2014 Panelists


Associate professor of economics at HEC Paris and Head of Carbon Market and Energy research division at CDC Climate in Paris, France.

Global Product Line Director for Acciona Windpower, Spanish wind turbine manufacturer, based out of Chicago, IL

Director of Climate Risk and Resilience at The Nature Conservancy. United States.

Professor of marine science and president of the Center for Environmental Science at the University of Maryland, United States.


Director General of Ouranos, a consortium of climate scientists and professionals, Canada

Scientific director for Climate Change at the U.S. Geological Survey, United States.

Coordinator for the Alliance for the Great Lakes, University of Chicago, USA.

Former Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission


Director of the Water Resource Law and Policy Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, United States.

Senior policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, Canada.

Professor of law and economics at the University of Ottawa, and director of the University’s interdisciplinary Environment Institute, Canada.

Professor of meteorology at MIT and member of the US National Academy of Sciences. Boston, United States.


Bureau chief of CTV News Ottawa, Canada

Chief Executive Officer of Clean Energy Trust, United States.

Environmental journalist and co-founder of Equiterre, an NGO advocating for ecological agriculture, fair trade, energy efficiency, and sustainable transportation, Canada.

Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.


Special envoy to the French Republic for the protection of the planet, founder of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Mankind, France.

Professor of politics and the environment at Simon Fraser University, member of the IPCC. Vancouver, Canada.

Climatologist and glaciologist, researcher at the Atomic Energy Commission,
Vice Chair of IPCC working Group I. Paris, France.

Producer and host of Planetary Radio, United States.


Special Advisor on Sustainable Development to the UN Global Compact, former Executive Coordinator for the Rio+20 Conference, and former French ambassador for climate change negotiations.

Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT and Director of the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), United States.

Former French minister of the environment, founder and president of Cap21 (green party), France.

Attorney in Baker & McKenzie’s Climate Change and Environmental Markets Practice Group, Chicago, IL, United States.


Paleo climatologist at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France.

Scientific journalist and host of the radio program Quirks & Quarks, Canada.

Chairman of the California Air Resources Board.

Mayor, City of Santa Monica, United States.


Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Vancouver Canada.

Professor of law at the University of Chicago, United States

Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change at the Center for Environmental Policy Research, United States.

Chair of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, and the Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development, Ottawa, Canada.


Director of Communications for the U.S. Department of Energy in the Midwest, United States.

Chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products

Professor of atmospheric chemistry at MIT, member of the Royal Society, the European Academy and the French Foreign Academy of Sciences. Boston, United States.

Co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, scientist, leading environmentalist in Canada.


Vokes geology professor, Chair of the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, United States.

Journalist and host of the Canadian radio program “les Années Lumière.”, Canada.

Professor of earth and ocean science at the University of Victoria and elected member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada.

Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chicago, United States.


Senior editor, Yale Environment 360 and 2014 Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT; former staff writer and editor for The New York Times, National Geographic and The Huffington Post.

Director of Coastal Activities & Chairman-Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), United States.

Director of Innovation at “Knowledge Innovation Community- Climate”, European Institute of Technology, France.