Dec 2, 2021, 19:45 CET / 1:45 PM EST, Online Broadcast

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Dec 2, 2021, 19:45 CET / 1:45 PM EST, Online Broadcast

We Don't Have Time U.S. Launch

We Don't Have Time is not only our collective call to action, it is also the name of the world's largest review platform for climate solutions, and it is now launching in the United States!

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We Don't Have Time

December

2

at

20:00

CEST

/

2:00 pm

EST

EDT

2

,

2021

Dec 2, 2021, 19:45 CET / 1:45 PM EST, Online Broadcast

We Don't Have Time U.S. Launch

We Don't Have Time is not only our collective call to action, it is also the name of the world's largest review platform for climate solutions, and it is now launching in the United States!

We Don't Have Time

We Don't Have Time is not only our collective call to action, but it is also the name of the world's largest review platform for climate solutions, and it is now launching in the United States!

To celebrate this, we will be hosting a three-hour-long broadcast live from Capitol Hill. The broadcast will bring together climate leaders across different sectors — from business leaders and policymakers to journalists and activists, to talk about how we all can help tackle the climate crisis. Because together, we are the solution to the climate crisis.

Get ready to participate. Join the dialogue and ask your questions to the speakers here on We Don't Have Time — the world's largest review platform for climate solutions. Download the app if you haven't done so already.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

19:45 CET / 1:45 PM EST — Introduction

  • Sweta Chakraborty, President of US Operations, We Don’t Have Time

19:50 CET / 1:50 PM EST — POST COP26 Reflections

  • David Livingston, Senior Advisor to the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry

20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST — We Don't Have Time

  • Ingmar Rentzhog, Founder & CEO, We Don’t Have Time

20:12 CET / 2:12 PM EST — The Role of Activism

  • Alexandria Villaseñor (moderator), Founder, Earth Uprising
  • Ebony Martin, Co-executive Director, Greenpeace USA
  • Rev. Yearwood Jr., President & CEO of the Hip-Hop Caucus
  • Mustafa Santiago Ali, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization, National Wildlife Federation

20:50 CET / 2:50 PM EST — Keynote

  • Tim Kelly, Executive Director, Earth HQ

20:55 CET / 2:55 PM EST — #DontChooseExtinction

  • Boaz Paldi, Global Partnership & Engagement Manager, UNDP

21:00 CET / 3:00 PM EST A Climate for Change – The Role of Media

  • Dr. Sweta Chakraborty (moderator), President of US Operations, We Don’t Have Time
  • Boaz Paldi, Global Partnership & Engagement Manager, UNDP
  • Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Executive Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, Founder & CEO, We Don’t Have Time

21:20 CET / 3:20 PM EST — Media Interlude

21:30 CET / 3:30 PM EST — The Role of Business

  • Joe Romm (moderator), Founder of Front Page Live
  • Avi Garbow, Environmental Advocate, Patagonia
  • Adheer Bahulkar, Managing Director, NA Supply Chain, Accenture
  • Marcus Lovell Smith, Founder & CEO, Neutral

22:05 CET / 4:05 PM EST — Keynote

  • John Podesta, Former White House Chief of Staff to President Clinton, Counselor to President Obama, and Founder of the Center for American Progress

22:15 CET / 4:15 PM EST — Media Interlude

22:25 CET / 4:25 PM EST — The Role of Governments

  • Nancy Colleton (Moderator), President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Sherri Goodman, Secretary General IMCCS
  • Monica Medina, Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. State Department

23:00 CET / 5:00 PM EST — Summary & End of Broadcast

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Hosts

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

Selected attendees

Ingmar Rentzhog

 (
SE
)
CEO and founder of We Don't Have Time

Official “eco-warrior” according to The Sun and “Mark ZuckerVert” according to FranceTV2, Ingmar is serial entrepreneur and nominated for a DI Gasell Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Veckans Affärer Supertalent, Sweden’s Environmental Influencer 2018, and International Gamechanger of the Year. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force.

http://www.wedonthavetime.org

Boaz Paldi

 (
US
)
Global Partnerships & Campaigns, UNDP

Boaz Paldi is the United Nations Development Programme Global Partnership & Campaigns Manger. In this role Boaz oversees UNDP’s advocacy, flagship campaigns, events and partnerships. Most recently Boaz managed the design, rollout and launch of the #dontchooseextinction campaign. Before being appointed to his current role, Boaz led UNDP’s advocacy and communication as well as implementing UNDP’s multimedia strategy and co-founding the Social Good Summit. Prior to joining UNDP, Boaz worked as a TV journalist for 17 years covering conflicts, natural disasters and human-interest stories in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Balkans first for the BBC then the Associated Press and finally joining Reuters where he worked as a TV News Executive Producer for over 12 years.

Sherri Goodman

 (
US
)
Secretary General, International Military Council on Climate & Security

Sherri Goodman, Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate & Security and Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute, is credited with educating a generation of U.S. military and government officials about the nexus between climate change and national security, using her famous coinage, “threat multiplier,” to fundamentally reshape the national discourse on the topic. A former first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) and staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Goodman has founded, led, or advised nearly a dozen research organizations on environmental and energy matters, national security, and public policy. She currently serves on the National Academies Advisory Committee to the US Global Change Research Program, and is senior climate advisor to the US Government. She holds degress from Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Amherst College.

Avi Garbow

 (
US
)
Environmental Advocate, Patagonia

Avi is a nationally-recognized environmental leader, lawyer, and advocate, with decades of experience tackling the most critical threats to our air, water, and lands. Honored by the National Law Journal as an Energy and Environmental Trailblazer, Avi currently serves as Patagonia’s Environmental Advocate, helping to sharpen and strengthen the company’s voice and vision on environmental and conservation issues as Patagonia pursues its mission: being in business to save the home planet. Recently, and at the request of the White House, Avi took leave from Patagonia and served as the Senior Counselor to the EPA Administrator in the Biden Administration, helping return that agency to its mission of protecting health and the environment. Nominated by President Obama and confirmed with the unanimous consent of the Senate, Avi served as General Counsel at EPA from 2013 to 2017 – the longest to hold that position - and prior to that served as the Agency’s Deputy General Counsel. Avi’s service in senior leadership positions at EPA in the Biden and Obama Administrations occurred during the most advanced efforts of the federal government to address climate change, and Avi played important roles in developing, implementing, and defending key domestic and international climate change strategies. Avi also helped lead the environmental practice of a major international law firm, and was a distinguished federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice. Avi received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Public Service from the University of Virginia School of Law, obtained a Masters Degree is Marine Affairs, and serves on the Board of Trustees for Rare, an international conservation organization, and on the Board of the Organic Trade Association.

Joe Romm

 (
US
)
Founder of Front Page Live

Joseph Romm is cofounder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of FrontPageLive.com. His latest book is “How to Go Viral and Reach Millions,” and CNN host Van Jones describes Joe as “the communicator’s communicator.” Joe is Founding Editor of ClimateProgress.org, which NY Times columnist Tom Friedman called “the indispensable blog.” Joe holds a PhD in physics from M.I.T. and is the author of 10 books on climate change, clean energy, and communications.

Sergio Fernandez de Cordova

 (
PE
)
Executive Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation

Sergio is an internationally recognized leader across various industries with a common theme of developing innovative public-private multi-stakeholder governance models, from shaping social impact initiatives, regulatory frameworks to smart city policy & programs. Sergio over the last two decades has founded, invested and/or participated in over 23 companies, rolled up & acquired over 19 companies and has been involved in raising over 750m across his career. Most notably know for building one of Americas fastest growing billboard companies, Fuel Outdoor, from zero to top 3 privately owned in the USA sold to Van Wagner in 2012 and exiting his next venture a Smart City company 5 years later, P3 Global Management to Portobello Capital. Today he is the Executive Chairman of PVBLIC Foundation and P3 Smart City Partners, Inc.

Alexandria Villaseñor

 (
US
)
Founder of Earth Uprising

Alexandria Villaseñor is an American teen-aged climate activist living in New York City. A follower of the Fridays for Future movement and of fellow climate activist Greta Thunberg, Alexandria, is a co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike and founder of Earth Uprising. Earlier this year, Alexandria was named by Global Landscapes Forum as one of 16 Women Restoring the Earth, to mark International Women’s Day. Villaseñor continues to organize national weekly Fridays for Future climate strikes and is a leading organizer for the ongoing global Fridays for Future Climate Strikes. Her nonprofit, EarthUprising.org, is working to bring accurate climate change education into schools and helping youth mobilize for direct action.

Ebony Twilley Martin

 (
US
)
Co-Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

Ebony Twilley Martin is the co-Executive Director of Greenpeace USA. As an accomplished operations leader and justice, equity, diversity & inclusion strategist, Ebony has over fifteen years of experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors. At Greenpeace USA, she develops the overall strategic direction, representation, policy, resources, communications and operations. With a passion for equity in the environmental movement, Ebony is a champion and change agent for environmental justice and fostering a just, diverse and inclusive work environment and culture. She advances the work of Greenpeace USA through outreach, relationship-building, and partnerships to build a domestic and international progressive movement based in peace, sustainability and social justice. Ebony holds a Masters in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland. A classically trained vocalist, she received a BA in music from Immaculata University. Ebony’s faith is deeply connected to her pursuit of justice, and she is an active leader in her church. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, two boys and dog.

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

 (
US
)
President & CEO of the Hip-Hop Caucus

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. is the President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus, a minister, community activist, U.S. Air Force veteran, and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He entered the world of Hip Hop Politics as the Political and Grassroots Director for the Hip Hop Summit Action Network in 2003 and 2004, and as a key architect of P. Diddy’s “Vote Or Die!” campaign in 2004. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he established the award winning Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign where he led a coalition of national and grassroots organizations to advocate for the rights of Katrina survivors. In 2008, he led Hip Hop Caucus’ launch of Respect My Vote!, a campaign and coalition that works with Hip Hop artists to engage young people in the electoral process. As a national leader and pacemaker within the Green Movement, he works to bridge the gap between communities of color and environmental advocacy. He is a leader in campaigns calling for divestment from fossil fuels causing climate change, increasing diversity in the climate movement, ensuring everyone has clean water and air, and international efforts to address climate change. In 2018, he helped launch Think 100%, Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning climate communications and activism platform.

Nancy Colleton

 (
US
)
President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Nancy Colleton is an internationally known and respected leader in environmental communication and information. As the president of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) she leads numerous initiatives that promote better understanding of the changing planet. In addition to serving as the deputy chair of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), Ms. Colleton leads the Alliance for Earth Observations and co-chairs the Environmental Information Services Working Group (EISWG) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board.

Monica Medina

 (
US
)
Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. State Department

Monica P. Medina was confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on September 28, 2021. Previously, Assistant Secretary Medina was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She was also a Senior Associate on the Stephenson Ocean Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Co-Founder and Publisher of Our Daily Planet, an e-newsletter on conservation and the environment. A former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, she served as General Counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. Earlier in her career, Assistant Secretary Medina served as the Senior Counsel to former Senator Max Baucus on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, as the Senior Director for Ocean Policy at the National Geographic Society, as the ocean lead at the Walton Family Foundation, and in senior roles in other environmental organizations. She attended college on an Army R.O.T.C. scholarship and began her career on active duty in the Army General Counsel’s Office. She received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the Army Meritorious Service Medal. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

David Livingston

 (
US
)
Senior Advisor, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

Prior to joining the US State Department, David Livingston was an associate fellow in Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where his research focused on emerging markets, technologies, and risks. He was also a nonresident associate of Carnegie Europe in Brussels. Previously, Livingston served as the inaugural Robert S. Strauss fellow for geoeconomics at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, where he concluded as acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs. He also worked at the World Trade Organization in Geneva and at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna. Livingston was selected as a Future Energy Leader by the World Energy Council, is an alumnus of the Atlantik Brücke Young Leaders Program, and serves on the advisory board of South by Southwest (SXSW) Cities and a number of social enterprise start-ups.

Mustafa Santiago Ali

 (
US
)
Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization, National Wildlife Federation

Dr Mustafa Santiago Ali is the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Interim Chief of Programs at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the Founder and CEO of Revitalization Strategies. Before joining NWF, Mustafa was the Senior Vice President for the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC), a national nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process. Prior to joining the HHC, Mustafa worked 22 years at the EPA and 2 years on Capitol Hill working for Congressman John Conyers chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Mustafa began working on Social Justice issues at 16 and joined the EPA as a student, becoming a founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ). He most recently served as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and Assistant Associate Administrator. He led the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (IWG) which brought together 17 Federal Agencies & Departments and various White House offices to strategically leverage resources to uplift vulnerable communities across the country. In 2019 Mustafa co-designed and co-moderated the first Presidential forum on Environmental Justice with Amy Goodman host of Democracy Now. He has interviewed some of America’s most influential leaders in Politics, Hip Hop, Civil Rights, Climate and Social Justice. He currently works with a number of Fortune 500 companies as they work towards becoming 21st century organizations, focused on integrating justice and equity into their programs, policies and activities. In late 2020 he launched the Clean Economy of Color Coalition (CECC) to better prepare and educate entrepreneurs, frontline organizations and local officials of color for the new sets of opportunities that the clean economy provides. To date thousands of participants have engages with the CECC and it continues to grow monthly.

Adheer Bahulkar

 (
US
)
Managing Director and the NA Supply Chain Lead for Consumer at Accenture.

Adheer Bahulkar is a Managing Director and the NA Supply Chain Lead for Consumer at Accenture. Based in Washington D.C., he is an advisor to global brands and retailers on growth and operations strategy. Prior to joining Accenture, Adheer was a Partner at A.T. Kearney. Of specific interest to him is the challenge before brands to deliver on ESG expectations and the transparency, innovation, and storytelling needed, particularly within supply chains, to influence consumers and investors.

John Podesta

 (
US
)
Former White House Chief of Staff to President Clinton, Counselor to President Obama, and Founder of the Center for American Progress

John Podesta is the founder and chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress. Podesta served as counselor to President Barack Obama, where he was responsible for coordinating the administration’s climate policy and initiatives. In 2008, he served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition team. He was a member of the U.N. Secretary General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Podesta previously served as White House chief of staff to President William J. Clinton. He chaired Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in 2016.

Marcus Lovell Smith

 (
US
)
CEO, Neutral

Marcus is CEO of Neutral Foods, Inc. – a company funded by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and others – to bring carbon neutral foods to market starting with dairy milk. Neutral works directly with dairy farmers to reduce the climate impact of their operations. Marcus has been CEO of multiple startups, he ran the non-profit Diagnostics for All, and he was CTO at Google Fiber. He is also a dairy farmer in New Hampshire.

Tim Kelly

 (
US
)
Executive Director, Earth HQ

Tim Kelly is Executive Director of EarthHQ, the media arm of the Global Commons Alliance, an unprecedented partnership of more than 50 of the world’s most forward-looking organizations in philanthropy, science, business and advocacy. Their goal is to create the most powerful network to scale science-based action to protect people and planet. Previously, Tim was a media executive, Emmy Award-winning film producer, and former President of the National Geographic Society. He also serves as an advisor to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Planet3, an exploration-based learning platform. In addition, Tim serves on the US Board of IUCN, the Board of the African wilderness reserve & safari company Great Plains Conservation Trust, and on the Board of the leading environmental science journalism organization, Mongabay.org, and on the Board of the American Prairie Reserve helping to build a new 3M acre wilderness reserve in Eastern Montana. As President of the National Geographic Society, Tim transitioned the primarily print-based organization to a global multimedia force and engineered the launch of the National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Films, and a wide array of digital media products. Tim Kelly was appointed President of the National Geographic Society in 2010. Prior to that, he led National Geographic as President and CEO of the Global Media group, President and CEO of Ventures, and President of National Geographic Television. He became the youngest Trustee of the Society and under his lead, the highly acclaimed television production unit would go on to win over 135 Emmy Awards and create programming that served as the cornerstone for the launch of the National Geographic cable networks. Kelly went on to create National Geographic Films, which won an Academy Award for “March of the Penguins” and earned an all-time documentary box office record of $77 million in 2005. Kelly conceived and developed the National Geographic Channel in 2001, launching first in Europe, and then rapidly expanding distribution around the globe. Today, the Channel is seen in 165 countries, in 35 languages, by 400 million people and has contributed to National Geographic ranking consistently as one of the top five global media brands.

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Hosts

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.

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Selected attendees

Ingmar Rentzhog

 (
SE
)
CEO and founder of We Don't Have Time

Official “eco-warrior” according to The Sun and “Mark ZuckerVert” according to FranceTV2, Ingmar is serial entrepreneur and nominated for a DI Gasell Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Veckans Affärer Supertalent, Sweden’s Environmental Influencer 2018, and International Gamechanger of the Year. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force.

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Boaz Paldi

 (
US
)
Global Partnerships & Campaigns, UNDP

Boaz Paldi is the United Nations Development Programme Global Partnership & Campaigns Manger. In this role Boaz oversees UNDP’s advocacy, flagship campaigns, events and partnerships. Most recently Boaz managed the design, rollout and launch of the #dontchooseextinction campaign. Before being appointed to his current role, Boaz led UNDP’s advocacy and communication as well as implementing UNDP’s multimedia strategy and co-founding the Social Good Summit. Prior to joining UNDP, Boaz worked as a TV journalist for 17 years covering conflicts, natural disasters and human-interest stories in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Balkans first for the BBC then the Associated Press and finally joining Reuters where he worked as a TV News Executive Producer for over 12 years.

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Sherri Goodman

 (
US
)
Secretary General, International Military Council on Climate & Security

Sherri Goodman, Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate & Security and Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute, is credited with educating a generation of U.S. military and government officials about the nexus between climate change and national security, using her famous coinage, “threat multiplier,” to fundamentally reshape the national discourse on the topic. A former first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) and staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Goodman has founded, led, or advised nearly a dozen research organizations on environmental and energy matters, national security, and public policy. She currently serves on the National Academies Advisory Committee to the US Global Change Research Program, and is senior climate advisor to the US Government. She holds degress from Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Amherst College.

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Avi Garbow

 (
US
)
Environmental Advocate, Patagonia

Avi is a nationally-recognized environmental leader, lawyer, and advocate, with decades of experience tackling the most critical threats to our air, water, and lands. Honored by the National Law Journal as an Energy and Environmental Trailblazer, Avi currently serves as Patagonia’s Environmental Advocate, helping to sharpen and strengthen the company’s voice and vision on environmental and conservation issues as Patagonia pursues its mission: being in business to save the home planet. Recently, and at the request of the White House, Avi took leave from Patagonia and served as the Senior Counselor to the EPA Administrator in the Biden Administration, helping return that agency to its mission of protecting health and the environment. Nominated by President Obama and confirmed with the unanimous consent of the Senate, Avi served as General Counsel at EPA from 2013 to 2017 – the longest to hold that position - and prior to that served as the Agency’s Deputy General Counsel. Avi’s service in senior leadership positions at EPA in the Biden and Obama Administrations occurred during the most advanced efforts of the federal government to address climate change, and Avi played important roles in developing, implementing, and defending key domestic and international climate change strategies. Avi also helped lead the environmental practice of a major international law firm, and was a distinguished federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice. Avi received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Public Service from the University of Virginia School of Law, obtained a Masters Degree is Marine Affairs, and serves on the Board of Trustees for Rare, an international conservation organization, and on the Board of the Organic Trade Association.

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Joe Romm

 (
US
)
Founder of Front Page Live

Joseph Romm is cofounder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of FrontPageLive.com. His latest book is “How to Go Viral and Reach Millions,” and CNN host Van Jones describes Joe as “the communicator’s communicator.” Joe is Founding Editor of ClimateProgress.org, which NY Times columnist Tom Friedman called “the indispensable blog.” Joe holds a PhD in physics from M.I.T. and is the author of 10 books on climate change, clean energy, and communications.

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Sergio Fernandez de Cordova

 (
PE
)
Executive Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation

Sergio is an internationally recognized leader across various industries with a common theme of developing innovative public-private multi-stakeholder governance models, from shaping social impact initiatives, regulatory frameworks to smart city policy & programs. Sergio over the last two decades has founded, invested and/or participated in over 23 companies, rolled up & acquired over 19 companies and has been involved in raising over 750m across his career. Most notably know for building one of Americas fastest growing billboard companies, Fuel Outdoor, from zero to top 3 privately owned in the USA sold to Van Wagner in 2012 and exiting his next venture a Smart City company 5 years later, P3 Global Management to Portobello Capital. Today he is the Executive Chairman of PVBLIC Foundation and P3 Smart City Partners, Inc.

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Alexandria Villaseñor

 (
US
)
Founder of Earth Uprising

Alexandria Villaseñor is an American teen-aged climate activist living in New York City. A follower of the Fridays for Future movement and of fellow climate activist Greta Thunberg, Alexandria, is a co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike and founder of Earth Uprising. Earlier this year, Alexandria was named by Global Landscapes Forum as one of 16 Women Restoring the Earth, to mark International Women’s Day. Villaseñor continues to organize national weekly Fridays for Future climate strikes and is a leading organizer for the ongoing global Fridays for Future Climate Strikes. Her nonprofit, EarthUprising.org, is working to bring accurate climate change education into schools and helping youth mobilize for direct action.

Read less
Read more

Ebony Twilley Martin

 (
US
)
Co-Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

Ebony Twilley Martin is the co-Executive Director of Greenpeace USA. As an accomplished operations leader and justice, equity, diversity & inclusion strategist, Ebony has over fifteen years of experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors. At Greenpeace USA, she develops the overall strategic direction, representation, policy, resources, communications and operations. With a passion for equity in the environmental movement, Ebony is a champion and change agent for environmental justice and fostering a just, diverse and inclusive work environment and culture. She advances the work of Greenpeace USA through outreach, relationship-building, and partnerships to build a domestic and international progressive movement based in peace, sustainability and social justice. Ebony holds a Masters in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland. A classically trained vocalist, she received a BA in music from Immaculata University. Ebony’s faith is deeply connected to her pursuit of justice, and she is an active leader in her church. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, two boys and dog.

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Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

 (
US
)
President & CEO of the Hip-Hop Caucus

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. is the President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus, a minister, community activist, U.S. Air Force veteran, and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He entered the world of Hip Hop Politics as the Political and Grassroots Director for the Hip Hop Summit Action Network in 2003 and 2004, and as a key architect of P. Diddy’s “Vote Or Die!” campaign in 2004. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he established the award winning Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign where he led a coalition of national and grassroots organizations to advocate for the rights of Katrina survivors. In 2008, he led Hip Hop Caucus’ launch of Respect My Vote!, a campaign and coalition that works with Hip Hop artists to engage young people in the electoral process. As a national leader and pacemaker within the Green Movement, he works to bridge the gap between communities of color and environmental advocacy. He is a leader in campaigns calling for divestment from fossil fuels causing climate change, increasing diversity in the climate movement, ensuring everyone has clean water and air, and international efforts to address climate change. In 2018, he helped launch Think 100%, Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning climate communications and activism platform.

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Nancy Colleton

 (
US
)
President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Nancy Colleton is an internationally known and respected leader in environmental communication and information. As the president of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) she leads numerous initiatives that promote better understanding of the changing planet. In addition to serving as the deputy chair of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), Ms. Colleton leads the Alliance for Earth Observations and co-chairs the Environmental Information Services Working Group (EISWG) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board.

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Monica Medina

 (
US
)
Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. State Department

Monica P. Medina was confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on September 28, 2021. Previously, Assistant Secretary Medina was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She was also a Senior Associate on the Stephenson Ocean Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Co-Founder and Publisher of Our Daily Planet, an e-newsletter on conservation and the environment. A former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, she served as General Counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. Earlier in her career, Assistant Secretary Medina served as the Senior Counsel to former Senator Max Baucus on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, as the Senior Director for Ocean Policy at the National Geographic Society, as the ocean lead at the Walton Family Foundation, and in senior roles in other environmental organizations. She attended college on an Army R.O.T.C. scholarship and began her career on active duty in the Army General Counsel’s Office. She received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the Army Meritorious Service Medal. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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David Livingston

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US
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Senior Advisor, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

Prior to joining the US State Department, David Livingston was an associate fellow in Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where his research focused on emerging markets, technologies, and risks. He was also a nonresident associate of Carnegie Europe in Brussels. Previously, Livingston served as the inaugural Robert S. Strauss fellow for geoeconomics at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, where he concluded as acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs. He also worked at the World Trade Organization in Geneva and at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna. Livingston was selected as a Future Energy Leader by the World Energy Council, is an alumnus of the Atlantik Brücke Young Leaders Program, and serves on the advisory board of South by Southwest (SXSW) Cities and a number of social enterprise start-ups.

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Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization, National Wildlife Federation

Dr Mustafa Santiago Ali is the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Interim Chief of Programs at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the Founder and CEO of Revitalization Strategies. Before joining NWF, Mustafa was the Senior Vice President for the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC), a national nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process. Prior to joining the HHC, Mustafa worked 22 years at the EPA and 2 years on Capitol Hill working for Congressman John Conyers chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Mustafa began working on Social Justice issues at 16 and joined the EPA as a student, becoming a founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ). He most recently served as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and Assistant Associate Administrator. He led the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (IWG) which brought together 17 Federal Agencies & Departments and various White House offices to strategically leverage resources to uplift vulnerable communities across the country. In 2019 Mustafa co-designed and co-moderated the first Presidential forum on Environmental Justice with Amy Goodman host of Democracy Now. He has interviewed some of America’s most influential leaders in Politics, Hip Hop, Civil Rights, Climate and Social Justice. He currently works with a number of Fortune 500 companies as they work towards becoming 21st century organizations, focused on integrating justice and equity into their programs, policies and activities. In late 2020 he launched the Clean Economy of Color Coalition (CECC) to better prepare and educate entrepreneurs, frontline organizations and local officials of color for the new sets of opportunities that the clean economy provides. To date thousands of participants have engages with the CECC and it continues to grow monthly.

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Adheer Bahulkar

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Managing Director and the NA Supply Chain Lead for Consumer at Accenture.

Adheer Bahulkar is a Managing Director and the NA Supply Chain Lead for Consumer at Accenture. Based in Washington D.C., he is an advisor to global brands and retailers on growth and operations strategy. Prior to joining Accenture, Adheer was a Partner at A.T. Kearney. Of specific interest to him is the challenge before brands to deliver on ESG expectations and the transparency, innovation, and storytelling needed, particularly within supply chains, to influence consumers and investors.

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John Podesta

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Former White House Chief of Staff to President Clinton, Counselor to President Obama, and Founder of the Center for American Progress

John Podesta is the founder and chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress. Podesta served as counselor to President Barack Obama, where he was responsible for coordinating the administration’s climate policy and initiatives. In 2008, he served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition team. He was a member of the U.N. Secretary General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Podesta previously served as White House chief of staff to President William J. Clinton. He chaired Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in 2016.

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Marcus Lovell Smith

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CEO, Neutral

Marcus is CEO of Neutral Foods, Inc. – a company funded by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and others – to bring carbon neutral foods to market starting with dairy milk. Neutral works directly with dairy farmers to reduce the climate impact of their operations. Marcus has been CEO of multiple startups, he ran the non-profit Diagnostics for All, and he was CTO at Google Fiber. He is also a dairy farmer in New Hampshire.

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Tim Kelly

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Executive Director, Earth HQ

Tim Kelly is Executive Director of EarthHQ, the media arm of the Global Commons Alliance, an unprecedented partnership of more than 50 of the world’s most forward-looking organizations in philanthropy, science, business and advocacy. Their goal is to create the most powerful network to scale science-based action to protect people and planet. Previously, Tim was a media executive, Emmy Award-winning film producer, and former President of the National Geographic Society. He also serves as an advisor to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Planet3, an exploration-based learning platform. In addition, Tim serves on the US Board of IUCN, the Board of the African wilderness reserve & safari company Great Plains Conservation Trust, and on the Board of the leading environmental science journalism organization, Mongabay.org, and on the Board of the American Prairie Reserve helping to build a new 3M acre wilderness reserve in Eastern Montana. As President of the National Geographic Society, Tim transitioned the primarily print-based organization to a global multimedia force and engineered the launch of the National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Films, and a wide array of digital media products. Tim Kelly was appointed President of the National Geographic Society in 2010. Prior to that, he led National Geographic as President and CEO of the Global Media group, President and CEO of Ventures, and President of National Geographic Television. He became the youngest Trustee of the Society and under his lead, the highly acclaimed television production unit would go on to win over 135 Emmy Awards and create programming that served as the cornerstone for the launch of the National Geographic cable networks. Kelly went on to create National Geographic Films, which won an Academy Award for “March of the Penguins” and earned an all-time documentary box office record of $77 million in 2005. Kelly conceived and developed the National Geographic Channel in 2001, launching first in Europe, and then rapidly expanding distribution around the globe. Today, the Channel is seen in 165 countries, in 35 languages, by 400 million people and has contributed to National Geographic ranking consistently as one of the top five global media brands.

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