Lord John Browne is a managing director of energy investment group Riverstone LLC and was chief executive of BP from 1995 to 2007, during which time he oversaw the introduction of an expansion in renewable energy investment and the company’s ‘Beyond Petroleum’ marketing campaign. He is also president of the Royal Academy of Engineering and holds several honorary academic posts.
Graciela Chichilnisky has worked extensively in the Kyoto Protocol process, creating and designing the carbon market that has become international law in 2005. Working closely for several years with negotiators of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the organisation in charge of deciding world policy with respect to global warming, Professor Chichilnisky acted as a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She is professor of economics and mathematical statistics and a university senator at Columbia University in New York.
Bjørn Lomborg is an academic and author of several books on climate change and is known for his scepticism over climate change and, more recently, his views on how to prioritise spending on mitigation. He is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, a role he has held since the Center’s inception in January, 2006. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School. Bjørn Lomborg is author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming. He edited two books based on Copenhagen Consensus 2004: Global Crises, Global Solutions (2004) and How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place (2006).
Robert N. Stavins holds several roles at Harvard University, including Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is also co-chair of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements. He has written or co-authored a number of books about international climate change policy, and regularly blogs about the environment from an economic viewpoint.
Sir David King is director of the Smith School of Environment and Enterprise at Oxford University, as well as holding positions at several other universities. He was the UK government’s chief scientific from 2000 to 2007, during which time he sought to raise the profile of climate change.
Vivienne Cox is the chairman of Climate Change Capital. She was formerly CEO and Executive Vice President of BP Alternative Energy and a former member of the BP Executive Management Team. She worked at BP for 28 years. Vivienne is also on the board of Rio Tinto plc and the Board of the St. Francis Hospice Charity, UK. She holds a Bachelors degree, an MSc in Chemistry from Oxford University and an MBA at INSEAD.
Jeremy Leggett is a social entrepreneur and is founder of and executive chairman of Solarcentury, a leading European solar energy company, which directs 5% of its profits to SolarAid, a charity Leggett also founded. Originally a geologist to the oil industry and an academic, Leggett worked for Greenpeace for seven years before founding Solar Century. He is author of several books and convenor of the UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security. He is an ambassador of the Global Observatory at the UN’s climate change conference in Copenhagen.
Julian Morris is executive director of International Policy Network, an independent pro-free market think tank based in the UK. He is an economist by training and has written several books including Global Warming: Apocalypse or Hot Air (with Roger Bate, 1994; winner of an Antony Fisher Prize); The Political Economy of Land Degradation (1995); Green Goods (1997) and Global Warming: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom (1997).
Mindy S. Lubber is president of CERES, the leading US coalition of investors and environmental leaders that advises on sustainable investment. She also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk, a network of 80 US and European institutional investors with $8 trillion in collective assets focused on the business impacts of climate change. She has held senior positions in the Environmental Protection Agency and in the financial sector.
David Jones is a leading figure in the advertising industry. He is global chief executive of Euro RSCG group and Havas Worldwide, overseeing more than 250 offices around the world. He worked with Kofi Annan’s Campaign for Climate Justice, which aims to raise awareness of the impact of the changing environment on poor communities throughout the globe.