Welcome to the World Climate Summit 2015


World Climate Summit 2015
World Climate Summit Past speakers

World-Class speakers

2015’s World Climate Summit was historic and we celebrated this accordingly.

Therefore, in addition to its sponsor CEOs, the World Climate Summit invited high-level speakers from all its past events including: Sir Richard Branson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore, Ted Turner, President Zuma, President Calderon, Christiana Figueres, Laurent Fabius (Minister of Foreign Affairs, France), Mary Robinson, Nicolas Hulot (Advisor to the French President), Anne Hidalgo (Mayor of Paris), global celebrities, CEOs and VIPs from Sustainia.

Meet Our Speakers

CEOs, Leaders and VIPs

Anders Runevad

CEO, Vestas

Andre Schneider

Chairman, World Climate Ltd

Anne Simpson

Investment Director, CalPERS

Anthony Hobley

CEO, Carbon Tracker Initiative

Barend Verachtert

Deputy Head of Unit Biotechnologies, European Commission

Bruno Cercley

CEO, Rossignol

Chip Comins


Christopher Knowles

Head of Climate Change & Environment, European Investment Bank

David Heurtel

Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Québec.

Dr. Elizabeth Farina

President & CEO - Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA)

Dr. James Philp

OECD Secretariat

Dr. Paul Bunje

Principal Scientist, Xprize

Elizabeth Burakowski

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of New Hampshire and Visiting Scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research

Felipe Calderon

Chairman, New Climate Economy

Géraldine Kutas

Head of International Affairs Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA)

Gérard Moutet

Vice-President, Climate-Energy, Total

Gerard Ostheimer

Global Lead for Sustainable Bioenergy Sustainable Energy for All, UN Sustainable Energy

Glen Murray

Minister of the Environment & Climate, Ontario

Gregor Robertson

Mayor, Vancouver

Guy Rickard

Consultant, Business Advice, Carbon Trust

H.E. Hakima El Haite

Minister of Environment, Morocco.

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and MD & CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

Huang Ming

CEO, Himin Solar

Hugh Jones

Managing Director & Advisory, Carbon Trust

Ian G McKay

CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission
Ignacio Galan

Ignacio Galan

CEO, Iberdrola

James Cameron

Chairman, Overseas Development Institute

Jens-Peter Saul

CEO, Ramboll

Jeroen van Campen

Global Lead, Cellulosic Ethanol Licensing, Dupont

Jo Scheuer

Director, Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction at UNDP

Joan MacNaughton

Executive Chair, WEC Energy Trilemma

Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor, Greenbiz Group

John Bryant

CEO, Kellog

John Kornerup

Group Climate Officer, Maersk

Jonathan Taylor

Vice-President, European Investment Bank

Ken Berlin

CEO, Climate Reality Project

Liza Garay de Vaubernier

Sustainable Reporting & Environmental Management, AXA Group

Manuel Pulgar Vidal

Minister of Environment, Government of Peru

Marcel Wubbolts

Chief Technology Officer, DSM

Maya Ormazabal Herrero

Director of Sustainability, Telefonica

Michael Brune

Executive Director, The Sierra Club

Morten Engelstoft

CEO for Services & Other Shipping, A.P. Møller Mærsk

Myles McCarthy

Managing Director, Implementation Services, Carbon Trust

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

President of Iceland

Paul Fisher

Executive Director for Supervisory Risk & Regulation Operations, Bank of England

Philippe Joubert

Executive Chairman, Global Electricity Initiative

Pierre Ducret

Chair, Caisse des Depots

Porter Fox

Editor, Nowhere Magazine

Rachel Kyte

VP & Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank

Robert Wright

Secretary General, ePURE

Sally Ranney

President, AREI

Seth Wescott

Olympic Gold Medalist

Sir David King

Foreign Office Special Representative for Climate Change, Government of the UK

Stephan Ouaknine

Founder & Managing Partner, Inerjys

Stephanie Batchelor

Director, State & International Policy Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

Steve Skadron

Mayor, Aspen

Sylvain Vanston

CSR Manager, AXA Group

Todd Edwards

Programme Officer for Climate Change, Stanley Foundation

Tony Seba

Lecturer, Stanford University

Torben Moger Pedersen

CEO, PensionDanmark

Yvo de Boer

Director General, Global Green Growth Institute