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Day 5, Energy, Industry & Just Transition

COP28 Climate Hub – Day 5

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

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December 5, 2023

Day 5, Energy, Industry & Just Transition

COP28 Climate Hub – Day 5

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 5

Live on December 5

12:00 GST / 9:00 CET — Policy Incentives for Zero Emissions

Regulatory innovation: updates from around the globe 

In this session, we will hear about the latest climate regulatory trends. From disclosure to transition plans to public procurement, how can we enable the transition to net zero? Which countries are leading the way in using the momentum from voluntary action to mobilize policy, standards and regulation?

Speakers:

  • Kaya Axelsson, Head of Policy and Partnerships, Oxford Net Zero
  • Sarah Goodenough, Head of Policy, Climate Policy Radar
  • Mardi McBrien, Chief of Strategic Affairs, IFRS Foundation
  • Helena Viñes, Chair, EU Platform Sustainable Finance

Organizers:

12:30 GST / 9:30 CET — Transition Plans as a Tool for Companies to Reach Net Zero

Transition plans are essential for companies to achieve net zero emissions and thrive in a low-carbon economy. In addition, they offer companies the opportunity to reassess their strategy and consider the changing needs and expectations of customers and investors.

This event brings together business leaders embracing the opportunity offered by planning for transformation. We will discuss both challenges and opportunities, and what is needed to accelerate the transition to a net zero economy.

Speakers:

  • Emelie Öhlander, Climate Action Program Manager, Ericsson
  • Emma Stewart, Netflix Sustainability Officer, Netflix
  • Louise Rehbinder, Director, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
  • Emilia Hagberg, VP Sustainability Development, Skanska

Organizers:

13:00 GST / 10:00 CET — From Science to Policy – How to Bridge the Gap Between Knowledge and Action

With global temperatures quickly climbing towards the 1.5°C threshold and emissions still on the rise, the science is clear that the consequences will be disastrous.

So why are we still not acting sufficiently? In this session, our group of experts will talk about how to close the gap between scientific understanding and policy action to reverse this trend and ensure a safe and manageable future for all.

  • Sir David King, Chair & Founder, Climate Crisis Advisory Group
  • Prof. Mariana Mazzucato, Founding Director, UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose
  • Prof. Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Organizers:

14:00 GST / 11:00 CET — Can Renewable Energy Solve the Biodiversity Crisis?

The development of renewable energy holds a huge potential to power the world and help the efforts to combat climate change. In doing so, it can also play a key role in increasing biodiversity. In this session, you will learn how the acceleration of renewables can happen sustainably and in ways that can be nature-positive. We will explore exemplary projects that seamlessly blend renewable energy solutions with biodiversity enhancement. 

Speakers:

  • Rana Adib, Executive Director, REN21 - Renewables Now
  • Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Global Lead Climate & Energy, WWF
  • Kerstin Stendahl, Climate and Environment Envoy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Lotta Nummelin, Permit Manager, OX2
  • Dean Cooper, Global Energy Lead, WWF
  • Antonella Battaglini, Chief Executive Officer, Renewables Grid Initiative
  • Katarina Grönwall, Chief Sustainability, Communications and People Officer, OX2
  • Rachel Asante-Owusu, Senior Programme Coordinator, IUCN

Organizers:

15:00 GST / 12:00 CET — Fast, Fair, and Forever: Accelerating the Transition Away from Fossil Fuels

Pacific Talanoa for a Just Transition

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.

Organizers:

15:30 GST / 12:30 CET — Accelerating a Just Energy Transition – A Nordic Perspective

How do we speed up the transition to a fossil-free energy system – and how do we make sure the transition is just and inclusive?

More than 60 Nordic stakeholders – business leaders, youths, researchers, policy-makers, public servants, entrepreneurs and representatives from relevant interest groups – have participated in the Nordic Dialogue of 2023, which aims to contribute to the UNFCCC Sharm el-Sheikh Mitigation Ambition and Implementation Work Programme (MWP).

In this session, the findings of the report will be presented live on stage and commented on by  involved stakeholders.

Speakers:

  • Simone Andersson, Project Manager, International Business, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
  • Emelie Öhlander, Climate Action Program Manager, Ericsson
  • Johanna Hlin Audunsdottir, Director for Environment, Landsvirkjun
  • Magdalena Streijffert, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Neste
  • Linda Gustafsson, Gender equality officer, Umeå Municipality
  • Mikkel Vindegg, Researcher, CICERO Center for International Climate Research
  • Erik Berge Hagen, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway

Organizers:

16:30 GST / 13:30 CET — Today at COP28, Wrap-up and Discussions

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:

  • Abdallah Al Dardari, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Regional Director for Arab States

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:

  • Jacquelyn Francis , Executive Director, Global Warming Mitigation Project
  • Xiaofang Zhou, Director Chemicals & Waste Hub, UNDP
  • Adam Gromis, Global Sustainability Policy, Uber

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 — Swedish Export Credits to Accelerate the Green Transition across the Globe

18:50 GST / 15:50 CET — Leveraging Regional Interconnectors

One of the key applications shaping the energy transition is interconnections – between countries, regions and even continents. Opportunities exist for significant development of interconnections between countries, highlighted by recent announcements of projects between Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, and Singapore. Panelists will explore how to leverage lessons learned from previous projects to accelerate the development of power interconnectors across other regions.

19:30 GST / 16:30 CET — Financing the Scale-Up of Carbon Removals

In the battle against climate change, the imperative to remove carbon from the atmosphere has never been more urgent and the capital markets will play an important role in accelerating the deployment of carbon removal technologies and initiatives across the globe to ensure we have sufficient capacity by 2050. By participating in this panel discussion, you will gain valuable insights into how capital markets can become powerful catalysts for financing the scale-up of carbon removals. We will also discuss the carbon market’s actions to accelerate up-scaling of the carbon removal market, with a focus on financing decarbonization and responsible leadership across the ecosystem.  Together, we can help combat climate change and protect our planet for future generations.

20:10 GST / 17:10 CET — Value Chain Emissions in the Finance Industry - Recommendations and Pathways

In this panel, speakers will address the power of large companies and banks to influence the transition towards net-zero, and how science-based and accurate carbon calculations enables them to take control of their value chain emissions while creating long-term resilience and growth for their business.

20:50 GST / 17:50 CET — Navigating the Path to Net Zero: Capital Markets and Corporate Sustainability

It has been 8 years since Paris, with 7 years to go to 2030. In the urgent race to combat climate change and achieve global sustainability goals, the intersection of capital markets and corporate sustainability has never been more critical or important.  Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion where industry experts and leaders will explore how capital markets can play a pivotal role in supporting corporates and provide the necessary financial resources to accelerate corporate efforts toward achieving net-zero emissions on their journey to a net-zero future.

21:30 GST / 18:30 CET — Dialogues: The Climate Action Economy

Doconomy & ClimateView presents "Dialogues: The Climate Action Economy", a session exploring how finance, cities, and consumers can collaboratively drive progress toward a climate action economy. Thought leaders and experts in finance, sustainability, and data-driven solutions will discuss the intersection of climate action, financial wellbeing, and systemic change at COP28. Join the conversation to learn how responsible financial practices, data-driven insights, and behavioral science can contribute to addressing climate change while fostering economic stability and transitions to net zero in smart cities.


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December 5

12:00 GST / 9:00 CET — Policy Incentives for Zero Emissions

Regulatory innovation: updates from around the globe 

In this session, we will hear about the latest climate regulatory trends. From disclosure to transition plans to public procurement, how can we enable the transition to net zero? Which countries are leading the way in using the momentum from voluntary action to mobilize policy, standards and regulation?

Speakers:

  • Kaya Axelsson, Head of Policy and Partnerships, Oxford Net Zero
  • Sarah Goodenough, Head of Policy, Climate Policy Radar
  • Mardi McBrien, Chief of Strategic Affairs, IFRS Foundation
  • Helena Viñes, Chair, EU Platform Sustainable Finance

Organizers:

12:30 GST / 9:30 CET — Transition Plans as a Tool for Companies to Reach Net Zero

Transition plans are essential for companies to achieve net zero emissions and thrive in a low-carbon economy. In addition, they offer companies the opportunity to reassess their strategy and consider the changing needs and expectations of customers and investors.

This event brings together business leaders embracing the opportunity offered by planning for transformation. We will discuss both challenges and opportunities, and what is needed to accelerate the transition to a net zero economy.

Speakers:

  • Emelie Öhlander, Climate Action Program Manager, Ericsson
  • Emma Stewart, Netflix Sustainability Officer, Netflix
  • Louise Rehbinder, Director, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
  • Emilia Hagberg, VP Sustainability Development, Skanska

Organizers:

13:00 GST / 10:00 CET — From Science to Policy – How to Bridge the Gap Between Knowledge and Action

With global temperatures quickly climbing towards the 1.5°C threshold and emissions still on the rise, the science is clear that the consequences will be disastrous.

So why are we still not acting sufficiently? In this session, our group of experts will talk about how to close the gap between scientific understanding and policy action to reverse this trend and ensure a safe and manageable future for all.

  • Sir David King, Chair & Founder, Climate Crisis Advisory Group
  • Prof. Mariana Mazzucato, Founding Director, UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose
  • Prof. Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Organizers:

14:00 GST / 11:00 CET — Can Renewable Energy Solve the Biodiversity Crisis?

The development of renewable energy holds a huge potential to power the world and help the efforts to combat climate change. In doing so, it can also play a key role in increasing biodiversity. In this session, you will learn how the acceleration of renewables can happen sustainably and in ways that can be nature-positive. We will explore exemplary projects that seamlessly blend renewable energy solutions with biodiversity enhancement. 

Speakers:

  • Rana Adib, Executive Director, REN21 - Renewables Now
  • Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Global Lead Climate & Energy, WWF
  • Kerstin Stendahl, Climate and Environment Envoy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Lotta Nummelin, Permit Manager, OX2
  • Dean Cooper, Global Energy Lead, WWF
  • Antonella Battaglini, Chief Executive Officer, Renewables Grid Initiative
  • Katarina Grönwall, Chief Sustainability, Communications and People Officer, OX2
  • Rachel Asante-Owusu, Senior Programme Coordinator, IUCN

Organizers:

15:00 GST / 12:00 CET — Fast, Fair, and Forever: Accelerating the Transition Away from Fossil Fuels

Pacific Talanoa for a Just Transition

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.

Organizers:

15:30 GST / 12:30 CET — Accelerating a Just Energy Transition – A Nordic Perspective

How do we speed up the transition to a fossil-free energy system – and how do we make sure the transition is just and inclusive?

More than 60 Nordic stakeholders – business leaders, youths, researchers, policy-makers, public servants, entrepreneurs and representatives from relevant interest groups – have participated in the Nordic Dialogue of 2023, which aims to contribute to the UNFCCC Sharm el-Sheikh Mitigation Ambition and Implementation Work Programme (MWP).

In this session, the findings of the report will be presented live on stage and commented on by  involved stakeholders.

Speakers:

  • Simone Andersson, Project Manager, International Business, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
  • Emelie Öhlander, Climate Action Program Manager, Ericsson
  • Johanna Hlin Audunsdottir, Director for Environment, Landsvirkjun
  • Magdalena Streijffert, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Neste
  • Linda Gustafsson, Gender equality officer, Umeå Municipality
  • Mikkel Vindegg, Researcher, CICERO Center for International Climate Research
  • Erik Berge Hagen, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway

Organizers:

16:30 GST / 13:30 CET — Today at COP28, Wrap-up and Discussions

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:

  • Abdallah Al Dardari, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Regional Director for Arab States

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:

  • Jacquelyn Francis , Executive Director, Global Warming Mitigation Project
  • Xiaofang Zhou, Director Chemicals & Waste Hub, UNDP
  • Adam Gromis, Global Sustainability Policy, Uber

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 — Swedish Export Credits to Accelerate the Green Transition across the Globe

18:50 GST / 15:50 CET — Leveraging Regional Interconnectors

One of the key applications shaping the energy transition is interconnections – between countries, regions and even continents. Opportunities exist for significant development of interconnections between countries, highlighted by recent announcements of projects between Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, and Singapore. Panelists will explore how to leverage lessons learned from previous projects to accelerate the development of power interconnectors across other regions.

19:30 GST / 16:30 CET — Financing the Scale-Up of Carbon Removals

In the battle against climate change, the imperative to remove carbon from the atmosphere has never been more urgent and the capital markets will play an important role in accelerating the deployment of carbon removal technologies and initiatives across the globe to ensure we have sufficient capacity by 2050. By participating in this panel discussion, you will gain valuable insights into how capital markets can become powerful catalysts for financing the scale-up of carbon removals. We will also discuss the carbon market’s actions to accelerate up-scaling of the carbon removal market, with a focus on financing decarbonization and responsible leadership across the ecosystem.  Together, we can help combat climate change and protect our planet for future generations.

20:10 GST / 17:10 CET — Value Chain Emissions in the Finance Industry - Recommendations and Pathways

In this panel, speakers will address the power of large companies and banks to influence the transition towards net-zero, and how science-based and accurate carbon calculations enables them to take control of their value chain emissions while creating long-term resilience and growth for their business.

20:50 GST / 17:50 CET — Navigating the Path to Net Zero: Capital Markets and Corporate Sustainability

It has been 8 years since Paris, with 7 years to go to 2030. In the urgent race to combat climate change and achieve global sustainability goals, the intersection of capital markets and corporate sustainability has never been more critical or important.  Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion where industry experts and leaders will explore how capital markets can play a pivotal role in supporting corporates and provide the necessary financial resources to accelerate corporate efforts toward achieving net-zero emissions on their journey to a net-zero future.

21:30 GST / 18:30 CET — Dialogues: The Climate Action Economy

Doconomy & ClimateView presents "Dialogues: The Climate Action Economy", a session exploring how finance, cities, and consumers can collaboratively drive progress toward a climate action economy. Thought leaders and experts in finance, sustainability, and data-driven solutions will discuss the intersection of climate action, financial wellbeing, and systemic change at COP28. Join the conversation to learn how responsible financial practices, data-driven insights, and behavioral science can contribute to addressing climate change while fostering economic stability and transitions to net zero in smart cities.


Organizers:

Day 5, Energy, Industry & Just Transition

Hosts

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

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SE
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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

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

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

https://www.earthday.org

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

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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

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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

Dean Cooper

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GB
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Global Energy Lead, WWF

Dean Cooper is currently managing WWF global energy strategy: "faster, greener, fairer" for FFPO, energy efficiency, 100% renewables, electrification, innovation. He was ppreviously the Global Energy Sector Co-ordinator with SNV (Netherlands). He worked 7 years with UNEP in Paris (Energy Finance Programme Manager), where he scaled-up of investment for sustainable clean energy tech worldwide. Dean Cooper also worked for the UK Government energy agency, Energy Directorate of the European Commission, and South African Department of Energy on international co-operation."

Simone Andersson

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Project Manager, International Business, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Simone is a passionate advocate of sustainable solutions for people and environment in general, focusing on resource efficiency and circular economy with integrated systems for both rural and urban settings. With a BSc in Environment and Health from Umeå University, Sweden, she has 20 years experience of communication and sustainability action around circular economy, waste and water management in Swedish, Chinese and Kenyan settings. Simone takes pride in being an enabler and communicator – creating awareness, presenting holistic solutions and inspiring to action.

Sir David King

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Chair and Founder, Climate Crisis Advisory Group

Professor Sir David King is an Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. He is also the Founder and Chair of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG) and the Founder of the Centre for Climate Repair (CCR) at Cambridge University. Additionally, he is an Affiliate Partner of Systemiq. Previously, he served as the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser from 2000-2007 and the Foreign Secretary's Special Representative on Climate Change from 2013-2017.

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström

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SE
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Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

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

Prof. Mariana Mazzucato

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IT
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Founding Director, UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose

Mariana advises policymakers around the world on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth and her highly acclaimed books include Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism. Previous roles have included Chair of the World Health Organization's Council on the Economics of Health for All, Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water, and Co-Chair of the Council on Urban Initiatives.

Antonella Battaglini

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CEO, Renewables Grid Initiative

Antonella Battaglini is the CEO of the Renewables Grid Initiative-RGI, which she founded in 2009. RGI is a unique collaboration of NGOs and TSOs from across Europe, promoting transparent, environmentally sensitive grid development to enable steady growth of renewable energy and the energy transition. In addition, Antonella has been an expert member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Clean Electrification and of the European Commission Interconnection Target Group. For many years, Antonella has also held the position of senior scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

Emelie Öhlander

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SE
)
Climate Action Program Manager, Ericsson

Emelie Öhlander is the Climate Action Program Manager at Ericsson, with responsibility for executing the climate strategy and Net Zero program objectives, maintaining Ericsson´s leadership position in the area of climate action. Emelie works with Ericsson´s Net Zero program, employee engagement, as well with external partners to demonstrate how connectivity, innovation drives exponential change in society i.e. how technology such as digitalization, AI and 5G can help mitigate climate change.

Emma Stewart

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US
)
Netflix Sustainability Officer

Emma Stewart, Ph.D., is Netflix’s first Sustainability Officer, where together with teams from across the company, she seeks to bring Netflix's carbon footprint to net zero, raise environmental awareness through film and television series, and spur conversation on climate action among our hundreds of millions of members in 190 countries. She previously led World Resources Institute’s global work on urban efficiency, climate, and finance. She served on the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council and software company Ecomedes. She has been a member of the professional faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business where she taught “Intrapreneurship for Sustainability”. Her work has been featured in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Reuters, The Guardian, Tribune, The Huffington Post, Environmental Law Journal, among others. She is a contributing author to Corporate Responses to Climate Change and The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Business, and her work is featured in books Frugal Innovation and The Big Pivot. Emma was rated a “Badass Woman in Sustainability” by GreenBiz, a "top 3 speaker" by The Economist Summits, and has been named a “one of the most powerful women under 45” and an “urban pioneer” by FORTUNE Magazine, a “sustainability insurgent” by MIT Sloan Management Review, and one of the “Top 10 Women in Sustainability” by American Builders. Her work has been featured in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Reuters, L.A. Times, and Environmental Law Journal, among others. She is a contributing author to Corporate Responses to Climate Change and The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Business, and her work is featured in 3 books: Frugal Innovation, The Big Pivot, and Chief Sustainability Officers at Work. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management from Stanford University and a B.A. with Honors in Human Sciences from Oxford University.

Johan Falk

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SE
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CEO & Co-founder of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

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

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

Johanna Hlin Audunsdottir

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IS
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Director for Environment, Landsvirkjun

Jóhanna Hlín is the director of Climate and Green Solutions at Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland. Jóhanna is a sustainability engineer and has been a member of the Landsvirkjun team since 2015. Additionally, Jóhanna is a part of UN Global Compact Leadership Council in Iceland where she takes part in shaping the priorities and goals for UN Global Compact initiatives within Iceland.

Magdalena Streijffert

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SE
)
Senior Public Affairs Manager, Neste

Magdalena has worked for over four years at Neste with Public Affairs and Sustainability. First responsible for Sweden and beginning of 2023 also for Denmark and Norway. Before that, she was, among other things, Secretary General of Fairtrade in Sweden and responsible for Public Affairs at Fairtrade International. She has a background in politics where she for example was a Member of the Swedish Parliament for the Social Democrats between 2006-2010.

Lotta Nummelin

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FI
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Permit Manager, OX2

Lotta is a marine biologist from Åland who has worked with Baltic Sea issues within academia, public administration, NGOs and foundations, now in the private sector. She has a passion in combining renewable energy production, increased biodiversity and multiuse of energy production areas.

Manuel Pulgar Vidal

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PE
)
Global Lead 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.

Sarah Goodenough

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UK
)
Head of Policy, Climate Policy Radar

Sarah is Head of Policy at Climate Policy Radar, directing the organisation’s policy priorities and opportunities for impact as part of the mission to map and analyse the global climate law and policy landscape. She has over 5 years of experience in international non-State climate strategy, policy, strategic communications, and stakeholder engagement to advance an ambitious climate action agenda. Prior to this, she worked in strategic communications at the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions and also at Global Optimism.

Mardi McBrien

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GB
)
Chief of Strategic Affairs, IFRS Foundation

Mardi McBrien is Chief of Strategic Affairs & Capacity Building at the IFRS Foundation. Prior to the IFRS Foundation, Mardi spent over a decade leading the global ESG standard setter, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB). Under Mardi’s leadership CDSB published the first global framework for reporting investor focussed information on climate, environmental and social information to capital markets. CDSB’s work notably underpins both the TCFD and the TNFD frameworks and became an influential foundational building block in the establishment the International Sustainability Standards Board, where Mardi also played an important leadership role in its establishment. Mardi is a Board Member of XBRL International, a member of the UK Government Transition Pathway Taskforce Steering Group, trustee of one of the oldest environmental NGOs in the world, the International Tree Foundation, a founding Board member of WOCAN, and member of the ICAEW Sustainability Advisory Committee.

Kaya Axelsson

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US
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Head of Policy and Partnerships, Oxford Net Zero

Kaya Axelsson is a research fellow and Head of Policy and Partnerships at Oxford Net Zero. She leads a team to translate research into resources, policy, and standards for defining and achieving net zero. After years of working as a community organizer, Kaya moved to Oxford to work on connecting climate action communities internationally. Her current research and engagement focus is on the emerging net zero governance and regulatory landscape. Kaya has served as a strategic advisor to the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign and as a technical author on the International Standard Organization’s Net Zero Guidelines.

Rana Adib

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DE
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Executive Director, REN21

Rana Adib is the Executive Director of REN21, the only global renewable energy community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry, headquartered at the UNEP in Paris, France. She is also the chair of SLOCAT, an international multi-stakeholder partnership enabling knowledge and action for sustainable, low carbon transport.

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.

Mikkel Vindegg

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NO
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Researcher, CICERO Center for International Climate Research

I'm a social anthropologist and climate researcher investigating how climate transitions affect everyday life - be it through infrastructures, policies, local solutions, or climate change itself. I'm specialized in qualitative energy research, but also do research on climate adaptation and food systems. My research has brought me to Nepal, Norway, and Tanzania.

Linda Gustafsson

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SE
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Gender equality officer, Umeå Municipality

As gender equality officer for the city of Umeå, Linda Gustafsson serves the Gender equality committee at the City Council and serves as an expert for the municipality. Her work mainly focuses on urban planning, mobility, infrastructure and climate neutrality in relation to gendered power structures.

Kerstin Stendahl

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FI
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Climate and Environment Envoy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland

Currently the Special Envoy for Climate and Environment at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland.

Erik Berge Hagen

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NO
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Senior Advisor, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway

Civil servant with a background in engineering and public policy. A particular focus on energy issues and green transition. Norwegian, have previously lived in France, Japan, China, and Singapore.

Helena Viñes

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ES
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Chair, EU Platform Sustainable Finance

Helena is commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority (CNMV) and Chair of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance. She is also a member of the EIB´s Climate and Environment Advisory Council and formerly of the UN Secretary-General High-Level Expert Group on Net Zero Pledges. Helena was co-rapporteur of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance (2020-2022) and had previously been a member of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance whose role was to assist the European Commission in the development of EU taxonomy and the implementation of the EC Action Plan (2018-2020). Prior to the CNMV, Helena was Senior Policy Adviser on Sustainable Finance for BNP Paribas and Global Head of Stewardship and Policy for BNP Paribas Asset Management. She led on BNPP AM’S policy and stewardship activities (engagement with companies, proxy voting ) on Sustainability. She was a board member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), a member of the AMF Comite de Cli.

David Armstrong McKay

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Research Scientist, Earth Commission and University of Exeter

David Armstrong McKay is the Research Scientist, Earth Commission and University of Exeter.

Louise Rehbinder

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SE
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Director, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Louise Rehbinder has 16 years of experience from the ICT Industry working with IT Management, IT Sustainability, Responsible Sourcing, and sustainable procurement of HW components and materials. Louise formed Ericsson’s Supplier climate action program, was part of the establishment of the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leader program and the creation of the Supplier Engagement Guide. Louise is currently working as Director at Exponential Roadmap Initiative.

Emilia Hagberg

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SE
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VP Sustainability Development, Skanska

Emilia Hagberg is Vice President Sustainability Development at Skanska, a project development and construction company with operations in the Nordics, central Europe, UK and the USA. She has 20 years of professional experience in sustainability, both from policy making as a politician in the city of Stockholm, and from working for the Swedish Minister of Climate and the Environment. At Skanska she’s responsible for the sustainability strategy and the implementation of the Group climate transition plan into the business in all the markets.

Katarina Grönwall

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SE
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Chief Sustainability, Communications and People Officer, OX2

Katarina Grönwall is Chief Sustainability, Communications and People Officer at OX2 since 2021. She has over 25 years of experience of communications. The last thirteen years as Director of Communications for global listed companies such as Skanska, Handelsbanken and Sweco. She has also been partner at the Communication consultancy Hallvarsson & Halvarsson. She is a well-known and respected communicator and leader with extensive experience in large, project-focused organizations.

Rachel Asante-Owusu

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GB
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Senior Programme Coordinator, IUCN

Rachel Asante-Owusu, is the Senior Programme Coordinator for Climate Change at IUCN. A molecular biologist by training Rachel has been with IUCN for over 12 years. The main focus of her work is to support the accelerated Just Transition to renewable energy whilst supporting measures to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well natural-resource dependent communities

Abdallah Al Dardari

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SY
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UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Regional Director for Arab States

On 14 March 2023, the UN Secretary General appointed Abdallah Al Dardari of Syria as the UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States. Al Dardari served as UNDP Resident Representative in Afghanistan since 2019, when joining from the World Bank, where he was a Senior Adviser.

Hosts

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

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SE
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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

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

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

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Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

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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

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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

Dean Cooper

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GB
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Global Energy Lead, WWF

Dean Cooper is currently managing WWF global energy strategy: "faster, greener, fairer" for FFPO, energy efficiency, 100% renewables, electrification, innovation. He was ppreviously the Global Energy Sector Co-ordinator with SNV (Netherlands). He worked 7 years with UNEP in Paris (Energy Finance Programme Manager), where he scaled-up of investment for sustainable clean energy tech worldwide. Dean Cooper also worked for the UK Government energy agency, Energy Directorate of the European Commission, and South African Department of Energy on international co-operation."

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Simone Andersson

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Project Manager, International Business, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Simone is a passionate advocate of sustainable solutions for people and environment in general, focusing on resource efficiency and circular economy with integrated systems for both rural and urban settings. With a BSc in Environment and Health from Umeå University, Sweden, she has 20 years experience of communication and sustainability action around circular economy, waste and water management in Swedish, Chinese and Kenyan settings. Simone takes pride in being an enabler and communicator – creating awareness, presenting holistic solutions and inspiring to action.

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Sir David King

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Chair and Founder, Climate Crisis Advisory Group

Professor Sir David King is an Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. He is also the Founder and Chair of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG) and the Founder of the Centre for Climate Repair (CCR) at Cambridge University. Additionally, he is an Affiliate Partner of Systemiq. Previously, he served as the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser from 2000-2007 and the Foreign Secretary's Special Representative on Climate Change from 2013-2017.

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Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström

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SE
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Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

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

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Prof. Mariana Mazzucato

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Founding Director, UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose

Mariana advises policymakers around the world on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth and her highly acclaimed books include Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism. Previous roles have included Chair of the World Health Organization's Council on the Economics of Health for All, Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water, and Co-Chair of the Council on Urban Initiatives.

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Antonella Battaglini

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CEO, Renewables Grid Initiative

Antonella Battaglini is the CEO of the Renewables Grid Initiative-RGI, which she founded in 2009. RGI is a unique collaboration of NGOs and TSOs from across Europe, promoting transparent, environmentally sensitive grid development to enable steady growth of renewable energy and the energy transition. In addition, Antonella has been an expert member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Clean Electrification and of the European Commission Interconnection Target Group. For many years, Antonella has also held the position of senior scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

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Emelie Öhlander

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SE
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Climate Action Program Manager, Ericsson

Emelie Öhlander is the Climate Action Program Manager at Ericsson, with responsibility for executing the climate strategy and Net Zero program objectives, maintaining Ericsson´s leadership position in the area of climate action. Emelie works with Ericsson´s Net Zero program, employee engagement, as well with external partners to demonstrate how connectivity, innovation drives exponential change in society i.e. how technology such as digitalization, AI and 5G can help mitigate climate change.

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Emma Stewart

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US
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Netflix Sustainability Officer

Emma Stewart, Ph.D., is Netflix’s first Sustainability Officer, where together with teams from across the company, she seeks to bring Netflix's carbon footprint to net zero, raise environmental awareness through film and television series, and spur conversation on climate action among our hundreds of millions of members in 190 countries. She previously led World Resources Institute’s global work on urban efficiency, climate, and finance. She served on the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council and software company Ecomedes. She has been a member of the professional faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business where she taught “Intrapreneurship for Sustainability”. Her work has been featured in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Reuters, The Guardian, Tribune, The Huffington Post, Environmental Law Journal, among others. She is a contributing author to Corporate Responses to Climate Change and The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Business, and her work is featured in books Frugal Innovation and The Big Pivot. Emma was rated a “Badass Woman in Sustainability” by GreenBiz, a "top 3 speaker" by The Economist Summits, and has been named a “one of the most powerful women under 45” and an “urban pioneer” by FORTUNE Magazine, a “sustainability insurgent” by MIT Sloan Management Review, and one of the “Top 10 Women in Sustainability” by American Builders. Her work has been featured in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Reuters, L.A. Times, and Environmental Law Journal, among others. She is a contributing author to Corporate Responses to Climate Change and The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Business, and her work is featured in 3 books: Frugal Innovation, The Big Pivot, and Chief Sustainability Officers at Work. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management from Stanford University and a B.A. with Honors in Human Sciences from Oxford University.

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Johan Falk

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SE
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CEO & Co-founder of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

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

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Johanna Hlin Audunsdottir

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Director for Environment, Landsvirkjun

Jóhanna Hlín is the director of Climate and Green Solutions at Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland. Jóhanna is a sustainability engineer and has been a member of the Landsvirkjun team since 2015. Additionally, Jóhanna is a part of UN Global Compact Leadership Council in Iceland where she takes part in shaping the priorities and goals for UN Global Compact initiatives within Iceland.

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Magdalena Streijffert

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SE
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Senior Public Affairs Manager, Neste

Magdalena has worked for over four years at Neste with Public Affairs and Sustainability. First responsible for Sweden and beginning of 2023 also for Denmark and Norway. Before that, she was, among other things, Secretary General of Fairtrade in Sweden and responsible for Public Affairs at Fairtrade International. She has a background in politics where she for example was a Member of the Swedish Parliament for the Social Democrats between 2006-2010.

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Lotta Nummelin

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FI
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Permit Manager, OX2

Lotta is a marine biologist from Åland who has worked with Baltic Sea issues within academia, public administration, NGOs and foundations, now in the private sector. She has a passion in combining renewable energy production, increased biodiversity and multiuse of energy production areas.

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Manuel Pulgar Vidal

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PE
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Global Lead 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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Sarah Goodenough

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Head of Policy, Climate Policy Radar

Sarah is Head of Policy at Climate Policy Radar, directing the organisation’s policy priorities and opportunities for impact as part of the mission to map and analyse the global climate law and policy landscape. She has over 5 years of experience in international non-State climate strategy, policy, strategic communications, and stakeholder engagement to advance an ambitious climate action agenda. Prior to this, she worked in strategic communications at the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions and also at Global Optimism.

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Mardi McBrien

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GB
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Chief of Strategic Affairs, IFRS Foundation

Mardi McBrien is Chief of Strategic Affairs & Capacity Building at the IFRS Foundation. Prior to the IFRS Foundation, Mardi spent over a decade leading the global ESG standard setter, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB). Under Mardi’s leadership CDSB published the first global framework for reporting investor focussed information on climate, environmental and social information to capital markets. CDSB’s work notably underpins both the TCFD and the TNFD frameworks and became an influential foundational building block in the establishment the International Sustainability Standards Board, where Mardi also played an important leadership role in its establishment. Mardi is a Board Member of XBRL International, a member of the UK Government Transition Pathway Taskforce Steering Group, trustee of one of the oldest environmental NGOs in the world, the International Tree Foundation, a founding Board member of WOCAN, and member of the ICAEW Sustainability Advisory Committee.

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Kaya Axelsson

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US
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Head of Policy and Partnerships, Oxford Net Zero

Kaya Axelsson is a research fellow and Head of Policy and Partnerships at Oxford Net Zero. She leads a team to translate research into resources, policy, and standards for defining and achieving net zero. After years of working as a community organizer, Kaya moved to Oxford to work on connecting climate action communities internationally. Her current research and engagement focus is on the emerging net zero governance and regulatory landscape. Kaya has served as a strategic advisor to the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign and as a technical author on the International Standard Organization’s Net Zero Guidelines.

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Rana Adib

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DE
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Executive Director, REN21

Rana Adib is the Executive Director of REN21, the only global renewable energy community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry, headquartered at the UNEP in Paris, France. She is also the chair of SLOCAT, an international multi-stakeholder partnership enabling knowledge and action for sustainable, low carbon transport.

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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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Mikkel Vindegg

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NO
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Researcher, CICERO Center for International Climate Research

I'm a social anthropologist and climate researcher investigating how climate transitions affect everyday life - be it through infrastructures, policies, local solutions, or climate change itself. I'm specialized in qualitative energy research, but also do research on climate adaptation and food systems. My research has brought me to Nepal, Norway, and Tanzania.

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Linda Gustafsson

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SE
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Gender equality officer, Umeå Municipality

As gender equality officer for the city of Umeå, Linda Gustafsson serves the Gender equality committee at the City Council and serves as an expert for the municipality. Her work mainly focuses on urban planning, mobility, infrastructure and climate neutrality in relation to gendered power structures.

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Kerstin Stendahl

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FI
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Climate and Environment Envoy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland

Currently the Special Envoy for Climate and Environment at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland.

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Erik Berge Hagen

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NO
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Senior Advisor, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway

Civil servant with a background in engineering and public policy. A particular focus on energy issues and green transition. Norwegian, have previously lived in France, Japan, China, and Singapore.

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Helena Viñes

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ES
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Chair, EU Platform Sustainable Finance

Helena is commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority (CNMV) and Chair of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance. She is also a member of the EIB´s Climate and Environment Advisory Council and formerly of the UN Secretary-General High-Level Expert Group on Net Zero Pledges. Helena was co-rapporteur of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance (2020-2022) and had previously been a member of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance whose role was to assist the European Commission in the development of EU taxonomy and the implementation of the EC Action Plan (2018-2020). Prior to the CNMV, Helena was Senior Policy Adviser on Sustainable Finance for BNP Paribas and Global Head of Stewardship and Policy for BNP Paribas Asset Management. She led on BNPP AM’S policy and stewardship activities (engagement with companies, proxy voting ) on Sustainability. She was a board member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), a member of the AMF Comite de Cli.

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David Armstrong McKay

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Research Scientist, Earth Commission and University of Exeter

David Armstrong McKay is the Research Scientist, Earth Commission and University of Exeter.

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Louise Rehbinder

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SE
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Director, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Louise Rehbinder has 16 years of experience from the ICT Industry working with IT Management, IT Sustainability, Responsible Sourcing, and sustainable procurement of HW components and materials. Louise formed Ericsson’s Supplier climate action program, was part of the establishment of the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leader program and the creation of the Supplier Engagement Guide. Louise is currently working as Director at Exponential Roadmap Initiative.

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Emilia Hagberg

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SE
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VP Sustainability Development, Skanska

Emilia Hagberg is Vice President Sustainability Development at Skanska, a project development and construction company with operations in the Nordics, central Europe, UK and the USA. She has 20 years of professional experience in sustainability, both from policy making as a politician in the city of Stockholm, and from working for the Swedish Minister of Climate and the Environment. At Skanska she’s responsible for the sustainability strategy and the implementation of the Group climate transition plan into the business in all the markets.

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Katarina Grönwall

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SE
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Chief Sustainability, Communications and People Officer, OX2

Katarina Grönwall is Chief Sustainability, Communications and People Officer at OX2 since 2021. She has over 25 years of experience of communications. The last thirteen years as Director of Communications for global listed companies such as Skanska, Handelsbanken and Sweco. She has also been partner at the Communication consultancy Hallvarsson & Halvarsson. She is a well-known and respected communicator and leader with extensive experience in large, project-focused organizations.

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Rachel Asante-Owusu

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GB
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Senior Programme Coordinator, IUCN

Rachel Asante-Owusu, is the Senior Programme Coordinator for Climate Change at IUCN. A molecular biologist by training Rachel has been with IUCN for over 12 years. The main focus of her work is to support the accelerated Just Transition to renewable energy whilst supporting measures to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well natural-resource dependent communities

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Abdallah Al Dardari

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SY
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UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Regional Director for Arab States

On 14 March 2023, the UN Secretary General appointed Abdallah Al Dardari of Syria as the UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States. Al Dardari served as UNDP Resident Representative in Afghanistan since 2019, when joining from the World Bank, where he was a Senior Adviser.

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