Confirmed Speakers



Conference Host:




Barbara Hendricks 
Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany







Confirmed Speakers (in alphabetical order):




Bas van Abel
CEO of Fairphone







Leyla Acaroglu

2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth







Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

Minister of Climate Change and Environment for the United Arab Emirates







Frank Appel
CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group







Abdoulaye Balde
Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Senegal







Nestor Batio Bassiere
Minister of the Environment Green Economy and Climate Change of Burkina Faso






Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
Chairman of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development of India







Marc Chardonnens
Chairperson of the Executive Management of FOEN






Sir Partha Dasgupta
Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge








Edgar Gutierres Espeleta

Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica






Elsa Galarza
Minister of the Environment of Peru








Elliot Harris
Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the UN Environment New York Office






Connie Hedegaard
Chair of the OECD Round Table for Sustainable Development








Cameron Hepburn

Professor of environmental economics at the University of Oxford  






Jürgen Heraeus
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Heraeus Holding







Bernt Reitan Jenssen
Chief Executive Officer of Ruter, Norway







Ibrahim 
Usman Jibril
Minister Of State For Environment of Nigeria










Macharia Kamau
Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya









Tarek Keskes

Deputy Team Leader, GFA Consulting Group GmbH







Ashok Khosla

Chairman of Development Alternatives Group








Natascha Kooiman

Co-founder of Smaackmakers








Denis Lowe
Minister of Environment and Drainage, Barbados 






Ursula Mathar
Head of Sustainability and Environmental protection, BMW









Oumaima Mhijir

Director of Amal, non-profit association







Alexander Müller

TEEBAgFood Study Leader and former Assistant Director General of FAO






Elisa Niemtzow

Director, Consumer Products of BRB






Andrew Norton
Director of International Institute for Environment and Development








Kate Raworth
Senior Visiting Research Associate and lecturer at Oxford University





Frank Rijsberman
Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute







Jeffrey Sachs
Director of Earth Institute, Columbia University








Kartikeya Sarabhai

Founder and Director of CEE India






Nikhil Seth
Executive Director of UNITAR








Karolina Skog
Minister for the Environment and Energy of Sweden








Robert Smith
Principal, Midsummer Analytics







Erik Solheim
Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme







Cletus I. Springer
Director of the Department of Sustainable Development, Executive Secretariat for Integral Development, Organization of American States






Achim Steiner
Director of Oxford Martin School








Pavan Sukhdev
UN Goodwill Ambassador








José Pedro Gonçalves Taques
Governor of the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil







Kimmo Tiilikainen
Minister of the Agriculture and the Environment of Finland







Simon Zadek
Co-Director, UNEP Inquiry









Moderator




Melinda Crane
Chief Political Correspondent, Deutsche Welle