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Day 8, Energy & Action For Climate Empowerment

COP27 Climate Hub

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Day 8, Energy & Action For Climate Empowerment

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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10:00–11:00 EET — COP27 meeting: Opening ceremony: The global demand and supply for Green Hydrogen

A starting session open to Parties from the Global South and the Global North to make opening statements and to voice their demands or concerns on challenges for the future of Green Hydrogen.

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:

  • Hon. Bogolo Kenewendo, Africa Director, Special Advisor, UN Climate Change High Level Champions Team;    
  • Michelle Tigchelaar, Research Scientist, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University;
  • Mina Guli, CEO, Thirst;
  • Chanda Chabala, Youth Reporter - Zambia, Children's Radio Foundation;
  • Mary Ann Nobele, Youth Reporter, Children's Radio Foundation;
  • Jillene Connors Belopolsky, Chief of Staff & External Affairs, Clean Cooking Alliance;
  • Alicia Schmid, Programme Manager, World Climate Summit;
  • Alex Eaton, CEO and Co-Founder, Sistema.bio;
  • Jens Nielsen, Founder & CEO, World Climate Foundation;
  • Bardha Kushutani, Project Director, World Climate Foundtion;
  • Mark Herrema, CEO, Newlight Technologies.

Organized by:

11:00–12:00 EET — COP27 meeting: A realistic assessment on the current state of green hydrogen

This session will address the current status of hydrogen production, and the industry’s transformation to Green Hydrogen.

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.'

Speakers:

  • Ambassador Mohamed Nasr, Director of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development Department, Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Alessandro Fracassetti, Resident Representative Egypt, UNDP;
  • Rana Adib, Executive Secretary, REN21;
  • Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Global Leader of Climate & Energy, WWF;
  • Angela Churie Kallhauge, Executive Vice President for Impact, Environmental Defense Fund;
  • Dr. Emad Adly, National Coordinator Egypt, GEF Small Grants.

Organized by:

12:00–13:00 EET EET — COP27 meeting: The heavy industry perspective

This session aims at looping in innovators and analysts to focus on existing challenges in transforming existing industrial sectors and how these can be resolved. This session will have video material from Dirostahl and Heidelberg Materials.

Organized by:

13:00 – 15:20 EET — Exponential Solutions: Energy

We need to halve global emissions and become nature positive by 2030 to secure a livable planet. This is the reality, but… What if we told you that this is doable and that the solutions for this energy transition are already here? This event will focus on: policies & investments, renewable energy & its infrastructure, and energy efficiency & digitalization.

Speakers:

  • Nigel Topping, UN Climate Change High Level Champion COP26, Climate Champions Team; 
  • Per Bolund, Co-spokesperson, The Swedish Green Party; 
  • Rasmus Skov, Head of Global Engagement, Ørsted;
  • Dr. Ralf Wiesenberg, Vice President Business Development, Azelio;
  • Wadia Fruergaard, Head of Offshore & Supply Chain Policy;
  • Maximilian, Schnippering, Head of Supply Chain Sustainability, Siemens Gamesa;
  • Andreas Rangel Ahrens, Head of Climate, Inter IKEA Group;
  • Tomas Hirsch, Director and Head of Energy, SSAB AB;
  • Rabia Ferroukhi, Director Knowledge, Policy and Finance Center, IRENA
  • Arunabha Ghosh, Founder-CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water;
  • Senisha Moonsamy, GCIP-SA, Technology innovation Agency (TIA);
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative.

Organized by:

13:00 –13:40 EET — REPower Europe Now

Moderator:

Giles Dickson, CEO, Wind Europe  

Speakers:

  • Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission;
  • Tinne Van der Straeten, Minister of Energy, Belgium;
  • Miguel Setas, Executive Board Member, EDP Group;
  • Claudio Facchin, CEO, Hitachi Energy.

Organized by:

13:00–14:00 EET — COP27 meeting: Assessing Avoided emissions and 1.5C global sustainability compatibility from energy solutions integrating energy efficiency

Organized by:

14:00 – 14:40 EET — Can small and medium farmers in Egypt and Saharan Africa feed the world?

Azelio (long-duration energy storage technology provider) is partnering with Engazaat (Egypt-based project developer) and Mascara (French-based desalination technology provider) in the SAVE cleantech utilities alliance.

The first project of the alliance will be in the Moghra oasis and will serve as a pilot that can be replicated for developing agriculture in the various desert areas of Egypt and the region.

Engazaat is one of the fastest-growing solar-water developers and operators in Egypt and MEA regions.

With social innovation at the core, the fintech-enabled disruptive business model is providing water-energy infrastructure-as-a-service on buy now pay later bases (BNPL) for the first time in the history of the industry enabling small farmers to specialize and do what they do best, at zero capex, zero-emission, minimum water footprint, and no operational burdens.  

Speakers: 

  • Jonas Wallmander, CEO and President, Azelio
  • Muhammad El Demerdash, CEO, Engazaat

Organized by: 

16:00–17:00 EET — Achieving Energy Security While Meeting Climate Goals

Listen to climate leaders showcase their climate initiatives and solutions, live from COP27.

Speakers:

  • Bonnie Jenkins, United States Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, United State Department of State;
  • Seth Grae, President & CEO, Lightbridge Corporation;
  • Dr. Kathryn Huff, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy;
  • Jeff Navin, Co-Founder, Boundary Stone Partners;
  • Ryan Norman, Policy Advisor for the Climate and Energy Program, Third Way;
  • Frank Ling, Chief Scientist, Anthropocene Institute;
  • Meredith Berger, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Energy, Installations and Environment.

Organized by:

17:30–19:00 EET — COP27 meeting: High-level launch of the First Joint Work Programme under the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, COP27

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18:30–20:00 EET — Startup4Climate

Listen to climate leaders showcase their climate initiatives and solutions, live from COP27.

Join the final of Startup4Climate, an innovation competition founded by Ellevio and GodEl showcasing ideas that can speed up the energy transition and limit global warming to 1,5 degrees.

The 8 shortlisted submissions pitch their ideas to a jury of experts from the fields of entrepreneurship, energy, green technology, and climate action. The winning startups that will be announced during COP27 are granted a SEK 2 million prize to help catalyze their ideas and contribute to the energy transition.

  • Dr. Corina Murafa, Independent Energy & Climate Policy Expert;
  • Gustaf Forsberg, CEO, NitroCapt;
  • Lina BertlingTjernberg, Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology;
  • Ida Verde, Growth manager, Cetasol;
  • Håkan Wahlgren, Business Development, ZIGRID AB;
  • Johanna Mossberg, Vice President Biorefinery and Energy, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden;
  • Toby Hörnlein, Strategic Growth Director, ELONROAD;
  • Jonathan Persson, Founder & CEO, Helios Innovations;
  • Fredrik Tunberg, CEO, Sally R;
  • Kalle Thunell, CCO, rebase.energy;
  • Steffen Therre, Chief Data Scientist, Tentania;
  • Stefan Krook, Chairman,GoodCause Foundation;
  • Jane Walerud, Partner,Walerud Ventures;
  • Anna Quarnström, Sustainability Developer,GodEl;
  • Kristofer Fröjd,Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development,Ellevio.

Organized by:

20:00–21:00 EET — Climate Reality Africa & Wrap-up & culture

Listen to climate leaders showcase their climate initiatives and solutions, live from COP27.

Join us for this special session with the African Climate Reality Project and get the chance to watch the film African Voices for African Forests.

Speakers:

  • Amy Giliam Thorp, Branch Manager, African Climate Reality Project, Africa Branch of the Climate Reality Project & Programme at Food & Trees for Africa;
  • Ewi Stephanie Lamma, Environmental and Climate Justice Advocate, Forests, Resources and People.

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10:00–11:00 EET — COP27 meeting: Opening ceremony: The global demand and supply for Green Hydrogen

A starting session open to Parties from the Global South and the Global North to make opening statements and to voice their demands or concerns on challenges for the future of Green Hydrogen.

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:

  • Hon. Bogolo Kenewendo, Africa Director, Special Advisor, UN Climate Change High Level Champions Team;    
  • Michelle Tigchelaar, Research Scientist, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University;
  • Mina Guli, CEO, Thirst;
  • Chanda Chabala, Youth Reporter - Zambia, Children's Radio Foundation;
  • Mary Ann Nobele, Youth Reporter, Children's Radio Foundation;
  • Jillene Connors Belopolsky, Chief of Staff & External Affairs, Clean Cooking Alliance;
  • Alicia Schmid, Programme Manager, World Climate Summit;
  • Alex Eaton, CEO and Co-Founder, Sistema.bio;
  • Jens Nielsen, Founder & CEO, World Climate Foundation;
  • Bardha Kushutani, Project Director, World Climate Foundtion;
  • Mark Herrema, CEO, Newlight Technologies.

Organized by:

11:00–12:00 EET — COP27 meeting: A realistic assessment on the current state of green hydrogen

This session will address the current status of hydrogen production, and the industry’s transformation to Green Hydrogen.

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.'

Speakers:

  • Ambassador Mohamed Nasr, Director of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development Department, Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Alessandro Fracassetti, Resident Representative Egypt, UNDP;
  • Rana Adib, Executive Secretary, REN21;
  • Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Global Leader of Climate & Energy, WWF;
  • Angela Churie Kallhauge, Executive Vice President for Impact, Environmental Defense Fund;
  • Dr. Emad Adly, National Coordinator Egypt, GEF Small Grants.

Organized by:

12:00–13:00 EET EET — COP27 meeting: The heavy industry perspective

This session aims at looping in innovators and analysts to focus on existing challenges in transforming existing industrial sectors and how these can be resolved. This session will have video material from Dirostahl and Heidelberg Materials.

Organized by:

13:00 – 15:20 EET — Exponential Solutions: Energy

We need to halve global emissions and become nature positive by 2030 to secure a livable planet. This is the reality, but… What if we told you that this is doable and that the solutions for this energy transition are already here? This event will focus on: policies & investments, renewable energy & its infrastructure, and energy efficiency & digitalization.

Speakers:

  • Nigel Topping, UN Climate Change High Level Champion COP26, Climate Champions Team; 
  • Per Bolund, Co-spokesperson, The Swedish Green Party; 
  • Rasmus Skov, Head of Global Engagement, Ørsted;
  • Dr. Ralf Wiesenberg, Vice President Business Development, Azelio;
  • Wadia Fruergaard, Head of Offshore & Supply Chain Policy;
  • Maximilian, Schnippering, Head of Supply Chain Sustainability, Siemens Gamesa;
  • Andreas Rangel Ahrens, Head of Climate, Inter IKEA Group;
  • Tomas Hirsch, Director and Head of Energy, SSAB AB;
  • Rabia Ferroukhi, Director Knowledge, Policy and Finance Center, IRENA
  • Arunabha Ghosh, Founder-CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water;
  • Senisha Moonsamy, GCIP-SA, Technology innovation Agency (TIA);
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative.

Organized by:

13:00 –13:40 EET — REPower Europe Now

Moderator:

Giles Dickson, CEO, Wind Europe  

Speakers:

  • Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission;
  • Tinne Van der Straeten, Minister of Energy, Belgium;
  • Miguel Setas, Executive Board Member, EDP Group;
  • Claudio Facchin, CEO, Hitachi Energy.

Organized by:

13:00–14:00 EET — COP27 meeting: Assessing Avoided emissions and 1.5C global sustainability compatibility from energy solutions integrating energy efficiency

Organized by:

14:00 – 14:40 EET — Can small and medium farmers in Egypt and Saharan Africa feed the world?

Azelio (long-duration energy storage technology provider) is partnering with Engazaat (Egypt-based project developer) and Mascara (French-based desalination technology provider) in the SAVE cleantech utilities alliance.

The first project of the alliance will be in the Moghra oasis and will serve as a pilot that can be replicated for developing agriculture in the various desert areas of Egypt and the region.

Engazaat is one of the fastest-growing solar-water developers and operators in Egypt and MEA regions.

With social innovation at the core, the fintech-enabled disruptive business model is providing water-energy infrastructure-as-a-service on buy now pay later bases (BNPL) for the first time in the history of the industry enabling small farmers to specialize and do what they do best, at zero capex, zero-emission, minimum water footprint, and no operational burdens.  

Speakers: 

  • Jonas Wallmander, CEO and President, Azelio
  • Muhammad El Demerdash, CEO, Engazaat

Organized by: 

16:00–17:00 EET — Achieving Energy Security While Meeting Climate Goals

Listen to climate leaders showcase their climate initiatives and solutions, live from COP27.

Speakers:

  • Bonnie Jenkins, United States Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, United State Department of State;
  • Seth Grae, President & CEO, Lightbridge Corporation;
  • Dr. Kathryn Huff, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy;
  • Jeff Navin, Co-Founder, Boundary Stone Partners;
  • Ryan Norman, Policy Advisor for the Climate and Energy Program, Third Way;
  • Frank Ling, Chief Scientist, Anthropocene Institute;
  • Meredith Berger, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Energy, Installations and Environment.

Organized by:

17:30–19:00 EET — COP27 meeting: High-level launch of the First Joint Work Programme under the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, COP27

Organized by:

18:30–20:00 EET — Startup4Climate

Listen to climate leaders showcase their climate initiatives and solutions, live from COP27.

Join the final of Startup4Climate, an innovation competition founded by Ellevio and GodEl showcasing ideas that can speed up the energy transition and limit global warming to 1,5 degrees.

The 8 shortlisted submissions pitch their ideas to a jury of experts from the fields of entrepreneurship, energy, green technology, and climate action. The winning startups that will be announced during COP27 are granted a SEK 2 million prize to help catalyze their ideas and contribute to the energy transition.

  • Dr. Corina Murafa, Independent Energy & Climate Policy Expert;
  • Gustaf Forsberg, CEO, NitroCapt;
  • Lina BertlingTjernberg, Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology;
  • Ida Verde, Growth manager, Cetasol;
  • Håkan Wahlgren, Business Development, ZIGRID AB;
  • Johanna Mossberg, Vice President Biorefinery and Energy, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden;
  • Toby Hörnlein, Strategic Growth Director, ELONROAD;
  • Jonathan Persson, Founder & CEO, Helios Innovations;
  • Fredrik Tunberg, CEO, Sally R;
  • Kalle Thunell, CCO, rebase.energy;
  • Steffen Therre, Chief Data Scientist, Tentania;
  • Stefan Krook, Chairman,GoodCause Foundation;
  • Jane Walerud, Partner,Walerud Ventures;
  • Anna Quarnström, Sustainability Developer,GodEl;
  • Kristofer Fröjd,Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development,Ellevio.

Organized by:

20:00–21:00 EET — Climate Reality Africa & Wrap-up & culture

Listen to climate leaders showcase their climate initiatives and solutions, live from COP27.

Join us for this special session with the African Climate Reality Project and get the chance to watch the film African Voices for African Forests.

Speakers:

  • Amy Giliam Thorp, Branch Manager, African Climate Reality Project, Africa Branch of the Climate Reality Project & Programme at Food & Trees for Africa;
  • Ewi Stephanie Lamma, Environmental and Climate Justice Advocate, Forests, Resources and People.

Organized by:

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.

https://www.earthday.org

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.

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.

http://swetachakraborty.com

Anna Quarnström

 (
SE
)

Sustainability Developer, GodEl

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

Kristofer Fröjd

 (
SE
)

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at Ellevio

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

Selected speakers

Johan Falk

 (
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/

Nigel Topping

 (
UK
)
UN High Level Champion

Nigel Topping is the UN’s High-Level Climate Action Champion, appointed by the UK Prime Minister in January 2020. Nigel works alongside the Chilean High-Level Climate Action Champion, Gonzalo Muñoz. The role of the high-level champions is to strengthen collaboration and drive action from businesses, investors, organisations, cities, and regions on climate change, and coordinate this work with governments and parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Nigel was most recently CEO of We Mean Business, a coalition of businesses working to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon economy. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the Carbon Disclosure Project, following an 18 year career in the private sector, having worked across the world in emerging markets and manufacturing.

Toby Hörnlein

 (
DE & SE
)
Growth Director, Elonroad

After finishing a master in environmental management and policy and working with sustainable finance in Sweden he went on to energy-efficiency and operational consulting in Australia. After returning to Sweden he worked for 3 years in an innovation and investor nexus running a startup accelerator and joined Elonroad in April 2022 to support the growth-based scaling of the company.

Håkan Wahlgren

 (
SE
)
Business Development and Service Management, ZIGRID AB

Håkan Wahlgren has more than 20 years of experience in international work with servitization, business models and digital platforms.

Kalle Thunell

 (
SE
)
CCO, rebase.energy

Kalle has since graduating from KTH, worked in commercial roles within eMobility at large energy corporations, before joining as CCO in the digital energy start-up rebase.energy in 2022. He thrives in the combination of tech and sales and is driven by making a positive impact and accelerating the fossil-free energy transition a reality, sooner rather than later.

Fredrik Tunberg

 (
SE
)
CEO, Sally R

I've been working in tech for the last 12 years and in Proptech for the last 10 years. Graduated in 2010 from Warwick Business School and joined Sally R as the first investor just 10 months after it was founded back in 2016. CEO of the Company since 2020 with the clear ambition of maximizing global impact with Sally R technology

Ida Verde

 (
SE
)
Growth Manager, Cetasol AB

Entrepreneurial minded, with several years of experience within complex SaaS and IoT solutions. Determined that sustainability should be a simple choice.

Amy Giliam Thorp

 (
SA
)
Branch Manager, African Climate Reality Project, Africa Branch of the Climate Reality Project & Programme at Food & Trees for Africa

Amy has a Master's degree in Sustainable Development from the Sustainability Institute in Stellenbosch. Her Master's thesis, which focused on the value of agroecology training to boost smallholders' adaptability to the climate crisis, ignited her passion for creating more sustainable and just food. systems. Amy also has over 9 years of experience working on issues related to sustainable development, sustainable food and forest systems, and rights-based approaches to land tenure and the governance of our resources.

Ewi Stephanie Lamma

 (
CM
)
Environmental and Climate Justice Advocate, Forests, Resources and People

Ewi Lamma has over 9 years in research and development. She focuses on developing entrepreneurial support and programs that facilitate the representation and channelling of rural voices (women and youths) at national and international levels. She is a Mandela Washington Fellow and is enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Buea, Cameroon.

Steffen Therre

 (
DE
)
Lead Data Scientist, Tentania AB

Steffen studied physics in Germany and specialized in climate science. During his PhD and another two years as a researcher at Heidelberg University, he focused on finding climate signals from the past in stalagmites (from caves all around the world). He recently joined Vala as their Lead Data Scientist.

Dr Corina Murafa

 (
RO
)
Independent Energy & Climate Policy Expert

I am a public policy expert and university lecturer in climate, energy and sustainability, having worked for the World Bank, European Commission, Frankfurt School of Management, OMV Petrom, Deloitte, Ashoka, national governments and think tanks. My work focuses mostly on the just energy transition and energy poverty and I try to give a voice to civil society organisations working in this sector through my position in the Plenum of Romania's Economic and Social Committee

Bonnie Jenkins

 (
US
)
United States Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, United States Department of State

Ambassador Bonnie Denise Jenkins, PhD has served as the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security since July 22, 2021. She previously served in the Obama Administration as Special Envoy and Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN) from July 2009 until January 2017. Ambassador Jenkins coordinated U.S. efforts on threat reduction globally and U.S. government programs in chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological (CBRN) security. She was the State Department lead for all four of the Nuclear Security Summits held from 2010 to 2016, as well as the U.S. Representative to the G7 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction.

Seth Grae

 (
US
)
President & CEO, Lightbridge Corporation

Seth leads Lightbridge’s efforts to develop and deploy advanced nuclear reactor fuel that will result in more electricity being provided from existing and new reactors, as well as enhanced safety and proliferation resistance, to allow nuclear power to compete and grow internationally as a non-emitting source of base load electricity. Seth is a member of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and is a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the Nuclear Security Working Group, Nuclear Energy and National Security Coalition, Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs of the Council on Strategic Risks, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Washington College of Law at American University. He has served as Vice Chair of the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Alliance for World Security, and as Co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Arms Control & Disarmament. Mr. Grae earned a B.A. (cum laude) from Brandeis University; an MBA and an LLM in international law from Georgetown University; and a JD from American University.

Dr. Kathryn Huff

 (
US
)
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Kathryn Huff leads the Office of Nuclear Energy as the Assistant Secretary. Prior to her current role, she served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary. Dr. Huff also led the office as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy. Before joining the Department of Energy, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she led the Advanced Reactors and Fuel Cycles Research Group. She was also a Blue Waters Assistant Professor with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. She was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow in both the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at the University of California - Berkeley. She received her PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and her undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Chicago. Her research focused on modeling and simulation of advanced nuclear reactors and fuel cycles. She is an active member of the American Nuclear Society, a past Chair of the Nuclear Nonproliferation and Policy Division as well as the Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division, and recipient of both the Young Member Excellence and Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women's Achievement awards. Through leadership within Software Carpentry, SciPy, the Hacker Within, and the Journal of Open Source Software she also advocates for best practices in open, reproducible scientific computing.

Jonatan Persson

 (
SE
)
CEO & Founder, Helios Innovations

Jonatan is a young and driven entrepreneur that loves problem solving and heavy industries. When he was 16 years old he developed the core to Helios Innovations evaporation technology and has been working for 5 years to transform his idea to a successful business with a growing team.

Ida Verde

 (
SE
)
Growth manager, Cetasol

Entrepreneurial minded, with several years of experience within complex SaaS and IoT solutions. Determined that sustainability should be a simple choice.

Jane Walerud

 (
SE, US
)
Partner at Walerud Ventures

Jane has been a successful serial deep tech company founder /investor since 1999. Since 2016, the Walerud family has focused on deep tech for the living planet. Their living planet portfolio: www.AirForestry.com www.paebbl.com www.graphmatech.com She has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology, a gold medal from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and a BA from Stanford University.

Johan Lindehag

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SE
)
CEO, Ellevio

Johan Lindehag is the CEO of Ellevio, one of the largest electricity distribution companies in Sweden with nearly one million customers. Johan has more than 20 years of experience from the energy sector, and prior to his position at Ellevio he occupied several senior management positions within the industry. Johan is also a member of the Board of Directors of the energy startup Flower that is focusing on power flexibility to enable the energy transition, and was one of the winners of Startup 4 Climate 2021.

Johanna Mossberg

 (
SE
)
Vice President Biorefinery and Energy, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Johanna Mossberg is Vice President for Biorefinery and Energy at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, as well as adjunct senior lecturer in energy science at Luleå University of Technology (LTU). Mossberg received her PhD in industrial energy systems in 2012 and holds in-depth knowledge of environmental improvement assessment of industrial production and biorefinery concepts, analysis of industrial transition and industrial collaboration between the pulp and paper industry and the chemical process industry, barriers, drivers and the role of public policy.

Stefan Krook

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SE
)
Chairman, GoodCause Foundation

Serial entrepreneur (telecoms, finance, energy, fintech) including co-founder of GodEl and the GoodCause foundation.

Lina Bertling Tjernberg

 (
SE
)
Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Hon. Bogolo J Kenewendo

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BO
)
Africa Director, Special Advisor, UN Climate Change High Level Champions Team

Bogolo J. Kenewendo is a Global economist and Former Minister of Investment, Trade, and Industry in Botswana. Kenewendo is also a vocal advocate for gender equity and the protection of children’s rights. She is a member of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council and a WPL Special Envoy to the G7 & G20. She is also a member of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation and group on Financing for Development, a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Global Public Goods in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and a WEF Young Global Leader. She currently serves as the Africa Director & Special Advisor for UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, Managing Director of Kenewendo Advisory and Non-Resident Fellow with the Center for Global Development

Chanda Chabala

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ZA
)
Youth Reporter - Zambia, Children's Radio Foundation

Chanda is a 3rd-year student pursuing a degree in media and communication studies at the University of Zambia. She is passionate about climate change activism. Chanda is producing a long-form audio story about how one woman in a neighbourhood in Zambia is planting trees to reduce the impact of deadly flooding. During her reporting over the next six months, she’s hoping to learn what’s the real impact of trees in curbing disasters and mitigating climate change.

Mary Ann Nobele

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SA
)
Youth Reporter - South Africa, Children's Radio Foundation

Mary-Ann is a versatile young lady from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is very passionate about issues that affect young people and society at large. Mary-Ann aspires to be a media personality, businesswoman and someone who not only gives back to the community but empowers them as well.

Ambassador Mohamed Nasr

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EG
)
Director of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development Department, Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ambassador Mohamed Nasr is the Director of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development Department at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Alessandro Fracassetti

 (
)
Resident Representative Egypt, UNDP

Alessandro has over 25 years of experience serving in international organizations mostly in management positions. He most recently served as UNDP Resident Representative to Azerbaijan. His prior assignments in UNDP include Deputy Resident Representative in Azerbaijan from 2016 to 2018, Deputy Resident Representative in North Macedonia from 2011 to 2016, Deputy Resident Representative in Croatia from 2006 to 2011 and Assistant Resident Representative in Belarus from 2004 to 2006.

Manuel Pulgar Vidal

 (
)
Global Leader of Climate & Energy, WWF

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal is the global leader of Climate & Energy at WWF and interim chair of the IUCN Climate Crisis Commission. He has more than 35 years of experience in environmental law and policy. He served as Minister of the Environment of Peru (2011 to 2016) and President of the Twentieth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - COP20 in 2014. He is also a member of the Steering Committees of F20 and the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative. He has been invited to serve on the US Advisory Committee on Foreign and Voluntary Aid.

Angela Churie Kallhauge

 (
)
Executive Vice President for Impact, Environmental Defense Fund

Angela Churie Kallhauge is the Executive Vice President for Impact at Environmental Defense Fund. Her work is focused on using inclusive processes and economic approaches to achieve ambitious climate solutions that deliver equitable benefits to people around the world. She served as the head of the Secretariat of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) for five years at the World Bank. Before that, she was at the Swedish Energy Agency for 14 years working on climate change, energy and development issues. She also served as the EU lead negotiator on adaptation and resilience issues under the UNFCCC for nearly a decade. She also represented Sweden in the Adaptation Fund Board, where she led the work on accreditation for direct access.

Dr. Emad Adly

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)
National Coordinator Egypt, GEF Small Grants

Dr. Emad Adly is the National Coordinator Egypt of GEF Small Grants.

Rana Adib

 (
)
Executive Secretary, REN21

Rana Adib is the Executive Secretary of REN21 - an international policy network of passionate players dedicated to building a sustainable energy future with renewables. Rana has more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing thematically innovative and cross-cutting projects in sustainable energy, environmental services and development. She is an industrial engineer by training and has worked in research and development, industry, international organizations, and NGOs at the crossroads of technology, business, marketing, and policy.

Andreas Ahrens

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SE
)
Head of Climate, Inter IKEA Group

Andreas Ahrens leads the global climate agenda for Inter IKEA Group (the IKEA franchisor) and the full IKEA value chain – from raw material extraction to product end-of-life. He is the main spokesperson for climate – internally and externally – for the total climate agenda at IKEA. He also leads the connected strategic initiative to secure that IKEA develops the organization to meet the set strategic commitments and targets to become climate positive by 2030 by reducing more greenhouse gas emissions than the IKEA value chain emits, while growing the IKEA business. He has previously worked extensively with sustainability integration into both product development and supply chain management, with special focus on climate and circular economy.

Dr. Arunabha Ghosh

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IND
)
Founder-CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

Arunabha Ghosh is a public policy professional, adviser, author, columnist, and institution builder. As founder-CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, since 2010, he has led CEEW to the top ranks among Asia's leading policy research institutions (8 years in a row); and among the world’s 20 best climate think-tanks. He conceptualized and designed the International Solar Alliance. He conceptualized and is a founding board member of the Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN). Co-author/editor of 4 books and with experience in 45 countries, he previously worked at Princeton, Oxford, UNDP (New York), and WTO (Geneva). In 2018, the UN Secretary-General nominated him to the UN's Committee for Development Policy.

Clara Bowman

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AU
)
COO, HIF Global

Clara has significant experience in leading teams in the development of large-scale infrastructure projects in Latin America. Prior to moving to Chile, Clara worked in Perth, Australia as a corporate attorney at Freehills. She also serves as a Director of AUSCHAM, the Australian Chilean Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, Clara was shortlisted for Capital Magazine’s Chilean Female Executive of the Year. Clara has degrees in law and environmental science from Murdoch University, Western Australia.

Corina Murafa

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)
Energy Policy Expert

Corina Murafa was leading until recently Next Now/Planet & Climate and Ashoka Romania. Prior to joining Ashoka, she advanced long-lasting positive change in Eastern Europe as a public policy expert on energy and sustainability. She has worked for the World Bank, OMV Petrom, Deloitte, national governments and think tanks.

Anna Quarnström

 (
SE
)
Sustainability Developer, GodEl

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

Kristofer Fröjd

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

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

Johan Lindehag

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SE
)
CEO of Ellevio

Johan Lindehag is the CEO of Ellevio, one of the largest electricity distribution companies in Sweden with nearly one million customers. Johan has more than 20 years of experience from the energy sector, and prior to his position at Ellevio he occupied several senior management positions within the industry. Johan is also a member of the Board of Directors of the energy startup Flower that is focusing on power flexibility to enable the energy transition, and was one of the winners of Startup 4 Climate 2021.

Ryan Norman

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US
)
Policy Advisor for the Climate and Energy Program, Third Way

As an educator in New Jersey, he demonstrated a keen ability to shape narrative and connect the importance of subject matter to the need for engagement. Ryan transitioned from organizing students to organizing advocates from intersectional communities in the fight for climate action. Across this stream of work, he focused on efforts to support environmental justice polices, educate communities on the impacts of energy producers, and promote broad support for investments in renewable energy. As a Policy Advisor for Third Way's Climate and Energy Program, Ryan advocates the importance of nuclear energy to US economic, climate, and national security interests and the critical role nuclear energy will play towards achieving the US' long-term climate and energy goals.

Frank Ling

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Chief Scientist, Anthropocene Institute

Frank Hiroshi Ling is Chief Scientist at the Anthropocene Institute. He is also a guest lecturer at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Ibaraki University, and was previously a research fellow at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and University of Tokyo. Dr. Ling has consulted for various US and Asian organizations, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), CLSA, SELC Japan, and Jane Capital Partners. His work has been cited in the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and has been a panelist at the UNFCC’s COP24 Nuclear for Climate side event.

Jeff Navin

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Co-Founder, Boundary Stone Partners

Jeff Navin is a co-founder of Boundary Stone Partners. Jeff helps clients influence public policy and public debates on issues by creating and implementing comprehensive policy, communications, and advocacy strategies. His work at BSP builds on his 20 years of experience in politics, government, law, and advocacy. Jeff has served at the highest levels of the federal government. As Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Energy, he helped manage the highest profile issues facing an agency with a $30 billion annual budget.

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.

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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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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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Anna Quarnström

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SE
)
Sustainability Developer, GodEl

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

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Kristofer Fröjd

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

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

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Selected speakers

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.

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Nigel Topping

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UK
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UN High Level Champion

Nigel Topping is the UN’s High-Level Climate Action Champion, appointed by the UK Prime Minister in January 2020. Nigel works alongside the Chilean High-Level Climate Action Champion, Gonzalo Muñoz. The role of the high-level champions is to strengthen collaboration and drive action from businesses, investors, organisations, cities, and regions on climate change, and coordinate this work with governments and parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Nigel was most recently CEO of We Mean Business, a coalition of businesses working to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon economy. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the Carbon Disclosure Project, following an 18 year career in the private sector, having worked across the world in emerging markets and manufacturing.

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Toby Hörnlein

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DE & SE
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Growth Director, Elonroad

After finishing a master in environmental management and policy and working with sustainable finance in Sweden he went on to energy-efficiency and operational consulting in Australia. After returning to Sweden he worked for 3 years in an innovation and investor nexus running a startup accelerator and joined Elonroad in April 2022 to support the growth-based scaling of the company.

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Håkan Wahlgren

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SE
)
Business Development and Service Management, ZIGRID AB

Håkan Wahlgren has more than 20 years of experience in international work with servitization, business models and digital platforms.

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Kalle Thunell

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SE
)
CCO, rebase.energy

Kalle has since graduating from KTH, worked in commercial roles within eMobility at large energy corporations, before joining as CCO in the digital energy start-up rebase.energy in 2022. He thrives in the combination of tech and sales and is driven by making a positive impact and accelerating the fossil-free energy transition a reality, sooner rather than later.

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Fredrik Tunberg

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SE
)
CEO, Sally R

I've been working in tech for the last 12 years and in Proptech for the last 10 years. Graduated in 2010 from Warwick Business School and joined Sally R as the first investor just 10 months after it was founded back in 2016. CEO of the Company since 2020 with the clear ambition of maximizing global impact with Sally R technology

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Ida Verde

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SE
)
Growth Manager, Cetasol AB

Entrepreneurial minded, with several years of experience within complex SaaS and IoT solutions. Determined that sustainability should be a simple choice.

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Amy Giliam Thorp

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SA
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Branch Manager, African Climate Reality Project, Africa Branch of the Climate Reality Project & Programme at Food & Trees for Africa

Amy has a Master's degree in Sustainable Development from the Sustainability Institute in Stellenbosch. Her Master's thesis, which focused on the value of agroecology training to boost smallholders' adaptability to the climate crisis, ignited her passion for creating more sustainable and just food. systems. Amy also has over 9 years of experience working on issues related to sustainable development, sustainable food and forest systems, and rights-based approaches to land tenure and the governance of our resources.

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Ewi Stephanie Lamma

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CM
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Environmental and Climate Justice Advocate, Forests, Resources and People

Ewi Lamma has over 9 years in research and development. She focuses on developing entrepreneurial support and programs that facilitate the representation and channelling of rural voices (women and youths) at national and international levels. She is a Mandela Washington Fellow and is enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Buea, Cameroon.

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Steffen Therre

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DE
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Lead Data Scientist, Tentania AB

Steffen studied physics in Germany and specialized in climate science. During his PhD and another two years as a researcher at Heidelberg University, he focused on finding climate signals from the past in stalagmites (from caves all around the world). He recently joined Vala as their Lead Data Scientist.

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Dr Corina Murafa

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RO
)
Independent Energy & Climate Policy Expert

I am a public policy expert and university lecturer in climate, energy and sustainability, having worked for the World Bank, European Commission, Frankfurt School of Management, OMV Petrom, Deloitte, Ashoka, national governments and think tanks. My work focuses mostly on the just energy transition and energy poverty and I try to give a voice to civil society organisations working in this sector through my position in the Plenum of Romania's Economic and Social Committee

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Bonnie Jenkins

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US
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United States Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, United States Department of State

Ambassador Bonnie Denise Jenkins, PhD has served as the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security since July 22, 2021. She previously served in the Obama Administration as Special Envoy and Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN) from July 2009 until January 2017. Ambassador Jenkins coordinated U.S. efforts on threat reduction globally and U.S. government programs in chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological (CBRN) security. She was the State Department lead for all four of the Nuclear Security Summits held from 2010 to 2016, as well as the U.S. Representative to the G7 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction.

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Seth Grae

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US
)
President & CEO, Lightbridge Corporation

Seth leads Lightbridge’s efforts to develop and deploy advanced nuclear reactor fuel that will result in more electricity being provided from existing and new reactors, as well as enhanced safety and proliferation resistance, to allow nuclear power to compete and grow internationally as a non-emitting source of base load electricity. Seth is a member of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and is a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the Nuclear Security Working Group, Nuclear Energy and National Security Coalition, Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs of the Council on Strategic Risks, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Washington College of Law at American University. He has served as Vice Chair of the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Alliance for World Security, and as Co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Arms Control & Disarmament. Mr. Grae earned a B.A. (cum laude) from Brandeis University; an MBA and an LLM in international law from Georgetown University; and a JD from American University.

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Dr. Kathryn Huff

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US
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U.S. Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Kathryn Huff leads the Office of Nuclear Energy as the Assistant Secretary. Prior to her current role, she served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary. Dr. Huff also led the office as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy. Before joining the Department of Energy, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she led the Advanced Reactors and Fuel Cycles Research Group. She was also a Blue Waters Assistant Professor with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. She was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow in both the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at the University of California - Berkeley. She received her PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and her undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Chicago. Her research focused on modeling and simulation of advanced nuclear reactors and fuel cycles. She is an active member of the American Nuclear Society, a past Chair of the Nuclear Nonproliferation and Policy Division as well as the Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division, and recipient of both the Young Member Excellence and Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women's Achievement awards. Through leadership within Software Carpentry, SciPy, the Hacker Within, and the Journal of Open Source Software she also advocates for best practices in open, reproducible scientific computing.

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Jonatan Persson

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SE
)
CEO & Founder, Helios Innovations

Jonatan is a young and driven entrepreneur that loves problem solving and heavy industries. When he was 16 years old he developed the core to Helios Innovations evaporation technology and has been working for 5 years to transform his idea to a successful business with a growing team.

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Ida Verde

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SE
)
Growth manager, Cetasol

Entrepreneurial minded, with several years of experience within complex SaaS and IoT solutions. Determined that sustainability should be a simple choice.

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Jane Walerud

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SE, US
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Partner at Walerud Ventures

Jane has been a successful serial deep tech company founder /investor since 1999. Since 2016, the Walerud family has focused on deep tech for the living planet. Their living planet portfolio: www.AirForestry.com www.paebbl.com www.graphmatech.com She has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology, a gold medal from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and a BA from Stanford University.

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Johan Lindehag

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SE
)
CEO, Ellevio

Johan Lindehag is the CEO of Ellevio, one of the largest electricity distribution companies in Sweden with nearly one million customers. Johan has more than 20 years of experience from the energy sector, and prior to his position at Ellevio he occupied several senior management positions within the industry. Johan is also a member of the Board of Directors of the energy startup Flower that is focusing on power flexibility to enable the energy transition, and was one of the winners of Startup 4 Climate 2021.

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Johanna Mossberg

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SE
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Vice President Biorefinery and Energy, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Johanna Mossberg is Vice President for Biorefinery and Energy at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, as well as adjunct senior lecturer in energy science at Luleå University of Technology (LTU). Mossberg received her PhD in industrial energy systems in 2012 and holds in-depth knowledge of environmental improvement assessment of industrial production and biorefinery concepts, analysis of industrial transition and industrial collaboration between the pulp and paper industry and the chemical process industry, barriers, drivers and the role of public policy.

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Stefan Krook

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SE
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Chairman, GoodCause Foundation

Serial entrepreneur (telecoms, finance, energy, fintech) including co-founder of GodEl and the GoodCause foundation.

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Lina Bertling Tjernberg

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SE
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Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Hon. Bogolo J Kenewendo

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BO
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Africa Director, Special Advisor, UN Climate Change High Level Champions Team

Bogolo J. Kenewendo is a Global economist and Former Minister of Investment, Trade, and Industry in Botswana. Kenewendo is also a vocal advocate for gender equity and the protection of children’s rights. She is a member of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council and a WPL Special Envoy to the G7 & G20. She is also a member of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation and group on Financing for Development, a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Global Public Goods in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and a WEF Young Global Leader. She currently serves as the Africa Director & Special Advisor for UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, Managing Director of Kenewendo Advisory and Non-Resident Fellow with the Center for Global Development

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Chanda Chabala

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ZA
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Youth Reporter - Zambia, Children's Radio Foundation

Chanda is a 3rd-year student pursuing a degree in media and communication studies at the University of Zambia. She is passionate about climate change activism. Chanda is producing a long-form audio story about how one woman in a neighbourhood in Zambia is planting trees to reduce the impact of deadly flooding. During her reporting over the next six months, she’s hoping to learn what’s the real impact of trees in curbing disasters and mitigating climate change.

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Mary Ann Nobele

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SA
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Youth Reporter - South Africa, Children's Radio Foundation

Mary-Ann is a versatile young lady from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is very passionate about issues that affect young people and society at large. Mary-Ann aspires to be a media personality, businesswoman and someone who not only gives back to the community but empowers them as well.

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Ambassador Mohamed Nasr

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EG
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Director of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development Department, Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ambassador Mohamed Nasr is the Director of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development Department at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Alessandro Fracassetti

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Resident Representative Egypt, UNDP

Alessandro has over 25 years of experience serving in international organizations mostly in management positions. He most recently served as UNDP Resident Representative to Azerbaijan. His prior assignments in UNDP include Deputy Resident Representative in Azerbaijan from 2016 to 2018, Deputy Resident Representative in North Macedonia from 2011 to 2016, Deputy Resident Representative in Croatia from 2006 to 2011 and Assistant Resident Representative in Belarus from 2004 to 2006.

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Manuel Pulgar Vidal

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Global Leader of Climate & Energy, WWF

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal is the global leader of Climate & Energy at WWF and interim chair of the IUCN Climate Crisis Commission. He has more than 35 years of experience in environmental law and policy. He served as Minister of the Environment of Peru (2011 to 2016) and President of the Twentieth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - COP20 in 2014. He is also a member of the Steering Committees of F20 and the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative. He has been invited to serve on the US Advisory Committee on Foreign and Voluntary Aid.

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Angela Churie Kallhauge

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Executive Vice President for Impact, Environmental Defense Fund

Angela Churie Kallhauge is the Executive Vice President for Impact at Environmental Defense Fund. Her work is focused on using inclusive processes and economic approaches to achieve ambitious climate solutions that deliver equitable benefits to people around the world. She served as the head of the Secretariat of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) for five years at the World Bank. Before that, she was at the Swedish Energy Agency for 14 years working on climate change, energy and development issues. She also served as the EU lead negotiator on adaptation and resilience issues under the UNFCCC for nearly a decade. She also represented Sweden in the Adaptation Fund Board, where she led the work on accreditation for direct access.

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Dr. Emad Adly

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National Coordinator Egypt, GEF Small Grants

Dr. Emad Adly is the National Coordinator Egypt of GEF Small Grants.

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Rana Adib

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Executive Secretary, REN21

Rana Adib is the Executive Secretary of REN21 - an international policy network of passionate players dedicated to building a sustainable energy future with renewables. Rana has more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing thematically innovative and cross-cutting projects in sustainable energy, environmental services and development. She is an industrial engineer by training and has worked in research and development, industry, international organizations, and NGOs at the crossroads of technology, business, marketing, and policy.

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Andreas Ahrens

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SE
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Head of Climate, Inter IKEA Group

Andreas Ahrens leads the global climate agenda for Inter IKEA Group (the IKEA franchisor) and the full IKEA value chain – from raw material extraction to product end-of-life. He is the main spokesperson for climate – internally and externally – for the total climate agenda at IKEA. He also leads the connected strategic initiative to secure that IKEA develops the organization to meet the set strategic commitments and targets to become climate positive by 2030 by reducing more greenhouse gas emissions than the IKEA value chain emits, while growing the IKEA business. He has previously worked extensively with sustainability integration into both product development and supply chain management, with special focus on climate and circular economy.

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Dr. Arunabha Ghosh

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Founder-CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

Arunabha Ghosh is a public policy professional, adviser, author, columnist, and institution builder. As founder-CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, since 2010, he has led CEEW to the top ranks among Asia's leading policy research institutions (8 years in a row); and among the world’s 20 best climate think-tanks. He conceptualized and designed the International Solar Alliance. He conceptualized and is a founding board member of the Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN). Co-author/editor of 4 books and with experience in 45 countries, he previously worked at Princeton, Oxford, UNDP (New York), and WTO (Geneva). In 2018, the UN Secretary-General nominated him to the UN's Committee for Development Policy.

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Clara Bowman

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COO, HIF Global

Clara has significant experience in leading teams in the development of large-scale infrastructure projects in Latin America. Prior to moving to Chile, Clara worked in Perth, Australia as a corporate attorney at Freehills. She also serves as a Director of AUSCHAM, the Australian Chilean Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, Clara was shortlisted for Capital Magazine’s Chilean Female Executive of the Year. Clara has degrees in law and environmental science from Murdoch University, Western Australia.

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Corina Murafa

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Energy Policy Expert

Corina Murafa was leading until recently Next Now/Planet & Climate and Ashoka Romania. Prior to joining Ashoka, she advanced long-lasting positive change in Eastern Europe as a public policy expert on energy and sustainability. She has worked for the World Bank, OMV Petrom, Deloitte, national governments and think tanks.

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Anna Quarnström

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Sustainability Developer, GodEl

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

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Kristofer Fröjd

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Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at Ellevio

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

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Johan Lindehag

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CEO of Ellevio

Johan Lindehag is the CEO of Ellevio, one of the largest electricity distribution companies in Sweden with nearly one million customers. Johan has more than 20 years of experience from the energy sector, and prior to his position at Ellevio he occupied several senior management positions within the industry. Johan is also a member of the Board of Directors of the energy startup Flower that is focusing on power flexibility to enable the energy transition, and was one of the winners of Startup 4 Climate 2021.

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Ryan Norman

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Policy Advisor for the Climate and Energy Program, Third Way

As an educator in New Jersey, he demonstrated a keen ability to shape narrative and connect the importance of subject matter to the need for engagement. Ryan transitioned from organizing students to organizing advocates from intersectional communities in the fight for climate action. Across this stream of work, he focused on efforts to support environmental justice polices, educate communities on the impacts of energy producers, and promote broad support for investments in renewable energy. As a Policy Advisor for Third Way's Climate and Energy Program, Ryan advocates the importance of nuclear energy to US economic, climate, and national security interests and the critical role nuclear energy will play towards achieving the US' long-term climate and energy goals.

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Frank Ling

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Chief Scientist, Anthropocene Institute

Frank Hiroshi Ling is Chief Scientist at the Anthropocene Institute. He is also a guest lecturer at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Ibaraki University, and was previously a research fellow at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and University of Tokyo. Dr. Ling has consulted for various US and Asian organizations, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), CLSA, SELC Japan, and Jane Capital Partners. His work has been cited in the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and has been a panelist at the UNFCC’s COP24 Nuclear for Climate side event.

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Jeff Navin

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Co-Founder, Boundary Stone Partners

Jeff Navin is a co-founder of Boundary Stone Partners. Jeff helps clients influence public policy and public debates on issues by creating and implementing comprehensive policy, communications, and advocacy strategies. His work at BSP builds on his 20 years of experience in politics, government, law, and advocacy. Jeff has served at the highest levels of the federal government. As Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Energy, he helped manage the highest profile issues facing an agency with a $30 billion annual budget.

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Main organizers & partners. Day 8

We Don't Have Time
UNDP
Ericsson
Exponential Roadmap
Nature Zone
Business Sweden
EU
Embassy of Switzerland
Azelio
ellevio
GodEl
Startup4Climate

Media & local hub partners

Twitter
LinkedIn
EBU
spotify
Bloomberg Green
Mongabay
Now This
EarthX
KTH
Climate Reality Europe
JustDiggit
American University School of International Service
American University Center for Environment, Community, and Equity
Mount Kenya University

Outreach partners

Race to Resilience
Race To Zero
The Climate Group
Connect4Climate
SME Climate Hub
Prime Computer
UN Foundation
Rare
Switch TV
Desert Control
Mariestad ElectriVillage
Below 2C
The ForeSight Group
Llobet Collaboratorium
Global Returns Project
Net Zero Coffee
Puro.earth
The Climate Choice
Unite 2030
PUSH Sweden
Citizens' Climate Europe
Goodwings
Houdini Sportswear
Articheck
Trine
Removement
Climate&Capital Media
Ki Culture
EarthTech
Climate Crisis Hub
Eljun
Human Act
Megadeals
SIWI
The Planetary Press
Reformaten
Medveten i Stan
Suraksha
Global Resilience Summit
Astor Perkins
Straight Talk Foundation
ARTPORT_making waves
AutoEnergy
All Aboard
Global Utmaning
2022 Initiative
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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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a United Nations organization tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. In October, 2021, UNDP launched the campaign #Dontchooseextinction as a response to the monumental challenge of billions of dollars spent on fossil fuels subsidies while hundreds of millions of people live in poverty. Read more.

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. Sustainability is at the heart of our company purpose, “Empowering an intelligent, sustainable, and connected world” and it is integrated into Ericsson’s strategy becoming an ever more fundamental part of creating business and societal value. Read more.

The Exponential Roadmap Initiative brings together innovators, transformers and disruptors taking action in line with 1.5°C, with the mission to halve emissions before 2030 through exponential climate action and solutions. The Exponential Roadmap Initiative is an accredited partner of the United Nations’ Race To Zero, and a founding partner of the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders and the SME Climate Hub.

The 1.5°C Business Playbook is a guideline for companies and organisations of all sizes to set a 1.5°C aligned strategy and move to action. Focusing on simplicity and speed, it is anchored in the latest science.

The Exponential Roadmap highlights 36 solutions with exponential scaling potential to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. It shows how we can build a stronger, more resilient and future-proof global economy and increase human prosperity and wealth- within the planetary boundaries.

The SME Climate Hub is a global initiative that aims to mainstream climate action in the small to medium sized business community, and enable SMEs to build more resilient businesses through climate action. The initiative provides the tools and resources SMEs need to reduce their emissions and measure their progress towards net zero. The SME Climate Commitment is the official pathway for small and medium sized businesses to join the United Nations global Race to Zero campaign.

Business Sweden is commissioned by the Government and the Swedish industry to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden. Read more.

The Global Commons Alliance (GCA) is a network of organizations working together to ensure that societies and the global economy thrive, sustained by healthy global commons, on a stable planet. Read more.

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