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Food Production & Nature-Based Solutions

Exponential Climate Action Summit IV — COP26 Backdoor

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We Don't Have Time
Exponential Roadmap
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November

1

at

17:30

CEST

/

EST

EDT

1

,

2021

November 1, Glasgow, Stockholm, Washington DC, Nairobi, Online

Food Production & Nature-Based Solutions

Exponential Climate Action Summit IV — COP26 Backdoor

We Don't Have Time
Exponential Roadmap
Ericsson

Food Production & Nature-Based Solutions

Welcome to our first daily broadcast, live from the ground at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

Today’s theme, Food Production & Nature-based solutions, is part of the Exponential Climate Action Summit IV — brought to you live from Glasgow and our hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC, and Stockholm.

Listen to renowned speakers such as Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the UN Conventions to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); Johan Falk, founder of the Exponential Roadmap Initiative; and Emelie Öhlander, Climate Action Program Manager at Ericsson. You will also hear about two great solutions to restore degraded land and learn about the world’s first climate-positive hamburger chain.

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This broadcast is part of the COP26 Backdoor. Full day-by-day program:

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Program highlights

All times in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Find your local timezone.
Broadcast starts at 17:30 GMT (Glasgow), 18:30 CET (Stockholm), 13:30 EDT (Washington DC), 20:30 EAT (Nairobi)

17:30 GMT — Introduction: Food Production & Nature-Based Solutions

Daily COP26 briefing — what is going on in Glasgow and the negotiations with interaction from our Hubs in Stockholm, Nairobi, Washington D.C and online audience.

  • Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
  • Olga Grönvall Lund - Initiator and founder of non-profit organisation Reformaten.
  • Marc Buckley, Climate activist and SDGs advocate.
  • United Nations Development Programme: Messages to our world leaders.

18:30 GMT — Transformers

Meeting the Paris Agreement goals requires a seismic transformation in all sectors of society. In fact, established businesses have no choice if they want to stay in the game — meet players who, moving ahead of their competition, lead the way through bold climate action.

  • Owen Bethell, Senior Manager Environmental Impact Global Public Affairs at Nestlé.
  • Emelie Öhlander, Climate Action Program Manager at Ericsson.
  • Kaj Török, Chief Sustainability Officer at MAX Burgers.
  • Josh & Rebecca Tickell, Directors and Producers of the Kiss the ground movie.

19:15 GMT —  Disruptors

Breaking the bonds of our fossil-fueled economies requires innovation, technologies, policies, and business that upend the status quo and enable emerging companies and initiatives —disruptors — to occupy center stage.

  • Johan Falk, Co-founder and head of Exponential Roadmap Initiative.
  • Jan Svärd, CEO of EasyMining.
  • Anna Lundbom, Marketing manager of EasyMining.
  • Beth Thoren,Environmental Action & Initiatives Director, EMEA at Patagonia.
  • Wessel van Eeden, Global Marketing & Communications Director of Justdiggit.
  • Ole Kristian Sivertsen, CEO of Desert control.
  • Martin Renck, Founder and Creative Director of Wayoutint.

20:00 GMT — Behavioural Change

Changing human mindsets and habits with tools like policy and communication is also part of the picture. Hear from experts and doers on how we can incorporate the transformation into how we think, speak, and act.

  • Richard Swannell, International Director at WRAP and UNEP advisor
  • Ceren Clulow, Digital Connectivity Manager at Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Theo De Jager, President, at the World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO

21:00 GMT — Summary & End Of Broadcast

Questions from HUB experts: Dr. Robert Ndungu Josphine, Veterinarian & Research scientist (Nairobi), Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, We Don't Have Time (Washington, DC), Therese Lundqvist, Green Little Heart (Stockholm)

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Hosts and co-presenters

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

 (
SE
)
Host, We Don't Have Time

Hosting this broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, 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 lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow and chairwoman of the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge).

Nick Nuttall

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

Hailing from the North of England, Nick supports We Don't Have Time with a focus on international strategic communications and advice. Nick graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, with a Bachelor of Science. 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 and as the International Strategic Communications Director for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. A passionate fan of English football team Burnley, Nick is also often seen warbling backing vocals at concerts for the German pop singer/songwriter Bernadette La Hengst.

https://www.earthday.org

Olga Grönvall Lund

 (
SE
)
Initiator and founder of non-profit organisation Reformaten - a movement for a positive global food system

Olga Grönvall Lund is a Swedish entrepreneur who has worked with food-related projects her whole professional career. She has mainly been active in Stockholm and Berlin but has also hosted events, catered, and done productions in other parts of the world such as Hong Kong, London, Bologna, Copenhagen and Paris to name a few. In 2019 Olga founded Reformaten – a people’s movement for a new food system where everyone’s winner – humans, animals and nature. The slogan, “Det ska vara lätt att äta rätt”, explains the purpose well; “it must be easy to eat right”.

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

 (
US
)
Risk and behavioral scientist, President, US Operations We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist. She is recognized as an expert communicator who helps household decision-makers better understand existing and emerging risks to be better prepared to thrive on a rapidly changing planet. From climate change, food and water insecurity and scarcity, social strife, over-population, and pandemics, Dr. Chakraborty is the go-to person to learn the truth about, implications of, and the solutions to the risks that threaten human security and well-being. Sweta is a board member and President, US Operations for We Don´t Have Time.

http://swetachakraborty.com

Anita Soina

 (
KE
)
Environmental Warrior, Founder SpiceWarriors

Anita Soina is a 21 year old Kenyan environmental Warrior and Climate Activist. 2021 TedX Speaker, Founder of SpiceWarriors Environmental Organization and Author of “The Green War” book. She’s also a sustainability digital influencer.

Dr Robert Ndungu Josphine

 (
KE
)
Veterinarian & Research scientist (Infectious Diseases)

Dr. Robert is veterinarian and infectious disease researcher motivated by the need to build resilient community driven - public health systems and solutions to tackle threats to human health and food security. I hold a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Nairobi (2013) and MSc in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2016). I also have extensive experience in social justice advocacy and community centred public health interventions with a focus on marginalized communities including LGBTI persons, people living with disabilities and rural marginalized communities. My current interest is in exploring how climate change influences human and animal health and applying community driven One Health models to build public health resilience and adaptation to climate change.

Selected speakers

Johan Falk

 (
SE
)
Co-founder and Head of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Johan Falk is the Co-founder and CEO of the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and co-founder of the SME Climate Hub. Falk is a leader and entrepreneur in exponential strategies for climate and business and is was earlier Head of Intel IoT Ignition Lab, had various positions at tech companies and Senior Innovation Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre He is the co-lead author of Exponential Climate Action Roadmap and the1.5°C Business Playbook and the 12 in 12 report. Earlier on, Falk was one of the initiators of the Global Carbon Law idea, together with Owen Gaffney and Johan Rockström, inspired by Moores Law. He received the Intel global design win of the year at Intel 2010 for accelerating the telecom business exponentially to a multi-billion dollar business.

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

Jan Svärd

 (
SE
)
CEO of EasyMining

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

Ibrahim Thiaw

 (
DE
)
Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Ibrahim Thiaw has been working within the UN for many years. He’s a specialist in forestry, forestry product techniques and has about 40 years of experience in sustainable development, environmental governance and natural resource management. Alarmed by his own land footprint and whether current products will be affordable for future generations, this year he is on an global awareness-raising campaign about the sustainable consumption and production of food, fibre (fashion), and animal feed.

Kaj Török

 (
SE
)
CSO, MAX Burgers

Kaj Török is Chief Sustainability Officer at MAX Burgers since 2016. In 2008 MAX created the world's first climate labelled menu and started capturing emissions through reforestation in Africa. In 2019 MAX received UN Global Climate Action Award for the world’s first climate positive menu. Swedes say that MAX has the tastiest burgers. MAX is also the company in Sweden that is most well-known for taking climate action. Kaj has worked with sustainability since the mid-90s and was awarded Sweden's best sustainability officer in 2020. Kaj is a popular international keynote speaker.

Wessel van Eeden

 (
NL
)
Global Marketing & Communications Director, Justdiggit

Wessel van Eeden is a purpose communication specialist. Started his career as marketing director for ID&T and their Sensation events. Since 2003 he was involved in the start of Dance4life(.com) where Wessel headed global communications and marketing until 2010. Since 2013 Wessel is purpose marketeer at Justdiggit and heads up global communications and marketing and is a member of the executive board.

Ole Kristian Sivertsen

 (
NO
)
CEO, Desert Control

In 2019 Ole Kristian joined as CEO of Desert Control, fueled by his passion for creating hope for a better future for "people and planet." In this role, he is promoting global stewardship for our planet's vital soil ecosystem. Desert Control is a company specialized in climate-smart agri-tech solutions to combat desertification, soil degradation, and water scarcity. Its patented Liquid Natural Clay restores and protects soil, reducing water usage for agriculture, forests, and green landscapes.

Marc Buckley

 (
)
Social Serial Entrepreneur. Climate activist and SDGs advocate

As a Social Serial Entrepreneur, he has been involved in many companies as well as several international family businesses: indeed he comes from six generations of Germany’s largest organic farmers and four generations of European Hydroponic Agronomists. Marc is a Visionary for Global Citizen social movement to end extreme poverty. The Germany and Austria Country Coordinator for Al Gores Climate Reality Project and an international speaker on the climate crisis. Delegate at EAT Stockholm Food Forum. Party Delegate, and speaker at UNFCCC COP events. An ambassador for Future Food Institute. Committee member for Environment and Innovation for the Italian Federation of Human Rights FIDU – Federazione Italiana Diritti Umani. A faculty member of Berlin School for Sustainable Futures, Futur/IO Institute, Researcher with Future Earth, and ResearchGate.

https://marcbuckley.earth/

Owen Bethell

 (
UK
)
Senior Manager Environmental Impact Global Public Affairs, Nestlé

Owen manages Nestlé’s global climate change, nature and water related advocacy, communications and engagement activities. He is also responsible for topics related to animal welfare within the Public Affairs and ESG Engagement team. In this role, Owen advises and guide’s Nestlé interactions with multi-lateral institutions, business associations and other coalitions of action on the environmental agenda – supporting the company’s aim to advance regenerative food systems at scale. Prior to taking on this role, Owen headed up Nestlé’s global issue and crisis management function. Before joining Nestlé, Owen advised clients in the food, agriculture and health sectors on corporate communications and public affairs programs.

Emelie Öhlander

 (
SE
)
Climate Action Program Manager, Ericsson

Emelie Öhlander is the Climate Action Program Manager at Ericsson, with responsibility for executing the climate strategy and program objectives, maintaining Ericsson´s leadership position in the area of climate action. Emelie works with Ericssons own activities, employee engagement, as well as external partners to demonstrate how connectivity & innovation drives exponential climate action in society i.e. how technology such as digitalization, AI and 5G can help mitigate climate change.Before joining Ericsson, Emelie worked at NIRAS, a consulting engineering firm, as an international project manager. She worked with international climate mitigation and adaptation projects, with local and national authorities. Emelie has been a co-author to several international knowledge products regarding climate reporting, climate adaptation and mitigation.

Dr Richard Swannell

 (
UK
)
International Director, WRAP

Richard is an environmental scientist with a strong track record of leading teams which tackle plastic pollution, reduce food waste and deliver more sustainable practices within businesses. He leads WRAP’s international work, working with partners in over 25 countries to deliver systemic change, particularly within the food system. WRAP is a not for profit organisation, based in the UK, which aims to cut waste around the world and deliver a Net Positive future. WRAP’s programmes, such as the Courtauld Commitment, inspire and deliver change, for example helping reduce food waste across the UK supply chain by 27% or 1.7 Mt/y.

Mattias Goldmann

 (
SE
)
CEO, Goldmann Green

Let's get it done, and make great business out of it. That is Mattias Goldmann's approach to sustainability and climate. He is a Senior Sustainability Advisor, and was Chief Sustainability Officer at Sweco until August 2021 when leaving for independent work in Bangkok, linked to the Swedish Embassy. Mattias was previously CEO of the green and liberal think tank Fores, with the 2030-secretariat for a fossil independent transport sector. Mattias was named Sweden's Most influential in sustainability issues, 2016, and runner-up Opinion Maker of the Year, 2017, when he was also knighted by the French government for his work against climate change. He was earlier named "future politician of the year", which shows that the future is hard to predict - he left party politics shortly after that. Mattias was born in Geneva, has lived in Chile and Kenya, mainly resides in Stockholm but currently in Bangkok.

Mats Pellbäck Scharp

 (
SE
)
Head of Sustainability, Ericsson

Mats is Head of Sustainability at Ericsson with responsibility for climate action, circular economy, energy performance and triple bottom line impact of products, services and company operations. Taking this role after restructuring the Health & Safety organization in the company. During mats leadership the company has set targets that are accepted to be on a 1.5°C by the Science Based Target initiative. Mats has initiated and participated in various research projects e.g. as a member of the steering group for the Exponential Climate Action Roadmap report as well as the ICT & SDGs Report with Columbia University on how information technology has the potential to accelerate halving of global carbon emissions as well as reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Before rejoining Ericsson, among several other leading roles e.g. Head of Sustainability at Sony Ericsson launching the Green Heart brand for mobile phones and accessories.

Ceren Clulow

 (
UK
)
Digital Connectivity Manager

Ceren Clulow MBA Currently leads the Digital Connectivity Service in Nottinghamshire County Council. Ceren worked for the Council for over a decade. Most recently Ceren has brought together a consortium for a 5G testbed in Sherwood Forest (and its surround area). Council led £10 million project will see cutting-edge apps transform the visitor experience including virtual reality tours of the medieval forest. New robotic environmental management will also be tested alongside live monitoring of the health of Sherwood Forest to preserve the site for future generations. The last 4 years have seen her working in the growth and investment function. She has single-handedly secured several million pounds of funding via numerous bidding processes to extend the superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire. Thanks to this, over 98% of the county now receives superfast services. Previously, a strategic and policy procurement lead for the authority, Ceren has designed a variety of contracts including framework agreements. Originally from Istanbul and prior to coming to the UK, Ceren possess extensive private sector experience having worked as a Human Resources expert for major retail businesses. She is at ease when working collaboratively with the public and private sectors on ensuring Nottinghamshire is at the forefront of exciting initiatives. Ceren’s digital connectivity projects build on excellent achievements and will truly see Nottinghamshire at the heart of the digital industry and at the centre of the regional, national and international tourism map.

Theo De Jager

 (
ZA
)
President of the World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO

Dr. De Jager is president of the World Farmers’ Organisation and former president of the Southern African confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU, 2013-2018) and of the Pan African Farmers Union (PAFO, 2014-2017). He is also chairman of the board of Agri All Africa, a board member of FANRPAN and serves on the board of Agri Limpopo, where he is responsible for land reform, transformation, farmer development and Africa Liaison since 2004. He has farmed in South Africa since 1997 (in the South African Lowveld region) with timber and subtropical fruits (avocados, mangoes and macadamia nuts) and also keeps goats.

Rebecca Tickell

 (
US
)
Director and Producer of the Kiss the Ground movie, author, Kiss the Ground book

Rebecca Tickell is a filmmaker and author who, along with her husband and production partner Josh Tickell, specializes in films that present solutions to big environmental problems including FUEL, THE BIG FIX, PUMP, GOOD FORTUNE and KISS THE GROUND (Netflix / Woody Harrelson). Together the Tickell’s films have been shown in the White House, have won over 100 prestigious film and humanitarian awards including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Sundance, been shortlisted for an Oscar and have inspired over $10 billion dollars to be invested into renewable energy and regenerative agriculture globally. They are currently worked on their sequel film to KISS THE GROUND as well as a number of exciting films which will begin to roll out in 2022.

Josh Tickell

 (
US
)
Director and Producer of the Kiss the Ground movie, author, Kiss the Ground book

Josh Tickell is a filmmaker and author who, along with his wife and production partner Rebecca Tickell, specializes in films that present solutions to big environmental problems including FUEL, THE BIG FIX, PUMP, GOOD FORTUNE and KISS THE GROUND (Netflix / Woody Harrelson). Together the Tickell’s films have been shown in the White House, have won over 100 prestigious film and humanitarian awards including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Sundance, been shortlisted for an Oscar and have inspired over $10 billion dollars to be invested into renewable energy and regenerative agriculture globally. They are currently worked on their sequel film to KISS THE GROUND as well as a number of exciting films which will begin to roll out in 2022.

Beth Thoren

 (
UK
)
Environmental Action & Initiatives Director, EMEA, Patagonia

Beth is a respected environmental leader. She joined Patagonia from her position as Deputy Chief Executive at Client Earth, an environmental NGO with a unique approach – using the power of the law to create systemic change. Prior to ClientEarth, Beth spent four years at the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, the RSPB, as Director of Fundraising & Communications. A passionate defender of nature, she came to the NGO sector following a sabbatical spent as a crew member of the Sea Shepherd campaign ship, confronting trawlers and whale fisheries in Antarctica. Beth grew up in Tokyo and, as a teenager, her love of oceans drove her to study marine engineering. She then went on to study a Masters in Business Administration and worked as a marketing director for nearly 10 years before moving into the environmental sector.

Martin Renck

 (
SE
)
Founder and Creative Director, Wayoutint

Martin has 25 years of experience as Creative Director and entrepreneur leading organizations within advertising, branding and innovations. Clients include Nike, Chanel, Siemens, Absolut and Madonna. Martin's work has been recognised in numerous prestigious international awards including Designpreis der BRD, Designpreis Schweiz, Good Design USA and Japan, finalist in the Swedish Grammy Awards and two times Best of the Best at RedDot.

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Hosts and co-presenters

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

 (
SE
)
Host, We Don't Have Time

Hosting this broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, 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 lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow and chairwoman of the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge).

Read less
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Nick Nuttall

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

Hailing from the North of England, Nick supports We Don't Have Time with a focus on international strategic communications and advice. Nick graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, with a Bachelor of Science. 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 and as the International Strategic Communications Director for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. A passionate fan of English football team Burnley, Nick is also often seen warbling backing vocals at concerts for the German pop singer/songwriter Bernadette La Hengst.

https://www.earthday.orgRead less
Read more

Olga Grönvall Lund

 (
SE
)
Initiator and founder of non-profit organisation Reformaten - a movement for a positive global food system

Olga Grönvall Lund is a Swedish entrepreneur who has worked with food-related projects her whole professional career. She has mainly been active in Stockholm and Berlin but has also hosted events, catered, and done productions in other parts of the world such as Hong Kong, London, Bologna, Copenhagen and Paris to name a few. In 2019 Olga founded Reformaten – a people’s movement for a new food system where everyone’s winner – humans, animals and nature. The slogan, “Det ska vara lätt att äta rätt”, explains the purpose well; “it must be easy to eat right”.

Read less
Read more

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

 (
US
)
Risk and behavioral scientist, President, US Operations We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist. She is recognized as an expert communicator who helps household decision-makers better understand existing and emerging risks to be better prepared to thrive on a rapidly changing planet. From climate change, food and water insecurity and scarcity, social strife, over-population, and pandemics, Dr. Chakraborty is the go-to person to learn the truth about, implications of, and the solutions to the risks that threaten human security and well-being. Sweta is a board member and President, US Operations for We Don´t Have Time.

http://swetachakraborty.comRead less
Read more

Anita Soina

 (
KE
)
Environmental Warrior, Founder SpiceWarriors

Anita Soina is a 21 year old Kenyan environmental Warrior and Climate Activist. 2021 TedX Speaker, Founder of SpiceWarriors Environmental Organization and Author of “The Green War” book. She’s also a sustainability digital influencer.

Read less
Read more

Dr Robert Ndungu Josphine

 (
KE
)
Veterinarian & Research scientist (Infectious Diseases)

Dr. Robert is veterinarian and infectious disease researcher motivated by the need to build resilient community driven - public health systems and solutions to tackle threats to human health and food security. I hold a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Nairobi (2013) and MSc in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2016). I also have extensive experience in social justice advocacy and community centred public health interventions with a focus on marginalized communities including LGBTI persons, people living with disabilities and rural marginalized communities. My current interest is in exploring how climate change influences human and animal health and applying community driven One Health models to build public health resilience and adaptation to climate change.

Read less
Read more

Selected speakers

Johan Falk

 (
SE
)
Co-founder and Head of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Johan Falk is the Co-founder and CEO of the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and co-founder of the SME Climate Hub. Falk is a leader and entrepreneur in exponential strategies for climate and business and is was earlier Head of Intel IoT Ignition Lab, had various positions at tech companies and Senior Innovation Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre He is the co-lead author of Exponential Climate Action Roadmap and the1.5°C Business Playbook and the 12 in 12 report. Earlier on, Falk was one of the initiators of the Global Carbon Law idea, together with Owen Gaffney and Johan Rockström, inspired by Moores Law. He received the Intel global design win of the year at Intel 2010 for accelerating the telecom business exponentially to a multi-billion dollar business.

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

Jan Svärd

 (
SE
)
CEO of EasyMining

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

Read less
Read more

Ibrahim Thiaw

 (
DE
)
Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Ibrahim Thiaw has been working within the UN for many years. He’s a specialist in forestry, forestry product techniques and has about 40 years of experience in sustainable development, environmental governance and natural resource management. Alarmed by his own land footprint and whether current products will be affordable for future generations, this year he is on an global awareness-raising campaign about the sustainable consumption and production of food, fibre (fashion), and animal feed.

Read less
Read more

Kaj Török

 (
SE
)
CSO, MAX Burgers

Kaj Török is Chief Sustainability Officer at MAX Burgers since 2016. In 2008 MAX created the world's first climate labelled menu and started capturing emissions through reforestation in Africa. In 2019 MAX received UN Global Climate Action Award for the world’s first climate positive menu. Swedes say that MAX has the tastiest burgers. MAX is also the company in Sweden that is most well-known for taking climate action. Kaj has worked with sustainability since the mid-90s and was awarded Sweden's best sustainability officer in 2020. Kaj is a popular international keynote speaker.

Read less
Read more

Wessel van Eeden

 (
NL
)
Global Marketing & Communications Director, Justdiggit

Wessel van Eeden is a purpose communication specialist. Started his career as marketing director for ID&T and their Sensation events. Since 2003 he was involved in the start of Dance4life(.com) where Wessel headed global communications and marketing until 2010. Since 2013 Wessel is purpose marketeer at Justdiggit and heads up global communications and marketing and is a member of the executive board.

Read less
Read more

Ole Kristian Sivertsen

 (
NO
)
CEO, Desert Control

In 2019 Ole Kristian joined as CEO of Desert Control, fueled by his passion for creating hope for a better future for "people and planet." In this role, he is promoting global stewardship for our planet's vital soil ecosystem. Desert Control is a company specialized in climate-smart agri-tech solutions to combat desertification, soil degradation, and water scarcity. Its patented Liquid Natural Clay restores and protects soil, reducing water usage for agriculture, forests, and green landscapes.

Read less
Read more

Marc Buckley

 (
)
Social Serial Entrepreneur. Climate activist and SDGs advocate

As a Social Serial Entrepreneur, he has been involved in many companies as well as several international family businesses: indeed he comes from six generations of Germany’s largest organic farmers and four generations of European Hydroponic Agronomists. Marc is a Visionary for Global Citizen social movement to end extreme poverty. The Germany and Austria Country Coordinator for Al Gores Climate Reality Project and an international speaker on the climate crisis. Delegate at EAT Stockholm Food Forum. Party Delegate, and speaker at UNFCCC COP events. An ambassador for Future Food Institute. Committee member for Environment and Innovation for the Italian Federation of Human Rights FIDU – Federazione Italiana Diritti Umani. A faculty member of Berlin School for Sustainable Futures, Futur/IO Institute, Researcher with Future Earth, and ResearchGate.

https://marcbuckley.earth/Read less
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Owen Bethell

 (
UK
)
Senior Manager Environmental Impact Global Public Affairs, Nestlé

Owen manages Nestlé’s global climate change, nature and water related advocacy, communications and engagement activities. He is also responsible for topics related to animal welfare within the Public Affairs and ESG Engagement team. In this role, Owen advises and guide’s Nestlé interactions with multi-lateral institutions, business associations and other coalitions of action on the environmental agenda – supporting the company’s aim to advance regenerative food systems at scale. Prior to taking on this role, Owen headed up Nestlé’s global issue and crisis management function. Before joining Nestlé, Owen advised clients in the food, agriculture and health sectors on corporate communications and public affairs programs.

Read less
Read more

Emelie Öhlander

 (
SE
)
Climate Action Program Manager, Ericsson

Emelie Öhlander is the Climate Action Program Manager at Ericsson, with responsibility for executing the climate strategy and program objectives, maintaining Ericsson´s leadership position in the area of climate action. Emelie works with Ericssons own activities, employee engagement, as well as external partners to demonstrate how connectivity & innovation drives exponential climate action in society i.e. how technology such as digitalization, AI and 5G can help mitigate climate change.Before joining Ericsson, Emelie worked at NIRAS, a consulting engineering firm, as an international project manager. She worked with international climate mitigation and adaptation projects, with local and national authorities. Emelie has been a co-author to several international knowledge products regarding climate reporting, climate adaptation and mitigation.

Read less
Read more

Dr Richard Swannell

 (
UK
)
International Director, WRAP

Richard is an environmental scientist with a strong track record of leading teams which tackle plastic pollution, reduce food waste and deliver more sustainable practices within businesses. He leads WRAP’s international work, working with partners in over 25 countries to deliver systemic change, particularly within the food system. WRAP is a not for profit organisation, based in the UK, which aims to cut waste around the world and deliver a Net Positive future. WRAP’s programmes, such as the Courtauld Commitment, inspire and deliver change, for example helping reduce food waste across the UK supply chain by 27% or 1.7 Mt/y.

Read less
Read more

Mattias Goldmann

 (
SE
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CEO, Goldmann Green

Let's get it done, and make great business out of it. That is Mattias Goldmann's approach to sustainability and climate. He is a Senior Sustainability Advisor, and was Chief Sustainability Officer at Sweco until August 2021 when leaving for independent work in Bangkok, linked to the Swedish Embassy. Mattias was previously CEO of the green and liberal think tank Fores, with the 2030-secretariat for a fossil independent transport sector. Mattias was named Sweden's Most influential in sustainability issues, 2016, and runner-up Opinion Maker of the Year, 2017, when he was also knighted by the French government for his work against climate change. He was earlier named "future politician of the year", which shows that the future is hard to predict - he left party politics shortly after that. Mattias was born in Geneva, has lived in Chile and Kenya, mainly resides in Stockholm but currently in Bangkok.

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Mats Pellbäck Scharp

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Head of Sustainability, Ericsson

Mats is Head of Sustainability at Ericsson with responsibility for climate action, circular economy, energy performance and triple bottom line impact of products, services and company operations. Taking this role after restructuring the Health & Safety organization in the company. During mats leadership the company has set targets that are accepted to be on a 1.5°C by the Science Based Target initiative. Mats has initiated and participated in various research projects e.g. as a member of the steering group for the Exponential Climate Action Roadmap report as well as the ICT & SDGs Report with Columbia University on how information technology has the potential to accelerate halving of global carbon emissions as well as reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Before rejoining Ericsson, among several other leading roles e.g. Head of Sustainability at Sony Ericsson launching the Green Heart brand for mobile phones and accessories.

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Ceren Clulow

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Digital Connectivity Manager

Ceren Clulow MBA Currently leads the Digital Connectivity Service in Nottinghamshire County Council. Ceren worked for the Council for over a decade. Most recently Ceren has brought together a consortium for a 5G testbed in Sherwood Forest (and its surround area). Council led £10 million project will see cutting-edge apps transform the visitor experience including virtual reality tours of the medieval forest. New robotic environmental management will also be tested alongside live monitoring of the health of Sherwood Forest to preserve the site for future generations. The last 4 years have seen her working in the growth and investment function. She has single-handedly secured several million pounds of funding via numerous bidding processes to extend the superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire. Thanks to this, over 98% of the county now receives superfast services. Previously, a strategic and policy procurement lead for the authority, Ceren has designed a variety of contracts including framework agreements. Originally from Istanbul and prior to coming to the UK, Ceren possess extensive private sector experience having worked as a Human Resources expert for major retail businesses. She is at ease when working collaboratively with the public and private sectors on ensuring Nottinghamshire is at the forefront of exciting initiatives. Ceren’s digital connectivity projects build on excellent achievements and will truly see Nottinghamshire at the heart of the digital industry and at the centre of the regional, national and international tourism map.

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Theo De Jager

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President of the World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO

Dr. De Jager is president of the World Farmers’ Organisation and former president of the Southern African confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU, 2013-2018) and of the Pan African Farmers Union (PAFO, 2014-2017). He is also chairman of the board of Agri All Africa, a board member of FANRPAN and serves on the board of Agri Limpopo, where he is responsible for land reform, transformation, farmer development and Africa Liaison since 2004. He has farmed in South Africa since 1997 (in the South African Lowveld region) with timber and subtropical fruits (avocados, mangoes and macadamia nuts) and also keeps goats.

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Rebecca Tickell

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Director and Producer of the Kiss the Ground movie, author, Kiss the Ground book

Rebecca Tickell is a filmmaker and author who, along with her husband and production partner Josh Tickell, specializes in films that present solutions to big environmental problems including FUEL, THE BIG FIX, PUMP, GOOD FORTUNE and KISS THE GROUND (Netflix / Woody Harrelson). Together the Tickell’s films have been shown in the White House, have won over 100 prestigious film and humanitarian awards including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Sundance, been shortlisted for an Oscar and have inspired over $10 billion dollars to be invested into renewable energy and regenerative agriculture globally. They are currently worked on their sequel film to KISS THE GROUND as well as a number of exciting films which will begin to roll out in 2022.

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Josh Tickell

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Director and Producer of the Kiss the Ground movie, author, Kiss the Ground book

Josh Tickell is a filmmaker and author who, along with his wife and production partner Rebecca Tickell, specializes in films that present solutions to big environmental problems including FUEL, THE BIG FIX, PUMP, GOOD FORTUNE and KISS THE GROUND (Netflix / Woody Harrelson). Together the Tickell’s films have been shown in the White House, have won over 100 prestigious film and humanitarian awards including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Sundance, been shortlisted for an Oscar and have inspired over $10 billion dollars to be invested into renewable energy and regenerative agriculture globally. They are currently worked on their sequel film to KISS THE GROUND as well as a number of exciting films which will begin to roll out in 2022.

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Beth Thoren

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Environmental Action & Initiatives Director, EMEA, Patagonia

Beth is a respected environmental leader. She joined Patagonia from her position as Deputy Chief Executive at Client Earth, an environmental NGO with a unique approach – using the power of the law to create systemic change. Prior to ClientEarth, Beth spent four years at the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, the RSPB, as Director of Fundraising & Communications. A passionate defender of nature, she came to the NGO sector following a sabbatical spent as a crew member of the Sea Shepherd campaign ship, confronting trawlers and whale fisheries in Antarctica. Beth grew up in Tokyo and, as a teenager, her love of oceans drove her to study marine engineering. She then went on to study a Masters in Business Administration and worked as a marketing director for nearly 10 years before moving into the environmental sector.

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Martin Renck

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Founder and Creative Director, Wayoutint

Martin has 25 years of experience as Creative Director and entrepreneur leading organizations within advertising, branding and innovations. Clients include Nike, Chanel, Siemens, Absolut and Madonna. Martin's work has been recognised in numerous prestigious international awards including Designpreis der BRD, Designpreis Schweiz, Good Design USA and Japan, finalist in the Swedish Grammy Awards and two times Best of the Best at RedDot.

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The Exponential Climate Action Summits is a collaboration between We Don't Have Time, Ericsson and The Exponential Roadmap Initiative. The summits focuses on bringing together stakeholders, experts and activists in a conversation about how to scale exponential solutions to the climate crisis. Upcoming installments of the series in 2021 are ”Sustainable Consumption” at Climate Week NYC in September and ”Exponential Solutions" at COP 26 in November.


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