For the last fifty years, the world’s second largest biome, the boreal forest, has been creeping north towards the pole. From Norway to Siberia, Alaska to Greenland and Canada to Sweden in his book The Treeline Ben Rawlence journeys into the critical frontier of our warming planet, meeting those who are confronting the impacts of climate change with creativity, resilience and hope.
Join Ben for a discussion on his discoveries of the mysterious workings of the northern forest and how much they underpin the past, present and future of our planet.
Eva-Maria Dimitriadis is the CEO & Managing Partner, The Conduit Connect. Eva joined the Conduit Connect in July 2019, having witnessed first hand the momentum and opportunity amongst the Conduit Community. Previously, Eva was COO at C5 Accelerate where she built and ran their global accelerator programme. C5 incubated and invested in pre-series A tech startups using cloud technology for positive social change. Prior to C5, Eva served as Chief of Staff to the CEO at Christie’s. During her nine years at Christie’s she also worked in Business Development focusing on the company’s expansion into growth markets such as India, China, the Middle East, and Africa. Eva is originally Greek, born in London, grew up in Zimbabwe and Switzerland. She holds an MA (Oxon) in PPP from Oxford University. She is also a trustee for the Kay Mason Foundation, a South African charity which provides education scholarships to build the next generation of leaders.
Ben Rawlence is a former researcher for Human Rights Watch in the horn of Africa. He is the author of City of Thorns and Radio Congo and has written for a wide range of publications, including The Guardian, the London Review of Books, and Prospect. He is the founder and director of Black Mountains College and lives with his family in Wales.