An impressive faculty of keynote and featured speakers led the discussions at the Summit. To view a brief biography of these speakers, simply click on their name below. To view a full list of the speakers that presented during the Summit please click here.

In addition to the speakers, the Melbourne Organising Committee expresses gratitude to the session chairs for their involvement in the Summit. A full list of the Summit chairs can be found here

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

    President, Climate Chance Association; Climate Spokesman for United Cities and Local Governments

  • 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

    Special Advisor on Climate Change ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
    Head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives portfolio in eThekwini Municipality