In November 2022, the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27), with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition to effectively tackle the global challenge of climate change. But what will really be achieved at the conference, and what are the existential risks to humanity if they aren’t? Join us for a special discussion with leading experts from the sustainability world as they share their hopes and fears for COP27, and ask you for yours.
Presented in collaboration with the Climate Crisis Advisory Group and Financial Times
Mark Maslin is a Professor of Earth System Science at UCL. He is a leading scientist with particular expertise in understanding the Anthropocene and how it relates to the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. He is Director at Rezatec, and author of Human Planet, Cradle of Humanity and How To Save Our Planet. He has published over 150 papers in journals such as Science, Nature, Nature Climate Change, The Lancet and Geology.
Clover Hogan is a climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety and the founding Executive Director of Force of Nature – a youth non-profit mobilising for climate action. She has worked alongside the world’s leading authorities on sustainability, consulted within the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and supported students in over 50 countries to realise their power as change-makers.
Farhana Yamin is an internationally recognized environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert. She has advised leaders and ministers on UN climate negotiations for 30 years, representing small islands and developing countries and attending nearly every major climate summit since 1991. She is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, a Director of Impatience, Senior Advisor to SYSTEMIQ, a FRSA and Visiting Professor at University of the Arts, London, and deputy chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum expert advisory group. She is currently the Creative Director & Co-Ordinator of Culture COP, a unique and new initiative bringing the arts and creatives sector together to support climate justice as well as Coordinator of the Climate Justice & Just Transition Donor Collaborative Project – a project bringing together some of the world’s largest private philanthropies on an educational journey about how to tackle systemic inequalities through intersectional solutions.
Emiliya Mychasuk is the climate editor for the Financial Times, based in London. Prior to this, she was the US online news editor and was responsible for the FT.com editorial operation in the Americas. Before moving to the US in 2010, Mychasuk was based in London and edited the FT’s People diary column, in addition to serving as deputy UK companies editor and a deputy editor of FT.com. Prior to joining the FT in 2004, Mychasuk was a senior business writer for the Sydney Morning Herald, where she edited the CBD diary column and worked as investment editor. She also co-hosted a weekly national television business program in Australia.
Ng’endo Machua-Muniu is Communications Officer at the Stockholm Environmental Institute where she supports two projects focusing on translating science to policy and practice in agriculture. Prior to this, she worked at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa as a Communications Specialist where she led country-level communications strategies across 11 countries in Africa.