Sustainability speakers

The Future We Choose – Sustainability and Climate Change Speakers That Will Impact Your Event

We are often asked by our clients to assist them bringing the best climate change and sustainability speakers at their next event. It’s not a surprise as the most significant challenge to achieving sustainable development is climate change, and it poses a threat of dragging millions of people into instant poverty.

Ironically, this is also the best time possible to work on practical solutions in an effort to avert this crisis and bring about a positive change for people all over the world.

Climate change is not only just a long-term solution as it is happening today, right now. Effects that were predicted years ago by scientists are seeing activity today – including massive loss of sea ice, and its effect on the rise in sea levels as well as longer, more intense heat waves globally.

More than ever, policy makers are trying to shape the future and part of that is becoming increasingly knowledgeable in sustainability and climate change.

Aurum Speakers Series presents three world renowned individuals well prepared to tackle the hard questions and speak with your event participants regarding this serious global crisis.

Christiana Figueres

• Executive Secretary UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2010-16.
• Architect along with Tom Rivett-Carnac of the historic Paris Agreement of 2015.
• Co-Author, The Future We Choose

A former UN Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres has established herself as an internationally recognized leader on global climate change.

Throughout her career, Ms. Figueres brought representatives from state governments, business leaders, corporations, activists, faith leaders, NGOs, think tanks and technology providers to assemble and deliver groundbreaking major climate change agreements. Through these achievements, Ms. Figueres is well known and credited for creating a new brand of collaborative diplomacy.

Currently acting as convener of Mission 2020, Ms. Figueres oversees a global initiative looking to ensure the world meets greenhouse gas emissions for the 2020 global benchmark. Meeting this goal would ensure the most vulnerable people are protected from the most catastrophic impacts of climate change and to bring forward an era of stability and prosperity.

In February 2020, Ms. Figueres co-authored The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis with Tom Rivett-Carnac.

Ms. Figueres brings with her, over twenty-five years of world traveled experience related to climate change.

Tom Rivett-Carnac

• Founding Partner of Global Optimism
• Architect along with Christiana Figueres of the historic Paris Agreement of 2015.
• Co-Author, The Future We Choose

Tom Rivett-Carnac has spent over 20 years on many international joint partnership roles at the intersections of diplomacy, energy policy and climate change in business, nonprofit, financial services and international institutions. Mr. Rivett-Carnac is also a Founder and Chief Strategist of Mission 2020 and a Fellow at Stanford Law School.

Over the years, Mr. Rivett-Carnac has been highly sought after regarding his expertise in clean energy, environmental sustainability, financial services, ocean ecosystems, and responsible supply chains.

In February 2020, Tom Rivett-Carnac co-authored The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis with Ms. Christiana Figueres.

A Closer Look – The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis

In writing The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac show us how critically important humans need to acknowledge and address the worlds changing climate and the fate of humanity. It is both a well written cautionary yet optimistic read.

The authors arrived to the completion of this book from their vital contribution as lead negotiators for the Paris Agreement in 2015.

The Future We Choose, outlines two possible scenarios that will affect our planet based on our collective decision whether to work towards globally agreed upon targets. One scenario describes Earth in 2050 after failing to meet the Paris climate targets. In the other scenario, Earth is described after meeting the targets and living as a carbon neutral, regenerative world.

They fervently argue for confronting the climate crisis with determination and optimism. The book gives excellent insight into what corporations, governments and individuals can do to avert a global disaster.

Alexandra Cousteau

• National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Filmmaker & Water Advocate.
• Granddaughter of Legendary Captain Cousteau

Bringing over 60 years of global name recognition to the stage, Alexandra Cousteau engages people who expect to hear the third generation of a pioneering family of explorers give credible environmental information regarding our planet’s oceans.

Swimming before she could even walk, by the time she was 4, Alexandra had traversed the globe numerous times. At the tender age of seven, her grandfather, Captain Jacques Cousteau, inventor of SCUBA, taught Alexandra to dive. Her heart has been with the ocean ever since.

Alexandra continues to find inspiration in her family legacy. She is recognized as a global advocate on ocean issues in her own right. Alexandra has led many expeditions with the goal of understanding the issues facing our oceans and exploring the connection to freshwater resources that are so vital to the health and prosperity of humanity.

OCEANS 2050 – To Mobilize A Global Alliance to Restore Our Oceans to Abundance By 2050

After seeing the state of the oceans while on her expeditions, Alexandra was deeply saddened in coming to the realization that by 2050, she, along with globally recognized scientists, would not be able to offer an optimistic outlook for our oceans to our children. It was because of this that Alexandra began developing OCEANS 2050 initiative in 2018.

This is a global initiative of ocean afforestation. The goal is to restore coastal habitats by designing, seeding and managing marine forests and in-turn, providing a habitat for marine life to flourish. They would also reverse acidification and hypoxia, as well as enhance resistance to coastal climate effects and significantly reduce CO2.

Take Action Today

The climate emergency we currently face today requires immediate action. It has become one of the most threatening and pervasive crises’ in our lifetime. It is an existential threat and rapid prioritization of real action must be taken sooner than later.

Credible messaging about climate change is extremely vital to your groups of meeting attendees. Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac and Alexandra Cousteau each bring an abundance of global experience to the podium, all three of these incredible individuals, are able keep your meeting audiences fully engaged from the moment they begin, to the last question asked.

Contact us to inquire about their availability and fees to speak at your next sustainability conference. Bring the best climate change speakers in the world to impact your event and your audience.