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Daily live broadcasts from COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, and from hub venues in Stockholm, Nairobi, and Washington, D.C. November 7–17, 2022.

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COP27 Climate Hub

Daily live broadcasts from COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, and from hub venues in Stockholm, Nairobi, and Washington, D.C. November 7–17, 2022.

Welcome to our Public Arena during COP27. We Don't Have Time and partners will be live from COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, but also from Stockholm, Nairobi and Washington DC. November 7th to November 17th, 2022.

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Main hosts

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

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SE
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Host, We Don't Have Time

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson is a program host, moderator, keynote speaker and author specializing in sustainable development, primarily climate action. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, municipalities, and universities. She is chairwoman of the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge), content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow, and one of the founding partners of the global climate organization Our Kids´ Climate which is active in 23 countries.

Nick Nuttall

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

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.

https://www.earthday.org

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

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

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the US President for We Don’t Have Time, the world’s largest review platform for climate solutions. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food insecurity and disease, already existing and emerging from a warming planet.

http://swetachakraborty.com

Selected speakers

Anita Soina

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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.

Achim Steiner

 (
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Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

Mr. Steiner’s professional experience includes assignments with governmental, non-governmental, as well as international organizations around the world, most recently Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme between 2006 and 2016. He previously served as Director-General of the United Nations Office in Nairobi from 2009 to 2011, Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature from 2001 to 2006, and as Secretary-General of the World Commission on Dams, in South Africa, from 1998 to 2001.

Boaz Paldi

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US
)
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.

Cassie Flynn

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US
)
Strategic Advisor on Climate Change & Head of the Climate Promise

Cassie is an internationally recognized expert on the global treaty negotiations on climate change and provides advice to countries on how to develop and fulfill their pledges under the Paris Agreement. In 2017 – 2018, she served as the Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Fiji in his role as COP23 President. In 2017, she was named the 13th most influential person on climate change by Onalytica.

Dr. Yasmine Fouad

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EG
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Minister of Environment, Egypt

Dr. Yasmine Fouad is Minister of Environment of the Arabic Republic of Egypt. Her expertise is in Environment and International cooperation with more than 18 years’ experience working in Government, in UN organizations, NGOs and Universities. She holds her MSc in Environmental Science and PhD in Political Science / Euro Mediterranean Studies. She had gained extensive experience in climate change issues through her diversified work with academic, government and non-government organizations and International organizations.

Omnia El Omrani

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EG
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Official Youth Envoy, COP President

Omnia El Omrani is the first official Youth Envoy for the COP27 President and a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident from Egypt. She has more than seven years of experience in climate change and facilitated over 74 hours of training sessions and workshops in 15 countries across the world. She is a Commissioner at the Lancet-Chatham House Commission on Post-COVID Population Health, a Youth Sounding Board member of the EU DG-INTPA, an associate at Women Leaders for Planetary Health, and a member of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety and UNICEF-Az Youth Leaders Programme. She has attended the last three UN Climate Change Conferences in Katowice, Madrid, and Glasgow, representing more than 1.3 million medical students worldwide in the International Federation of Medical Students' Association (IFMSA).

Johan Falk

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SE
)
CEO & Co-founder of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Johan Falk is a leader and entrepreneur in exponential strategies for climate and business. Falk is the CEO and Co-founder of Exponential Roadmap Initiative, with the mission to accelerate exponential climate action. Falk is the co-lead author of Exponential Roadmap and 1.5°C Business Playbook. Falk is a former Senior Innovation Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre and Future Earth. Falk was one of the initiators of the Global Carbon Law idea, together with Owen Gaffney and Johan Rockström, inspired by Moore's Law. Further, Falk was part of Intel Corporation 2006-2018, responsible for Intel IoT Ignition Lab and heading up the Intel Edge Cloud Game Changer program for 5G networks. Falk received the Intel Global Design Win of the Year 2010 for accelerating the telecom business exponentially to a multi-billion dollar business.

https://exponentialroadmap.org/https://exponentialroadmap.org/1-5c-business-playbook/

Leonardo Lacerda

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BR
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Global Managing Director - Climate, The Nature Conservancy

Leonardo Lacerda is TNC’s Global Managing Director for Climate Change, where he oversees the organization’s work to advance climate change solutions in mitigation, adaptation, and energy transition. Leonardo brings nearly 30 years of global experience building diversity and inspiring teams to achieve high-level goals in the environment, human development, and social justice sectors.

Elizabeth Wathuti

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KE
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Founder, Green Generation Initiative

Elizabeth Wathuti is a passionate environmentalist and climate activist from Kenya. She is the founder of Green Generation Initiative (GGI) and the Head of Campaigns and Coordinator of Daima Coalition for the Protection of Urban Green Spaces at the Wangari Maathai Foundation. Elizabeth spoke at the opening ceremony of COP26 in Glasgow and was this year named to the TIME100 Next global list of the most influential people in their fields.

Nicolette Bartlett

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SA & UK
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Chief Impact Office, CDP

Nicolette is responsible for leading on CDP's strategy development as part of the Executive Leadership Team and manages Environmental Impact and Thought, Communications, Development and MEL. She previously held the positions of Carbon Director and Global Director, Climate Change at CDP and has been the lead author of many CDP publications. Nicolette is a participant on various advisory boards and is a Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Marindame Kombate

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GH
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Regional Project Manager, Africa Minigrids Program (AMP), UNDP

Kombate has over 13 years’ experience in renewable energy finance and sustainable development. Over the past decade, he has helped structure investments into off-grid and on-grid renewable energy projects across West Africa. He holds a Master’s in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch Business school, South Africa, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Ghana Business School.

Tim Dew

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UK
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CEO, GingrTech

Tim Dew is the owner of GingrTech. An inventor and entrepreneur, he builds world class simulations that enables teams to strive for excellence using best of breed gaming and behavioural science. He firmly agrees with the science that demonstrates that solutions to complex problems are accelerated by people working together.

Immaculate Akello

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UG
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Keri Naturals SMC Ltd

Immaculate Akello is a lawyer, climate change activist and social entreprenuer. Immaculate is passionate about promoting gender equality, climate justice and economic development in rural areas using rural feature.

https://www.immaculateakello.com

Katelyn Prendiville

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AU
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Founder, SeedCulture

Katelyn is a corporate sustainability professional with a background in marketing and startups. She is passionate about empowering employees and businesses to lead the way in the transition to more sustainable systems.

Allen Blue

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US
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Co-Founder and Vice President, LinkedIn

Allen Blue is Vice President and Co-Founder of LinkedIn. He's an experience product executive and strategist who guides and advises LinkedIn's marquis product and marketplace initiatives. He also sponsors LinkedIn's work and education products within the Economic Graph team. Outside of work, Allen advises several startups, most focused on improving health and education outcomes. He's also the Board Chair of the Hope Street Group, a nonprofit focused on helping every American access economic opportunity.

Marie-Claire Graf

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CH
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Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme (CYNP)

Marie-Claire Graf is a climate justice activist, youth advocate, and public speaker for a just transition towards sustainable development and ambitious climate action. It’s her aspiration to inspire and empower youth to take meaningful, impactful, and positive actions to create momentum for change hence she co-founded the Climate Youth Negotiator Programme (CYNP). She was a negotiator for Switzerland at COP25 and the Global Focal Point for YOUNGO, the Children and Youth Constituency of the UNFCCC in 2020-2021.

Romina Pourmokhtari

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SE
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Minister for Climate and the Environment, Sweden

Romina Pourmokhtari is currently the Minister for Climate and the Environment of Sweden.

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Loretz

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Global Consulting Sustainability & Climate Strategy Leader and Founding Chair, Deloitte Center for Sustainable Progress

Dr. Lorentz has dedicated his career over the past three decades to two major goals: Decarbonization of industries and improvement of the quality of public service. As president of one of Germany's largest private foundations, he demonstrated the impact strategic philanthropy can have on important policy reform processes. During this time, he founded several of today's leading think tanks in the fields of climate and energy (Agora Energiewende, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change), digital society (Stiftung Neue Verantwortung), migration/integration (Sachverständigenrat Integration), and international politics (MERICS).

Frankie The Dinosaur

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)
Dinosaur, Climate Activist, UNDP

A concerned UNDP climate activist and asteroid-surviving dinosaur.

Ibrahim Thiaw

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DE
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Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Ibrahim Thiaw has been working within the UN for many years. He’s a specialist in forestry, forestry product techniques and has about 40 years of experience in sustainable development, environmental governance and natural resource management. Alarmed by his own land footprint and whether current products will be affordable for future generations, this year he is on an global awareness-raising campaign about the sustainable consumption and production of food, fibre (fashion), and animal feed.

Ignace Beguin Billecocq

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FR
)
Ocean and Coastal Zones Lead, Climate Champions

Ignace Beguin Billecocq is Ocean Lead for the UN High-Level Climate Champions and Senior Manager, Ocean and Climate, at the UN Global Compact. With the UN High-Level Climate Champions, Ignace is leading the engagement with the ocean community and ocean-based industries for COP26. By engaging and mobilizing a diverse group of stakeholders, Ignace’s ambition is to scale up ocean-based climate solutions.

Loreley Picourt

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FR
)
Executive Director, Ocean & Climate Platform

Loreley Picourt is the Executive Director of the Ocean & Climate Platform – an international network over 100 organisations working towards a better integration of the ocean-climate-biodiversity nexus into decision making. She is the focal point for the Marrakech Partnership-Global Climate Action on Ocean and Coastal Zones.

Ambassador Peter Thomson

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FJ & UK
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UNSG’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

Ambassador Peter Thomson has served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean since 2017, in which role he is driving the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14, to conserve and sustainably use the resources of the Ocean. He was elected to the serve as President of the General Assembly of the United Nations for its 2016-17 term. He was Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2010 to 2016, during which time he was President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS). He led the Fiji team of diplomats that in 2013 chaired the Group of 77 and China – the UN’s largest negotiating group, comprised of 133 developing countries. He was elected as President of the International Seabed Authority’s Assembly in 2011 and as President of its Council in 2015. Ambassador Peter Thomson is a founding Co-Chair of the Friends of Ocean Action and is a supporting member of the High-Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy.

Her Excellency Aminath Shauna

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MV
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Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Republic of Maldives

H.E. Aminath Shauna is the Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of the Republic of Maldives. Her portfolio includes protecting the natural environment, action and advocacy on climate change, science and technology development, and the implementation of policies on energy, telecommunications, water and waste management, along with policy direction of the Environmental Protection Agency and Biosphere Reserve Office. Prior to her appointment as Minister, Shauna served as the Policy Secretary to H.E. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Mats Pellbäck Scharp

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SE
)
Head of Sustainability, Ericsson

Mats is Head of Sustainability at Ericsson with responsibility for climate action, circular economy, energy performance and triple bottom line impact of products, services and company operations. Taking this role after restructuring the Health & Safety organization in the company. During mats leadership the company has set targets that are accepted to be on a 1.5°C by the Science Based Target initiative. Mats has initiated and participated in various research projects e.g. as a member of the steering group for the Exponential Climate Action Roadmap report as well as the ICT & SDGs Report with Columbia University on how information technology has the potential to accelerate halving of global carbon emissions as well as reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Before rejoining Ericsson, among several other leading roles e.g. Head of Sustainability at Sony Ericsson launching the Green Heart brand for mobile phones and accessories.

Gabrielle Ginér

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UK
)
Head of Environmental Sustainability, BT

Gabrielle has lead BT's environmental sustainability programme since 2009. Her work has spanned developing BT's carbon targets - BT's 1.5°C science-based target and abatement target for BT’s products and services. She developed BT’s environmental sustainability supply chain engagement programme and leads for BT on the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders initiative and the SME Climate Hub and she has chaired the UNFCCC Global Climate Action Awards Advisory Panel.

Catherine McFarlane

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UK
)
Light Industry Sector Lead, Systems Transformation, Climate Champions

Catherine works with the UN Climate Change High Level Champions across Industry and Technology sectors. Working to strengthen engagement of businesses, cities, investors and civil society, to activate the ambition loop with national governments. Catherine also leads the Sustainability department at Stuart, a Tech company working to reduce emissions and pollution from last-mile deliveries in cities.

Pär Stenmark

 (
SE
)
Chief Sustainability Officer, Inter IKEA Group

Pär Stenmark is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Inter IKEA Group - covering the IKEA product and food range, supply, production and franchising. He leads the global IKEA sustainability strategy, which includes transforming IKEA into a circular business, becoming climate positive, creating a fair and equal society and enabling healthy and sustainable living. Before joining IKEA, Pär worked for the Swedish Forestry Association, responsible for developing the world´s first national FSC-standard (Forest Stewardship Council) for responsible forestry certification.

Luiz Fernando Do Amaral

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BR
)
CEO, Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Before joining SBTi, Luiz served as Director for Commodities and Finance at the World Resources Institute (WRI), leading the institute ́s work on sustainable global supply chains. At WRI he also directed the product development team for Global Forest Watch, technology-based solutions to monitor world ́s forests. In addition, Luiz has served on personal capacity on several external board positions, such as credit committee member of the &Green Fund, a multi-million blended-finance facility investing in sustainable agriculture, the innovation and sustainability board at Minerva Foods, the largest Latin American beef exporter, as well as steering committee deputy member for the Tropical Forest Alliance.

Susan Gardner

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MX/US
)
Director, Ecosystem Division, UNEP

Dr. Susan Gardner is a Mexican-American environmental scientist, known for her pioneering research on ecotoxicology and her critical contributions to the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Dr. Gardner has over two decades of experience in supporting countries in conserving and restoring their terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Prior to serving as the Director of UNEP’s Ecosystems Division, she was a senior official in the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Department of State, and she worked for the Mexican Federal Government as an environmental scientist at the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from the University of Washington and a Master’s of Science Degree in Toxicology from North Carolina State University. Her research has generated over 30 publications including a book and book chapters on topics related to ecology, toxicology, fisheries management and species conservation.

Brian O'Hanlon

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US
)
Managing Director, Climate-Aligned Finance, RMI

Brian leads the Climate-Aligned Finance Program at RMI, where he directs the financial system and to mobilize capital for the transition to a secure, prosperous, and equitable global economy. In this role, he serves as the Executive Director of RMI’s Center for Climate-Aligned Finance and is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero. A recognized leader on international climate finance and development policy, Brian is a member of the US Export-Import Bank Chair’s Council on Climate. He also served on the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition team, where he focused on the US International Development Finance Corporation and USAID. Previously, Brian served as Managing Director of Business Development for OPIC’s Global Energy Group, where he led the group’s origination and account management for financing power projects in emerging markets and developing countries. He also spent seven years leading the US Department of Commerce’s efforts to develop markets for US renewable energy companies, with a particular focus on China and India.

David Collste

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SE
)
Post-doctoral researcher, Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University

Collste is a postdoctoral researcher at the Planetary Boundaries Research Lab. He studies feedback between human development, the economy, and planetary boundaries. Collste has a background in system dynamics, economics, political science, and resilience thinking. Collste co-leads the module on systems thinking at Stockholm Resilience Centre’s Master’s program, and lectures on ecological economics and system dynamics modeling. In his Ph.D. thesis, he studied different approaches to assessing the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Before joining Stockholm Resilience Centre, he worked at the United Nations on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. He has also worked at the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Naturskyddsföreningen). Collste holds a joint Ph.D. degree in Sustainability Science from Stockholm University and Economics from CERDI at Université Clermont Auvergne in France.

Owen Gaffney

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SE & IE
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Project Lead, Earth4All

Owen is a global sustainability writer, analyst and strategist. He is based at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is also a Future Earth Senior Fellow, an Edmund Hillary Fellow (New Zealand) and he is on the faculty of Singularity University. He is interested in big-picture narratives of the past and future of people on Earth (and beyond). He has published in Science and Nature and is a regular contributor to New Scientist. He co-founded the Future Earth Media Lab and Rethink magazine and is on the editorial board of the Anthropocene magazine.

Omar Malmo Sambou

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GM
)
Founder & Chairperson, Sustainability Alliance-The Gambia

Climate Change Negotiator for the Gambia, Founder at Sustainability Alliance-The Gambia, Lecturer at the University of The Gambia.

María Cecilia Quaglino

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AR
)
Young Negotiator, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme (CYNP)

Cecilia is a climate activist, content creator on social media and advocate, with studies in environmental engineering. She started the local chapter of Fridays For Future in her hometown in 2019 and led the L-COY2021. Focused on SDG13 and SDG17, she works as Public participation&International Projects Manager for the Environmental Observatory at the National University of Rosario, Argentina. She is one of the trained young negotiators from the CYNP, negotiating on ACE: Action for Climate Empowerment.

Maya Mailer

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UK
)
Co-Director, Our Kids' Climate

Maya is the Our Kids’ Climate Co-Director, where she works with parent-climate leaders and grassroots groups from around the world to build innovative campaigns for a just transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy, for clean air and climate justice. She is also the co-founder of Mothers Rise Up that carries out cutting-edge creative campaigns to call out the role that the insurance industry plays in enabling new fossil fuel projects, such as the proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline. Maya has helped spearhead the #KidsFirst campaign that aims to amplify and champion children’s fears, hopes and dreams at COP27.

Devika Gopal Agge

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US
)
Chief Development & Marketing Officer / Health in Harmony

Devika is a subject matter expert with published work on innovative public-private partnerships. She has over 20 years of experience working with complex institutions and multi-sector stakeholders from corporate, government, and nonprofit in the United States, United Kingdom, Asia, and India. As Chief Development & Marketing Officer at Health In Harmony, she leads the global development and communications strategy to accelerate the organization’s growth to meet the urgency of the climate and nature crisis.

https://healthinharmony.org/team/devika-gopal-agge/

Dr. Wayne Walker

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US
)
Senior Scientist and Carbon Program Director at the Woodwell Climate Research Center

Dr. Walker is an ecologist and remote sensing specialist whose research focuses on the measurement and monitoring of global forests with an emphasis on understanding the role that forests have to play in both mitigating and exacerbating climate change. He develops baseline global data sets on forest carbon stocks and change, using them to advance carbon cycle science, indigenous territorial rights, natural climate solutions, and forest carbon markets, among other interests.

https://www.woodwellclimate.org/staff/wayne-walker/

Laetania Belai Djandam

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ID
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Indigenous Environmental Activist / Health in Harmony Associate Board Chair

Belai is a 20-year old Climate Reality Leader and Indigenous Environmental Activist coming from the Dayak Tribe of Borneo Island, Indonesia. Whilst pursuing a Bachelor of Medical Sciences at The University of Sheffield UK, Belai continues to actively contribute to local communities in West Borneo through advocating for Indigenous Peoples' rights, promoting inclusive community-based forest management, and amplifying voices of the youth for climate action.

Dr. Niklas Höhne

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DE
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Professor, NewClimate Institute

Prof. Dr. Niklas Höhne is an internationally renowned expert in climate policy with over 20 years of experience, participating in the international climate negotiations since 1995. He co-founded NewClimate Institute, where he oversees analysis on national and international climate policy and assumes various management roles. He also holds a professorship “mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions” at Wageningen University.

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström

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SE
)
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science at Potsdam University. Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues, who led the development of the new Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is a leading scientist on global water resources, with about 25 years of experience from applied water research in tropical regions, and more than 150 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability. Aside from his research helping to guide policy, Rockström consults several governments and business networks. He also acts as an advisor for sustainable development issues at noteworthy international meetings, such as the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC). Supplementary, he chairs the advisory board for the EAT Foundation and the Earth League.

Dr. Shobha Maharaj

 (
)
Science Director, Terraformation

Dr. Shobha Maharaj, Terraformation’s Science Director, is an IPCC Lead Author from the AR6 Working Group II chapters on biodiversity hotspots and on Small Islands. She was one of 50 world experts selected to work on the IPBES-IPCC workshop report on Biodiversity and Climate Change. She’s previously served as a climate change and biodiversity advisor for the University of the West Indies and as a Coordinating Lead Author on the climate resilience chapter of the National Ecosystem Assessment for the Caribbean Small Island tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Her research has centered on climate impacts and risk assessment as well as mitigation and adaptation strategies in response to changing climate conditions across global biodiversity hotspots. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford.

Kate Brandt

 (
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Chief Sustainability Officer, Google

Kate Brandt is Google's Chief Sustainability Officer and leads sustainability across worldwide operations, products and supply chains. In 2014 President Obama appointed Kate to serve as the Federal Environmental Executive and she became the Nation's first Federal Chief Sustainability Officer. Kate is the recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest award the U.S. Navy can give to a civilian, for her work helping the Navy go green.

Steven Moore

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UK
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Head of Climate Action, GSMA

"Steven Moore is responsible for the Climate Action Programme at the GSMA, the mobile industry association. His role is to provide leadership to support and accelerate the industry transition to Net Zero by 2050. The success of the programme has led to the mobile industry being recognised by the UN as the first breakthrough sector in the Race to Zero. Steven chairs the GSMA Climate Action Taskforce, which has more than 50 mobile operator members globally. He works with the industry on climate policy, strategy and research covering energy efficiency, renewables, supply chain engagement, connectivity to reduce emissions, and climate adaptation and resilience. Steven holds an MSc in Environmental Technology and is an experienced environmental professional having worked on climate action for the past 15 years, at BT, as a consultant at Deloitte, and for the innovative start-up, dcarbon8."

Niklas Gustafsson

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SE
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Head of Regulatory and Policy 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.

Mattias Frumerie

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SE
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Head of Delegation to UNFCCC, Swedish Ministry of Environment

Mattias Frumerie is Sweden's chief climate negotiator and Head of Delegation to UNFCCC. Mr. Frumerie has spent most of his professional career in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in roles such as head of Strategic communications, head of EU internal market, head of EU policy as well as postings in Budapest and Brussels. Mr. Frumerie has also served as an EU advisor in the Prime Minister's office.

Sherri Goodman

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US
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Secretary General, International Military Council on Climate & Security

Sherri Goodman is the Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate & Security and Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute. She is credited with educating a generation of U.S. military and government officials about the nexus between climate change and national security, using her famous coinage, “threat multiplier,” to fundamentally reshape the national discourse on the topic. A former first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) and staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Goodman has founded, led, or advised nearly a dozen research organizations on environmental and energy matters, national security, and public policy. She currently serves on the National Academies Advisory Committee to the US Global Change Research Program, and is senior climate advisor to the US Government. She holds degrees from Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Amherst College.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherri-goodman-8055255/

Sophia Kianni

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IR, US
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U.S. Representative on the United Nations Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change

Sophia Kianni is an Iranian-American environmentalist studying climate science and public policy at Stanford University. She is the founder and executive director of Climate Cardinals, an international nonprofit with 8,000 volunteers in 40+ countries working to translate climate information into over 100 languages. She represents the U.S as the youngest member of the inaugural United Nations Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. She has been named VICE Media’s youngest Human of the Year, a National Geographic Young Explorer, and BuzzFeed’s youngest Woman to Watch.

David Coleman

 (
AUS
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Chairman, Defugo Technologies Pte Ltd

David has developed a technology platform called the Universal Processing Plant which eliminates waste from food processing, utilizes waste from other food processors and allows the waste on farm to be monetized. The 100% utilization of the total crop and the feed stock has material impact on cost of goods and the overall nutritional value of food ingredients. The Future of Food demands that we utilize everything and waste nothing. David, though his Universal Processing Plant is delivering on this future with a plan to is implementable today and transitions into tomorrow’s food requirements.

Chris Ferzli

 (
US
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Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs and ESG, WeWork

Christina Ferzli is Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs and ESG at WeWork where she leads government affairs, media relations, ESG, and public relations. Prior to joining WeWork, Ferzli was Head of Global Corporate Affairs for Ocean Spray, Inc. and previously served as strategy director and legal counsel to Michelle Obama's health initiatives from 2012 to 2017. Ms. Ferzli also worked at both the Milken Institute, helping to scale early-stage startups making a positive impact, and at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in litigation. Ms. Ferzli received both her undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Georgetown University.

Wessel van Eeden

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NL
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Global Marketing & Communications Director, Justdiggit

Wessel van Eeden is a purpose communication specialist. Started his career as marketing director for ID&T and their Sensation events. Since 2003 he was involved in the start of Dance4life(.com) where Wessel headed global communications and marketing until 2010. Since 2013 Wessel is purpose marketeer at Justdiggit and heads up global communications and marketing and is a member of the executive board.

Brent Loken

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US
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Food scientist and Director of Science Translation at EAT

Brent is one of the lead authors on the EAT-Lancet report and author of the Food and Nature-Based solutions chapters in the Exponential Roadmap 1.5 report. EAT is a global, non-profit foundation established by the Stordalen Foundation, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Wellcome Trust to catalyze a food system transformation.

http://eatforum.org

Saint-Francis Tohlang

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ZA
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Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Director, Nestlé East & Southern Africa Region

Saint-Francis Tohlang is a member of the executive committee of Nestlé East & Southern Africa Region (ESAR), a region comprising of 23 countries, leading the Corporate Communications & Public Affairs function. He previously held senior management roles within Nestlé in the region, such as Head of Communications and Head of the Internal Innovation Programme as well as Corporate Communications Manager for Asia, Oceania & Sub-Saharan based in Switzerland.

Stuart Templar

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UK
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Director, Global Sustainability, Volvo Cars

Stuart is primarily responsible for communications and engagement within Volvo Cars’ Global Sustainability Team. Stuart has been driving the sustainability agenda across the company since he joined in 2016. This includes the development of Volvo’s present strategy, focused on climate action, the circular economy, and ethical and responsible business. He is a passionate believer that a strong focus on sustainability is essential to the future success and resilience of any business. Before joining Volvo Cars, he was a British diplomat for 16 years.

Rahmina Paullete

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Climate Activist

Rahmina Paullete is a 16-year-old climate activist, environmentalist and a wildlife conservationist from Kenya. She is the founder of Kisumu Environmental Champions which is a green initiative made up of 120 kids, teenagers and youths that are doing environmental conservation through clean-ups, growing trees, promoting climate literacy to the community and supporting their campaign called #LetLakeVictoriaBreathAgain which is focusing on restoring the ecosystem of Lake Victoria. Moreover, she has her own eco-business the name RahminaPaulleteEcoProducts which makes water hyacinth products. She is also a campaigner and the Focal Point of Food At Cop which is an international campaign that advocates for plant-based meals to be served at climate conferences, this year the campaign is aiming to promote indigenous vegetables to be served at Cop27. Furthermore, she is a climate activist at FridaysForFuture International, FridaysForFutureMapa and is a young climate champion at Wangari Maathai Foundation.

Main hosts

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

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SE
)
Host, We Don't Have Time

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson is a program host, moderator, keynote speaker and author specializing in sustainable development, primarily climate action. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, municipalities, and universities. She is chairwoman of the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge), content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow, and one of the founding partners of the global climate organization Our Kids´ Climate which is active in 23 countries.

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Nick Nuttall

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

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.

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Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

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

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the US President for We Don’t Have Time, the world’s largest review platform for climate solutions. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food insecurity and disease, already existing and emerging from a warming planet.

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Selected speakers

Anita Soina

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KE
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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.

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Achim Steiner

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Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

Mr. Steiner’s professional experience includes assignments with governmental, non-governmental, as well as international organizations around the world, most recently Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme between 2006 and 2016. He previously served as Director-General of the United Nations Office in Nairobi from 2009 to 2011, Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature from 2001 to 2006, and as Secretary-General of the World Commission on Dams, in South Africa, from 1998 to 2001.

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Boaz Paldi

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US
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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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Cassie Flynn

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US
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Strategic Advisor on Climate Change & Head of the Climate Promise

Cassie is an internationally recognized expert on the global treaty negotiations on climate change and provides advice to countries on how to develop and fulfill their pledges under the Paris Agreement. In 2017 – 2018, she served as the Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Fiji in his role as COP23 President. In 2017, she was named the 13th most influential person on climate change by Onalytica.

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Dr. Yasmine Fouad

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EG
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Minister of Environment, Egypt

Dr. Yasmine Fouad is Minister of Environment of the Arabic Republic of Egypt. Her expertise is in Environment and International cooperation with more than 18 years’ experience working in Government, in UN organizations, NGOs and Universities. She holds her MSc in Environmental Science and PhD in Political Science / Euro Mediterranean Studies. She had gained extensive experience in climate change issues through her diversified work with academic, government and non-government organizations and International organizations.

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Omnia El Omrani

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EG
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Official Youth Envoy, COP President

Omnia El Omrani is the first official Youth Envoy for the COP27 President and a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident from Egypt. She has more than seven years of experience in climate change and facilitated over 74 hours of training sessions and workshops in 15 countries across the world. She is a Commissioner at the Lancet-Chatham House Commission on Post-COVID Population Health, a Youth Sounding Board member of the EU DG-INTPA, an associate at Women Leaders for Planetary Health, and a member of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety and UNICEF-Az Youth Leaders Programme. She has attended the last three UN Climate Change Conferences in Katowice, Madrid, and Glasgow, representing more than 1.3 million medical students worldwide in the International Federation of Medical Students' Association (IFMSA).

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Johan Falk

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SE
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CEO & Co-founder of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Johan Falk is a leader and entrepreneur in exponential strategies for climate and business. Falk is the CEO and Co-founder of Exponential Roadmap Initiative, with the mission to accelerate exponential climate action. Falk is the co-lead author of Exponential Roadmap and 1.5°C Business Playbook. Falk is a former Senior Innovation Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre and Future Earth. Falk was one of the initiators of the Global Carbon Law idea, together with Owen Gaffney and Johan Rockström, inspired by Moore's Law. Further, Falk was part of Intel Corporation 2006-2018, responsible for Intel IoT Ignition Lab and heading up the Intel Edge Cloud Game Changer program for 5G networks. Falk received the Intel Global Design Win of the Year 2010 for accelerating the telecom business exponentially to a multi-billion dollar business.

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Leonardo Lacerda

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BR
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Global Managing Director - Climate, The Nature Conservancy

Leonardo Lacerda is TNC’s Global Managing Director for Climate Change, where he oversees the organization’s work to advance climate change solutions in mitigation, adaptation, and energy transition. Leonardo brings nearly 30 years of global experience building diversity and inspiring teams to achieve high-level goals in the environment, human development, and social justice sectors.

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Elizabeth Wathuti

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KE
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Founder, Green Generation Initiative

Elizabeth Wathuti is a passionate environmentalist and climate activist from Kenya. She is the founder of Green Generation Initiative (GGI) and the Head of Campaigns and Coordinator of Daima Coalition for the Protection of Urban Green Spaces at the Wangari Maathai Foundation. Elizabeth spoke at the opening ceremony of COP26 in Glasgow and was this year named to the TIME100 Next global list of the most influential people in their fields.

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Nicolette Bartlett

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SA & UK
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Chief Impact Office, CDP

Nicolette is responsible for leading on CDP's strategy development as part of the Executive Leadership Team and manages Environmental Impact and Thought, Communications, Development and MEL. She previously held the positions of Carbon Director and Global Director, Climate Change at CDP and has been the lead author of many CDP publications. Nicolette is a participant on various advisory boards and is a Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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Marindame Kombate

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GH
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Regional Project Manager, Africa Minigrids Program (AMP), UNDP

Kombate has over 13 years’ experience in renewable energy finance and sustainable development. Over the past decade, he has helped structure investments into off-grid and on-grid renewable energy projects across West Africa. He holds a Master’s in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch Business school, South Africa, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Ghana Business School.

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Tim Dew

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UK
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CEO, GingrTech

Tim Dew is the owner of GingrTech. An inventor and entrepreneur, he builds world class simulations that enables teams to strive for excellence using best of breed gaming and behavioural science. He firmly agrees with the science that demonstrates that solutions to complex problems are accelerated by people working together.

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Immaculate Akello

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UG
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Keri Naturals SMC Ltd

Immaculate Akello is a lawyer, climate change activist and social entreprenuer. Immaculate is passionate about promoting gender equality, climate justice and economic development in rural areas using rural feature.

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Katelyn Prendiville

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AU
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Founder, SeedCulture

Katelyn is a corporate sustainability professional with a background in marketing and startups. She is passionate about empowering employees and businesses to lead the way in the transition to more sustainable systems.

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Allen Blue

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US
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Co-Founder and Vice President, LinkedIn

Allen Blue is Vice President and Co-Founder of LinkedIn. He's an experience product executive and strategist who guides and advises LinkedIn's marquis product and marketplace initiatives. He also sponsors LinkedIn's work and education products within the Economic Graph team. Outside of work, Allen advises several startups, most focused on improving health and education outcomes. He's also the Board Chair of the Hope Street Group, a nonprofit focused on helping every American access economic opportunity.

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Marie-Claire Graf

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CH
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Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme (CYNP)

Marie-Claire Graf is a climate justice activist, youth advocate, and public speaker for a just transition towards sustainable development and ambitious climate action. It’s her aspiration to inspire and empower youth to take meaningful, impactful, and positive actions to create momentum for change hence she co-founded the Climate Youth Negotiator Programme (CYNP). She was a negotiator for Switzerland at COP25 and the Global Focal Point for YOUNGO, the Children and Youth Constituency of the UNFCCC in 2020-2021.

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Romina Pourmokhtari

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SE
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Minister for Climate and the Environment, Sweden

Romina Pourmokhtari is currently the Minister for Climate and the Environment of Sweden.

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Prof. Dr. Bernhard Loretz

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Global Consulting Sustainability & Climate Strategy Leader and Founding Chair, Deloitte Center for Sustainable Progress

Dr. Lorentz has dedicated his career over the past three decades to two major goals: Decarbonization of industries and improvement of the quality of public service. As president of one of Germany's largest private foundations, he demonstrated the impact strategic philanthropy can have on important policy reform processes. During this time, he founded several of today's leading think tanks in the fields of climate and energy (Agora Energiewende, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change), digital society (Stiftung Neue Verantwortung), migration/integration (Sachverständigenrat Integration), and international politics (MERICS).

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Frankie The Dinosaur

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Dinosaur, Climate Activist, UNDP

A concerned UNDP climate activist and asteroid-surviving dinosaur.

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Ibrahim Thiaw

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DE
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Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Ibrahim Thiaw has been working within the UN for many years. He’s a specialist in forestry, forestry product techniques and has about 40 years of experience in sustainable development, environmental governance and natural resource management. Alarmed by his own land footprint and whether current products will be affordable for future generations, this year he is on an global awareness-raising campaign about the sustainable consumption and production of food, fibre (fashion), and animal feed.

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Ignace Beguin Billecocq

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FR
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Ocean and Coastal Zones Lead, Climate Champions

Ignace Beguin Billecocq is Ocean Lead for the UN High-Level Climate Champions and Senior Manager, Ocean and Climate, at the UN Global Compact. With the UN High-Level Climate Champions, Ignace is leading the engagement with the ocean community and ocean-based industries for COP26. By engaging and mobilizing a diverse group of stakeholders, Ignace’s ambition is to scale up ocean-based climate solutions.

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Loreley Picourt

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FR
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Executive Director, Ocean & Climate Platform

Loreley Picourt is the Executive Director of the Ocean & Climate Platform – an international network over 100 organisations working towards a better integration of the ocean-climate-biodiversity nexus into decision making. She is the focal point for the Marrakech Partnership-Global Climate Action on Ocean and Coastal Zones.

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Ambassador Peter Thomson

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FJ & UK
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UNSG’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

Ambassador Peter Thomson has served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean since 2017, in which role he is driving the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14, to conserve and sustainably use the resources of the Ocean. He was elected to the serve as President of the General Assembly of the United Nations for its 2016-17 term. He was Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2010 to 2016, during which time he was President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS). He led the Fiji team of diplomats that in 2013 chaired the Group of 77 and China – the UN’s largest negotiating group, comprised of 133 developing countries. He was elected as President of the International Seabed Authority’s Assembly in 2011 and as President of its Council in 2015. Ambassador Peter Thomson is a founding Co-Chair of the Friends of Ocean Action and is a supporting member of the High-Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy.

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Her Excellency Aminath Shauna

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MV
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Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Republic of Maldives

H.E. Aminath Shauna is the Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of the Republic of Maldives. Her portfolio includes protecting the natural environment, action and advocacy on climate change, science and technology development, and the implementation of policies on energy, telecommunications, water and waste management, along with policy direction of the Environmental Protection Agency and Biosphere Reserve Office. Prior to her appointment as Minister, Shauna served as the Policy Secretary to H.E. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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Mats Pellbäck Scharp

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SE
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Head of Sustainability, Ericsson

Mats is Head of Sustainability at Ericsson with responsibility for climate action, circular economy, energy performance and triple bottom line impact of products, services and company operations. Taking this role after restructuring the Health & Safety organization in the company. During mats leadership the company has set targets that are accepted to be on a 1.5°C by the Science Based Target initiative. Mats has initiated and participated in various research projects e.g. as a member of the steering group for the Exponential Climate Action Roadmap report as well as the ICT & SDGs Report with Columbia University on how information technology has the potential to accelerate halving of global carbon emissions as well as reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Before rejoining Ericsson, among several other leading roles e.g. Head of Sustainability at Sony Ericsson launching the Green Heart brand for mobile phones and accessories.

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Gabrielle Ginér

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UK
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Head of Environmental Sustainability, BT

Gabrielle has lead BT's environmental sustainability programme since 2009. Her work has spanned developing BT's carbon targets - BT's 1.5°C science-based target and abatement target for BT’s products and services. She developed BT’s environmental sustainability supply chain engagement programme and leads for BT on the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders initiative and the SME Climate Hub and she has chaired the UNFCCC Global Climate Action Awards Advisory Panel.

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Catherine McFarlane

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UK
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Light Industry Sector Lead, Systems Transformation, Climate Champions

Catherine works with the UN Climate Change High Level Champions across Industry and Technology sectors. Working to strengthen engagement of businesses, cities, investors and civil society, to activate the ambition loop with national governments. Catherine also leads the Sustainability department at Stuart, a Tech company working to reduce emissions and pollution from last-mile deliveries in cities.

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Pär Stenmark

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SE
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Chief Sustainability Officer, Inter IKEA Group

Pär Stenmark is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Inter IKEA Group - covering the IKEA product and food range, supply, production and franchising. He leads the global IKEA sustainability strategy, which includes transforming IKEA into a circular business, becoming climate positive, creating a fair and equal society and enabling healthy and sustainable living. Before joining IKEA, Pär worked for the Swedish Forestry Association, responsible for developing the world´s first national FSC-standard (Forest Stewardship Council) for responsible forestry certification.

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Luiz Fernando Do Amaral

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BR
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CEO, Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Before joining SBTi, Luiz served as Director for Commodities and Finance at the World Resources Institute (WRI), leading the institute ́s work on sustainable global supply chains. At WRI he also directed the product development team for Global Forest Watch, technology-based solutions to monitor world ́s forests. In addition, Luiz has served on personal capacity on several external board positions, such as credit committee member of the &Green Fund, a multi-million blended-finance facility investing in sustainable agriculture, the innovation and sustainability board at Minerva Foods, the largest Latin American beef exporter, as well as steering committee deputy member for the Tropical Forest Alliance.

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Susan Gardner

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MX/US
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Director, Ecosystem Division, UNEP

Dr. Susan Gardner is a Mexican-American environmental scientist, known for her pioneering research on ecotoxicology and her critical contributions to the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Dr. Gardner has over two decades of experience in supporting countries in conserving and restoring their terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Prior to serving as the Director of UNEP’s Ecosystems Division, she was a senior official in the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Department of State, and she worked for the Mexican Federal Government as an environmental scientist at the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from the University of Washington and a Master’s of Science Degree in Toxicology from North Carolina State University. Her research has generated over 30 publications including a book and book chapters on topics related to ecology, toxicology, fisheries management and species conservation.

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Brian O'Hanlon

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US
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Managing Director, Climate-Aligned Finance, RMI

Brian leads the Climate-Aligned Finance Program at RMI, where he directs the financial system and to mobilize capital for the transition to a secure, prosperous, and equitable global economy. In this role, he serves as the Executive Director of RMI’s Center for Climate-Aligned Finance and is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero. A recognized leader on international climate finance and development policy, Brian is a member of the US Export-Import Bank Chair’s Council on Climate. He also served on the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition team, where he focused on the US International Development Finance Corporation and USAID. Previously, Brian served as Managing Director of Business Development for OPIC’s Global Energy Group, where he led the group’s origination and account management for financing power projects in emerging markets and developing countries. He also spent seven years leading the US Department of Commerce’s efforts to develop markets for US renewable energy companies, with a particular focus on China and India.

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David Collste

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SE
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Post-doctoral researcher, Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University

Collste is a postdoctoral researcher at the Planetary Boundaries Research Lab. He studies feedback between human development, the economy, and planetary boundaries. Collste has a background in system dynamics, economics, political science, and resilience thinking. Collste co-leads the module on systems thinking at Stockholm Resilience Centre’s Master’s program, and lectures on ecological economics and system dynamics modeling. In his Ph.D. thesis, he studied different approaches to assessing the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Before joining Stockholm Resilience Centre, he worked at the United Nations on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. He has also worked at the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Naturskyddsföreningen). Collste holds a joint Ph.D. degree in Sustainability Science from Stockholm University and Economics from CERDI at Université Clermont Auvergne in France.

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Owen Gaffney

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SE & IE
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Project Lead, Earth4All

Owen is a global sustainability writer, analyst and strategist. He is based at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is also a Future Earth Senior Fellow, an Edmund Hillary Fellow (New Zealand) and he is on the faculty of Singularity University. He is interested in big-picture narratives of the past and future of people on Earth (and beyond). He has published in Science and Nature and is a regular contributor to New Scientist. He co-founded the Future Earth Media Lab and Rethink magazine and is on the editorial board of the Anthropocene magazine.

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Omar Malmo Sambou

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GM
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Founder & Chairperson, Sustainability Alliance-The Gambia

Climate Change Negotiator for the Gambia, Founder at Sustainability Alliance-The Gambia, Lecturer at the University of The Gambia.

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María Cecilia Quaglino

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AR
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Young Negotiator, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme (CYNP)

Cecilia is a climate activist, content creator on social media and advocate, with studies in environmental engineering. She started the local chapter of Fridays For Future in her hometown in 2019 and led the L-COY2021. Focused on SDG13 and SDG17, she works as Public participation&International Projects Manager for the Environmental Observatory at the National University of Rosario, Argentina. She is one of the trained young negotiators from the CYNP, negotiating on ACE: Action for Climate Empowerment.

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Maya Mailer

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UK
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Co-Director, Our Kids' Climate

Maya is the Our Kids’ Climate Co-Director, where she works with parent-climate leaders and grassroots groups from around the world to build innovative campaigns for a just transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy, for clean air and climate justice. She is also the co-founder of Mothers Rise Up that carries out cutting-edge creative campaigns to call out the role that the insurance industry plays in enabling new fossil fuel projects, such as the proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline. Maya has helped spearhead the #KidsFirst campaign that aims to amplify and champion children’s fears, hopes and dreams at COP27.

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Devika Gopal Agge

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US
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Chief Development & Marketing Officer / Health in Harmony

Devika is a subject matter expert with published work on innovative public-private partnerships. She has over 20 years of experience working with complex institutions and multi-sector stakeholders from corporate, government, and nonprofit in the United States, United Kingdom, Asia, and India. As Chief Development & Marketing Officer at Health In Harmony, she leads the global development and communications strategy to accelerate the organization’s growth to meet the urgency of the climate and nature crisis.

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Dr. Wayne Walker

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US
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Senior Scientist and Carbon Program Director at the Woodwell Climate Research Center

Dr. Walker is an ecologist and remote sensing specialist whose research focuses on the measurement and monitoring of global forests with an emphasis on understanding the role that forests have to play in both mitigating and exacerbating climate change. He develops baseline global data sets on forest carbon stocks and change, using them to advance carbon cycle science, indigenous territorial rights, natural climate solutions, and forest carbon markets, among other interests.

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Laetania Belai Djandam

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ID
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Indigenous Environmental Activist / Health in Harmony Associate Board Chair

Belai is a 20-year old Climate Reality Leader and Indigenous Environmental Activist coming from the Dayak Tribe of Borneo Island, Indonesia. Whilst pursuing a Bachelor of Medical Sciences at The University of Sheffield UK, Belai continues to actively contribute to local communities in West Borneo through advocating for Indigenous Peoples' rights, promoting inclusive community-based forest management, and amplifying voices of the youth for climate action.

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Dr. Niklas Höhne

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DE
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Professor, NewClimate Institute

Prof. Dr. Niklas Höhne is an internationally renowned expert in climate policy with over 20 years of experience, participating in the international climate negotiations since 1995. He co-founded NewClimate Institute, where he oversees analysis on national and international climate policy and assumes various management roles. He also holds a professorship “mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions” at Wageningen University.

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Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström

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SE
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Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science at Potsdam University. Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues, who led the development of the new Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is a leading scientist on global water resources, with about 25 years of experience from applied water research in tropical regions, and more than 150 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability. Aside from his research helping to guide policy, Rockström consults several governments and business networks. He also acts as an advisor for sustainable development issues at noteworthy international meetings, such as the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC). Supplementary, he chairs the advisory board for the EAT Foundation and the Earth League.

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Dr. Shobha Maharaj

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Science Director, Terraformation

Dr. Shobha Maharaj, Terraformation’s Science Director, is an IPCC Lead Author from the AR6 Working Group II chapters on biodiversity hotspots and on Small Islands. She was one of 50 world experts selected to work on the IPBES-IPCC workshop report on Biodiversity and Climate Change. She’s previously served as a climate change and biodiversity advisor for the University of the West Indies and as a Coordinating Lead Author on the climate resilience chapter of the National Ecosystem Assessment for the Caribbean Small Island tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Her research has centered on climate impacts and risk assessment as well as mitigation and adaptation strategies in response to changing climate conditions across global biodiversity hotspots. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford.

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Kate Brandt

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Chief Sustainability Officer, Google

Kate Brandt is Google's Chief Sustainability Officer and leads sustainability across worldwide operations, products and supply chains. In 2014 President Obama appointed Kate to serve as the Federal Environmental Executive and she became the Nation's first Federal Chief Sustainability Officer. Kate is the recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest award the U.S. Navy can give to a civilian, for her work helping the Navy go green.

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Steven Moore

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UK
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Head of Climate Action, GSMA

"Steven Moore is responsible for the Climate Action Programme at the GSMA, the mobile industry association. His role is to provide leadership to support and accelerate the industry transition to Net Zero by 2050. The success of the programme has led to the mobile industry being recognised by the UN as the first breakthrough sector in the Race to Zero. Steven chairs the GSMA Climate Action Taskforce, which has more than 50 mobile operator members globally. He works with the industry on climate policy, strategy and research covering energy efficiency, renewables, supply chain engagement, connectivity to reduce emissions, and climate adaptation and resilience. Steven holds an MSc in Environmental Technology and is an experienced environmental professional having worked on climate action for the past 15 years, at BT, as a consultant at Deloitte, and for the innovative start-up, dcarbon8."

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Niklas Gustafsson

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SE
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Head of Regulatory and Policy 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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Mattias Frumerie

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SE
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Head of Delegation to UNFCCC, Swedish Ministry of Environment

Mattias Frumerie is Sweden's chief climate negotiator and Head of Delegation to UNFCCC. Mr. Frumerie has spent most of his professional career in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in roles such as head of Strategic communications, head of EU internal market, head of EU policy as well as postings in Budapest and Brussels. Mr. Frumerie has also served as an EU advisor in the Prime Minister's office.

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Sherri Goodman

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US
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Secretary General, International Military Council on Climate & Security

Sherri Goodman is the Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate & Security and Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute. She is credited with educating a generation of U.S. military and government officials about the nexus between climate change and national security, using her famous coinage, “threat multiplier,” to fundamentally reshape the national discourse on the topic. A former first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) and staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Goodman has founded, led, or advised nearly a dozen research organizations on environmental and energy matters, national security, and public policy. She currently serves on the National Academies Advisory Committee to the US Global Change Research Program, and is senior climate advisor to the US Government. She holds degrees from Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Amherst College.

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U.S. Representative on the United Nations Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change

Sophia Kianni is an Iranian-American environmentalist studying climate science and public policy at Stanford University. She is the founder and executive director of Climate Cardinals, an international nonprofit with 8,000 volunteers in 40+ countries working to translate climate information into over 100 languages. She represents the U.S as the youngest member of the inaugural United Nations Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. She has been named VICE Media’s youngest Human of the Year, a National Geographic Young Explorer, and BuzzFeed’s youngest Woman to Watch.

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David Coleman

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Chairman, Defugo Technologies Pte Ltd

David has developed a technology platform called the Universal Processing Plant which eliminates waste from food processing, utilizes waste from other food processors and allows the waste on farm to be monetized. The 100% utilization of the total crop and the feed stock has material impact on cost of goods and the overall nutritional value of food ingredients. The Future of Food demands that we utilize everything and waste nothing. David, though his Universal Processing Plant is delivering on this future with a plan to is implementable today and transitions into tomorrow’s food requirements.

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Chris Ferzli

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Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs and ESG, WeWork

Christina Ferzli is Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs and ESG at WeWork where she leads government affairs, media relations, ESG, and public relations. Prior to joining WeWork, Ferzli was Head of Global Corporate Affairs for Ocean Spray, Inc. and previously served as strategy director and legal counsel to Michelle Obama's health initiatives from 2012 to 2017. Ms. Ferzli also worked at both the Milken Institute, helping to scale early-stage startups making a positive impact, and at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in litigation. Ms. Ferzli received both her undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Georgetown University.

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Wessel van Eeden

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NL
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Global Marketing & Communications Director, Justdiggit

Wessel van Eeden is a purpose communication specialist. Started his career as marketing director for ID&T and their Sensation events. Since 2003 he was involved in the start of Dance4life(.com) where Wessel headed global communications and marketing until 2010. Since 2013 Wessel is purpose marketeer at Justdiggit and heads up global communications and marketing and is a member of the executive board.

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Brent Loken

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Food scientist and Director of Science Translation at EAT

Brent is one of the lead authors on the EAT-Lancet report and author of the Food and Nature-Based solutions chapters in the Exponential Roadmap 1.5 report. EAT is a global, non-profit foundation established by the Stordalen Foundation, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Wellcome Trust to catalyze a food system transformation.

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Saint-Francis Tohlang

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ZA
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Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Director, Nestlé East & Southern Africa Region

Saint-Francis Tohlang is a member of the executive committee of Nestlé East & Southern Africa Region (ESAR), a region comprising of 23 countries, leading the Corporate Communications & Public Affairs function. He previously held senior management roles within Nestlé in the region, such as Head of Communications and Head of the Internal Innovation Programme as well as Corporate Communications Manager for Asia, Oceania & Sub-Saharan based in Switzerland.

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Stuart Templar

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Director, Global Sustainability, Volvo Cars

Stuart is primarily responsible for communications and engagement within Volvo Cars’ Global Sustainability Team. Stuart has been driving the sustainability agenda across the company since he joined in 2016. This includes the development of Volvo’s present strategy, focused on climate action, the circular economy, and ethical and responsible business. He is a passionate believer that a strong focus on sustainability is essential to the future success and resilience of any business. Before joining Volvo Cars, he was a British diplomat for 16 years.

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Rahmina Paullete

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Climate Activist

Rahmina Paullete is a 16-year-old climate activist, environmentalist and a wildlife conservationist from Kenya. She is the founder of Kisumu Environmental Champions which is a green initiative made up of 120 kids, teenagers and youths that are doing environmental conservation through clean-ups, growing trees, promoting climate literacy to the community and supporting their campaign called #LetLakeVictoriaBreathAgain which is focusing on restoring the ecosystem of Lake Victoria. Moreover, she has her own eco-business the name RahminaPaulleteEcoProducts which makes water hyacinth products. She is also a campaigner and the Focal Point of Food At Cop which is an international campaign that advocates for plant-based meals to be served at climate conferences, this year the campaign is aiming to promote indigenous vegetables to be served at Cop27. Furthermore, she is a climate activist at FridaysForFuture International, FridaysForFutureMapa and is a young climate champion at Wangari Maathai Foundation.

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