BRUSSELS, March 15, 2019 (Press Release) -At BIR’s upcoming World Recycling Convention & Exhibition in Singapore (20-22 May 2019), the Keynote Session on Tuesday, 21 May at 15.00 will be featuring a highly inspirational and knowledgeable expert strategist, speaker and moderator.
Dr Gabrielle Walker helps businesses from many different sectors everywhere in the world to address global challenges—with a focus on climate change, plastics, sustainability, the circular economy, energy (oil and gas, utilities and renewables), mobility, finance, agriculture/land-use.
She has presented dozens of TV and radio programmes for the BBC, reporting from all seven continents, and has written very extensively for international newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, Prospect, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Dr Walker is author of four books including co-authoring the bestselling book The Hot Topic, how to avoid global warming while still keeping the lights on, which was described by Al Gore as “a beacon of clarity” and by The Times as “a material gain for the axis of good”.
Some of her favourite topics include
- New approaches to product design
- The financial benefits of circularity
- The future of low carbon shipping
- Investment risks and rewards associated with climate change
Dr Walker has a PhD from Cambridge University and has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton Universities. A self-confessed ice addict she has made more than a dozen trips to both poles. She has also climbed trees in the Amazon rainforest, swum with piranhas, been sneezed on by a humpback whale, hooked lava out of a live volcano, and flown in zero gravity.