Repairing our World to Avoid Runaway Climate Change

Global Choices Arctic Angels, Global Commons Alliance, Global Fund for Coral Reefs, Green Africa Youth Organisation, SilverLining, UNDP

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
16:00:00 - 17:30:00

The stability of our earth system relies on 16 unique places in the world. These span the five continents and include ice, oceans and coral reefs, forests and peatlands. Can we protect and repair them before we pass climatic tipping points and invoke irreversible climate collapse? In this session, Earth Commissioners will share the latest insights, before we explore some of the solutions and enablers. Youth voices will bring this intergenerational challenge into sharp relief.


  • Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, High Level Champion COP27
  • Bridget Jackson, Business Engagement Lead, Climate Champions Team
  • Madeleine Karlsberg Schaffer, Lead, Global Youth Initiative (GYI)
  • Johan Rockstrom, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • David Obura, Founding Director, CORDIO East Africa
  • Ricarda Winkelmann, Professor of Climate System Analysis, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Shreya KC, Global Choices Arctic Angel
  • Kelly Wanser, Executive Director, SilverLining NGO
  • Vineil Narayan, Blue Economy Programme Manager, UNDP Pacific Office
  • Dan Bodansky, Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Joshua Amponsem, Founder, GAYO (Green Africa Youth Organisation) and Climate Lead, UN Youth Office