For Climate-KIC to successfully drive innovation to address climate change, it will need to identify strategic innovation to transform whole systems.
Identifying the core interventions that can trigger exponential change in decarbonisation rates, driving transformation in major sectors of the economy, is not a trivial task. The purpose of the Climate-KIC Advisory Council is to assist Climate-KIC in identifying the right strategy to achieve this goal.
Anders Ivar Sven WijkmanFormer Co-President of Club of Rome and the Tällberg Foundation
As of March 2017, Anders is chairman of the Governing Board of EIT Climate-KIC. Anders has served as a Member of the European Parliament and the Swedish Parliament, as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Policy Director of UNDP. He was Co-President of the Club of Rome between 2012 and 2018, is chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries, and member of the Board of the Swedish Development Authority (SIDA).
Anders is honorary doctor at Linköping University (2011).
Connie Hedegaard KoksbangFormer European Commissioner for Climate Action
Ms. Hedegaard was the European Commissioner for Climate Action from 2010 to 2014, during which she led the negotiations towards the adoption of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. As EU Commissioner, she was also responsible for the 2050 Roadmap for moving to a low carbon economy and represented the EU in the international climate negotiations. Prior to the appointment as EU Commissioner, Ms. Hedegaard was the Danish Minister for Climate and Energy in 2007-2009.
Dennis PamlinEntrepreneur and founder of 21st Century Frontiers
Dennis Pamlin is an entrepreneur, strategic advisor and the founder of 21st Century Frontiers. From 1999 to 2013 Dennis worked for the WWF as global policy advisor and director of the Low Carbon Leaders Project. He is a senior associate at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a visiting fellow at the Research Centre of Journalism and Social Development at Renmin University, and advises the Centre for Sustainable Development at the Confederation of Indian Industries.
Dr. Molly JahnProfessor of Agronomy at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr Molly Jahn is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Agronomy, the Nelson Institute, and the Global Health Institute, and chairs the Scientific Advisory Council of the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate at the US Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory. An award-winning teacher and researcher, Molly consults globally for business, governments, philanthropic organisations and others.
Sandrine Dixson-DecleveCo-President of the Club of Rome
Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve is the Co-President of the Club of Rome and a respected senior advisor, facilitator and lecturer. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of climate change, sustainability, innovation and energy. Sandrine was recognised by GreenBiz as one of the 30 most influential women across the globe driving change in the low carbon economy and promoting green business. She has built from scratch, fundraised and run EU offices and platforms bringing together business leaders, policy makers, academia and NGO’s. She has also directed The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Council and was executive director of the EU’s Green Growth Ministerial Platform.
Seán ClearyChairman of Strategic Concepts (Pty) Ltd
Seán Cleary is chairman of Strategic Concepts, executive vice-chair of the FutureWorld Foundation and managing director of the Centre for Advanced Governance. He served in the South African Navy before pursuing a diplomatic career in the Middle East, the USA and Namibia. Séan lectures on global strategy, conflict resolution, national security and development economics at universities and business schools around the world. He is an advisor to the World Economic Forum.
Tomas KåbergerChair of Executive Board of Renewable Energy Institute
Tomas Kåberger has been chair of the Renewable Energy Institute since its foundation in 2011. He holds an MSc in engineering physics and a PhD in physical resource theory, and is currently professor of industrial energy policy at Chalmers University of Technology and a distinguished visiting expert of bio-energy technology at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. From 2008 until 2011, Tomas served as director general of the National Swedish Energy Agency.