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Day 9, Nature, Land Use & Oceans

COP28 Climate Hub – Day 9

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

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December 9, 2023

Day 9, Nature, Land Use & Oceans

COP28 Climate Hub – Day 9

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 9

Live on December 9

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

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 the challenges and solutions to the climate crisis. We will bring in company leaders, policy-makers, civil society leaders, and climate experts to talk about finance, policy, digitalization and nature-based solutions as we closely follow the negotiations on-site in Dubai. With our Future Voices Youth Empowerment Hub, we will also expand the opportunities for young individuals to influence global leaders and decision-makers at COP28.

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
  • Monica Medina, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Lynne Talley, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography
  • Kara Wiggin, PhD Candidate, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography
  • Richard Brisius, Race Chairman, The Ocean Race

Organizers:

12:30 GST / 9:30 CET — Future Voices & Interviews from COP28

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:

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

Breaking the Chokehold of the Fossil Fuel Industry

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:

  • Jean Su, Acting Co-Executive Director and Energy Justice Director, Center for Biological Diversity
  • Rachel Rose Jackson, Director of Climate Research & Policy, Corporate Accountability
  • Nikki Reisch, Director, Climate & Energy Program, CIEL

Organizers:

13:30 GST / 10:30 CET — Rewriting Climate Headlines

Discover a groundbreaking collaboration between investigative journalists and artists reshaping climate narratives in the MENA region at the COP28 Climate Hub. Presented by Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague, and We Don't Have Time this unique initiative unveils three innovative visual storytelling approaches focusing on wildfires, water scarcity and migration birds.

Join this session showcasing the fusion of art and investigative reporting, shedding light on environmental justice issues and sparking inclusive policy dialogues.

Speakers:

  • Boris van Westering, Advisor, Building Bridges Advice
  • David Olsson, COO, We Don't Have Time
  • Munir Al-Khatib, Editor in Chief,ARIJ
  • Lauren Alexander, Designer, Educator & Researcher, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Organizers:


13:45 GST / 10:30 CET — Rewriting Climate Headlines

The Wildfires of Morocco

Join us for the first episode of Rewriting the Climate Headlines, a compelling series of three investigative stories where we spotlight the vital importance of cross-border collaboration and new storytelling in climate reporting. We will dive into fresh perspectives on reshaping climate narratives, as we scrutinize how media and politics influence the portrayal of critical topics like wildfires, water scarcity, and animal welfare, and how these narratives can empower people and instigate change.

  • Åse Johannessen, Senior researcher and advisor, Deltares
  • Mohammed Komani, Senior investigative journalist and Data Editor, ARIJ
  • Hattie Wade, Researcher and Designer, Artist


Organizers:

14:20 GST / 11:20 CET — The Last Glaciers: Behind the Scenes

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:

  • Craig Leeson, CEO, Leeson Media International Ltd
  • Max Bello, Policy Advisor, Mission Blue

Organizers:

14:50 GST / 11:50 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.

Speakers:

  • Julia Butterfly Hill, Activationist, Circle of Life Connections

Organizers:

15:00 GST / 12:00 CET — Leveraging Film Making for Impact

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:

  • Giulia Camilla Braga, Program Manager, Connect4Climate - World Bank
  • Emily Hancock, Operations Coordinator, Resilient Foundation
  • Aché Ahmat Moustapha, Sociologist & Film Director

Organizers:

15:30 GST / 12:30 CET — Restart.Earth: Improving Our Soils to Solve the Climate Crisis

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:

  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO & Founder, We Don't Have Time
  • Susanné Wallner, COO, Restart Institute
  • Anders Wijkman, Opinion Leader, Author & Honorary President, Club of Rome
  • Per Fröstad, Founder, Restart Institute
  • Jakob Rehme, Professor, CBMI, Linköping University

Organizers:

16:00 GST / 13:00 CET — Food for Thought: Financing of the Food System Transition

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:

16:20 GST / 13:20 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:

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:

  • Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Director, Environmental Funds, UNDP
  • Nick Nuttall, Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time
  • Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, Host, We Don't Have Time

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:

  • Jared Friedman, SVP, North America, Climeworks
  • Amir Adnani, CEO, Uranium Energy Corp
  • Maria Laura Martinez, Lead Negotiator for the Tech, Ministry of Environment, Dominican Republic

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 — ‘On Equal Terms’ – A Youth-Inclusive NDC Process

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is excited to announce the official launch of "On Equal Terms: A checklist for decision makers & practitioners on a youth-inclusive NDC process."

18:50 GST / 15:50 CET — Elevating the AYCA Declaration: A Sweden-Africa Youth Collaboration for Sustainable Climate Governance at COP28

The transition away from fossil fuels is an imperative to limit global warming close to 1.5°C. Given the pressing need to phase out fossil fuels, companies have a crucial role to rapidly phase out fossil fuels from their value chains, to put positive pressure on governments, and send a clear signal that we have entered “the beginning of the end” of the fossil era. This session, complementing the Fossil to Clean campaign and the Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation Treaty, will showcase examples of companies that have committed to map fossil fuels in their value chains and are taking concrete steps to eliminate these emissions. By sharing their experiences and best practices, these companies demonstrate that this transition is not only achievable but is also desirable from a competitive viewpoint.

19:30 GST / 16:30 CET — Youth-Driven Energy Transition and Climate Action: A Cross-Continental Perspective

This side event at the Conference of Parties 28 aims to highlight the pivotal role of youth in Africa and Europe in advancing the Energy Transition and Climate Justice.

20:10 GST / 17:10 CET — What Does the Future Hold? Scenarios in a World Driven by Uncertainty

This panel will explore how different stakeholders (government, technology developers and society) might respond to the challenge of achieving global net-zero emissions and what the uncertainties are.

20:50 GST / 17:50 CET — Climate Ambition Raising Through Article 6: Promoting the energy transition in Africa with carbon markets

The global energy transition is already underway, but the urgency of climate change demands that it reaches a larger scale and a higher pace. Carbon markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement can help provide the finance and capacity needed to accomplish that.

21:30 GST / 18:30 CET — European Viable Cities Day

Viable Cities and the European Commission’s representation in Sweden in partnership with Sweden’s pavilion at COP28 are pleased to invite you to the sixth European Viable Cities Day on December 8, 2023 – a bridge between the Swedish and European efforts towards the mission of climate neutral and sustainable cities by 2030. With seven years to go to reach the mission of climate neutral cities, action is needed now. Radical implementation is of the essence. The movement to accelerate the climate transition and pave the way for many others is growing and gaining momentum. At European Viable Cities Day, 23 Swedish cities representing 40% of the Swedish population, six government agencies and high level representatives from business and academia gathers to make this happen. This year, Stockholm and Madrid have received the official EU Mission Label as the first two European capitals. During the event, there will be a special ceremony to highlight this achievement, as well as the signing ceremony of the Swedish Climate City Contracts. Viable Cities is a Swedish national innovation platform and Sweden's biggest initiative for Climate Neutral Cities, jointly funded by the Swedish Energy Agency, Vinnova and Formas.


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December 9

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

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 the challenges and solutions to the climate crisis. We will bring in company leaders, policy-makers, civil society leaders, and climate experts to talk about finance, policy, digitalization and nature-based solutions as we closely follow the negotiations on-site in Dubai. With our Future Voices Youth Empowerment Hub, we will also expand the opportunities for young individuals to influence global leaders and decision-makers at COP28.

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
  • Monica Medina, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Lynne Talley, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography
  • Kara Wiggin, PhD Candidate, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography
  • Richard Brisius, Race Chairman, The Ocean Race

Organizers:

12:30 GST / 9:30 CET — Future Voices & Interviews from COP28

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:

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

Breaking the Chokehold of the Fossil Fuel Industry

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:

  • Jean Su, Acting Co-Executive Director and Energy Justice Director, Center for Biological Diversity
  • Rachel Rose Jackson, Director of Climate Research & Policy, Corporate Accountability
  • Nikki Reisch, Director, Climate & Energy Program, CIEL

Organizers:

13:30 GST / 10:30 CET — Rewriting Climate Headlines

Discover a groundbreaking collaboration between investigative journalists and artists reshaping climate narratives in the MENA region at the COP28 Climate Hub. Presented by Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague, and We Don't Have Time this unique initiative unveils three innovative visual storytelling approaches focusing on wildfires, water scarcity and migration birds.

Join this session showcasing the fusion of art and investigative reporting, shedding light on environmental justice issues and sparking inclusive policy dialogues.

Speakers:

  • Boris van Westering, Advisor, Building Bridges Advice
  • David Olsson, COO, We Don't Have Time
  • Munir Al-Khatib, Editor in Chief,ARIJ
  • Lauren Alexander, Designer, Educator & Researcher, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Organizers:


13:45 GST / 10:30 CET — Rewriting Climate Headlines

The Wildfires of Morocco

Join us for the first episode of Rewriting the Climate Headlines, a compelling series of three investigative stories where we spotlight the vital importance of cross-border collaboration and new storytelling in climate reporting. We will dive into fresh perspectives on reshaping climate narratives, as we scrutinize how media and politics influence the portrayal of critical topics like wildfires, water scarcity, and animal welfare, and how these narratives can empower people and instigate change.

  • Åse Johannessen, Senior researcher and advisor, Deltares
  • Mohammed Komani, Senior investigative journalist and Data Editor, ARIJ
  • Hattie Wade, Researcher and Designer, Artist


Organizers:

14:20 GST / 11:20 CET — The Last Glaciers: Behind the Scenes

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:

  • Craig Leeson, CEO, Leeson Media International Ltd
  • Max Bello, Policy Advisor, Mission Blue

Organizers:

14:50 GST / 11:50 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.

Speakers:

  • Julia Butterfly Hill, Activationist, Circle of Life Connections

Organizers:

15:00 GST / 12:00 CET — Leveraging Film Making for Impact

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:

  • Giulia Camilla Braga, Program Manager, Connect4Climate - World Bank
  • Emily Hancock, Operations Coordinator, Resilient Foundation
  • Aché Ahmat Moustapha, Sociologist & Film Director

Organizers:

15:30 GST / 12:30 CET — Restart.Earth: Improving Our Soils to Solve the Climate Crisis

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:

  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO & Founder, We Don't Have Time
  • Susanné Wallner, COO, Restart Institute
  • Anders Wijkman, Opinion Leader, Author & Honorary President, Club of Rome
  • Per Fröstad, Founder, Restart Institute
  • Jakob Rehme, Professor, CBMI, Linköping University

Organizers:

16:00 GST / 13:00 CET — Food for Thought: Financing of the Food System Transition

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:

16:20 GST / 13:20 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:

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:

  • Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Director, Environmental Funds, UNDP
  • Nick Nuttall, Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time
  • Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, Host, We Don't Have Time

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:

  • Jared Friedman, SVP, North America, Climeworks
  • Amir Adnani, CEO, Uranium Energy Corp
  • Maria Laura Martinez, Lead Negotiator for the Tech, Ministry of Environment, Dominican Republic

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 — ‘On Equal Terms’ – A Youth-Inclusive NDC Process

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is excited to announce the official launch of "On Equal Terms: A checklist for decision makers & practitioners on a youth-inclusive NDC process."

18:50 GST / 15:50 CET — Elevating the AYCA Declaration: A Sweden-Africa Youth Collaboration for Sustainable Climate Governance at COP28

The transition away from fossil fuels is an imperative to limit global warming close to 1.5°C. Given the pressing need to phase out fossil fuels, companies have a crucial role to rapidly phase out fossil fuels from their value chains, to put positive pressure on governments, and send a clear signal that we have entered “the beginning of the end” of the fossil era. This session, complementing the Fossil to Clean campaign and the Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation Treaty, will showcase examples of companies that have committed to map fossil fuels in their value chains and are taking concrete steps to eliminate these emissions. By sharing their experiences and best practices, these companies demonstrate that this transition is not only achievable but is also desirable from a competitive viewpoint.

19:30 GST / 16:30 CET — Youth-Driven Energy Transition and Climate Action: A Cross-Continental Perspective

This side event at the Conference of Parties 28 aims to highlight the pivotal role of youth in Africa and Europe in advancing the Energy Transition and Climate Justice.

20:10 GST / 17:10 CET — What Does the Future Hold? Scenarios in a World Driven by Uncertainty

This panel will explore how different stakeholders (government, technology developers and society) might respond to the challenge of achieving global net-zero emissions and what the uncertainties are.

20:50 GST / 17:50 CET — Climate Ambition Raising Through Article 6: Promoting the energy transition in Africa with carbon markets

The global energy transition is already underway, but the urgency of climate change demands that it reaches a larger scale and a higher pace. Carbon markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement can help provide the finance and capacity needed to accomplish that.

21:30 GST / 18:30 CET — European Viable Cities Day

Viable Cities and the European Commission’s representation in Sweden in partnership with Sweden’s pavilion at COP28 are pleased to invite you to the sixth European Viable Cities Day on December 8, 2023 – a bridge between the Swedish and European efforts towards the mission of climate neutral and sustainable cities by 2030. With seven years to go to reach the mission of climate neutral cities, action is needed now. Radical implementation is of the essence. The movement to accelerate the climate transition and pave the way for many others is growing and gaining momentum. At European Viable Cities Day, 23 Swedish cities representing 40% of the Swedish population, six government agencies and high level representatives from business and academia gathers to make this happen. This year, Stockholm and Madrid have received the official EU Mission Label as the first two European capitals. During the event, there will be a special ceremony to highlight this achievement, as well as the signing ceremony of the Swedish Climate City Contracts. Viable Cities is a Swedish national innovation platform and Sweden's biggest initiative for Climate Neutral Cities, jointly funded by the Swedish Energy Agency, Vinnova and Formas.


Organizers:

Day 9, Nature, Land Use & Oceans

Hosts

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

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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

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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

Pradeep Kurukulasuriya

 (
LK
)
Director, Environmental Funds, UNDP

Pradeep has overall responsibility for the strategic leadership and management of UNDP’s engagement with the global environmental vertical funds (GEF, GCF, AF, CBIT), overseeing a portfolio of over $5 billion in grant financing across 142 countries, covering ecosystems and biodiversity; forests; ocean and water governance; climate strategies and policy; climate change adaptation and mitigation; energy; and sustainable management of chemicals and waste. Previously, he served as the Senior Technical Advisor for Climate Change Adaptation and the Head of Programming for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) within UNDP Global Environmental Finance Unit, nurturing a portfolio spanning more than 90 countries and $1.2 billion in grant financing managed by UNDP. Before UNDP, he worked with the World Bank and the Munasinghe Institute for Development in Sri Lanka. A natural resource economist by training, Pradeep holds a M.Phil. from Cambridge University (UK) and a Ph.D. from Yale University (USA).

David Olsson

 (
SE
)
COO & Co-Founder, We Don't Have Time

David Olsson is the co-founder and COO of We Don't Have Time.

Craig Leeson

 (
AU
)
CEO, Leeson Media International Ltd

Craig Leeson is an award-winning filmmaker, television presenter, news correspondent and media entrepreneur. He is a passionate oceans and mountain explorer, surfer, diver, and aviator. He is the writer/director and narrator of the multi-award winning documentary feature film “A Plastic Ocean” (2017 iTunes, Netflix, Amazon) and the writer/director/producer/narrator of The Last Glaciers (releasing now on IMAX 2022-23). “A Plastic Ocean” was ranked the number one documentary on iTunes in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada shortly after its release.

Giulia Camilla Braga

 (
IT
)
Program Manager, Connect4Climate - World Bank

Giulia C. Braga is Program Manager of the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate global partnership program. A communication expert passionate about the role of storytelling and visual media in creating a better world, Giulia has international experience in global advocacy campaigns, youth engagement and private-public sector partnerships. She leads Connect4Climate’s strategic engagement with international organizations, civil society and the private sector and drives advocacy and youth engagement initiatives on climate change. An Italian national, Giulia constantly works on the strategic and creative production of high-profile international projects and campaigns such as the “Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home” public art projections and Youth4Climate. She manages the production and advocacy campaigns of documentaries supported by C4C, including Slater Jewell-Kemker’s “Youth Unstoppable”, the virtual reality immersive installation “X-Ray Fashion” and “The Great Green Wall”.

Emily Hancock

 (
UK
)
Operations Coordinator, Resilient Foundation

Emily is a historian and sociologist by training, with a keen interest in the interplay between narratives and social / environmental justice. At Resilient she manages the foundation's grassroots storytelling movement, 8billion, and has spent the past year working with filmmakers from the Sahel to train the next generation of storytellers and climate innovators.

Aché Ahmat Moustapha

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)
Sociologist & Film Director

An artist, an activist, and a tireless force, N'Djamena-born filmmaker Aché Ahmat Moustapha has devoted her life to chronicling and sharing impactful stories from across the communities of Chad. She was a leading contributor to Portraits of Chadian Women, a book documenting the lives of 100 disparate subjects, and founded the FETCOUM film festival to spark creativity and collaboration among up-and-coming storytellers in the region.

Susanné Wallner

 (
SE
)
Vice VD, Restart.Earth

Susanné Wallner is Vice VD of Restart Earth. She was Business Manager ElectriVillage for Mariestad municipality, a UNESCO model area for sustainable development in Sweden. Mariestad’s unique ElectriVillage is testing and demonstrating sustainable transport and energy systems to meet climate goals. ElectriVillage includes renewable energy systems and is at the forefront when it comes to hydrogen, not least the hydrogen preschool that is currently being built with the same system solution and has the world's first solar-powered hydrogen filling stations. Susanné was previously Regional Councilor in the Jämtland / Härjedalen region with a focus on business. Susanné has also run her own company for 10 years in the wool industry.

Anders Wijkman

 (
SE
)
Opinion leader, author & Honorary president Club of Rome

Anders Wijkman is a Swedish opinion leader and author. He is honorary chairman of the global think tank Club of Rome and chairman of the Governing Board of Climate-KIC – a major public-private partnership at EU level for the promotion of innovation of a low-carbon society. He has served as a Member of the European Parliament, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy Director of UNDP.Since 2015 Anders is a member of the International Resource Panel (IRP) – a UN appointed expert body” to build and share the knowledge needed to improve the use of our resources worldwide”.

Boris van Westering

 (
NL
)
Advisor, Building Bridges Advice

Boris van Westering is an independent climate development specialist. Boris is committed in his work to fixing the information ecosystem around climate change and supports programming efforts which connect media / journalism, civil society, academia and the public / private sector.

Munir Al-Khatib

 (
LB
)
Editor in Chief, ARIJ

ARIJ editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and media consultant with over 30 years of experience as an editor, mentor and coach in the digital publishing and news industries. Al-Khatib conducted several training workshops and lectures on topics related to journalism including investigative, conflict, human rights and sensitive reporting. He worked with pan-Arab media outlets and different platforms (print, TV, online).

Lauren Alexander

 (
NL
)
Designer, Educator & Researcher Royal Academy of Art,The Hague

Lauren Alexander is a South African designer, artist, researcher and co-founder of Foundland Collective. Alexander is co-head of the Bachelor Graphic Design at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) and tutor at the Master Non Linear Narrative.

Monica Medina

 (
US
)
President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society

Monica P. Medina joined the Wildlife Conservation Society on June 1, 2023, as President and CEO. She oversees WCS in New York City and across the world in its mission to save wildlife and wild places. She has had a distinguished career in advancing conservation, science, and environmental policy on behalf of people and wildlife working at the highest levels of government, international diplomacy and in nonprofits, and academia. Just prior to WCS, Ms. Medina worked in the U.S. Department of State as the first U.S. Diplomat Designated to Advocate for Global Biodiversity and served as U.S. Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.

Lynne Talley

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Distinguished Professor, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography

My research focuses on the general circulation of the ocean and the role of various oceanic and atmospheric conditions that affect ocean currents and property distributions, and the role of the ocean in climate. I was a lead author of the IPCC Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports Working Group I chapters on ocean observations. I am a principal investigator for global ship-based climate-standard observations, and for the emerging biogeochemical Argo profiling float array. I have authored or co-authored more than 170 publications and am lead author of a widely-used physical oceanography textbook.

Kara Wiggin

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US
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PhD Candidate, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography

I am a 5th year PhD Candidate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. My research focuses on microplastic pollution and its interaction with marine diseases in coastal areas, and how these interactions may change with the progression of climate change. I am a combination of a toxicologist and a microbial ecologist, and I am passionate about interdisciplinary research - in particular how climate change intersects with all of these areas.

Richard Brisius

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Race Chairman, The Ocean Race

As chair of The Ocean Race he is leading the work towards a “Universal Declaration of Ocean rights”, calling for the recognition of the inherent rights of the Ocean. Since 1973 The Ocean Race has been the toughest test of a team in sport, now it is also the worlds fastest ocean science fleet and education program for hundreds of thousands of children across the world. With over 35 years of Round the World Racing experience Richard Brisius is a passionate round the world sailor and Ocean advocate dedicated to the restoration and sustainability of our planet's marine ecosystems.

Sarah Das

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US
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Glaciologist and Climate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Dr. Sarah Das is a climate scientist and educator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and an ambassador with the U.S. organization Science Moms. She has led over 20 scientific expeditions to Greenland and Antarctica, providing new insight into how climate change is impacting our polar regions, and why that matters for the rest of our planet. After close to three decades bearing witness to the rapidly melting polar ice sheets, much of her focus now is on developing science-based solutions to improve coastal community resilience to rising seas, training the next generation of climate scientists, and communicating the importance of understanding and acting on climate change with policy makers and the public.

Hosts

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

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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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Pradeep Kurukulasuriya

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Director, Environmental Funds, UNDP

Pradeep has overall responsibility for the strategic leadership and management of UNDP’s engagement with the global environmental vertical funds (GEF, GCF, AF, CBIT), overseeing a portfolio of over $5 billion in grant financing across 142 countries, covering ecosystems and biodiversity; forests; ocean and water governance; climate strategies and policy; climate change adaptation and mitigation; energy; and sustainable management of chemicals and waste. Previously, he served as the Senior Technical Advisor for Climate Change Adaptation and the Head of Programming for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) within UNDP Global Environmental Finance Unit, nurturing a portfolio spanning more than 90 countries and $1.2 billion in grant financing managed by UNDP. Before UNDP, he worked with the World Bank and the Munasinghe Institute for Development in Sri Lanka. A natural resource economist by training, Pradeep holds a M.Phil. from Cambridge University (UK) and a Ph.D. from Yale University (USA).

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David Olsson

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COO & Co-Founder, We Don't Have Time

David Olsson is the co-founder and COO of We Don't Have Time.

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Craig Leeson

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AU
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CEO, Leeson Media International Ltd

Craig Leeson is an award-winning filmmaker, television presenter, news correspondent and media entrepreneur. He is a passionate oceans and mountain explorer, surfer, diver, and aviator. He is the writer/director and narrator of the multi-award winning documentary feature film “A Plastic Ocean” (2017 iTunes, Netflix, Amazon) and the writer/director/producer/narrator of The Last Glaciers (releasing now on IMAX 2022-23). “A Plastic Ocean” was ranked the number one documentary on iTunes in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada shortly after its release.

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Giulia Camilla Braga

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IT
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Program Manager, Connect4Climate - World Bank

Giulia C. Braga is Program Manager of the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate global partnership program. A communication expert passionate about the role of storytelling and visual media in creating a better world, Giulia has international experience in global advocacy campaigns, youth engagement and private-public sector partnerships. She leads Connect4Climate’s strategic engagement with international organizations, civil society and the private sector and drives advocacy and youth engagement initiatives on climate change. An Italian national, Giulia constantly works on the strategic and creative production of high-profile international projects and campaigns such as the “Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home” public art projections and Youth4Climate. She manages the production and advocacy campaigns of documentaries supported by C4C, including Slater Jewell-Kemker’s “Youth Unstoppable”, the virtual reality immersive installation “X-Ray Fashion” and “The Great Green Wall”.

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Emily Hancock

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Operations Coordinator, Resilient Foundation

Emily is a historian and sociologist by training, with a keen interest in the interplay between narratives and social / environmental justice. At Resilient she manages the foundation's grassroots storytelling movement, 8billion, and has spent the past year working with filmmakers from the Sahel to train the next generation of storytellers and climate innovators.

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Aché Ahmat Moustapha

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Sociologist & Film Director

An artist, an activist, and a tireless force, N'Djamena-born filmmaker Aché Ahmat Moustapha has devoted her life to chronicling and sharing impactful stories from across the communities of Chad. She was a leading contributor to Portraits of Chadian Women, a book documenting the lives of 100 disparate subjects, and founded the FETCOUM film festival to spark creativity and collaboration among up-and-coming storytellers in the region.

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Susanné Wallner

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SE
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Vice VD, Restart.Earth

Susanné Wallner is Vice VD of Restart Earth. She was Business Manager ElectriVillage for Mariestad municipality, a UNESCO model area for sustainable development in Sweden. Mariestad’s unique ElectriVillage is testing and demonstrating sustainable transport and energy systems to meet climate goals. ElectriVillage includes renewable energy systems and is at the forefront when it comes to hydrogen, not least the hydrogen preschool that is currently being built with the same system solution and has the world's first solar-powered hydrogen filling stations. Susanné was previously Regional Councilor in the Jämtland / Härjedalen region with a focus on business. Susanné has also run her own company for 10 years in the wool industry.

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Anders Wijkman

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SE
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Opinion leader, author & Honorary president Club of Rome

Anders Wijkman is a Swedish opinion leader and author. He is honorary chairman of the global think tank Club of Rome and chairman of the Governing Board of Climate-KIC – a major public-private partnership at EU level for the promotion of innovation of a low-carbon society. He has served as a Member of the European Parliament, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy Director of UNDP.Since 2015 Anders is a member of the International Resource Panel (IRP) – a UN appointed expert body” to build and share the knowledge needed to improve the use of our resources worldwide”.

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Boris van Westering

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NL
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Advisor, Building Bridges Advice

Boris van Westering is an independent climate development specialist. Boris is committed in his work to fixing the information ecosystem around climate change and supports programming efforts which connect media / journalism, civil society, academia and the public / private sector.

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Munir Al-Khatib

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LB
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Editor in Chief, ARIJ

ARIJ editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and media consultant with over 30 years of experience as an editor, mentor and coach in the digital publishing and news industries. Al-Khatib conducted several training workshops and lectures on topics related to journalism including investigative, conflict, human rights and sensitive reporting. He worked with pan-Arab media outlets and different platforms (print, TV, online).

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Lauren Alexander

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NL
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Designer, Educator & Researcher Royal Academy of Art,The Hague

Lauren Alexander is a South African designer, artist, researcher and co-founder of Foundland Collective. Alexander is co-head of the Bachelor Graphic Design at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) and tutor at the Master Non Linear Narrative.

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Monica Medina

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US
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President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society

Monica P. Medina joined the Wildlife Conservation Society on June 1, 2023, as President and CEO. She oversees WCS in New York City and across the world in its mission to save wildlife and wild places. She has had a distinguished career in advancing conservation, science, and environmental policy on behalf of people and wildlife working at the highest levels of government, international diplomacy and in nonprofits, and academia. Just prior to WCS, Ms. Medina worked in the U.S. Department of State as the first U.S. Diplomat Designated to Advocate for Global Biodiversity and served as U.S. Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.

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Lynne Talley

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Distinguished Professor, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography

My research focuses on the general circulation of the ocean and the role of various oceanic and atmospheric conditions that affect ocean currents and property distributions, and the role of the ocean in climate. I was a lead author of the IPCC Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports Working Group I chapters on ocean observations. I am a principal investigator for global ship-based climate-standard observations, and for the emerging biogeochemical Argo profiling float array. I have authored or co-authored more than 170 publications and am lead author of a widely-used physical oceanography textbook.

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Kara Wiggin

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US
)
PhD Candidate, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography

I am a 5th year PhD Candidate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. My research focuses on microplastic pollution and its interaction with marine diseases in coastal areas, and how these interactions may change with the progression of climate change. I am a combination of a toxicologist and a microbial ecologist, and I am passionate about interdisciplinary research - in particular how climate change intersects with all of these areas.

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Richard Brisius

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Race Chairman, The Ocean Race

As chair of The Ocean Race he is leading the work towards a “Universal Declaration of Ocean rights”, calling for the recognition of the inherent rights of the Ocean. Since 1973 The Ocean Race has been the toughest test of a team in sport, now it is also the worlds fastest ocean science fleet and education program for hundreds of thousands of children across the world. With over 35 years of Round the World Racing experience Richard Brisius is a passionate round the world sailor and Ocean advocate dedicated to the restoration and sustainability of our planet's marine ecosystems.

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Sarah Das

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US
)
Glaciologist and Climate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Dr. Sarah Das is a climate scientist and educator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and an ambassador with the U.S. organization Science Moms. She has led over 20 scientific expeditions to Greenland and Antarctica, providing new insight into how climate change is impacting our polar regions, and why that matters for the rest of our planet. After close to three decades bearing witness to the rapidly melting polar ice sheets, much of her focus now is on developing science-based solutions to improve coastal community resilience to rising seas, training the next generation of climate scientists, and communicating the importance of understanding and acting on climate change with policy makers and the public.

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