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Day 7, Water & Gender

COP27 Climate Hub

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November 14, 2022

Day 7, Water & Gender

COP27 Climate Hub

Live from COP27 – welcome to our public broadcasting hub at UN’s Climate Change Conference 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Together with our partners, we will explore crucial topics connected to the climate crisis, biodiversity, nature-based solutions and the green transformation of business and society.  Click here for the full day-by-day program.

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09:00–09:40 EET — Green transition in the port and shipping industry

Ships can burn as much as 6% of fuel waiting in port and are emitting CO2. How will the industry partner to create the future for efficient, green port operations? The digital tools are available today. What challenges do we face and will we speed up the timeline to green ports?

Speakers:

  • Sergio Hicke, Cluster President IME, Alfa Laval;
  • Soren Andersen, CEO, StormGeo;
  • Oisein Jensen, Head of Sustainability, Odfjell Tankers;  
  • Tiemen Meester, Group COO, Ports & Terminals at DP World.

Organized by: 

10:00 – 10:40 EET — Unlocking predictable ocean energy: the sustainable path to clean electricity?

Organized by: 

10:30–11:30 EET — Nature’s Newsroom

Welcome to our daily morning show from the Nature Positive Pavilion in Sharm El-Sheikh. Join us for a discussion on breaking news, recent updates and announcements, with in-depth perspectives from interesting guests and high-level speakers.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Lera Miles, UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre;
  • Slav Gatchev, Managing Director, Sustainable Debt, NatureVest;
  • Jean-Paul Adam, Director, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and Technology, UNECA;
  • Annapurna Vancheswaran, Managing Director, The Nature Conservancy's India Program;
  • Nina Seega, Research Director for Sustainable Finance,Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership;
  • Joyce Nyame, Senior Programs Officer, The Nature Conservancy's India Program.

Organized by:

11:00 – 11:40 EET — Collaboration: a critical enabler


Organized by: 

11:30–12:30 EET — UNDP Hour

The United Nations Development Programme is bringing together notable experts to make sense of the COP27 conference and the most pressing climate concerns of our times. Join us as ministers, United Nations experts, scientists, entrepreneurs and youth activists from every corner of the globe discuss climate change from a human perspective.  This is 'The UNDP Hour.'

Moderator: Cassie Flynn, Strategic Advisor on Climate Change and Head of the Climate Promise, UNDP

Speakers:

  • Raquel Lagunas, Head of Gender Equality, UNDP;
  • Richenda Van Leeuwen, Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE);
  • Yetunda Fadeyi, Founder and CEO, Renewable Energy and Environmental Initiative;
  • Usha Rao-Monari, Associate Administrator, UNDP;
  • Vladislav Kaim, Youth Advisor on Climate Change, UN Secretary General;
  • Dr. Hani Sweilam, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt.

Organized by:

12:00 – 12:40 EET — Case Study: Swedish ocean energy kites supporting Faroe Islands to reach 100% renewable by 2030

The Faroe Islands has one of the most ambitious themes for green transitions, aiming to reach 100% renewable by 2030. The tidal energy has potential to supply 40% of the energy demand by 2030, and this small but complete island nation can lead the way for other nations. Minesto, developer of a game-changing technology to harness clean electricity from the ocean, has successfully commissioned its first Dragon Class model “Dragon 4” underwater kite in Vestmanna, Faroe Islands.

Speakers: 

  • Martin Edlund, CEO, Minesto;
  • Terji Nielsen, Head of R&D, SEV;
  • Helma Maria Trondheim, writing PhD on tidal energy, Aalborg University, 2022, SEV.

Organized by: 

13:00–13:45 EET — Protecting the 1.5C Limit. Business call to action!

Speakers:

  • Ingmar Rentzhog Founder We Don’t Have Time
  • Katherine Hayhoe, Climate Scientists
  • Maria Mendiluce, Chief Executive Officer of We Mean Business
  • Hannah Hislop,  Global Sustainability Senior Manager, Unilever

Organizers:

13:00 – 13:40 — How to avoid our oceans to be filled up with resources that should be kept in circulation - Nordic collaboration on how to lead the way into a future where resources are no longer wasted

Nitrogen ends up as the single biggest challenge in our coastal areas around the world that both risks changing the balance in the sea and risk of creating toxic areas. The Oslo Bay is one example where the situation is critical.

The biogas industry has a huge potential to increase production but the nitrogen content in the resources is a challenge and the amount of phosphorus in the residue can’t be used due to much phosphorus in the ground. At the same time, we see that the egg industry is struggling to get phosphorus to meet the demand, is it only rich people that should afford to buy eggs in the future?

It will be our seas that will need to produce more food in the future but both the challenges are piling up. Increase methane leakage, the combination of too much phosphorus and nitrogen in our coast areas stops the possibility to produce the food we need.

Let’s turn these challenges into possibilities, with the Nordics leading the way. One key understanding is that in order to produce the food we need we will need more nutrients and both potassium and phosphorus are a scarce resource, when it comes to phosphorus we know that the world by 2100 will only have one reserve in the world to use – if we do not start to recycle and use the resources we have already put into use over and over again.

Speakers: 

  • Massimo Forti Kenneth Kasgård, CEO, Ragn-Sells;
  • Jan Svärd, CEO, EasyMining;
  • Anna L, Business Developer, EasyMining;
  • Lotte Vang, Hjöring municipality;
  • Sören Willumsen, DanHatch;
  • Asger Christensen, MEP.

Organized by: 

14:20–15:00 EET — We Can Do It! The Fair Transformation

Listen to climate leaders showcase their climate initiatives and solutions.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Hahn, Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University;
  • Nick Robins, Professor in Practice - Sustainable Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE);
  • Stephan Barthel, Professor in Sustainability Science;
  • Karin Lexén, Secretary-General, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC);
  • Dalia Eid,2nd Vice Chair, Vision (Sweden);
  • Bert De Wel, Climate Policy Officer.

Organized by:

14:00 – 14:20 EET — Nordic vision: How nutrients can be recirculated repeatedly, enable the world to produce the resources we desperately need or should eggs in the future only be food for the rich?

Our linear system reduced our potential to produce the food we need.

The biogas industry has a huge potential to increase production but the nitrogen content in the resources is a challenge and the amount of phosphorus in the residue can’t be used due to much phosphorus in the ground. At the same time, we see that the egg industry is struggling to get phosphorus to meet the demand, is it only rich people that should afford to buy eggs in the future?

It will be our seas that will need to produce more food in the future, but both the challenges are piling up. Increased methane leakage, the combination of too much phosphorus and nitrogen in our coast areas stops the possibility to produce the food we need.

Let’s turn these challenges into possibilities, with the Nordics leading the way. One key understanding is that in order to produce the food we need we will need more nutrients and both potassium and phosphorus are a scarce resource, when it comes to phosphorus, we know that the world by 2100 will only have one reserve in the world to use – if we do not start to recycle and use the resources we have already put into use over and over again.

Moderator:

  • Pär Larshans, Ragn-Sells

Expected speakers:

  • Jan Svärd, CEO, EasyMining;
  • Ole Arthur Varge, Business developer, Ragn-Sells Havbruk;
  • Lotte Vang, Head of Environment, Hjöring municipality;
  • Sören Willumsen, CEO, DanHatch;
  • Sara Stiernström, Product Manager, EasyMining.

Organized by:

15:30–16:00 EET — Defugo & Friends

Wastewater is a huge problem in many parts of the world. In this episode of Defugo & Friends, we want to highlight EcoX, the women-lead company which purifies wastewater to create hydrogen. The CEO of ecoX will join us to tell us more about their solution.

Speakers:

  • Emma Clark, CEO, ecoX;
  • David Coleman, Chairman Defugo Technologies.

Organized by:

15:00 – 16:00 EET — West Sweden - The green battery and electromobility hub

This seminar takes you on a journey towards sustainability and a green future. West Sweden is in the middle of a transion from a heavy fossil-dependent industrial region to a region where our industry now is leading the transition to a green fossil fuel-free economy.

Investments in green energy, recycling and green battery factories create jobs, economic growth and hope. Tune in online or take a seat in the Swedish Pavilion and listen to the Northvolt and Volvo Cars joint venture (NOVO Energy), Volvo Group and STENA Recycling AB when they share their path to become CO2 neutral, and how it impacts the local community and how the local community contributes to reaching the climate goals.  

Moderator:

  • Emma Modeer Wiking, Head of Sustainabilty, Business Sweden

Speakers:

  • Magnus Berntsson, Minister of Environment Västra Götaland, Västra Götalands Region
    Karl Johan Runnberg, SVP Public Affairs, Volvo Group
    Christian Jebsen, Communications & Public Affairs Manager, the Northvolt and Volvo Cars joint venture (NOVO Energy)
    Sara Davidsson, Sustainability Manager, Stena Recycling
  • Magnus Berntsson, Minister of Environment Västra Götaland, Västra Götalandsregionen

Organized by: 

16:00–18:00 EET — We Can Do It! Water & Gender

In this segment, we take a closer look at the issue of water and at the role gender plays in the fight against climate change. We’ll be hearing from scientific experts and activists who are both implementing novel solutions and spreading awareness of the impacts of global warming worldwide.

Speakers: 

  • Malin Lundberg Ingemarsson, Programme Manager, Stockholm International Water Institute;
  • Nureen Faiza Anisha, Doctoral Candidate, Oregon State University;
  • Tim Brown, Founder & CEO, Tradewater;
  • Brett Jenks, President & CEO, Rare;
  • Niranjali Amerasinghe, Executive Director, ActionAid USA;
  • Shelly Porges, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Beyond the Billion;
  • Jonathan Muriuki, Interim manager, Restore Africa Programme;
  • Shannon Hader, Dean of the School of International Service, American University;
  • Simon Nicholson, Director of the Center on Envrionment, Community, and Equity, American University;
  • Jillian Semaan, Vice-President Sustainability, Ketchum.

Organized by:

16:40 – 17:40 EET — Advancing gender-sensitive climate responses for sustaining peace

Over the past years, the differentiated impacts of climate change on women and girls in armed conflict contexts have been recognised in light of their pre-existing inequalities in these complex environments as highlighted in the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. In addition to their increased vulnerability at times of conflict and climate change, their full potential as peacebuilders and agents of resilience to climate risks is also undermined.

In this regard, the conclusions of the Aswan Forum on Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa – in its third edition – accentuated the need to design gender-sensitive climate responses and mitigation strategies inclusive of the needs of men and women while stressing that women constitute key pillars of resilience to climate change. Likewise, the African Union Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and Action Plan (2022-2032) acknowledged the critical role that women play as change agents in informing and driving climate responses at multiple levels. In light of this, leveraging the roles women play in climate mitigation and adaptation is pivotal for advancing a comprehensive approach to climate, peace, and stability

Women are agents of change due to the critical roles they play in influencing sustainable solutions, safeguarding the natural environment and allocating resources sustainably within the household and the community, in the backdrop of Africa’s increasing vulnerability to climate change. Progress has been noted at the normative level to highlight women’s crucial roles as climate advocates and players, such as The African Union Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and Action Plan (2022-2032) which acknowledged the critical role that women play as change agents in informing and driving climate responses at multiple levels.

Although women’s participation in decision-making processes remains limited, strengthening women’s capacities and promoting their meaningful roles are global priorities. Leveraging the roles women play in climate mitigation and adaptation is pivotal for advancing a comprehensive approach to climate, peace and stability, and achieving peace and sustainable development.

Speakers: 

  • Amb. Ahmed Abdel Latif;
  • Mme Bineta Diop, African Union Women Peace and Security Special Envoy, African Union;
  • Susanne Mikhail, UNWomen ROAS Regional Director, UN Women;
  • Solar Sister.

Organized by: 

Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution

18:30–20:30 EET — Turning Waste Water Treatment Plants into Resource Plants

How will we be able to supply the world population with the food needed, within the borders of our planetary boundaries?

In this two-hour session, we will cover both land, water and sea issues, and we will have plenty of speakers from around the world chipping in with their expertise.

Speakers:

  • Pär Larshans, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ragn-Sells;
  • Anders Finnson, Senior Environmental Advisor, Svenskt Vatten;
  • Anna Lundbom, Marketing manager, EasyMining;
  • Mats Johansson, Programme Manager, WWF Sweden;
  • Dr. Caroline Whalley, European Environment Agency;
  • Jan Svärd, CEO, EasyMining;
  • Dr. Will Brownlie, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology;
  • Arabel Long, Wien Energie GmbH;
  • Sam Geerts, Manager Process Engineering, Aquafin;
  • Christoph Ontyd, Chairman of the Shareholders Meeting, Phosphorgewinnung Schkopau GmbH;
  • Professor Mark Sutton, Director, International Nitrogen Management System (INMS) and Director, UKRI GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub (SANH), UK Centre of Ecology and Hydrology;
  • John Buur Christiansen, CEO, BIOFOS;
  • Anna Jarnehammar, Executive Vice President, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute;
  • Minna Epps, Head, IUCN Ocean.

Organized by:

20:30–21:00 EET — Wrap-up & Culture

We look back on today’s broadcast, reflect on the conversations, and highlight interesting climate content on social media. With experts and interesting guests.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Gemma Sou, geographer, co-editor Journal of Humanitarian Affairs;
  • Denny Hulten, Project Leader, Passion for Climate.

Organized by:

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09:00–09:40 EET — Green transition in the port and shipping industry

Ships can burn as much as 6% of fuel waiting in port and are emitting CO2. How will the industry partner to create the future for efficient, green port operations? The digital tools are available today. What challenges do we face and will we speed up the timeline to green ports?

Speakers:

  • Sergio Hicke, Cluster President IME, Alfa Laval;
  • Soren Andersen, CEO, StormGeo;
  • Oisein Jensen, Head of Sustainability, Odfjell Tankers;  
  • Tiemen Meester, Group COO, Ports & Terminals at DP World.

Organized by: 

10:00 – 10:40 EET — Unlocking predictable ocean energy: the sustainable path to clean electricity?

Organized by: 

10:30–11:30 EET — Nature’s Newsroom

Welcome to our daily morning show from the Nature Positive Pavilion in Sharm El-Sheikh. Join us for a discussion on breaking news, recent updates and announcements, with in-depth perspectives from interesting guests and high-level speakers.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Lera Miles, UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre;
  • Slav Gatchev, Managing Director, Sustainable Debt, NatureVest;
  • Jean-Paul Adam, Director, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and Technology, UNECA;
  • Annapurna Vancheswaran, Managing Director, The Nature Conservancy's India Program;
  • Nina Seega, Research Director for Sustainable Finance,Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership;
  • Joyce Nyame, Senior Programs Officer, The Nature Conservancy's India Program.

Organized by:

11:00 – 11:40 EET — Collaboration: a critical enabler


Organized by: 

11:30–12:30 EET — UNDP Hour

The United Nations Development Programme is bringing together notable experts to make sense of the COP27 conference and the most pressing climate concerns of our times. Join us as ministers, United Nations experts, scientists, entrepreneurs and youth activists from every corner of the globe discuss climate change from a human perspective.  This is 'The UNDP Hour.'

Moderator: Cassie Flynn, Strategic Advisor on Climate Change and Head of the Climate Promise, UNDP

Speakers:

  • Raquel Lagunas, Head of Gender Equality, UNDP;
  • Richenda Van Leeuwen, Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE);
  • Yetunda Fadeyi, Founder and CEO, Renewable Energy and Environmental Initiative;
  • Usha Rao-Monari, Associate Administrator, UNDP;
  • Vladislav Kaim, Youth Advisor on Climate Change, UN Secretary General;
  • Dr. Hani Sweilam, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt.

Organized by:

12:00 – 12:40 EET — Case Study: Swedish ocean energy kites supporting Faroe Islands to reach 100% renewable by 2030

The Faroe Islands has one of the most ambitious themes for green transitions, aiming to reach 100% renewable by 2030. The tidal energy has potential to supply 40% of the energy demand by 2030, and this small but complete island nation can lead the way for other nations. Minesto, developer of a game-changing technology to harness clean electricity from the ocean, has successfully commissioned its first Dragon Class model “Dragon 4” underwater kite in Vestmanna, Faroe Islands.

Speakers: 

  • Martin Edlund, CEO, Minesto;
  • Terji Nielsen, Head of R&D, SEV;
  • Helma Maria Trondheim, writing PhD on tidal energy, Aalborg University, 2022, SEV.

Organized by: 

13:00–13:45 EET — Protecting the 1.5C Limit. Business call to action!

Speakers:

  • Ingmar Rentzhog Founder We Don’t Have Time
  • Katherine Hayhoe, Climate Scientists
  • Maria Mendiluce, Chief Executive Officer of We Mean Business
  • Hannah Hislop,  Global Sustainability Senior Manager, Unilever

Organizers:

13:00 – 13:40 — How to avoid our oceans to be filled up with resources that should be kept in circulation - Nordic collaboration on how to lead the way into a future where resources are no longer wasted

Nitrogen ends up as the single biggest challenge in our coastal areas around the world that both risks changing the balance in the sea and risk of creating toxic areas. The Oslo Bay is one example where the situation is critical.

The biogas industry has a huge potential to increase production but the nitrogen content in the resources is a challenge and the amount of phosphorus in the residue can’t be used due to much phosphorus in the ground. At the same time, we see that the egg industry is struggling to get phosphorus to meet the demand, is it only rich people that should afford to buy eggs in the future?

It will be our seas that will need to produce more food in the future but both the challenges are piling up. Increase methane leakage, the combination of too much phosphorus and nitrogen in our coast areas stops the possibility to produce the food we need.

Let’s turn these challenges into possibilities, with the Nordics leading the way. One key understanding is that in order to produce the food we need we will need more nutrients and both potassium and phosphorus are a scarce resource, when it comes to phosphorus we know that the world by 2100 will only have one reserve in the world to use – if we do not start to recycle and use the resources we have already put into use over and over again.

Speakers: 

  • Massimo Forti Kenneth Kasgård, CEO, Ragn-Sells;
  • Jan Svärd, CEO, EasyMining;
  • Anna L, Business Developer, EasyMining;
  • Lotte Vang, Hjöring municipality;
  • Sören Willumsen, DanHatch;
  • Asger Christensen, MEP.

Organized by: 

14:20–15:00 EET — We Can Do It! The Fair Transformation

Listen to climate leaders showcase their climate initiatives and solutions.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Hahn, Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University;
  • Nick Robins, Professor in Practice - Sustainable Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE);
  • Stephan Barthel, Professor in Sustainability Science;
  • Karin Lexén, Secretary-General, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC);
  • Dalia Eid,2nd Vice Chair, Vision (Sweden);
  • Bert De Wel, Climate Policy Officer.

Organized by:

14:00 – 14:20 EET — Nordic vision: How nutrients can be recirculated repeatedly, enable the world to produce the resources we desperately need or should eggs in the future only be food for the rich?

Our linear system reduced our potential to produce the food we need.

The biogas industry has a huge potential to increase production but the nitrogen content in the resources is a challenge and the amount of phosphorus in the residue can’t be used due to much phosphorus in the ground. At the same time, we see that the egg industry is struggling to get phosphorus to meet the demand, is it only rich people that should afford to buy eggs in the future?

It will be our seas that will need to produce more food in the future, but both the challenges are piling up. Increased methane leakage, the combination of too much phosphorus and nitrogen in our coast areas stops the possibility to produce the food we need.

Let’s turn these challenges into possibilities, with the Nordics leading the way. One key understanding is that in order to produce the food we need we will need more nutrients and both potassium and phosphorus are a scarce resource, when it comes to phosphorus, we know that the world by 2100 will only have one reserve in the world to use – if we do not start to recycle and use the resources we have already put into use over and over again.

Moderator:

  • Pär Larshans, Ragn-Sells

Expected speakers:

  • Jan Svärd, CEO, EasyMining;
  • Ole Arthur Varge, Business developer, Ragn-Sells Havbruk;
  • Lotte Vang, Head of Environment, Hjöring municipality;
  • Sören Willumsen, CEO, DanHatch;
  • Sara Stiernström, Product Manager, EasyMining.

Organized by:

15:30–16:00 EET — Defugo & Friends

Wastewater is a huge problem in many parts of the world. In this episode of Defugo & Friends, we want to highlight EcoX, the women-lead company which purifies wastewater to create hydrogen. The CEO of ecoX will join us to tell us more about their solution.

Speakers:

  • Emma Clark, CEO, ecoX;
  • David Coleman, Chairman Defugo Technologies.

Organized by:

15:00 – 16:00 EET — West Sweden - The green battery and electromobility hub

This seminar takes you on a journey towards sustainability and a green future. West Sweden is in the middle of a transion from a heavy fossil-dependent industrial region to a region where our industry now is leading the transition to a green fossil fuel-free economy.

Investments in green energy, recycling and green battery factories create jobs, economic growth and hope. Tune in online or take a seat in the Swedish Pavilion and listen to the Northvolt and Volvo Cars joint venture (NOVO Energy), Volvo Group and STENA Recycling AB when they share their path to become CO2 neutral, and how it impacts the local community and how the local community contributes to reaching the climate goals.  

Moderator:

  • Emma Modeer Wiking, Head of Sustainabilty, Business Sweden

Speakers:

  • Magnus Berntsson, Minister of Environment Västra Götaland, Västra Götalands Region
    Karl Johan Runnberg, SVP Public Affairs, Volvo Group
    Christian Jebsen, Communications & Public Affairs Manager, the Northvolt and Volvo Cars joint venture (NOVO Energy)
    Sara Davidsson, Sustainability Manager, Stena Recycling
  • Magnus Berntsson, Minister of Environment Västra Götaland, Västra Götalandsregionen

Organized by: 

16:00–18:00 EET — We Can Do It! Water & Gender

In this segment, we take a closer look at the issue of water and at the role gender plays in the fight against climate change. We’ll be hearing from scientific experts and activists who are both implementing novel solutions and spreading awareness of the impacts of global warming worldwide.

Speakers: 

  • Malin Lundberg Ingemarsson, Programme Manager, Stockholm International Water Institute;
  • Nureen Faiza Anisha, Doctoral Candidate, Oregon State University;
  • Tim Brown, Founder & CEO, Tradewater;
  • Brett Jenks, President & CEO, Rare;
  • Niranjali Amerasinghe, Executive Director, ActionAid USA;
  • Shelly Porges, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Beyond the Billion;
  • Jonathan Muriuki, Interim manager, Restore Africa Programme;
  • Shannon Hader, Dean of the School of International Service, American University;
  • Simon Nicholson, Director of the Center on Envrionment, Community, and Equity, American University;
  • Jillian Semaan, Vice-President Sustainability, Ketchum.

Organized by:

16:40 – 17:40 EET — Advancing gender-sensitive climate responses for sustaining peace

Over the past years, the differentiated impacts of climate change on women and girls in armed conflict contexts have been recognised in light of their pre-existing inequalities in these complex environments as highlighted in the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. In addition to their increased vulnerability at times of conflict and climate change, their full potential as peacebuilders and agents of resilience to climate risks is also undermined.

In this regard, the conclusions of the Aswan Forum on Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa – in its third edition – accentuated the need to design gender-sensitive climate responses and mitigation strategies inclusive of the needs of men and women while stressing that women constitute key pillars of resilience to climate change. Likewise, the African Union Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and Action Plan (2022-2032) acknowledged the critical role that women play as change agents in informing and driving climate responses at multiple levels. In light of this, leveraging the roles women play in climate mitigation and adaptation is pivotal for advancing a comprehensive approach to climate, peace, and stability

Women are agents of change due to the critical roles they play in influencing sustainable solutions, safeguarding the natural environment and allocating resources sustainably within the household and the community, in the backdrop of Africa’s increasing vulnerability to climate change. Progress has been noted at the normative level to highlight women’s crucial roles as climate advocates and players, such as The African Union Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and Action Plan (2022-2032) which acknowledged the critical role that women play as change agents in informing and driving climate responses at multiple levels.

Although women’s participation in decision-making processes remains limited, strengthening women’s capacities and promoting their meaningful roles are global priorities. Leveraging the roles women play in climate mitigation and adaptation is pivotal for advancing a comprehensive approach to climate, peace and stability, and achieving peace and sustainable development.

Speakers: 

  • Amb. Ahmed Abdel Latif;
  • Mme Bineta Diop, African Union Women Peace and Security Special Envoy, African Union;
  • Susanne Mikhail, UNWomen ROAS Regional Director, UN Women;
  • Solar Sister.

Organized by: 

Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution

18:30–20:30 EET — Turning Waste Water Treatment Plants into Resource Plants

How will we be able to supply the world population with the food needed, within the borders of our planetary boundaries?

In this two-hour session, we will cover both land, water and sea issues, and we will have plenty of speakers from around the world chipping in with their expertise.

Speakers:

  • Pär Larshans, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ragn-Sells;
  • Anders Finnson, Senior Environmental Advisor, Svenskt Vatten;
  • Anna Lundbom, Marketing manager, EasyMining;
  • Mats Johansson, Programme Manager, WWF Sweden;
  • Dr. Caroline Whalley, European Environment Agency;
  • Jan Svärd, CEO, EasyMining;
  • Dr. Will Brownlie, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology;
  • Arabel Long, Wien Energie GmbH;
  • Sam Geerts, Manager Process Engineering, Aquafin;
  • Christoph Ontyd, Chairman of the Shareholders Meeting, Phosphorgewinnung Schkopau GmbH;
  • Professor Mark Sutton, Director, International Nitrogen Management System (INMS) and Director, UKRI GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub (SANH), UK Centre of Ecology and Hydrology;
  • John Buur Christiansen, CEO, BIOFOS;
  • Anna Jarnehammar, Executive Vice President, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute;
  • Minna Epps, Head, IUCN Ocean.

Organized by:

20:30–21:00 EET — Wrap-up & Culture

We look back on today’s broadcast, reflect on the conversations, and highlight interesting climate content on social media. With experts and interesting guests.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Gemma Sou, geographer, co-editor Journal of Humanitarian Affairs;
  • Denny Hulten, Project Leader, Passion for Climate.

Organized by:

Hosts

Nick Nuttall

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UK
)

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

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.

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

David Coleman

 (
AUS
)
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.

Brett Jenks

 (
US
)
CEO, Rare

Brett Jenks has championed behavior change in conservation for more than 20 years. As CEO, Brett leads Rare’s global mission to empower and inspire people to adopt sustainable behaviors and practices, and protect vital natural resources. Under Brett’s leadership, Rare has created large-scale, global partnerships with foundations, NGOs and governments to tackle environmental challenges like overfishing, unsustainable land use practices, and climate change with a people-centered approach rooted in behavioral science.

Pär Larshans

 (
SE
)
Co-host, Director of Sustainability, Ragn-Sells

Pär is an award winner in communication, social sustainability, and intrapreneurship, listed multiple times by Trust Across America as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Trust. He is the current appointed expert for setting environmental targets for sea and coastal regions in Sweden and for the coalition group for climate-neutral Swedish industry by 2045.

Mark Sutton

 (
)
Director, GEF/UNEP International Nitrogen Management System (INMS), UK Centre of Ecology and Hydrology

Prof. Mark Sutton is chair of the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI), a joint project of the IGBP and SCOPE and is co-chair of the Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen (TFRN), a body of the UN-ECE Geneva Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution. His work in these areas has included preparing options for revision of the UNECE Gothenburg Protocol and developing a vision of how the global nitrogen Since 2012 Prof Sutton has been working with the UNEP supporting their work through the Global Programme of Action on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA), leading the provision of science advice the GPA 3rd Intergovernmental Review (IGR-3, Manila). This subsequently led to his leadership of the Global Overview on Nutrient Management for UNEP ‘Our Nutrient World’ in 2013. In recent years, Prof. Sutton has focused on developing the links between ammonia and other nitrogen compounds in the environment.

Jan Svärd

 (
SE
)
CEO of EasyMining

Master of Sience from Chalmers University of Technology. Long career in chemical industry with several CEO positions in large global corporations and has been Chairman of the Swedish Chemicals Association. Now Chairman of the BioInnovation fund and board member of a few mid size companies. Most important is my job as CEO of EasyMining that has developed,and is commercializing, circular technologies that produces nutrients in a way that directly and indirectly is reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Anna Lundbom

 (
SE
)
Marketing & Sales manager at EasyMining

Anna Lundbom joined EasyMining, an innovation company within Ragn-Sells Group, in May 2020 as the Marketing and Product Sales Manager. She is focusing on leading the project to commercialize EasyMining´s nitrogen removal and recovery process along with business development for the company´s other processes and products. Anna joined the Ragn-Sells Group, one of the Nordic’s largest waste management companies, in 2012 and has been working with business development and sales in various positions. Previous to Ragn-Sells, she worked as a management consultant. Anna is a graduate of Linköping’s University and holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management. Thrilled to be a part of creating circular solutions for nutrients and other important materials, Anna is devoted to creating cooperation between companies and raise the awareness of the legislative hindrances that exists.

Dr Gemma Sou

 (
UK
)
University of Manchester

Gemma is a Lecturer of the Environment and Disasters at the University of Manchester. Her research explores the everyday geographies and politics of climate change, and her research has particularly focused on South America and the Caribbean.

Dr. Lera Miles

 (
US
)
Doctor, UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Lisa A. Levin is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. She has studied deep-sea ecosystems and their response to climate change and human disturbance for the past 40 years. Levin is co- founder and co-lead of the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative, co-lead of the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy and contributed to multiple IPCC reports.

Slav Gatchev

 (
)
Managing Director, Sustainable Debt, NatureVest

Slav leads the Sustainable Debt team for NatureVest – The Nature Conservancy’s impact investing arm – which deploys debt conversions, ‘blue bonds’, and public-private structures to mobilize capital for marine and terrestrial conservation.

Jean-Paul Adam

 (
SC
)
Director, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and Technology, UNECA

Jean-Paul Adam is the Director for Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Cassie Flynn

 (
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.

Raquel Lagunas

 (
ES
)
Head of Gender Equality, UNDP

Raquel Lagunas is the Head of Gender Equality at UNDP, based in New York, with more than 25 years of experience working on gender equality in different development settings. She has advised Governments across the world and large Development Organizations, such as the World Food Programme, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and IUCN, and worked closely with non-governmental organizations and grass root women’s movements across Latin America. Raquel has worked closely with academia, including leading a master’s degree in the Gender Studies Programme at the Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internationales (ICEI), serving as a senior researcher for think tanks in Madrid and lecturing at SIPA/Columbia University and Duke University. She holds an MA in International Studies: Gender and Development, and a second one in Sexual Sciences from Universad de Alcalá, as well as a BA in Philosophy from Universidad de Salamanca.

Usha Rao-Monari

 (
IN
)
Under Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of UNDP

Usha Rao-Monari is the Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). As Senior Adviser to Blackstone’s Infrastructure Group, Ms. Rao-Monari is an investment professional with almost 30 years of investment experience, particularly in the infrastructure area. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Water Development Partners, a Blackstone portfolio company, and held several senior positions, notably as Director of the Sustainable Business Advisory Group at the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group. She currently serves on the Boards of a number organizations in the field of sustainable development and has held a number of Board and advisory positions in the areas of water, natural capital, biodiversity and environment.

Vladislav Kaim

 (
)
Youth Climate Advisor to the UN Secretary General

Vladislav Kaim is a young Moldovan economist and climate action and sustainability advocate with vast experience at the UN level, as well as on multiple national and local platforms in Eastern European region. His main fields of advocacy have been green jobs for youth, just transition, green and sustainable economic growth and reforms to the multilateral climate finance agenda. In July 2020, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed Mr Kaim to be one of his Youth Advisors on Climate Change and oversee the implementation of his Climate Strategy. Vladislav is also the contact point on green jobs at YOUNGO, official youth constituency to the UNFCCC, and 2021 IMF Youth Fellow.

Dr. Hani Sweilam

 (
EG
)
Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt

H.E. Professor Hani Sewilam, the Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, is a professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Management. He worked as the Managing Director of the UNESCO Chair in Hydrological Changes and Water Resources Management at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, and he was also the University Rector’s Delegate for African Countries.

Thomas Hahn

 (
SE
)
Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

Thomas Hahn is an ecological economist. He is co-leader of a large research program for Just Transition and Fair Transformation to a Fossil-Free Future. We co-produce knowledge and policies with the Swedish trade unions and other grassroot civil society organizations.

Prof. Nick Robins

 (
UK
)
Professor in Practice - Sustainable Finance, LSE & Co-Founder Planet Tracker

Nick Robins is Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the LSE’s Grantham Research Institute. The focus of his work is on how to mobilise finance for climate action in ways that support a just transition, promoting the role of central banks and regulators in achieving sustainable development and investigating how the financial system can support the restoration of nature. Nick is co-founder of Carbon Tracker and also co-founder of Planet Tracker and previously worked at UNEP, HSBC, Henderson Global Investors, the International Institute for Environment and Development, as well as the European Commission.

Karin Lexén

 (
SE
)
Secretary General at Naturskyddsföreningen

With many years of experience of environment issues, Karin in 2016 became Secretary-General for Sweden’s largest environmental organization, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC). She has previously held positions at Stockholm International Water Institute, Ministry of the Environment and other civil society organizations such as Fairtrade and the Church of Sweden. Karin holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental chemistry. The first United Nations Climate Change Conference she attended was COP3 in Kyoto.

Stephan Barthel

 (
SE
)
Professor in Sustainability Science, University of Gävle

PhD in Natural Resource Management. Program director FAIRTRANS (Fair Transformation to a Fossil Free Future). According to Web of Science top 1% Highly cited Scholars in the world 2019, 2020.

Dalia Eid

 (
SE
)
2nd Vice Chair, Vision (Sweden)

Dalia Eid is 2nd Vice Chair of Vision, Sweden’s fifth largest union with over 200 000 members in the public sector. Dalia is also a leadership strategic in the municipality of Nyköping and is highly engaged in leadership, development and how to organise at the workplace – with the aim to make work life better.

Bert De Wel

 (
BE
)
Climate Policy Officer, International Trade Union Confederation

Bert De Vel is responsible for the climate policy advocacy work of the ITUC at the global level, functioning as focal point for the trade unions at the UNFCCC. He has worked since 2009 for the trade unions, first at the biggest Belgian trade union, then at the ITUC.

Emma Clark

 (
AU
)
CEO, ecoX Global Pte Ltd.

Emma Clark is CEO of ecoX Global Pte Ltd, a company which specializes in research and commercialisation of world-leading solutions that support decarbonization. Current projects led by Emma include the Production of Green Hydrogen from Wastewater and a world-first process that more effectively recovers critical metals from solids, such as ores and e-waste, while totally regenerating all oxidizers and reagents used.

Jillian Semaan

 (
US
)
VP, Sustainability at Ketchum

.Jillian leads Sustainability at Ketchum where she drives initiatives and provides counsel related to ESGs, Food and Agriculture, Sustainability, Environmental Justice, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She has spent much of her career advocating for both human and planetary health centered around sustainable solutions like new technologies, regenerative agriculture, alternative proteins, biodiversity, and soil health. Previously she was appointed in the Obama Administration at the United States Department of Agriculture where she created and implemented government initiatives that focused on sustainable agriculture in food deserts, disadvantaged and low-income communities throughout the United States addressing food access issues and nutrition.

Niranjali Amerasinghe

 (
LK
)
Executive Director, ActionAid USA

Niranjali leads ActionAid’s US office, working to build a more just and sustainable world. She is an international lawyer and activist with expertise in climate finance, human rights, and equity.

Tim Brown

 (
US
)
CEO, Tradewater

Tim is a founder and the CEO of Tradewater. He provides strategic direction for the firm in all business areas. He is developing new programs to further Tradewater’s mission and expand its impact. He is working to open new markets and facilitate the firm’s international expansion. Tim brings to Tradewater 36 years of experience in carbon programs, environmental policy, hazardous waste cleanup, and pollution prevention.

Anders Finnson

 (
SE
)
Senior Environmental Advisor, Svenskt Vatten

Anders Finnson is a Senior Environmental Advisor at Svenskt Vatten (Swedish Water). He is specialized in policy, media, and technical issues on the water environment. Since 2017, he is a member of the Advisory board of the Swedish Chemicals Agency, as well as a member of the European Water Companies Association. He is also a member of the Swedish Eco-labeling Committee since 2008, and a board member of the NGO Toilet Without Borders.

Mats Johansson

 (
SE
)
Programme Manager Baltic Stewardship Initiative, WWF Sweden

Systems ecologist working with transformation and change in the fields of sustainable nutrient management, eutrophication and clean waters. Check out: http://www.balticstewardship.org/

Caroline Whalley

 (
UK
)
Expert on Water Industries and Pollution at the EEA

Caroline works at the European Environment Agency on chemicals in water, focusing particularly on the EU Urban Waste Water Treatment and Water Framework Directives. She’s inspired by the importance, responsibilities and opportunities of treating our sewage to protect human health and the environment. Prior to working at the EEA, Caroline worked in water and marine policy at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and as a marine researcher at CEFAS in the UK. She studied Environmental Science at Plymouth (UK), before working at the Water Research Centre and then doing her PhD in Environmental Chemistry at the University of East Anglia.

Shannon Hader

 (
)
Dean, School of International Service

Shannon Hader, MD, MPH, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of Programmes at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and a prominent leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the United States and globally, is the dean of the School of International Service at American University. Before accepting the position at the UN, Dr. Hader served as Director of the Division of Global HIV and TB at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also has served as Vice President and Director at Futures Group International (now Palladium); as Senior Deputy Director of the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration at the District of Columbia Department of Health; Senior Scientific Advisor to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief at the US Department of State.

https://www.american.edu/sis/faculty/shader.cfm

Simon Nicholson

 (
)
Director of American University’s Center on Environment, Community, and Equity

Simon Nicholson is an Associate Professor in the School of International Service at American University, Washington DC. His research and teaching focus on global environmental governance, the intersections of technology and the environment, and carbon removal and solar radiation management responses to climate change. Simon is Director of American University’s cross-campus Center on Environment, Community, and Equity. He is also co-Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy and Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment.

https://simon-nicholson.com/https://www.american.edu/sis/faculty/snichols.cfm

Hosts

Nick Nuttall

 (
UK
)
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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Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

 (
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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Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

 (
)
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

David Coleman

 (
AUS
)
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.

Read less
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Brett Jenks

 (
US
)
CEO, Rare

Brett Jenks has championed behavior change in conservation for more than 20 years. As CEO, Brett leads Rare’s global mission to empower and inspire people to adopt sustainable behaviors and practices, and protect vital natural resources. Under Brett’s leadership, Rare has created large-scale, global partnerships with foundations, NGOs and governments to tackle environmental challenges like overfishing, unsustainable land use practices, and climate change with a people-centered approach rooted in behavioral science.

Read less
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Pär Larshans

 (
SE
)
Co-host, Director of Sustainability, Ragn-Sells

Pär is an award winner in communication, social sustainability, and intrapreneurship, listed multiple times by Trust Across America as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Trust. He is the current appointed expert for setting environmental targets for sea and coastal regions in Sweden and for the coalition group for climate-neutral Swedish industry by 2045.

Read less
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Mark Sutton

 (
)
Director, GEF/UNEP International Nitrogen Management System (INMS), UK Centre of Ecology and Hydrology

Prof. Mark Sutton is chair of the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI), a joint project of the IGBP and SCOPE and is co-chair of the Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen (TFRN), a body of the UN-ECE Geneva Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution. His work in these areas has included preparing options for revision of the UNECE Gothenburg Protocol and developing a vision of how the global nitrogen Since 2012 Prof Sutton has been working with the UNEP supporting their work through the Global Programme of Action on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA), leading the provision of science advice the GPA 3rd Intergovernmental Review (IGR-3, Manila). This subsequently led to his leadership of the Global Overview on Nutrient Management for UNEP ‘Our Nutrient World’ in 2013. In recent years, Prof. Sutton has focused on developing the links between ammonia and other nitrogen compounds in the environment.

Read less
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Jan Svärd

 (
SE
)
CEO of EasyMining

Master of Sience from Chalmers University of Technology. Long career in chemical industry with several CEO positions in large global corporations and has been Chairman of the Swedish Chemicals Association. Now Chairman of the BioInnovation fund and board member of a few mid size companies. Most important is my job as CEO of EasyMining that has developed,and is commercializing, circular technologies that produces nutrients in a way that directly and indirectly is reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Read less
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Anna Lundbom

 (
SE
)
Marketing & Sales manager at EasyMining

Anna Lundbom joined EasyMining, an innovation company within Ragn-Sells Group, in May 2020 as the Marketing and Product Sales Manager. She is focusing on leading the project to commercialize EasyMining´s nitrogen removal and recovery process along with business development for the company´s other processes and products. Anna joined the Ragn-Sells Group, one of the Nordic’s largest waste management companies, in 2012 and has been working with business development and sales in various positions. Previous to Ragn-Sells, she worked as a management consultant. Anna is a graduate of Linköping’s University and holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management. Thrilled to be a part of creating circular solutions for nutrients and other important materials, Anna is devoted to creating cooperation between companies and raise the awareness of the legislative hindrances that exists.

Read less
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Dr Gemma Sou

 (
UK
)
University of Manchester

Gemma is a Lecturer of the Environment and Disasters at the University of Manchester. Her research explores the everyday geographies and politics of climate change, and her research has particularly focused on South America and the Caribbean.

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Dr. Lera Miles

 (
US
)
Doctor, UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Lisa A. Levin is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. She has studied deep-sea ecosystems and their response to climate change and human disturbance for the past 40 years. Levin is co- founder and co-lead of the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative, co-lead of the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy and contributed to multiple IPCC reports.

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Slav Gatchev

 (
)
Managing Director, Sustainable Debt, NatureVest

Slav leads the Sustainable Debt team for NatureVest – The Nature Conservancy’s impact investing arm – which deploys debt conversions, ‘blue bonds’, and public-private structures to mobilize capital for marine and terrestrial conservation.

Read less
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Jean-Paul Adam

 (
SC
)
Director, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and Technology, UNECA

Jean-Paul Adam is the Director for Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

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Cassie Flynn

 (
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.

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Raquel Lagunas

 (
ES
)
Head of Gender Equality, UNDP

Raquel Lagunas is the Head of Gender Equality at UNDP, based in New York, with more than 25 years of experience working on gender equality in different development settings. She has advised Governments across the world and large Development Organizations, such as the World Food Programme, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and IUCN, and worked closely with non-governmental organizations and grass root women’s movements across Latin America. Raquel has worked closely with academia, including leading a master’s degree in the Gender Studies Programme at the Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internationales (ICEI), serving as a senior researcher for think tanks in Madrid and lecturing at SIPA/Columbia University and Duke University. She holds an MA in International Studies: Gender and Development, and a second one in Sexual Sciences from Universad de Alcalá, as well as a BA in Philosophy from Universidad de Salamanca.

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Usha Rao-Monari

 (
IN
)
Under Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of UNDP

Usha Rao-Monari is the Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). As Senior Adviser to Blackstone’s Infrastructure Group, Ms. Rao-Monari is an investment professional with almost 30 years of investment experience, particularly in the infrastructure area. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Water Development Partners, a Blackstone portfolio company, and held several senior positions, notably as Director of the Sustainable Business Advisory Group at the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group. She currently serves on the Boards of a number organizations in the field of sustainable development and has held a number of Board and advisory positions in the areas of water, natural capital, biodiversity and environment.

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Vladislav Kaim

 (
)
Youth Climate Advisor to the UN Secretary General

Vladislav Kaim is a young Moldovan economist and climate action and sustainability advocate with vast experience at the UN level, as well as on multiple national and local platforms in Eastern European region. His main fields of advocacy have been green jobs for youth, just transition, green and sustainable economic growth and reforms to the multilateral climate finance agenda. In July 2020, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed Mr Kaim to be one of his Youth Advisors on Climate Change and oversee the implementation of his Climate Strategy. Vladislav is also the contact point on green jobs at YOUNGO, official youth constituency to the UNFCCC, and 2021 IMF Youth Fellow.

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Dr. Hani Sweilam

 (
EG
)
Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt

H.E. Professor Hani Sewilam, the Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, is a professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Management. He worked as the Managing Director of the UNESCO Chair in Hydrological Changes and Water Resources Management at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, and he was also the University Rector’s Delegate for African Countries.

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Thomas Hahn

 (
SE
)
Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

Thomas Hahn is an ecological economist. He is co-leader of a large research program for Just Transition and Fair Transformation to a Fossil-Free Future. We co-produce knowledge and policies with the Swedish trade unions and other grassroot civil society organizations.

Read less
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Prof. Nick Robins

 (
UK
)
Professor in Practice - Sustainable Finance, LSE & Co-Founder Planet Tracker

Nick Robins is Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the LSE’s Grantham Research Institute. The focus of his work is on how to mobilise finance for climate action in ways that support a just transition, promoting the role of central banks and regulators in achieving sustainable development and investigating how the financial system can support the restoration of nature. Nick is co-founder of Carbon Tracker and also co-founder of Planet Tracker and previously worked at UNEP, HSBC, Henderson Global Investors, the International Institute for Environment and Development, as well as the European Commission.

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Karin Lexén

 (
SE
)
Secretary General at Naturskyddsföreningen

With many years of experience of environment issues, Karin in 2016 became Secretary-General for Sweden’s largest environmental organization, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC). She has previously held positions at Stockholm International Water Institute, Ministry of the Environment and other civil society organizations such as Fairtrade and the Church of Sweden. Karin holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental chemistry. The first United Nations Climate Change Conference she attended was COP3 in Kyoto.

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Stephan Barthel

 (
SE
)
Professor in Sustainability Science, University of Gävle

PhD in Natural Resource Management. Program director FAIRTRANS (Fair Transformation to a Fossil Free Future). According to Web of Science top 1% Highly cited Scholars in the world 2019, 2020.

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Dalia Eid

 (
SE
)
2nd Vice Chair, Vision (Sweden)

Dalia Eid is 2nd Vice Chair of Vision, Sweden’s fifth largest union with over 200 000 members in the public sector. Dalia is also a leadership strategic in the municipality of Nyköping and is highly engaged in leadership, development and how to organise at the workplace – with the aim to make work life better.

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Bert De Wel

 (
BE
)
Climate Policy Officer, International Trade Union Confederation

Bert De Vel is responsible for the climate policy advocacy work of the ITUC at the global level, functioning as focal point for the trade unions at the UNFCCC. He has worked since 2009 for the trade unions, first at the biggest Belgian trade union, then at the ITUC.

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Emma Clark

 (
AU
)
CEO, ecoX Global Pte Ltd.

Emma Clark is CEO of ecoX Global Pte Ltd, a company which specializes in research and commercialisation of world-leading solutions that support decarbonization. Current projects led by Emma include the Production of Green Hydrogen from Wastewater and a world-first process that more effectively recovers critical metals from solids, such as ores and e-waste, while totally regenerating all oxidizers and reagents used.

Read less
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Jillian Semaan

 (
US
)
VP, Sustainability at Ketchum

.Jillian leads Sustainability at Ketchum where she drives initiatives and provides counsel related to ESGs, Food and Agriculture, Sustainability, Environmental Justice, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She has spent much of her career advocating for both human and planetary health centered around sustainable solutions like new technologies, regenerative agriculture, alternative proteins, biodiversity, and soil health. Previously she was appointed in the Obama Administration at the United States Department of Agriculture where she created and implemented government initiatives that focused on sustainable agriculture in food deserts, disadvantaged and low-income communities throughout the United States addressing food access issues and nutrition.

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Niranjali Amerasinghe

 (
LK
)
Executive Director, ActionAid USA

Niranjali leads ActionAid’s US office, working to build a more just and sustainable world. She is an international lawyer and activist with expertise in climate finance, human rights, and equity.

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Tim Brown

 (
US
)
CEO, Tradewater

Tim is a founder and the CEO of Tradewater. He provides strategic direction for the firm in all business areas. He is developing new programs to further Tradewater’s mission and expand its impact. He is working to open new markets and facilitate the firm’s international expansion. Tim brings to Tradewater 36 years of experience in carbon programs, environmental policy, hazardous waste cleanup, and pollution prevention.

Read less
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Anders Finnson

 (
SE
)
Senior Environmental Advisor, Svenskt Vatten

Anders Finnson is a Senior Environmental Advisor at Svenskt Vatten (Swedish Water). He is specialized in policy, media, and technical issues on the water environment. Since 2017, he is a member of the Advisory board of the Swedish Chemicals Agency, as well as a member of the European Water Companies Association. He is also a member of the Swedish Eco-labeling Committee since 2008, and a board member of the NGO Toilet Without Borders.

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Mats Johansson

 (
SE
)
Programme Manager Baltic Stewardship Initiative, WWF Sweden

Systems ecologist working with transformation and change in the fields of sustainable nutrient management, eutrophication and clean waters. Check out: http://www.balticstewardship.org/

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Caroline Whalley

 (
UK
)
Expert on Water Industries and Pollution at the EEA

Caroline works at the European Environment Agency on chemicals in water, focusing particularly on the EU Urban Waste Water Treatment and Water Framework Directives. She’s inspired by the importance, responsibilities and opportunities of treating our sewage to protect human health and the environment. Prior to working at the EEA, Caroline worked in water and marine policy at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and as a marine researcher at CEFAS in the UK. She studied Environmental Science at Plymouth (UK), before working at the Water Research Centre and then doing her PhD in Environmental Chemistry at the University of East Anglia.

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Shannon Hader

 (
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Dean, School of International Service

Shannon Hader, MD, MPH, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of Programmes at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and a prominent leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the United States and globally, is the dean of the School of International Service at American University. Before accepting the position at the UN, Dr. Hader served as Director of the Division of Global HIV and TB at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also has served as Vice President and Director at Futures Group International (now Palladium); as Senior Deputy Director of the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration at the District of Columbia Department of Health; Senior Scientific Advisor to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief at the US Department of State.

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Director of American University’s Center on Environment, Community, and Equity

Simon Nicholson is an Associate Professor in the School of International Service at American University, Washington DC. His research and teaching focus on global environmental governance, the intersections of technology and the environment, and carbon removal and solar radiation management responses to climate change. Simon is Director of American University’s cross-campus Center on Environment, Community, and Equity. He is also co-Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy and Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment.

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Defugo
SIWI
Rare
American University School of International Service
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Mount Kenya University

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The Climate Group
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SME Climate Hub
Prime Computer
UN Foundation
Rare
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Desert Control
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Global Returns Project
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Puro.earth
The Climate Choice
Unite 2030
PUSH Sweden
Citizens' Climate Europe
Goodwings
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Articheck
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Removement
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Eljun
Human Act
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SIWI
The Planetary Press
Reformaten
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Suraksha
Global Resilience Summit
Astor Perkins
Straight Talk Foundation
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All Aboard
Global Utmaning
2022 Initiative
TEDxGlasgow
The New Division
The Swedish Association for Responsible Consumption
Beyond Nine
Start Up Energy Transition (SET)
Recycle2Riches
Pvblic foundation
Rainforest Partnership
Everland
Anchor
Noah conference

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