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Day 2, World Climate Action Summit

COP28 Climate Hub – Day 2

We Don't Have Time
Race To Zero
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THE FOSSIL FUEL  NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY

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December 2, 2023

Day 2, World Climate Action Summit

COP28 Climate Hub – Day 2

We Don't Have Time
Race To Zero
UNDP
Exponential Roadmap
THE FOSSIL FUEL  NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY

Live from COP28 – welcome to our public broadcasting hub at the UN Climate Change Conference 2023 in Dubai, UAE. Together with our partners, we will explore crucial topics connected to the climate crisis, such as 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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December 2

Live

12:00 GST / 9:00 CET — Welcome to the COP28 Climate Hub

Live from COP28 – welcome to our public broadcasting hub at the UN’s Climate Change Conference 2023 in Dubai, UAE. Together with our partners, we will explore crucial topics relating to the climate crisis, biodiversity, nature-based solutions and the green transformation of business and society. We will also hear insights from young individuals from all over the world.

Speakers:

  • Nick Nuttall, Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time
  • Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, Host, We Don't Have Time
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, Founder & CEO, We Don't Have Time
  • Marina Romanello, Executive Director, Lancet Countdown

Organizers:

12:20 GST / 9:30 CET — Accelerating Corporate Climate Action through Recognition and Accountability

The Integrity Matters report launched at COP27 by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Expert Group for net zero commitments of non-state actors (HLEG) presented a clear and ambitious direction of travel for credible net zero pledges. But reviews of net zero targets still reveal that corporate net zero integrity falls short. This event brings together leaders and experts in the corporate accountability space to take stock of corporate net zero targets’ integrity and discuss frameworks to advance and accelerate credible corporate climate action. 

Speakers:

  • Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Water, Energy and Environment (CEEW)
  • Johan Falk, CEO, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
  • John Lang, Net Zero Tracker Lead
  • Thomas Hale, Professor in Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Anna Åkesson, Group Environmental Manager, Skanska Group
  • Sarah Bloom Raskin, Professor of Law, Duke University

Organizers:

13:00 GST / 10:00 CET — Fast, Fair, and Forever: Accelerating the Transition Away from Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuel Phase out: Cutting with Both Sides of the Scissors

Fossil fuel production poses a significant threat to a healthy environment and a prosperous future for all. Join us as we bring together high-level speakers and experts to discuss how we can end fossil fuel expansion and begin an equitable global phase-out of coal, oil and gas, through international frameworks such as a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

This session is part of a series that covers the threat that fossil fuels pose to the sustainable development goals, to the planet's biodiversity, and to our health, peace and security, while also exploring strategies for international cooperation to accelerate a just transition.

Speakers:

  • Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Executive Director, Indigenous Climate Action
  • Amiera Sawas, Head of Research and Policy, Fossil Fuel Treaty Initiative

Organizers:

13:30 GST / 10:30 CET — Building a Global Movement in Support of Fossil Fuel Phase Out

Ahead of COP28 more than 200 companies, have called on governments to address the primary cause of climate change: the burning of fossil fuels. Their voices join those of scientists, mayors, health professionals, as well as UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Pope Francis. This session will bring together voices from the global movement of business, policy makers, cities and civil society now leading the charge on phasing out fossil fuels.

Speakers:

  • Maria Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business Coalition
  • Laura Clarke, CEO, ClientEarth
  • Rasmus Valanko, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, We Mean Business Coalition
  • Javier Varela, Deputy CEO & Chief Operating Officer, Volvo Cars
  • Elizabeth McKeon, Program Director, Planet, IKEA Foundation

Organizers:

14:30 GST / 11:30 CET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Organizers:

15:00 GST / 12:00 CET — Policy Incentives for Zero Emissions

The case for policy incentives: closing the implementation gap on net zero emissions 

In this session, we will hear from leaders around the world on why non-state actor advocacy for policy incentives is so important, and why governments need to close the implementation gap on zero emissions through stronger policy incentives. 

In response to the GST, including through the next round of updated Nationally Determined Contributions in 2025, we need to: ‘Build from the groundswell of voluntary action, to scale up implementation through policy incentives for zero emissions.’

Speakers:

  • Abe Shuichi, Governor, Nagano Prefecture
  • Tom Tayler, Head of Climate Finance, Aviva Investors
  • Catherine McKenna, CEO, Climate and Nature Solutions
  • Martin Ochieng, Group Managing Director, Sasini Plc

Organizers:

15:30 GST / 12:30 CET — Future Voices Youth Empowerment Hub at COP28

Welcome to Future Voices, a digital inclusive space for everyone under 30. Future Voices will allow youth to join COP28 from anywhere and participate in our global broadcasts. It will feature speakers and organizations exclusively curated for the young audience during We Don’t Have Time’s COP28 broadcasts.

Organizers:

16:00 GST / 13:00 CET — Climate Feedback Loops: What They Are, Why They Matter, and What You Can Do

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Andrew Revkin, Independent Writer & Author
  • Bill Moomaw, Visiting Scientist, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Organizers:

16:30 GST / 13:30 CET — Issues at Stake at COP28: Finance, Adaptation and Loss & Damage

Together with experts and high-level guests, we look back on today’s broadcast, reflect on the conversations, and highlight the main topics of tomorrow’s climate negotiations. 

Speakers:

  • Sameera Savarala, Climate Change Policy and Programme Specialist, UNDP
  • Susanne Olbrisch, Climate Policy Specialist, UNDP
  • Srilata Kammila, Head Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP

Organizers:

17:00 GST / 14:00 CET — Interviews from COP28

Listen to interviews conducted by We Don't Have Time in the Diplomatic zone at COP28.

Speakers:

  • Rebecca Collyer, Executive Director, ReNew2030
  • Luisa Sierra, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce
  • John Denton, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce

Organizers:

17:40 GST / 14:10 CET — The Daily Juice at COP28

Join us for a 10-day interactive show featuring young reporters at the epicentre of the conference. We'll explore climate action, discuss innovative solutions, and spotlight young activists. Engaging, informative, and inspiring, this show is a must-watch for youth eager to learn about and to contribute to creating their sustainable future planet.


Organizers:

18:10 GST / 15:10 CET — Pioneer the Possible

18:10 GST / 15:10 CET — Inauguration of the Swedish pavilion at COP28

The ambition of the Inauguration of the Swedish Pavilion is to mirror the vision and the key messages for our COP28 engagement. Illustrate the good examples of cross-border and cross-sector collaboration, public-private partnerships.  Showcase best practice examples in the areas of policy, finance, and innovations needed to mitigate the climate crises and to achieve the Paris Agreement. Make sure our vision and objectives are aligned with the official negotiation agenda of COP28 and that conversations around adaptation, mitigation, finance, and loss and damage, are at the forefront of all our discussions.   Ensure a diverse representation in terms of gender, age, and nationality from the government of Sweden of and other UN member states, private sector, public sector, Academia, NGO, and youth. This transformation is a historic chance to build a better world. Together, let’s pioneer the possible.


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This broadcast is part of the COP28 Climate Hub. Full day-by-day program. December 1December 2December 3December 4December 5December 6December 7December 8December 9December 10December 11

December 2

12:00 GST / 9:00 CET — Welcome to the COP28 Climate Hub

Live from COP28 – welcome to our public broadcasting hub at the UN’s Climate Change Conference 2023 in Dubai, UAE. Together with our partners, we will explore crucial topics relating to the climate crisis, biodiversity, nature-based solutions and the green transformation of business and society. We will also hear insights from young individuals from all over the world.

Speakers:

  • Nick Nuttall, Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time
  • Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, Host, We Don't Have Time
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, Founder & CEO, We Don't Have Time
  • Marina Romanello, Executive Director, Lancet Countdown

Organizers:

12:20 GST / 9:30 CET — Accelerating Corporate Climate Action through Recognition and Accountability

The Integrity Matters report launched at COP27 by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Expert Group for net zero commitments of non-state actors (HLEG) presented a clear and ambitious direction of travel for credible net zero pledges. But reviews of net zero targets still reveal that corporate net zero integrity falls short. This event brings together leaders and experts in the corporate accountability space to take stock of corporate net zero targets’ integrity and discuss frameworks to advance and accelerate credible corporate climate action. 

Speakers:

  • Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Water, Energy and Environment (CEEW)
  • Johan Falk, CEO, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
  • John Lang, Net Zero Tracker Lead
  • Thomas Hale, Professor in Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Anna Åkesson, Group Environmental Manager, Skanska Group
  • Sarah Bloom Raskin, Professor of Law, Duke University

Organizers:

13:00 GST / 10:00 CET — Fast, Fair, and Forever: Accelerating the Transition Away from Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuel Phase out: Cutting with Both Sides of the Scissors

Fossil fuel production poses a significant threat to a healthy environment and a prosperous future for all. Join us as we bring together high-level speakers and experts to discuss how we can end fossil fuel expansion and begin an equitable global phase-out of coal, oil and gas, through international frameworks such as a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

This session is part of a series that covers the threat that fossil fuels pose to the sustainable development goals, to the planet's biodiversity, and to our health, peace and security, while also exploring strategies for international cooperation to accelerate a just transition.

Speakers:

  • Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Executive Director, Indigenous Climate Action
  • Amiera Sawas, Head of Research and Policy, Fossil Fuel Treaty Initiative

Organizers:

13:30 GST / 10:30 CET — Building a Global Movement in Support of Fossil Fuel Phase Out

Ahead of COP28 more than 200 companies, have called on governments to address the primary cause of climate change: the burning of fossil fuels. Their voices join those of scientists, mayors, health professionals, as well as UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Pope Francis. This session will bring together voices from the global movement of business, policy makers, cities and civil society now leading the charge on phasing out fossil fuels.

Speakers:

  • Maria Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business Coalition
  • Laura Clarke, CEO, ClientEarth
  • Rasmus Valanko, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, We Mean Business Coalition
  • Javier Varela, Deputy CEO & Chief Operating Officer, Volvo Cars
  • Elizabeth McKeon, Program Director, Planet, IKEA Foundation

Organizers:

14:30 GST / 11:30 CET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Organizers:

15:00 GST / 12:00 CET — Policy Incentives for Zero Emissions

The case for policy incentives: closing the implementation gap on net zero emissions 

In this session, we will hear from leaders around the world on why non-state actor advocacy for policy incentives is so important, and why governments need to close the implementation gap on zero emissions through stronger policy incentives. 

In response to the GST, including through the next round of updated Nationally Determined Contributions in 2025, we need to: ‘Build from the groundswell of voluntary action, to scale up implementation through policy incentives for zero emissions.’

Speakers:

  • Abe Shuichi, Governor, Nagano Prefecture
  • Tom Tayler, Head of Climate Finance, Aviva Investors
  • Catherine McKenna, CEO, Climate and Nature Solutions
  • Martin Ochieng, Group Managing Director, Sasini Plc

Organizers:

15:30 GST / 12:30 CET — Future Voices Youth Empowerment Hub at COP28

Welcome to Future Voices, a digital inclusive space for everyone under 30. Future Voices will allow youth to join COP28 from anywhere and participate in our global broadcasts. It will feature speakers and organizations exclusively curated for the young audience during We Don’t Have Time’s COP28 broadcasts.

Organizers:

16:00 GST / 13:00 CET — Climate Feedback Loops: What They Are, Why They Matter, and What You Can Do

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Andrew Revkin, Independent Writer & Author
  • Bill Moomaw, Visiting Scientist, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Organizers:

16:30 GST / 13:30 CET — Issues at Stake at COP28: Finance, Adaptation and Loss & Damage

Together with experts and high-level guests, we look back on today’s broadcast, reflect on the conversations, and highlight the main topics of tomorrow’s climate negotiations. 

Speakers:

  • Sameera Savarala, Climate Change Policy and Programme Specialist, UNDP
  • Susanne Olbrisch, Climate Policy Specialist, UNDP
  • Srilata Kammila, Head Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP

Organizers:

17:00 GST / 14:00 CET — Interviews from COP28

Listen to interviews conducted by We Don't Have Time in the Diplomatic zone at COP28.

Speakers:

  • Rebecca Collyer, Executive Director, ReNew2030
  • Luisa Sierra, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce
  • John Denton, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce

Organizers:

17:40 GST / 14:10 CET — The Daily Juice at COP28

Join us for a 10-day interactive show featuring young reporters at the epicentre of the conference. We'll explore climate action, discuss innovative solutions, and spotlight young activists. Engaging, informative, and inspiring, this show is a must-watch for youth eager to learn about and to contribute to creating their sustainable future planet.


Organizers:

18:10 GST / 15:10 CET — Pioneer the Possible

18:10 GST / 15:10 CET — Inauguration of the Swedish pavilion at COP28

The ambition of the Inauguration of the Swedish Pavilion is to mirror the vision and the key messages for our COP28 engagement. Illustrate the good examples of cross-border and cross-sector collaboration, public-private partnerships.  Showcase best practice examples in the areas of policy, finance, and innovations needed to mitigate the climate crises and to achieve the Paris Agreement. Make sure our vision and objectives are aligned with the official negotiation agenda of COP28 and that conversations around adaptation, mitigation, finance, and loss and damage, are at the forefront of all our discussions.   Ensure a diverse representation in terms of gender, age, and nationality from the government of Sweden of and other UN member states, private sector, public sector, Academia, NGO, and youth. This transformation is a historic chance to build a better world. Together, let’s pioneer the possible.


Organizers:

Day 2, World Climate Action Summit

Hosts

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

 (
SE
)

Host, We Don't Have Time

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson is an expert moderator, lecturer, and devoted workshop leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow and co-founder of the global climate NGO Our Kids´Climate.

Nick Nuttall

 (
)

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

Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment, and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. More recently, he has served as the Director of Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco in September 2018.

https://www.earthday.org

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

 (
)

Climate Behavioral Scientist, CEO of North America, We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the CEO of North America, We Don’t Have Time. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principal 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

Ingmar Rentzhog

 (
)

CEO and Founder of We Don't Have Time

Ingmar is serial entrepreneur within financial communication and nominated for a DI Gasell Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Sweden’s Environmental Influencer 2018, and International Gamechanger of the Year 2020, and Green Warrior 2021. Ingmar Rentzhog has been the chairman of the environmental think tank Global Challenge. He is on the board of Naventus Corporate Finance. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force and he was in 2022 appointed a European Climate Pact Ambassador by the European Commission.

https://www.wedonthavetime.org

Speakers

Andrea Lindblom

 (
DE
)
Head of Communications, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Andrea Lindblom is a journalist gone communications professional with a passion for using communication to accelerate climate action. She has attended UN climate change conferences or COPs as a reporter for German radio and TV, starting with COP18 in Doha and including COP21 in Paris, as an editor for the UNFCCC communications team (COP23 in Bonn), and as a communications officer for a research organization, at the COPs in Madrid, Glasgow and Sharm el-Sheikh. Now looking forward to ensuring the business voice at COP28 has as much impact for accelerated climate action as possible!

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/

Tom Tayler

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UK
)
Head of Climate Finance, Aviva Investors

Tom leads Aviva Investors’ advocacy with policymakers and regulators on climate change and finance as a member of our Sustainable Finance Centre for Excellence. His work prioritises engagement to seek correction of market failures and management of systemic risks, with particular focus on the need for reform of the international financial architecture to embed climate and sustainability at its heart.

John Lang

 (
NZ
)
Net Zero Tracker Lead

John manages the Net Zero Tracker. He specialises in analysis and communicating climate science and policy to the public for both the Tracker and the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit. A New Zealand-qualified lawyer, John also runs the environmentalist, a climate communication blog; Consult Climate, a sustainability consultancy; and Kiwis in Climate, a non-partisan group of international New Zealanders involved in climate and related fields.

Dr. Arunabha Ghosh

 (
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.

Eriel Deranger

 (
CA
)
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Executive Director, Indigenous Climate Action

Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action & Denesųłįné woman from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Treaty 8, so-called Canada. Mother and long time advocate for Indigenous rights and challenging the expansion of fossil fuel development in home territory. Member of International Indigenous People’s Forum on Climate Change, board Chair of Bioneers and renowned orator and political advocate for global Indigenous climate Justice.

Amiera Sawas

 (
GB
)
Head of Research and Policy, Fossil Fuel Treaty Initiative

Dr. Amiera Sawas is a feminist researcher and advocate who works at the intersections of climate change, gender justice, public participation and the social contract. Amiera has almost 20 years experience working on these issues across academia, think tanks and NGOs. Amiera has a PhD on water, climate and human rights and is a contributing author to the latest IPCC report on gender and climate security. She recently joined the Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty Initiative as Head of Research and Policy.

Thomas Hale

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)
Professor in Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Thomas Hale’s research explores how we can manage transnational problems effectively and fairly. He seeks to explain how political institutions evolve – or not – to face the challenges raised by globalisation and interdependence, with a particular emphasis on environmental, economic and health issues. He holds a PhD in Politics from Princeton University, a master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, and an AB in public policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. A US national, Professor Hale has studied and worked in Argentina, China and Europe. His books include Beyond Gridlock (Polity 2017), Between Interests and Law: The Politics of Transnational Commercial Disputes (Cambridge 2015), Transnational Climate Change Governance (Cambridge 2014), and Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation Is Failing when We Need It Most (Polity 2013). Professor Hale leads the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker and co-leads the Net Zero Tracker.

Andreas Magnusson

 (
SE
)
Host, We Don't Have Time

Andreas Magnusson is a 19-year-old Swedish climate justice activist, organiser, host and speaker. He has organised with Fridays For Future Sweden since its beginning in 2018 and is now an experienced host and speaker specialised in youth inclusion, climate & sustainability. He is also Head of Activism at LiveGreen Festivals & Academy co-leading its work with transforming the Swedish music- and culture industry.

María Mendiluce

 (
ES
)
CEO, We Mean Business Coalition

María Mendiluce is the CEO of the We Mean Business Coalition and has 25 years of experience in sustainable development, energy, and climate action. The Coalition brings together seven leading international organizations: BSR, The B Team, CDP, Ceres, CLG Europe, Climate Group, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). She sits on the Executive Board of the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) which has over 2,800 companies engaged. She actively took part in the founding and is a member of the Board of the Mission Possible Partnership that works to develop decarbonization roadmaps for seven hard-to-abate sectors including cement and steel. María also co-founded the SME Climate Hub which is building a one-stop shop for smaller companies for their net-zero commitments. Formerly being the Managing Director and member of the Senior Management Team at WBCSD, María established transformative industry projects. She has also held senior positions at the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister, in the CEO’s office of Iberdrola, and at the International Energy Agency.

Laura Clarke

 (
UK
)
CEO, ClientEarth

Laura is a determined optimist driven by the need for positive change in the world, and is committed to addressing the greatest challenges facing our planet - the climate and environmental crises. Laura joined ClientEarth in September 2022, after two decades in public policy, and in diplomatic roles across Africa, Asia and Europe. She has worked extensively on climate, environmental and sustainability issues throughout her career, and brings a deep understanding of global policy issues and international relations, alongside extensive senior leadership and partnership-building experience, all of which are critical as we expand ClientEarth's impact globally.

Catherine McKenna

 (
CA
)
CEO, Climate and Nature Solutions

Catherine McKenna is Canada's former Minister of Environment and Climate Change as well as Minister of Infrastructure. She is the Principal of Climate and Nature Solutions, an advisory firm focused on scaling action and financing to tackle the climate crisis. She chaired the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Expert Group on Net-Zero setting out criteria for net zero commitments of business, financial institutions, cities and regions. She is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Columbia University and launched Women Leading on Climate.

Abe Shuichi

 (
JP
)
Governor, Nagano Prefecture

Born in 1960, he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo in 1984. After working for the Ministry of Home Affairs, he became Director General of the Nagano Prefectural Planning Bureau in 2001, Deputy Governor the same year, and then Deputy Mayor of Yokohama City in 2007. He subsequently worked in the Cabinet Office of Japan, before becoming Governor of Nagano Prefecture in 2010, where he is currently serving his fourth term.

Marina Romanello

 (
AR
)
Executive Director, Lancet Countdown

Marina is the Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, an independent and multi-disciplinary research collaboration of almost 100 academic centres around the world. Marina led a team of researchers in developing England's National Health Service's Net Zero commitments, and is a member of numerous advisory boards for projects focusing on health and climate change. Trained as a clinical biochemist in the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK. Her research background spans from toxicology through to environmental health and climate change, and she has previously carried out her research in the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires, the University of Cambridge, and the Francis Crick Institute.

Andrew Revkin

 (
US
)
Independent writer, author

Andy Revkin, an independent writer and webcaster, is one of the world's most experienced and innovative journalists on the sustainability beat. He has covered climate change for more than 35 years, from the thawing North Pole to the burning Amazon. He spent 20 years writing and blogging for The New York Times and also held staff positions at Discover Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. He has taught at Pace University and Columbia and written five books. The Burning Season, his 1990 biography of slain rain forest defender Chico Mendes, was the basis for the Golden Globe and Emmy winning HBO feature film of the same name.

Bill Moomaw

 (
US
)
Visiting Scientist, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Climate Scientist working on Natural Climate Solutions that remove atmospheric carbon Dioxide and store the carbon as wood in forests, and in soils of wetlands and grasslands. A Lead author of 5 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Reports on technological solutions for reducing emissions including the 2007 report that shared the Nobel Peace Prize. for over 16 years, he and his wife have lived a low carbon lifestyle by building a super efficient, grid connected solar home that sends more PV generated electrons to the grid than it receives while also providing electricity for their electric car.

Hosts

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

 (
SE
)
Host, We Don't Have Time

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson is an expert moderator, lecturer, and devoted workshop leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow and co-founder of the global climate NGO Our Kids´Climate.

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Nick Nuttall

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

Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment, and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. More recently, he has served as the Director of Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco in September 2018.

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Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

 (
)
Climate Behavioral Scientist, CEO of North America, We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the CEO of North America, We Don’t Have Time. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principal 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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Ingmar Rentzhog

 (
)
CEO and Founder of We Don't Have Time

Ingmar is serial entrepreneur within financial communication and nominated for a DI Gasell Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Sweden’s Environmental Influencer 2018, and International Gamechanger of the Year 2020, and Green Warrior 2021. Ingmar Rentzhog has been the chairman of the environmental think tank Global Challenge. He is on the board of Naventus Corporate Finance. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force and he was in 2022 appointed a European Climate Pact Ambassador by the European Commission.

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Speakers

Andrea Lindblom

 (
DE
)
Head of Communications, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Andrea Lindblom is a journalist gone communications professional with a passion for using communication to accelerate climate action. She has attended UN climate change conferences or COPs as a reporter for German radio and TV, starting with COP18 in Doha and including COP21 in Paris, as an editor for the UNFCCC communications team (COP23 in Bonn), and as a communications officer for a research organization, at the COPs in Madrid, Glasgow and Sharm el-Sheikh. Now looking forward to ensuring the business voice at COP28 has as much impact for accelerated climate action as possible!

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Johan Falk

 (
SE
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CEO & Co-founder of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

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

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Tom Tayler

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UK
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Head of Climate Finance, Aviva Investors

Tom leads Aviva Investors’ advocacy with policymakers and regulators on climate change and finance as a member of our Sustainable Finance Centre for Excellence. His work prioritises engagement to seek correction of market failures and management of systemic risks, with particular focus on the need for reform of the international financial architecture to embed climate and sustainability at its heart.

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John Lang

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NZ
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Net Zero Tracker Lead

John manages the Net Zero Tracker. He specialises in analysis and communicating climate science and policy to the public for both the Tracker and the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit. A New Zealand-qualified lawyer, John also runs the environmentalist, a climate communication blog; Consult Climate, a sustainability consultancy; and Kiwis in Climate, a non-partisan group of international New Zealanders involved in climate and related fields.

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Dr. Arunabha Ghosh

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IND
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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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Eriel Deranger

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CA
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Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Executive Director, Indigenous Climate Action

Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action & Denesųłįné woman from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Treaty 8, so-called Canada. Mother and long time advocate for Indigenous rights and challenging the expansion of fossil fuel development in home territory. Member of International Indigenous People’s Forum on Climate Change, board Chair of Bioneers and renowned orator and political advocate for global Indigenous climate Justice.

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Amiera Sawas

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GB
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Head of Research and Policy, Fossil Fuel Treaty Initiative

Dr. Amiera Sawas is a feminist researcher and advocate who works at the intersections of climate change, gender justice, public participation and the social contract. Amiera has almost 20 years experience working on these issues across academia, think tanks and NGOs. Amiera has a PhD on water, climate and human rights and is a contributing author to the latest IPCC report on gender and climate security. She recently joined the Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty Initiative as Head of Research and Policy.

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Thomas Hale

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Professor in Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Thomas Hale’s research explores how we can manage transnational problems effectively and fairly. He seeks to explain how political institutions evolve – or not – to face the challenges raised by globalisation and interdependence, with a particular emphasis on environmental, economic and health issues. He holds a PhD in Politics from Princeton University, a master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, and an AB in public policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. A US national, Professor Hale has studied and worked in Argentina, China and Europe. His books include Beyond Gridlock (Polity 2017), Between Interests and Law: The Politics of Transnational Commercial Disputes (Cambridge 2015), Transnational Climate Change Governance (Cambridge 2014), and Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation Is Failing when We Need It Most (Polity 2013). Professor Hale leads the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker and co-leads the Net Zero Tracker.

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Andreas Magnusson

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SE
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Host, We Don't Have Time

Andreas Magnusson is a 19-year-old Swedish climate justice activist, organiser, host and speaker. He has organised with Fridays For Future Sweden since its beginning in 2018 and is now an experienced host and speaker specialised in youth inclusion, climate & sustainability. He is also Head of Activism at LiveGreen Festivals & Academy co-leading its work with transforming the Swedish music- and culture industry.

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María Mendiluce

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ES
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CEO, We Mean Business Coalition

María Mendiluce is the CEO of the We Mean Business Coalition and has 25 years of experience in sustainable development, energy, and climate action. The Coalition brings together seven leading international organizations: BSR, The B Team, CDP, Ceres, CLG Europe, Climate Group, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). She sits on the Executive Board of the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) which has over 2,800 companies engaged. She actively took part in the founding and is a member of the Board of the Mission Possible Partnership that works to develop decarbonization roadmaps for seven hard-to-abate sectors including cement and steel. María also co-founded the SME Climate Hub which is building a one-stop shop for smaller companies for their net-zero commitments. Formerly being the Managing Director and member of the Senior Management Team at WBCSD, María established transformative industry projects. She has also held senior positions at the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister, in the CEO’s office of Iberdrola, and at the International Energy Agency.

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Laura Clarke

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UK
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CEO, ClientEarth

Laura is a determined optimist driven by the need for positive change in the world, and is committed to addressing the greatest challenges facing our planet - the climate and environmental crises. Laura joined ClientEarth in September 2022, after two decades in public policy, and in diplomatic roles across Africa, Asia and Europe. She has worked extensively on climate, environmental and sustainability issues throughout her career, and brings a deep understanding of global policy issues and international relations, alongside extensive senior leadership and partnership-building experience, all of which are critical as we expand ClientEarth's impact globally.

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Catherine McKenna

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CA
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CEO, Climate and Nature Solutions

Catherine McKenna is Canada's former Minister of Environment and Climate Change as well as Minister of Infrastructure. She is the Principal of Climate and Nature Solutions, an advisory firm focused on scaling action and financing to tackle the climate crisis. She chaired the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Expert Group on Net-Zero setting out criteria for net zero commitments of business, financial institutions, cities and regions. She is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Columbia University and launched Women Leading on Climate.

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Abe Shuichi

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JP
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Governor, Nagano Prefecture

Born in 1960, he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo in 1984. After working for the Ministry of Home Affairs, he became Director General of the Nagano Prefectural Planning Bureau in 2001, Deputy Governor the same year, and then Deputy Mayor of Yokohama City in 2007. He subsequently worked in the Cabinet Office of Japan, before becoming Governor of Nagano Prefecture in 2010, where he is currently serving his fourth term.

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Marina Romanello

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AR
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Executive Director, Lancet Countdown

Marina is the Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, an independent and multi-disciplinary research collaboration of almost 100 academic centres around the world. Marina led a team of researchers in developing England's National Health Service's Net Zero commitments, and is a member of numerous advisory boards for projects focusing on health and climate change. Trained as a clinical biochemist in the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK. Her research background spans from toxicology through to environmental health and climate change, and she has previously carried out her research in the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires, the University of Cambridge, and the Francis Crick Institute.

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Andrew Revkin

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US
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Independent writer, author

Andy Revkin, an independent writer and webcaster, is one of the world's most experienced and innovative journalists on the sustainability beat. He has covered climate change for more than 35 years, from the thawing North Pole to the burning Amazon. He spent 20 years writing and blogging for The New York Times and also held staff positions at Discover Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. He has taught at Pace University and Columbia and written five books. The Burning Season, his 1990 biography of slain rain forest defender Chico Mendes, was the basis for the Golden Globe and Emmy winning HBO feature film of the same name.

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Bill Moomaw

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US
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Visiting Scientist, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Climate Scientist working on Natural Climate Solutions that remove atmospheric carbon Dioxide and store the carbon as wood in forests, and in soils of wetlands and grasslands. A Lead author of 5 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Reports on technological solutions for reducing emissions including the 2007 report that shared the Nobel Peace Prize. for over 16 years, he and his wife have lived a low carbon lifestyle by building a super efficient, grid connected solar home that sends more PV generated electrons to the grid than it receives while also providing electricity for their electric car.

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