2050: R. Krishna Mohan – The Roof Cooler

What is your job?  Chief Resilience Officer, Chennai, since July 2017. I lead The Chennai Resilience Office and the development of the city’s Resilience Strategy, which we launched in June 2019. Day-to-day, I facilitate collaboration between stakeholder groups, fundraise, and create the right conditions for implementing the Resilience Strategy’s key

2050: Le Vu Hoang Trang – The Paper Slayer

What is your job?  I am the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Official in Da Nang City, Vietnam. My main responsibilities are coordinating international cooperation projects and guiding climate change policymaking. As such, I facilitate communication between project funders, implementers, and the beneficiary (the city), and help oversee the implementation

Nicola Forster Thinks We Need a New Kind of Democracy

“I really believe in experiments,” says Nicola Forster, a 37-year-old Swiss social entrepreneur. Society is changing so fast and there are no obvious solutions to many of the problems we face today. “The only way is doing experiments.”  Since he led his first successful political campaign as a student, Forster

20 People Helping Cool the Planet by 2050

As the world races to rein in carbon emissions by the globally agreed climate change tipping point of 2050, many in government are helping curb fossil fuel use by more than their fair share. Who are these dedicated individuals driving critical change? Below are individuals from regions across the globe


“I don’t think we’ve yet cracked the question of how do we, as an individual leader in public service, contribute to that purpose.”



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