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We've gathered some of the top experts in the field to discuss this topic. With years of experience between them, they're well-equipped to offer invaluable insights and perspectives.

General Tom MiddenDorp

General Tom MiddenDorp

Chair, International Military Council on Climate and Security

Dr. Paul Abolo

Dr. Paul Abolo

President, Ecologistics Integrated Services

Angelique Ahlström

Angelique Ahlström

Co-founder, Flash Forest

Robert Baines

Robert Baines

President and Chief Executive Officer, NATO Association of Canada

Albert Boateng

Albert Boateng

Regional Coordinator, West Africa, Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN)

Captain Steve Brock

Captain Steve Brock

Senior Advisor, Council on Strategic Risk, Center for Climate and Security

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

U.S Representative, We Don't Have Time

Gianni Chianetta

Gianni Chianetta

CEO, Global Solar Council

Christopher Clubb

Christopher Clubb

Managing Director, Convergence - Blending Global Finance

Hon. John Conger

Hon. John Conger

Director, Center for Climate and Security

Bjornar Egede-Nissen

Bjornar Egede-Nissen

Co-chair, Drawdown Toronto

Rachel Fleishman

Rachel Fleishman

Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific, Center for Climate and Security

Peter Hammerschmidt

Peter Hammerschmidt

Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy), Department of National Defence - Canada

Dr. Adam Kalkstein

Dr. Adam Kalkstein

Associate Professor, West Point

Seth Klein

Seth Klein

Team Lead and Director of Strategy, Climate Emergency Unit, David Suzuki Institute

Serge LeVert-Chiasson

Serge LeVert-Chiasson

Partner, MD Impact & CCO, Sarona Asset Management

Dr. Max Margulies

Dr. Max Margulies

Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Modern War Institute, West Point

Col Shannon O'Harren

Col Shannon O'Harren

Sr. Account Executive, Oracle National Security Group

Dr. Benjamin Pohl

Dr. Benjamin Pohl

Head of Programme Climate Diplomacy and Security, Adelphi

Shahdab Qadri

Shahdab Qadri

Communications & Sustainable Finance Advisor, ClimateSAN

Layalee Ramahi

Layalee Ramahi

North America Network Coordinator, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

Col Mark Read

Col Mark Read

Department Head, West Point

Dr. Amy Richmond

Dr. Amy Richmond

Professor of Geography, West Point

Dr. Leif Rosenberger

Dr. Leif Rosenberger

Adjunct Scholar, Modern War Institute, West Point

Michael Ruehle

Michael Ruehle

Head, Hybrid Challenges and Energy Security Section, NATO

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Sessions

Welcome address by Colonel Mark Read and introductions of Conference Chairperson and Moderator

18 May 2021, 01:30 PM
Mark Read Paul H. Stevers Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

Segment 1a: Highlights of The World Climate and Security Report 2020 report by speakers from the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS)

18 May 2021, 02:31 PM
Erin Sikorsky Steve Brock Rachel Fleishman Dr. Benjamin Pohl Tom MiddenDorp

Segment 1b: Confronting Climate Security Risks: Proposals for the Biden Administration

18 May 2021, 03:30 PM
Leif Rosenberger John Conger Joan VanDervort Steve Brock

Segment 1c: Tackling Climate Change: What Role for NATO?

18 May 2021, 04:15 PM
Michael Ruehle

Segment 1d: Educating America's Future Leaders: Climate Change Impacts, Education, and Vulnerability

18 May 2021, 04:30 PM
Adam Kalkstein Amy Richmond Leif Rosenberger Mark Read

Segment 1e: Canada and the Arctic: Climate Change and Security

18 May 2021, 05:45 PM
Dr. Max Margulies John Conger Peter Hammerschmidt

Segment 2: Strategies to mitigate conflicts, build stability and accelerate action

18 May 2021, 06:30 PM
Barry Tilton Robert Baines Col Shannon O'Harren Dr. Sweta Chakraborty Seth Klein Leif Rosenberger

Segment 3: Highlighting Climate Solutions that Can Be Implemented on a Global Scale

18 May 2021, 07:15 PM
Angelique Ahlström Daryl Wilson Danielle Smith Dr. Andrew Smith Paul H. Stevers Jorge Gastelumendi Bjornar Egede-Nissen Gianni Chianetta

Segment 4: Financing Climate Action on a Global Scale

18 May 2021, 08:30 PM
Layalee Ramahi Steve Waygood Paul H. Stevers

Segment 5: Closing of Day 1 including call to action

18 May 2021, 09:00 PM
Paul H. Stevers

Day 2 Segment 1: Reducing Investment Risks to Increase Private Climate Finance in Africa

19 May 2021, 05:00 PM
Shahdab Qadri Paul H. Stevers Serge LeVert-Chiasson Albert Boateng Christopher Clubb

Day 2 Segment 2: Preview of future event about an opportunity for "Comprehensive Climate Action in Nigeria"

19 May 2021, 06:00 PM
Paul H. Stevers Dr. Paul Abolo