- Marcello Palazzi, Global Ambassador B LAB15,000 certified (B Corps) or legally incorporated companies (Benefit Corporations) leading the shift to a regenerative economy.
- Milosh Ristovski, Secretary General JEF Europe – Young European FederalistsThe sector and with that our organisations had to go through a re-structure in how we as international CSOs approach our work and activities in general. This year has showed clearly the importance for global cooperation but also how this cooperation has to look like when the human interaction is limited.
- Théo Lecarpentier, Project Officer JEF Europe – Young European FederalistsThis year JEF Europe a project entitled Global Solutions for Global Problems and he funded by Global Challenges Foundation. The main objective of the project is to raise awareness among young people of the need for restructuring governance of international institutions to answer to today’s global challenges, such as climate change.
- Francisco José Lopez, Youth Fellow International Youth Think Tank IYTTThe IYTT is a youth-led organization that has as its objective to debate and create ideas regarding democratization, with a special interest in European issues. We have had the opportunity to participate in several high-level discussions on European and global affairs, and we are now preparing the third annual IYTT Conference.
- Lisa Lundgren, Youth Fellow International Youth Think Tank IYTTInternational Youth Think Tank is constantly trying to make sure that young people across Europe are being heard and listened to in different arenas, by participating in events such as this one.
- Paulo Magalhães, President Common Home of HumanityLegal status of Climate.
- Richard Ponzio, Director, Global Governance, Justice & Security Program The Stimson CenterLaunch of new Global Governance Innovation Network.
- Joachim Monkelbaan, Independent consultantI work on trade and climate change and just wrote a report on that for CGC.
- Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Associate Professor Public Administration and Policy Group Wageningen UniversityWageningen University & Research is currently coordinating its input to four major intergovernmental meetings/Summits this year, on climate change, biodiversity, food systems and nutrition. There are many synergies to be made. In my field of international relations a very small percentage of publications are focused on climate change showing how the main part of the discipline is ignoring one of the defining topics of our time as it concerns international cooperation. The valuable research that is carried out on climate governance across levels are mostly published in specialized and interdisciplinary environmental governance journals.
- Wendy Broadgate, Global Hub Director, and Lisa Jacobson, Science officer, at the Earth Commission Secretariat of Future EarthThe Global Hub of Future Earth in Sweden supports collaborative research and advances synthesis for global sustainability to influence policy and practice. For example, our report series “10 New Insights in Climate Science” has been presented at the UNFCCC COPs since 2017, and we are actively working to bring science into the Stockholm+50 Conference. One of our most important projects is the Earth Commission, a global group of scientists, with a secretariat hosted by Future Earth. The Earth Commission recently published its conceptual framework, describing its work to identify safe and just Earth system targets. The purpose of these targets are to determine what’s “safe and just” for Earth’s systems and the people who rely on them. The Earth Commission is the scientific corner stone of the Global Commons Alliance, which aims to empower citizens, cities, companies and countries to become stewards of our global commons. The Earth Commission’s work will underpin science-based targets that companies and cities can set to minimise their impact on for example freshwater, biodiversity, land and oceans. The Earth Commission is also working to identify levers, actors and governance solutions that are the most efficient to achieve the needed transformations.
- Diana Liverman, Member University of Arizona/Earth CommissionWorking on transformation and justice in science based targets for the Earth Commission and my own research on climate responses and the SDGs.
- Augusto Lopez-Claros, Global Governance ForumWe are actively promoting the proposals and ideas contained in “Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century.” I am also working on a paper containing proposals for new funding mechanisms for climate change mitigation.
- Pelle Enarsson, Senior Advisor UN FoundationSupporting the preparations of UN Our Common Agenda.
- Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director UNA-UKUNA-UK has been working hard to make the proposals generated by the Together First coalition a reality – through advocacy, outreach and the opportunities offered by the follow-up process to the UN’s 75th anniversary. We’ve been focussing on getting a civil society champion at the UN, mechanisms to boost youth participation in decision-making and progress on nuclear disarmament and banning lethal autonomous weapons. We’re also prepping our programme ahead of COP – let’s move beyond “net zero”!
- Lauren Gifford, PhD University of ArizonaI am a post-doc for Diana Liverman, working with the Earth Commission’s Working Group 4 (Transformations). My area of expertise is on market actors as drivers of environmental change. I am particularly interested in the increasing influence of tech on climate governance, and the ramifications of privatized environmental governance.
- Aarti Gupta, Scientific Steering Committee member Earth System Governance ProjectThe ESG research alliance is one of the largest international networks of social science and interdisciplinary sustainability science scholars working on global environmental and climate governance. Our 2018 Science Plan lays out an ambitious research and implementation agenda for the next decade, to address the most pressing sustainability challenges of the 21st century, and how the social sciences and governance scholars can contribute.
- Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Executive Director Plataforma CIPÓImproving global governance in light of the ecological crisis; fighting environmental crime in the Amazon; and promoting a Global South perspective on Climate and Security.
- Arthur Dahl, President International Environment ForumReviewing past proposals and exploring options for global climate governance; proposal for event at COP26.
- Georgios Kostakos, Executive Director Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability FOGGSFOGGS has been actively contributing to efforts towards turning the traumatic experience of the COVID-19 pandemic into an opportunity for renewal of the global governance system, strengthening global sustainability and expanding global citizen engagement. Among our projects is the proposal to establish a Global Resilience Council (GRC) for an all-of-government / all-of-multilateralism response to major global challenges like climate change and pandemics; a new Narrative of Hope for a more people-centred, fair and inclusive globalisation; and a new approach to education for resilient and more fulfilling lives and livelihoods through COVIDEA – The COVID Education Alliance. For more information on these projects and more visit the FOGGS website, and our online magazine and community-building project Katoikos.world.
- Mats Engström, Senior analyst KagamiAnalysis of climate change governance and related issues.
- Arunabha Ghosh, Founder-CEO Council on Energy, Environment and Water CEEWCEEW is one of Asia’s leading not-for-profit policy research institutions. In 2021, CEEW once again ranked as South Asia’s top think tank (15th globally) in its category for the eighth year in a row. Some of the Council’s significant achievements and current initiatives include:
- International Solar Alliance: CEEW spearheaded conceptualising and designing the International Solar Alliance
- ACCESS: CEEW carried out India’s largest multidimensional energy access survey in 2015 and 2018 to highlight the multiple nuances associated with electricity and cooking energy access in India’s most energy-poverty states
- Powering Livelihoods: CEEW, in partnership with Villgro, launched a go-to-market programme that aims to boost India’s rural economy by scaling up the penetration of decentralised clean energy-powered productive-use appliances for livelihoods
- Climate Risk Atlas: CEEW’s Climate Risk team is currently developing India’s first Climate Risk Atlas with district-level mapping and hazard assessment that will focus on critical vulnerabilities: costs, urban heat stress, water stress, crop loss, and biodiversity collapse. This Atlas will be the first of its kind for any developing country.
- Green hydrogen: CEEW was actively involved in writing India’s first National Hydrogen Energy Mission document, which was released earlier this year by the Government of India. Currently, the Council is exploring the technological, finance and market possibilities for green hydrogen for industry decarbonisation in India and other collaborating nations.
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May 14, 2021