An impressive faculty of keynote and featured speakers have been arranged to lead the discussion. To view a brief biography of our speakers, simply click on their name.

Principal Speaker

  • Al Gore

    Al Gore

    Former US Vice President and current Chair of The Climate Reality Project

Keynote Speakers

  • Harriet Bulkeley

    Harriet Bulkeley

    Leading urban climate governance scholar and author
    University of Durham, UK

  • Ronan Dantec

    Ronan Dantec

    French Senator leading city and civil society action on global climate responses

  • Katherine Gibson

    Katherine Gibson

    Internationally renowned for work on alternative economic paradigms for cities and regions
    Western Sydney University, Australia

  • Andy Merrifield

    Andy Merrifield

    Prolific writer on global urbanisation, author of "The New Urban Question"

  • Aromar Revi

    Aromar Revi

    Global urban thought leader and practitioner
    Indian Institute for Human Settlements, India

  • Debra Roberts

    Debra Roberts

    Head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives portfolio in eThekwini Municipality

    Featured Speakers

  • Kate Auty

    Kate Auty

    ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment in 2016

  • Lars Coenen

    Lars Coenen

    Professor and Researcher at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
  • John Thwaites

    John Thwaites

    Professorial Fellow, Monash University, and Chair of ClimateWorks Australia and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute

  • Rachmat Witoelar

    Rachmat Witoelar

    Indonesian President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change