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Chad Frischmann
Michelle Wyman

Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)

Chad Frischmann
Chad Frischmann

Senior Director of Research and Technology, Project Drawdown

Keynote & Plenary Speakers


Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)

Virginijus Sinkevičius

Commissioner, Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, European Commission

Sachem Wushouwunan Kesikbesek Maxé Rua (Sanchem HawkStorm)

Hereditary sachem (chief) of the Schaghticoke People

Warren Washington

Distinguished Scholar, National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Vanessa Nakate

Founder, Rise Up Movement, Young Leader for the UN SDGs

Carlos Duarte

Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Amanda Joy Ravenhill

Executive Director, Buckminster Fuller Institute

Daniel M. Kammen

Professor and Director for the Center for Environmental Policy and the department of Nuclear Engineering at University of California, Berkeley

Christian Kroll

Founder & CEO, Ecosia

Jonathan Foley

Executive Director of Project Drawdown

Joanna Drake

Deputy Director-General of Environment, EU Commission

Andreas Khulmann

CEO German Energy-Agency (dena)

Christina Kwauk

Non-Resident Fellow, Brookings

Martin Frick, Ph.D.

Deputy of the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Food System Summit 2021

Katharine Hayhoe

Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law, co-director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University

Randy Burd

Board Director, NCSE; Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Long Island University

Karim Ahmed

Secretary-Treasurer, NCSE Board of Directors; Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center

Dr. Genevieve Guenther

Founder & Director, End Climate Silence

Inger Anderson

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

Joyashree Roy

Bangabandhu Chair Professor at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Professor of Economics at Jadavpur University & National Fellow, INCSSR

Nawashahu Yawanawa-Bergin (Sara)

Caceque (Chief), Aldeia Shukuvana Yawanawa

Peggy Liu

Chairperson of JUCCCE

Sherri Mitchell (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset)

Indigenous rights activist, lawyer and spiritual teacher

AY Young

Performer, and Young Leader for the UN SDGs

Amy Luers

Global Lead, Sustainability Science at Microsoft

Dr. Preeti Soni

Chief - Climate Change, Resilience and Energy at UNDP

Shloka Nath

Head of Sustainability, Tata Trusts, Head of Policy & Advocacy, Tata Trusts, Executive Director, India Climate Collaborative

Charles Michel

Food Educator and Activist

Youba Sokona

Vice Chair, IPCC

Crystal Chissell

Senior Director of Partnerships, Project Drawdown

Darren Ranco

Chair, Native American Programs and Director of Native American Research, University of Maine

Serena Sowers

Senior Client Manager and Vice President in the Public Sector Solutions Division, Swiss Re

Susan Gardner

Director of Ecosystems Division, UNEP

Laura Weiland

Senior Advisor for Special Projects, National Council for Science and the Environment

Sally Ann Ranney

President & Co-Founder, GLOBAL CHOICES

Christiana Figueres

Founding Partner, Global Optimism; Former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Xiye Bastida

Co-Founder, ReEarth Initiative

Kate Raworth

Co-founder, Doughnut Economics Action Lab

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Director General of TERI and Member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change, India

Alexandria Villaseñor

Climate Activist, Earth Rising

Roy Straver

Drawdown Europe Research Association and Co-Director of the Climate Cleanup Foundation

Lynda Hopkins

Supervisor, County of Sonoma

Martin Stuchtey

Professor for Resource Strategy and Management at the University of Innsbruck and Founder and Managing Partner of SYSTEMIQ

Marques Anderson

Founder/Director, World Education Foundation

Gunhild Stordalen

Founder and Executive Chair, EAT Forum

Sandra Postel

Director, Global Water Policy Project

Carl Ganter

Director, Circle of Blue; CEO, Vector Center

Valerie Luzadis

Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor, The State University of New York, ESF

Marina Melanidis

Founder and Partnerships Director, Youth4Nature

Dennis Garrity

Chair of the Board of the Global EverGreening Alliance, Chair, Landcare International, and Drylands Ambassador for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification

Sir Andy Haines

Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, LSHTM

Peter Schlosser

Vice President and Vice Provost, Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University




Project Drawdown Director of Drawdown Labs

PhD Student at Lancaster University

Steering Committee Member
Conference Speaker
Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Research Professor, Institutes of Energy and Environment, Penn State

Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University and Co-Founder and Co-Director, Initiative for Energy Justice

Project Drawdown Senior Fellow, Financial Modeling

Product Manager, Drawdown Solutions Platform

Independent Journalist and Writer from India

Scientific Advisor, UN Trillion Tree Campaign, Professor of Global Ecosystem Ecology at ETH Zürich

Lead for Carbon & Water Global Sustainability Team at Google

NCSE Drawdown USA Scholar, Appalachian State University

Environmental Educator and Creator, QueerBrownVegan

Executive Director, Covering Climate Now

Founder at Climatebase - Mobilizing the world's top talent to solve the climate crisis

NCSE Drawdown USA Scholar, Rice University

Executive Director for Justice Funders

Global Sustainability Leader, Intuit

Founder, Breaking the Silence Conference (BTS) in Kansas City, Kansas

Chief Operating Officer, Youth Climate Leaders

Adjunct Associate Professor, Environmental Science at Michigan State University

Global Restoration Lead at Conservation International

Senior Researcher at Project Drawdown and CENSE, NOVA, University of Lisbon; and Board Member, DERA

Professor at Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Fisheries Economics Research Unit and Canada Research Chair

Executive Director, War on Want

Professor at Mark Ritchie Research Lab, Syracuse University, College of Arts & Sciences

Communications Director and Founder, Global Warming Mitigation Project

Industrial Systems and Business Model Manager, SYSTEMIQ

Filmmaker, If Not Us Than Who, Dayak Iban tribe from Sungai Utik, West Kalimantan

Senior Manager, Strategic Education Partnerships, Intuit

Founder, Green Generation Initiative

Creative Director, Loam

Project DrawdownSenior Fellow for Transportation and Buildings

Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

Project Drawdown Director of Drawdown Learn

Meteorologist and Climate Contributor to CBS News, New York City

Director of the Paris Office for IGSD

Interim Chair & Regents' Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology

NCSE Drawdown USA Scholar, Rowan University

Technology Enthusiast, Futurist, and Programmer, CoLab Cooperative

Editor at Loam, Mother and First Nations Woman

Project Drawdown Senior Fellow, Industry

Filmmaker and Film Programmer, If Not Us Than Who

Founder and Executive Director, Force of Nature

Consultant, Coach, Author, Lecturer, Climate Change Activist, Personal & Organizational Transformation Specialist

Senior Fellow - Oceans at Project Drawdown

Urban Development Specialist, World Bank

Director of Market Development, Tradewater

Senior Lecturer at the Women’s University in Africa

Community Working Group; UKYCC (UK Youth Climate Coalition)

Project Drawdown Senior Fellow, Land Use and Research Program Officer

Leader, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Trane Technologies

Project Drawdown Research Fellow, Oceans

Strategic Partner Manager, Education, Intuit

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Director of Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment Bioenergy and Bioresource Engineering

NCSE Drawdown USA Scholar, University of Florida

Storytelling and Engagement, Project Drawdown

Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder, GreenWave

Founder and leader of the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Trane Technologies (CEES)

Circular Economy Researcher

Alexander von Humboldt Feodor Lynen Fellow, UC Berkeley

Executive Director, Climate Voice

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