Bren Smith

Executive Director, GreenWave

Bren Smith, GreenWave executive director and owner of Thimble Island Ocean Farm, pioneered the development of restorative 3D Ocean Farming. A lifelong commercial fisherman, he was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “25 People Shaping the Future” and is author of Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer.”

Twitter: @GreenWaveOrg

Svein Tveitdal

Director, Climate Consultancy Klima2020

Owner and director of the Klima2020 company working with climate communication and investment in green business. Founder of the UN Environment centre GRID-Arendal in Norway.  Former Director at the UN Environment headquarters in Nairobi with the IPCC secretariat as part of the portfolio.

Twitter: @tveitdal

Cristina Arau

Founder, Love for Life

Cristina is a visionary creator and founder of the for-purpose-organization Love for Life and the For Peace initiative. As a humanitarian and peace worker she worked in numerous countries around the world for the UN and other organizations prior to founding her own NGO dedicated to creating conscious, sustainable change to empower people and protect Nature.

Bob Koigi


Bob Koigi is a multiple award-winning Kenyan journalist who has extensively reported on agriculture, food security, rural development, climate change and environment across radio, TV, print and online media for various international media outlets. Koigi holds a Masters degree in International Studies and an undergraduate degree in journalism and media studies.

Edelsin Linette Mendez

Documentary Maker

Edelsin is a participant of BYkids, an organization that mentors teens around the world to tell their stories through film and share the realities of global inequality and injustice on the world stage, to share her life story and fight against the climate crisis with the world.