Meet the speakers

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Bernice Notenboom
Polar explorer; Climate journalist; Filmmaker
Dr. Peter Kurz
Mayor, Mannheim (Germany)
Prof. Tim Jackson
Director Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey (UK)
Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter
Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Werner Hoyer
President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Felicitas Kubala
Mayor for Environment and Citizens' Services, Mannheim (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner
President of the German Environment Agency (Germany)
Cheryl Jones Fur
Deputy Lord Mayor, Växjö (Sweden)
Aziza Akhmouch
Head of Division, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development, OECD
Thomas Kastrup-Larsen
Lord Mayor, Aalborg Municipality (Denmark)
Franz Untersteller MdL
Minister of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Martin Horn
Lord Mayor, Freiburg (Germany)
Dario Nardella
Mayor, Florence (Italy)
Dr. Luise Noring
PhD in Business Economics, CEO & founder of City Facilitators
Erion Veliaj
Mayor, Tirana (Albania)
Gorka Urtaran
Mayor, Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country)
Minna Arve
Mayor, Turku (Finland)
Tine Heyse
Deputy Mayor, Ghent (Belgium)
Wolfgang Teubner
Regional Director Europe, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability