Climate Speakers



Climate Speakers


Founder and Chairman, Mynzo Carbon

Executive Director, Aspen Global Innovators Group; Co-Chair, Aspen Forum on Women and Girls, Aspen Institute

Chief Strategic Development Officer for Research, Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Managing Director, Decarbonization Partners

Managing Director, Green 2.0

Interdisciplinary Artist; Anthropologist; Educator; Director, Afro Diaries

Senior Development Officer, Citizens' Climate Lobby and Citizens' Climate Education

Senior Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art

Journalist; author; speaker


Executive Vice President for Climate and Energy, XPRIZE Foundation

Founder, BlocPower

Fiber Artist; Co-Founder and Board President, Social Art and Culture

Director of Bridgetown Initiative and Special Adviser on Climate Resilience, Barbados Prime Minister's Office

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Constellation Energy

Founder and Principal, Local Projects

Director of Education and Policy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Vice President for Policy Programs and Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program

Founder and Executive Director, Project InnerSpace

Owner, Pixel and Pebble

Independent Climate Journalist

Executive Director, University of Miami Climate Resilience Academy

Mayor of Cleveland

Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Antora Energy

Founder and CEO, Allied for Startups

Director of Resilience Design, Curtis and Rogers Design Studio

Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy

Vice President of Programs, DEPLOY/US

Author, “The Light Pirate”

Partner, LSN Partners

Sustainable Seafood Consultant; Chief Marketing Officer, Kvarøy Arctic; Co-Founder, Fed by Blue


Founder and CEO, Current EV Motors

Curator; Founder, The ReefLine

​Mayor of New Orleans

Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, Rocky Mountain Institute

Founder and CEO, Neoteric Energy and Climate

Minister of State for Finance, Ireland

Vice President of Partnerships, Elemental Excelerator

Chief Development Officer, Friends of The Underline

Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board

Chief Resilience Officer, Jacksonville, Florida

Founder, Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice

Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation

Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation, The White House

President and CEO, Shedd Aquarium


Art Director at WHRO Public Media

Psychotherapist; Program Lead, Climate Psychology Certification, California Institute of Integral Studies

Student, Graduate Program in Biology, Oregon State University; Trainer, Fresh Tracks, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Chief Innovation and Economic Development Officer, Miami-Dade County

Director of Environmental Justice, Microsoft

President, American Museum of Natural History

Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida

Senior Director, ClimateWorks Foundation

Professor of Water Science and Policy, Duke University

Founder and CEO, SustainabiliD

Founder and CEO, Algas Organics

Building Electrification Lead, Sierra Club’s Virginia Chapter


Sustainability Executive of Business Banking and Global Commercial Banking and President of Michigan Market, Bank of America

Senior Program Manager, Aspen Institute

President, Marea Verde Panama

Climate Envoy, Office of the President, Asian Development Bank 


Operating Partner, Lowercarbon Capital

Partner, Brunswick Group

CEO, Fiat and Arbath; Chief Marketing Officer, Stellantis

Founder and CEO, ABF Creative

President, University of Miami

Environmental Journalist; Editor at Large, Atmos Magazine


Deputy Director for Industrial Innovation and Regional Growth at WHOSTP

Chief Commercial Officer, Sublime Systems

Principal of the Climate-Aligned Industries Program, Rocky Mountain Institute

Founder and Executive Director, Black Girl Environmentalist

Co-Founder and Partner, Gelber Schachter & Greenberg; Former Mayor, City of Miami Beach


Executive Director, Energy and Environment Program, Aspen Institute; Co-Director, Aspen Ideas: Climate

Chief Heat Officer, Miami-Dade County

Senior Adviser for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. State Department

Chief Commercial Officer, Archer Aviation

Senior Manager of Ocean and Climate, Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program

Multimedia Artist and Founder, Journey of a Braid

U.S. Secretary of Energy


U.S. Secretary, Department of the Interior

Chief Strategic Initiatives Officer, Right to Start

Co-Founder and CEO, Tinkercast

Founder and Executive Editor, Cipher

Executive Director, Current; CEO, Great Lakes ReNEW

Lead Climate and Environment Reporter, Miami Herald

Founder and Managing Partner, Eunoia

Anchor and Director of “Planeta Tierra,” Noticias Telemundo

Professor and Chair, Department of Ocean Sciences, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami

Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy; Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professor and Political Science Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Public Law, Department of Political Science, Texas Tech University

Managing Partner, LSN Partners

Senior Research Associate, University of Miami

Associate Professor and Retired Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Community Initiatives, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Environmental Quality, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Producer and Entrepreneur

Commissioner of Higher Education, Louisiana Board of Regents


Climate Change Correspondent, Vox


Vice President, Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Apple; Former Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency

​Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics and Chief Scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Director, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

Nurse Practitioner and Educator, Jackson Health System

Founder and Director, Good Energy

Director of Content Operations, Grist


CEO, National Association for the Education of Young Children

Chief Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Chair of Generate Capital and former Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York 

Founder and Director, Community In-Power and Development Association

Senior Advisor, Energy and Environment Program, The Aspen Institute; Founder and Principal, Prosperity Strategies

Director, Philosophy and Society Initiative, The Aspen Institute

Senior Advisor for Media and Social Impact, Boston Consulting Group; Executive Chairman, Common Sense Networks


Board Member, Children and Nature Network

Songwriter; Music Producer; Content Creator

Founder and Director, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication; Senior Research Scientist, Yale School of the Environment

Mayor, Miami-Dade County

Global Environmental Executive, Bank of America​

Actress; UNICEF USA Supporter and Climate Activist

Environmental Specialist, Miami Beach Environment and Sustainability Department


Executive Director, Billion Oyster Project

Chairman and CEO, Potential Energy Coalition

Founder, Chief Marketing Officer and CEO, Neo Broadband

Sustainability Specialist, Environment and Sustainability Department, City of Miami Beach, FL

Co-Founder and CEO, Rewiring America; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Purpose Venture Group

Managing Co-Chair of America's All In and Former National Climate Advisor, The White House

Chief Program Officer, Health Care Without Harm

Chief Sustainability Officer, Jones Lang LaSalle

Mayor of Miami Beach, Florida

Executive Director, Planet Reimagined; Musician

Principal, MSH Partners

Founder and Lead Certified Consulting Meteorologist, ClimaData Corporation

Founder and CEO, Ad Astra Media

Chief Resilience Officer and Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor, City of Charleston

Chief Innovation Officer, The Underline

Co-Founder and President, Quadrivium Foundation


Founder and Executive Director, Climate Mental Health Network


Science Educator; Television Presenter; Author


Novelist; Author, “The Tiger's Wife” and “Inland”

Author; Editor

Director of Strategy, Good Energy

Climate Reporter, The Washington Post

Kids TV Writer


Chief Sustainability Officer, L’Oréal Groupe North America

Founder and Executive Producer, Park Star Media; Kids Content Creator

Founder and CEO, InnerLight; Impact Adviser, The ReefLine

Managing Director, OBE Power

President and CEO, Opportunity Finance Network

Author and Poet

Founder and CEO, Invenergy

John Porcari, Former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation; Board of Directors, Vantage Airport Group; MITRE Aviation Advisory Group

Artist; Filmmaker; Cinematic Manager, Oolite Arts

Founder and CEO, Frakktal

Vice President, Clean Energy Buyers Association

President and CEO, Aspen Institute

CEO, ClearPath and ClearPath Action

Governor of Illinois

Former Mayor of Barranquilla, Colombia

President, Miami Dade College


2024 Champions for Change Fellow, Center for Native American Youth, Aspen Institute


Singer/Songwriter; Researcher; Curriculum Consultant

Vice President; Co-Executive Director, Financial Security Program; and Co-Chair, Aspen Partnership for an Inclusive Economy, The Aspen Institute

Distributed Organizer, Sunrise Movement; Student, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Climate Writer, CNN

Managing Director, Watsco Ventures

Founder, Host and Producer, “First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing” podcast; Certified Integral Coach; Writer

President and CEO, Science Museum of Minnesota

Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin

Executive Director, Innovative Genomics Institute

Founder and Executive Director, Clean Miami Beach

Senior Attorney, Our Children's Trust

Guitarist; Songwriter; Record Producer

Weather and Feature Anchor, “Today”; Co-host, “3rd Hour of Today”

​Executive Director, International Science Reserve, New York Academy of Sciences​​

Co-Founder and CEO, ShoreLock

Lead Product Manager, Climate AI, Google

Co-Founder and CEO, Microera Power


Senior Staff Writer, Grist​

Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator

Vice Chair, Bezos Earth Fund

Senior Vice President for Programs, Earthjustice

Member, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Board District 9

​Senior Fellow, This Is Planet Ed, Aspen Institute​


Fellow, Observer Research Foundation America

Chair and Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, California Institute of Integral Studies

Executive Director, Miami Waterkeeper

Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami

Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Covanta

Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute

Executive Director, UL Standards and Engagement

Climate Fiction Creative Manager, Grist

Founder and Executive Director, Environmental Voter Project

Head of Tiltrotor Marketing, Leonardo Helicopters

Deputy Mayor for Energy and Sustainability, City of Los Angeles


Director, Immigration Strategy, Emerson Collective & Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Co-Founder and Chief Reef Officer, Coral Vita

Senior Adviser for Alaska Affairs and Strategic Priorities, U.S. Department of the Interior

Special Assistant to the President for Climate and Senior Advisor for Strategic Planning, White House Climate Policy Office

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Tinkercast

Co-Founder and CEO, C16 Biosciences

​Partner, EpicWorks Advisors; Senior Advisor, LSN Partners

Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Co-Founder and CEO, Oneka Technologies

Senior Director of Government Affairs, Citizens' Climate Lobby


Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Africa Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Co-Founder and COO, NeoBroadband Inc.

Founder, Xatoms


Founder and CEO, Walker-Miller Energy Services

Author and Futurist

Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Co-Founder and Partner, Recapture

Federal Chief Environmental Justice Officer, White House Council on Environmental Quality

Commercial Director, Regenerative Agriculture and Differentiation, ADM​

Vice President of Engagement, Chief Meteorologist, and Director, Climate Matters, Climate Central

Senior Correspondent, Time

President and CEO, Waterfront Alliance


Executive Director, Mayors Migration Council

Founder and ​President, Coflow Jet

Author, “How Much of These Hills Is Gold”

Founder and CEO, Kadeya

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