the team!

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Climate & Peace Activist. Frm Director of Community. FridaysForFuture Organizer. Globes 40u40.

Michael Bäcklund


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Social Entrepreneur from India, Ex-Founder of Kriya Labs, Communicating climate through writings and photographs.

Kanika Prajapat

Head of Products and Director of Olympiad

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Driven by impact & kindness; Computer Science graduate; Science enthusiast.

Jonas Schäfer

Head of HR & Partnerships

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Political Science Undergrad. Gender equality campaigns with UNICEF and Girl Up, UNF. Education access projects in India.

Raseel Arora

Director of Global Community

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Bachelor of Design at University of Brasília (UnB).

Bruna Hernandes

Director of Design and Social Media

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Undergraduate student of EcoCity at the University of Lodz

Julia Wojtania

Director of Translation

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Science Communicator, Physics and Philosophy graduate. Driven by connecting and sharing science

Mia Foulkes

Director of Content

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Web developer and Industrial engineer. Love creating things.

Tulio Leal

Director of Software

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Computer science PhD graduate from University of Cambridge, specializing in public engagement technology for citizen science; avid scuba diver and conservation volunteer.

Isak Herman

Head of Finance & Fundraising

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From Pizza Delivery Boy to CEO at Xenis AG.; Coaching, Teambuilding, Human Development, Learning Organization. Organizer at ParentsForFuture movement.

Christian Zauner

Trustee & Strategy Advisor

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Fmr. Researcher on AI for Sustainable Development at MIT; AI Researcher @ FB AI (FAIR), TU Vienna, TU Luxembourg; Computer Science dropout at the Cambridge University. Loves whales.

Eric Steinberger​

Trustee & Co-Founder

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After decades of working in the field of environment, climate change and development at the scientific and policy level I retired recently from my post as Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I am particular interested in human rights, poverty alleviation and gender issues, as they relate to climate change and development.

Renate Christ

Former Director at IPCC Secretariat
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Sophie was Deputy Executive Director at Unicef UK. Before that, she was MD at the Gin Hub and global marketing director at Chivas Brothers. She launched a “Business as a Force for Good” campaign around the world, reaching over 10,000 social entrepreneurs.

Sophie Gallois

Former Deputy Exec. Director at Unicef UK
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Mariana is an international journalist and communications expert. After 20 years of experience in the media and the United Nations she founded 10 Billion Solutions to help organizations unleash the power of communications as a force for good.

Mariana Castaño Cano

Climate Comms Expert
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Mirik is a Climate-Tech Investor focused on technology scale-up. He is also a promoter and works on corporate strategy at Aarti Industries, a leading sustainable chemicals manufacturer based in India.

Mirik Gogri

Climate-Tech Investor
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Atmospheric physicist, Fellow of the Royal Society. Formerly: Co-Director Grantham Institute on Climate Change and Environment at Imperial College London, Head of Imperial College Physics Department, President of the Royal Meteorological Society, Lead Author for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Joanna Haigh

Climate Scientist
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Experience: Director, Cambridge Zero; Associate Fellow, Centre for Science & Policy Cambridge; Reader at Environmental Data Science University of Cambridge; Fellow & Co-chair at Royal Meteorological Society; Advisor at UK Government.

Emily Shuckburgh

Climate Scientist, University of Cambridge
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Professor of Environmental History, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria; Full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; Member of Academia Europea, Chairperson of the Commission of Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies.

Verena Winiwarter

Professor of Environmental History
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Climate action, innovation, purpose and sustainability at Virgin. Co-founder: Carbon Removal Centre. Advisor & volunteer: several climate action & purpose-driven accelerators, awards, non-profits, and ventures. Passion for all the sciences - master of none.

David Addison

Working with others towards a safe and just Sapiezoic
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Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Remarkable Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund and ERA, a technology accelerator in New York City that invested in 260+ tech and climate startups since 2011 with multiple $1B+ exits. Murat has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and he has started multiple technology startups in NYC after having worked in Silicon Valley as a technologist.

Murat Aktihanoglu

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Remarkable Ventures and ERA

Our Founders

Eric Steinberger

Eric Steinberger

CEO & Co-Founder

Eric has worked at MIT, Facebook AI, TU Vienna, and Luxembourg University – all before completing his first year at the University of Cambridge. This was possible because of free online education. When he was 14, he started studying Physics and Computer Science through MIT's 'Open CourseWare' program, and other online material. Consequently, Eric understands the impact online education can have and wants to use this to help the next generation of brilliant climate enthusiasts learn what they need to know in order to solve the world's biggest problems. Beyond work, Eric enjoys hiking, rock music, and animated movies.

Isabel Key

Isabel Key

Co-Founder (Former content lead)

Isabel graduated from Natural Sciences with a specialisation in Zoology at the University of Cambridge. After that, she started working as a research assistant at the Nature-based Solutions Initiative (NBSI) at the University of Oxford, where she conducts research into climate change adaptation, forests, and ecosystems. Isabel regularly supports charities and environmental initiatives with her artwork that illustrates scientific topics she discovered through her degree at Cambridge and through her volunteering with various research and conservation programs in an engaging way. Isabel was part of ClimateScience from 2019 until early 2020 and now focuses on research on nature-based solutions.

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