Climate Keynote Speakers

After disappointing news that CO2 levels had gone up for the first time after 3 years of plateauing, and the USA being the last country to join the Paris agreement in the midst of a resurgence of climate change denial, climate has been stealing global headlines for all the wrong reasons. After a historic Atlantic storm season, climate change monitoring has become more important than ever before as have the forecasting of the effects on sea level change and what this means for global populations and ecosystems. Although there are plenty of challenges facing scientists, governments and businesses when it comes to climate, it's not all bad news. Huge leaps forward  have been made in fossil fuel disinvestment, green tech innovation continues at a frantic pace and changes in Chinese energy policy has seen renewable investment on a whole new scale.

Recent Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP
Human rights advocate and campaigner
Executive Secretary UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2010-16
Goldman Prize Winner in 2018
President & CEO, WWF Canada & 63rd Mayor of Toronto
Futurist specialising in corporate sustainable development
President of France 2012-17
Prime Minister of Korea 2008-09
One of Time magazines 'Leaders for the New Millenium'; Expert on CSR
Renowned Development Economist, Director of Earth Institute Columbia University
Founder of Solarcentury and SolarAid
Former member of the German council for sustainable development and former founding director of the German Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, IASS
Europe’s No 1 Futurist
Vice-Chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Acclaimed figure on a broad range of global maritime-related topics