David is chief counsel at the Niskanen Center. Formerly Sierra Club’s chief climate counsel, he is one of the nation’s leading climate litigators. He has advised states on their greenhouse gas (GHG) regulatory authority, led efforts on federal GHG legislation and regulation, and may be the only person ever invited by both Barbara Boxer and James Inhofe to testify before the Senate on these issues.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Jenny Chase has led Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s global Solar Insight Service since it was founded in 2006, and has conducted or overseen its subscription research since then.
Chad is the Vice President & Research Director at Project Drawdown, where he leads the Drawdown Coalition, Senior Research Team, and Fellowship Programs. He is the lead researcher and principal architect of the methodology and models used in Drawdown and all related publications. He has an interdisciplinary background in public policy, sustainable development, and environmental conservation. Chad has been with Project Drawdown since its inception in 2014, working as both head of research and operations. Previously, he was the Senior Program Officer at The Europaeum; taught at the University of Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley; and worked as a consultant and researcher for numerous organizations, from small grassroots non-profits to UN agencies such as UNESCO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Susan is the Director of Climate Communication where she works with scientists, journalists, and others. Susan was the writer on all three U.S. National Climate Assessments, has testified before Congress, written an HBO documentary, and much more. She was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012 for her exceptional contributions to the communication of climate change science to policymakers and the public.
Global Sustainability Institute
Prof Jones, PhD MA BA PGCert FHEA HonFIA, is the inaugural Director of the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University. The GSI is an internationally recognised research institute, with a group of 40 individuals. Prof Jones’ work in climate finance has been recognised by the State of California and he has received a key to the city of North Little Rock, USA. He was lead author on the seminal report on resource constraints to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 2013 and is now leading a team to build a global model to explore political fragility from resource crisis.
Scripps Institution for Oceanography at UC San Diego
Ralph is professor of geochemistry in the Geosciences Research Division of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He was the first to demonstrate that the O2 content of air is decreasing due to the burning of fossil fuels and has directed a program to track this decrease since 1989. Since 2005 he has also directed the Scripps CO2 program which sustains the iconic record of carbon dioxide at Mauna Loa and other sites, begun by his father, Charles D. Keeling.
Ramez’s seminal 2011 Scientific American article, “Smaller, Cheaper, Faster” observed that the price of solar power was dropping exponentially and would eventually be lower than that of any other energy source. He’s since detailed the exponential trends in wind power, energy storage, and electric vehicles. His observations have been quoted by Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, and by energy and financial analysts around the world. In addition to his energy analysis, Ramez is an angel investor in numerous clean energy startups, a board member of E8 Angels, and the founder and leader of the first AngelList syndicate devoted to clean technology.
Rocky Mountain Institute
Titiaan works as project manager on Rocky Mountain Institute's Shine Program, where he helps cities, communities, and utilities shift to solar energy. Titiaan joined RMI in 2014 as Special Aide to Amory Lovins, RMI's co-founder and chief scientist. Before joining RMI Titiaan founded Cool Schools, an initiative to install solar PV on Dutch schools, and worked in renewable energy in Europe and India. Titiaan holds engineering degrees from Delft, ETH Zürich, and MIT.
University of California Berkeley
Dr. Daniel Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, in Nuclear Engineering. He is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), and Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. In April, 2010 was named by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton as the first Energy and Climate Fellow for the Western Hemisphere. In 2010/2011 Kammen served as the World Bank Group’s Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, and after establishing the office, now serves as a World Bank Fellow. Dr. Kammen trained in physics at Cornell and Harvard, and held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of
Technology and Harvard. He was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Dr. Kammen served as a contributing or coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Kammen has appeared on 60 Minutes twice, and on NOVA, Frontline, and hosted the Discovery Channel series Ecopolis.