Dr. Andrew Norton


International Institute for Environment and Development,
United Kingdom.

Andrew Norton is director of IIED. He is an applied anthropologist working on a range of issues related to social and environmental justice.  He oversees the implementation of IIED’s new five year strategy focused on addressing five interlocking crises – climate, biodiversity loss, inequality, urban risk and unsustainable markets.  His recent work focuses on social policy and climate resilience, labour guarantees and ecosystem stewardship, and automation and inequality. Major areas of focus over recent years include framing the social dimensions of climate change and participatory research on poverty and inequality.


Change Manager – Science Directorate & Climate Service Lead – Food, Farming & Natural Environment
Met Office
United Kingdom.

Dr. Pete Falloon is the Met Office Science Directorate’s Change Manager, and leads the Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme’s Climate Service for Defra on Food, Farming and Natural Environment. Pete has over 25 years of experience in modelling environmental systems, particularly the impacts of climate and land use change on agriculture, water, and soils. Pete has been at the Met Office Hadley Centre since 2004 and led the Climate Impacts Modelling team from 2009-2019. He is a contributing author to the UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) and a member of the Global Food Security Programme’s Programme Coordination Group board.

He has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science of the Earth and Atmosphere from the University of Reading, and worked on modelling pesticide fate in riverine systems during an MSc (Research) and part-time lectureship the University of Greenwich. Pete moved to Rothamsted Research in 1996, where he worked on modelling soil, climate and vegetation interactions for 8 years and was awarded a PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2001.

He has written numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on soil carbon dynamics, land use change and the impacts of climate change, and given many invited and offered presentations both in the UK and internationally, and worked for, and led science teams delivering to a wide range of government, industry and research customers.


Dr. Zsolt Lengyel


Co-founder, Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy (IEECP), Netherlands.

“ Zsolt Lengyel is a climate action pioneer, an economist by profession who has a unique combination of expertise of the governance and integration of climate – including UNFCCC & Paris Agreement – issues as a civil servant (for the Dutch Government’s pioneering Carboncredits.nl program), head of a UNFCCC accredited climate intervention auditing body (SQS – Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems), founding member of Europe’s first EU emission trading system auditing cooperative (Verico SCE),  founding chairman of the Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy (IEECP) and as an associate on ’Sustainability context & Climate action’ of the Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB). He has worked as Team Leader and Key Expert for multiple EU-funded Technical Assistance interventions – such as the EU’s flagship Clima East project between 2013-17 –  and Horizon 2020 projects, such as the ongoing Paris Reinforce project bridging modeling and policy formulation.


He has worked around the globe on climate change mitigation and resilience, covering both policy/strategic/climate diplomacy domains and project-level interventions. Through his technical assistance and auditing assignments with the private sector,  he has also built considerable expertise on renewable /climate-relevant technologies and their implementation/promotion. “

Joyce Coffee


President, Climate Resilience Consulting, United States

Joyce Coffee, LEED AP, is founder and President of Climate Resilience Consulting, a social enterprise that works with clients to create practical strategies that enhance markets and communities through adaptation to climate change. 

Coffee has 25 years of leadership experience in government, private, nonprofit, philanthropic and academic sectors. She has worked with over 200 institutions to create and implement climate-related resilience strategies. Specific areas of emphasis include resilience strategy, resilience finance, resilience measurement and social equity. She is an appointed director or chair of twenty nonprofit boards and initiatives. She received a B.S. in biology, environmental studies and Asian studies from Tufts University and a Masters in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

As president, Ms. Coffee has created resilience strategies for multiple cities and companies. She led the development of the world’s first set of climate resilience principles for the financial services industry, directed the National Equitable Climate Resilience project and co-authored the national report on the state of the climate adaptation field. She has trained hundreds of local officials and other practitioners in resilience finance.

Joyce is a Senior Sustainability Fellow at the Global Institute of Sustainability and advises various high level resilience groups, including Climate KIC’s City Finance Lab, The Climate Bond Initiative’s Adaptation and Resilience Expert Group, EU Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance, Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment work group, Anthropocene Alliance, The Climate Service, US Green Building Council’s Illinois chapter and UNISDR ARISE.

Director of Policy and Translation, Grantham Institute United Kingdom


Director of Policy and Translation, Grantham Institute United Kingdom, UK

Alyssa is the Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute – Climate change and the Environment at Imperial College London where she secures real-world impact with evidence by connecting relevant research across the university with policy-makers and businesses. In addition, she is currently the chair of the COP26 Universities network, connecting the UK’s academic community to the UKs presidency of the 2021 climate negotiations (COP26). She is also a member of NERC’s Advisory network and on the advisory board of the all-party parliamentary group on climate change (APPCCG). Prior to joining the university, she worked as a specialist energy and climate consultant across a range of topics and countries. Alyssa has also worked at the Greater London Authority (GLA) and as a journalist on environmental policy in Brussels.