Climate Trailblazers

The Climate Trailblazers reflect the global nature of the Summit, which aims to bring together the best in international climate change activity. Of the 22 Climate Trailblazers, six live in North America, three in Central or South America, two in Europe, four in Africa, three in Asia and four in Australia or Oceania. Besides bringing their unique international experience to the Summit in September, the Climate Trailblazers will spread awareness of the Summit’s ambitious goals within their own climate arenas in the lead up to the event. They will humanize the event as they will show through their actions that everyday people can do extraordinary things.

North America

Dr. Robert Bullard
Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University
Houston, Texas, USA
Chris Castro

Director of Sustainability at the City of Orlando

Orlando, Florida, USA
Kate Greenberg

Western Program Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition

Durango, Colorado, USA
Anthony Leiserowitz
Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Sam Teicher

Founder and Chief Reef Officer of Coral Vita

Freeport, Bahamas
Jennifer Wagner

Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at CarbonCure Technologies

Halifax, Canada

Central and South America

Liliana Jaramillo
Founder of Nativus
Quito, Ecuador
Celia Mahung

Executive Director at the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment

Punta Gorda, Belize
Juan Jose Pocaterra

CEO of Vikua Caraca

Caracas, Venezuela


Adam Dixon

CEO of Phytoponics

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Howard Wood

Chair of COAST Community of Arran Seabed Trust

Isle of Arran, Scotland
Mathieu Flamini

Co-Founder of GFBiochemicals London, United Kingdom


Shukri Haji Ismail Mohamoud Bandare

Minister of Environment and Rural Development

Hargeisa, Somaliland
Bernice Dapaah

Founder and CEO of Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative

Kumasi, Ghana
Feliciano dos Santos

Executive Director at ESTAMOS Organização Comunitária

Lichinga, Mozambique
Hammerskjoeld “Hammer” Simwinga

Executive Chairperson at the Foundation for Wildlife and Habitat Conservation

Mpika, Zambia


Basima Abdulrahman

Founder and CEO of KESK Green Building Consulting

Erbil, Iraq
Tariq Al-Olaimy

Co-Founder of 3BL Associates

Manama, Bahrain
Dr. Wayne Song

CEO and General Manager of Green Carbon Technology Co., Ltd. and C4X Technologies Inc.

Suzhou, China

Australia and Oceania

Mina Guli

Founder and CEO of Thirst

Hong Kong, China and Melbourne, Australia
Natalie Isaacs

CEO and Founder of 1 Million Women

Sydney, Australia
Eritai Kateibwi

CEO and Founder of Te Maeu Projects

Tarawa, Kiribati
Ursula Rakova

Executive Director of Tulele Peisa Incorporated

Bougainville, Papua New Guinea