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Speakers

Thinkers and change makers from around the globe

We are delighted to welcome the following thinkers and change makers from around the globe and different areas of expertise as speakers at our conference:

Nawal Al-Hosany

Executive Director, Sustainability & Brand Masdar,
Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize

In her role as Executive Director of Sustainability and Brand, Dr Nawal Al-Hosany oversees four Masdar departments: Sustainability; Marketing and Communications; Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020; and directs the UAE’s annual global awards for renewable energy and sustainability, the Zayed Future Energy Prize. In February 2017, Dr Al-Hosany was appointed to the newly established Board of Trustees of Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Dr Al-Hosany has been published globally in international journals and newspapers. Throughout her career, she has been an active member of various boards in the UAE and around the world including the Advisory Panel for the Momentum for Change initiative of the UNFCCC, the Troika Plus of Women Leaders on Gender and Climate Change, and the Energy Efficiency Global Forum. Dr Al-Hosany is programme director of the UAE-led Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) initiative. She also served as Sherpa to the UN Secretary General High Level Group for ‘The Sustainable Energy For All’ initiative.

Inger Andersen

Director General International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Inger Andersen was appointed Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in January 2015. She brings a passion for conservation and sustainable development with more than 30 years of experience in international development economics, environmental sustainability and policy-making, as well as in designing and implementing projects and generating on-the-ground impact. Ms Andersen has played a key role in supporting riparian countries on international water management and hydro diplomacy. Prior to joining IUCN, Ms Andersen held various leadership roles at the World Bank and United Nations. Most recently, she was Vice President of the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank, and previous to that Vice President for Sustainable Development and Head of the CGIAR Fund Council.

Tone Bjordam

Visual Artist

Paula Caballero

Global Director, World Resources Institute, Climate Program

Paula Caballero is the global director of the World Resources Institute’s Climate Program. She has a long history in the field of development, including service as the senior director of the World Bank Group’s Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice and as the director for Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs in Colombia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is widely recognized as the lead proponent of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, for which she was awarded a Zayed International Prize in 2014.

Aniruddha Dasgupta

Global Director
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, World Resources Institute

Aniruddha (Ani) Dasgupta is the Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI’s program that galvanises action to help cities grow more sustainably and improve quality of life in developing countries around the world. Ani leads the program’s team of global experts in sustainable transport, urban development, and building efficiency, as well as its engagement across low-carbon energy, governance, water risk and associated areas.

Ottmar Edenhofer

Director, Professor
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change

Ottmar Edenhofer studied philosophy and economics. He is Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) and Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Technical University Berlin. Moreover, he is former Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR),
Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs at the Space Policy Institute in Washington DC.

Pascale Ehrenfreund is the Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). She is also a Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs at the Space Policy Institute in Washington DC. She contributed as Project Scientist, Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator and Teamleader to ESA and NASA astronomy and planetary missions as well as experiments in low Earth orbit and on the International Space Station. From 2013-2015 she was President of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Pascale Ehrenfreund holds a Master degree in Molecular Biology, a PhD in Astrophysics, and a Master degree in Management & Leadership. The asteroid „9826 Ehrenfreund 2114 T-3“ bears her name.

Tareq Emtairah

Director of the Energy Department, United Nations
Industrial Development Organization

Hakima El Haite

Special Envoy for COP22 for the Kingdom of Morocco,
UN High Level Climate Champion
Liberal International

Former Minister of environment of Morroco, Hakima El Haite has espoused the cause of climate change, actively supporting France in both the negotiations and the organisation leading to do 21st session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP21. A precious experience prior to receiving COP22 in Marrakech in 2016. Hakima El Haite was also involved, as Minister, in both COP19 and 20 in Warsaw and Lima. In 2016, Hakima El Haite was appointed by the French President of the Consitutional Court Laurent Fabius, as a Knight of the National Order of the Légion d’Honneur. Hakima El Haite will continue to develop her Mission as High Level Climate Champion and Special Envoy in 2017 in close collaboration with the Fiji’s Climate Champion for COP23, H.E. Inia Seruiratu. Hakima El Haite is now appointed as Deputy President of Liberal International, world federation of liberal and progressive democratic politic parties.

Ottmar Ette

Chair of Romance Literature at the University of Potsdam,
Member of the Academia Europaea

Ottmar Ette is the Chair of Romance Literature at the University of Potsdam since 1995 (venia legendi: Romance Literatures and Comparative Literature). In 2014, Ette was elected Honorary member of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA). Since 2013, he has been a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He also has been a regular member of the Academia Europaea since 2010. Ottmar Ette directs the Research Project on „Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries: Genealogy, Chronology, and Epistemology“ (2014-2017) and, since 2015, an eighteen-year project on „Travelling Humboldt – Science on the Move“ of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Marc Fleurbaey

Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies,
Professor of Public Affairs, University Center for Human Values at Woodrow Wilson School
of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Adrienne Goehler

Publicist and curator, "Examples to follow! Expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability"

Heide Hackmann

Executive Director
International Council for Science

Thomas Hale

Associate Professor of Global Public Policy
Oxford University, Blavatnik School of Government

Stéphane Hallegatte

Lead Economist with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) at the World Bank

Stéphane Hallegatte is a lead economist with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) at the World Bank. He is a lead author of the IPCC, author of dozens of articles and several books. He led several World Bank reports including Shock Waves in 2015, and Unbreakable in 2016. He was team leader for the World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan, a planning exercise to determine how to support countries in their implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Barbara Hendricks

Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

Barbara Hendricks has been the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety since December 2013. Before that she served as the federal treasurer of the Social Democratic Party beginning in 2007. From 1998 to 2007 she was a Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance. Since 1994 Barbara Hendricks, who has a doctorate in history, has represented her home district of Kleve in the German Bundestag. Prior to that she had gained political and professional experience working for the Deutsches Studentenwerk (National Association for Student Affairs) and in the administration of the Land North Rhine-Westphalia. From 2001 to 2013 she was a member of the Executive Committee of the SPD.

Michael Hoch

Rector of the University of Bonn

Since 2015, Prof. Dr. Michael Hoch is Rector of the University of Bonn. He is a biologist and his research interest is to understand how metabolism influences the activity of organ systems such as the immune and nervous systems. He is Founding Director of the Life & Medical Sciences Institute of the University of Bonn and served as speaker of several collaborative research programs funded by the German Research Foundation. Michael Hoch received several awards and honours, and served as a reviewer on many scientific committees.

Christian Hochfeld

Managing Director of Agora Verkehrswende

Randhawa Jasdeep

International Development and Legal Consultant, Global Diplomacy Lab, India

Birgit Klesper

Senior Vice President, Group Corporate Responsibility for Deutsche Telekom AG

Birgit Klesper is Senior Vice President, Group Corporate Responsibility for Deutsche Telekom AG in Bonn, Germany. Prior to assuming this position in 2006, Ms. Klesper was Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications (worldwide) and Spokesperson of the Wella Group. Following Procter & Gamble’s take-over of Wella AG in 2004, she took additional responsibility as Director of Communications for Procter & Gamble. She has also held various positions in corporate communications and public relations with Philip Morris and Tchibo Coffee Company.

Carlos Lopes

Professor at University of Cape Town,
Former UN Under-Secretary General and 8th Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
Visiting Fellow at Oxford Martin School

Professor at the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice, University of Cape Town and Visiting Fellow of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. Former UN Under-Secretary General and 8th Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (2012-2016), Member of several Boards, including the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and the Global Commission for the New Economy and Climate. Widely published author focusing on African and development issues, has been selected as one of the nine personalities serving the African Union Reform Team led by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame.

Siddharth Mallavarapu

Associate Professor, Chairperson Department of International Relations
South Asian University (SAU)

Cheikh Mbow

Executive Director of START-International, Inc.,
Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University

Dr Cheikh Mbow is the Executive Director of START-International in Washington, Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and Forestry and Coordinating Lead Author in IPCC. He has been a Senior Scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and served in Scientific Committees such as the Global Land Project from 2004-2010, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) from 2012-2014 and the Future Earth from 2013-2015. Mbow is a recognized expert on land resource management in developing countries.

Dirk Messner

Director German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)´s Co-Chair, Director Centre for Global Cooperation Research

Pradeep Monga

Deputy Executive Secretary
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Deputy Director General / Deputy Chief Executive Officer International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Nick Nuttall

Director of the Communications and Outreach Programme at UNFCCC

Stefan Rahmstorf

Head of Earth System Analysis at
the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research,
Professor of Physics of the Oceans at Potsdam University

Jakob Rhyner

Vice-Rector in Europe
Director United Nations University
Institute for Environment and Human Security

Jakob Rhyner holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Since 2010 his is Vice Rector in Europe and Director of the Environment and Human Security at United Nations University (UNU-EHS). His responsibilities are research on environmental risks, including environmentally induced migration; education and capacity building. Furthermore, Mr. Rhymer is Professor at the Agricultural Faculty of the University of Bonn and Co-Chair of the Governing Council of Future Earth decade initiative. Until November 2016 he was Board Member of the German Committee for Disaster Prevention.

Roberto Ridolfi

Director of the European Commission for Sustainable Growth
and Development at DG for International Cooperation and Development

Johan Rockström

Director, Professor
Stockholm Resilience Centre

Johan Rockström is an internationally recognised scientist for his work on global sustainability issues. He helped lead the internationally renowned team of scientists that presented the planetary boundaries framework, first published in 2009, with an update in 2015. Before focusing on the planetary scale, Rockström’s research aimed to address building resilience in water scarce regions. After completing a PhD at Stockholm University’s Systems Ecology Department in 1997, he spent nearly two decades working on applied water research in tropical regions. He has also published research on agriculture systems, land use, and ecosystem services. Aside from his research helping to guide policy, Rockström acts as an advisor to several governments and business networks. He also provides advice on sustainable development issues at noteworthy international meetings, such as the United Nations General Assemblies, World Economic Forums, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC, also known as COP).

 

Jeffrey Sachs

Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General
António Guterres on the Sustainable Development Goals

Ina Schieferdecker

Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin,
Professor for Quality Engineering of Open Distributed Systems at
Technische Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker is Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin and is also professor for Quality Engineering of Open Distributed Systems at Technische Universität Berlin. Her research interests include ICT for smart cities, open data, critical infrastructures, networking, conformance, interoperability, security and certification as well as software engineering and testing.

Uwe Schneidewind

President and Chief Research Executive of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy,
Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)

Jan Aart Scholte

Professor, Faculty Chair in Peace and Development at the School of Global Studies
University of Gothenburg

Jan Aart Scholte is Faculty Professor of Peace and Development in the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. He has held previous positions at the University of Warwick, the Institute of Social Studies, the University of Sussex, and as a Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. His research interests cover globalization, global governance, civil society and social movements, and methodology of global studies. He currently co-convenes research programmes on legitimacy in global governance and global cooperation. Book publications include Globalization: A Critical Introduction; Contesting Global Governance: Global Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements (co-author); Building Global Democracy: Civil Society and Accountable Global Governance (editor); New Rules for Global Justice: Structural Redistribution in the Global Economy (co-editor); and (forthcoming) Legitimacy in Global Governance: Sources, Processes and Consequences (co-editor). He has served as advisor to a range of global governance institutions and globally active citizen groups.

Imme Scholz

Deputy Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Dennis J. Snower

President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy,
Professor of Economics at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

Dennis J. Snower is President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Professor of Economics at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. He earned a BA and MA from New College, Oxford University, an MA and a PhD at Princeton University. Prior to becoming President of the Kiel Institute, he was Professor of Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London. Dennis J. Snower is an international expert on labour economics, public policy as well as monetary and fiscal policies and social and behavioural economy.

Youba Sokona

Special Advisor on Sustainable Development,
The South Centre

Leena Srivastava

Vice Chancellor, Professor
TERI University

Dr. Leena Srivastava is the Vice Chancellor of the TERI University, New Delhi – a uniquely inter-disciplinary higher education institution, focussed on sustainable development.

Dr. Srivastava has over thirty years of experience in the fields of energy and environment, including climate change, policy and economics. She has a Masters in Economics from the University of Hyderabad and a PhD in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.

She is a member of various committees and boards both at the international and national levels, including the Administrative Board of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. She is an Independent and Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Bharti Infratel Ltd. and Shree Cement Ltd. and Board Member of the Meridian Institute; World Environment Center and Stockholm Resilience Centre. She is on the Council of Advisors for Fraunhofer India; Sustainable Development Advisory Board, Caterpillar Inc. USA; Senior Advisory Group (SAG), Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), WBCSD. At a think tank/science level: she is a member of the Carbon Trust Advisory Panel, Asian Development Bank President’s Advisory Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, the Research Advisory Committee, WWF-India, the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany.

Achim Steiner

UNDP Administrator

Achim Steiner became UNDP Administrator on 19 June 2017 and will serve for a term of four years. Over nearly three decades, Achim Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation. Prior to joining UNDP, he was Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford. Mr Steiner has served across the United Nations system, looking at global challenges from both a humanitarian and a development perspective. He led the United Nations Environment Programme (2006-2016), helping governments invest in clean technologies and renewable energy. He was also Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

Ngedikes Olai Uludong

Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations

Dirk Wilutzky

Film Producer and Director