determined to continue his activism and bring about meaningful change.

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Cathy Orlando

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Director of Programs, Citizens' Climate International

Cathy Orlando works as Citizens’ Climate International’s Program Director, where with an exceptional team, she creates the framework to empower volunteers to build political will for evidence-based carbon pricing in 75 countries worldwide. Cathy is a Climate Reality Alumna, Montreal 2008. She started Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s first international chapter in September of 2010 in Sudbury Canada, and by November of 2011 was directing CCL Canada as a full-time volunteer. In 2017, she joined the international division at Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Cathy lives in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, a mining town, with her husband Sanjiv Mathur and their youngest daughter Sophia Mathur.

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Patrick Kiarie

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Representative of We Don't Have Time Kenya

Patrick Kiarie is an Eco-Warrior, and the Representative of We Don't Have Time Kenya and a small scale businessman. He is passionate about climate change and how to transform small business enterprises into circular and green businesses. Patrick won last year's WDHT Climate idea - Borrowing from the future. Borrowing from the future is an idea based to be a model program for educating young people on climate change and building a platform for the youth to contribute to innovations in climate change. Recently, Patrick was nominated among the top 10 most influential youths in Kenya.

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Boaz Paldi

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Global Partnerships & Campaigns, UNDP

Boaz Paldi is the United Nations Development Programme Global Partnership & Campaigns Manger. In this role Boaz oversees UNDP’s advocacy, flagship campaigns, events and partnerships. Most recently Boaz managed the design, rollout and launch of the #dontchooseextinction campaign. Before being appointed to his current role, Boaz led UNDP’s advocacy and communication as well as implementing UNDP’s multimedia strategy and co-founding the Social Good Summit. Prior to joining UNDP, Boaz worked as a TV journalist for 17 years covering conflicts, natural disasters and human-interest stories in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Balkans first for the BBC then the Associated Press and finally joining Reuters where he worked as a TV News Executive Producer for over 12 years.

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