Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, PhD
She is researcher at Instituto de Ingeniería UNAM, professor of the Energy Postgraduate Program, member of the National Research System and member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. Was member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which in 2007 won the Nobel Peace Prize. She has published over one hundred specialized articles and two books on energy, environment and sustainable development. Currently, she is the Head of the Government of Mexico City for the period 2018-2024.
Prof. Dr. Hans Bressers
He is professor of Policy Studies and Environmental Policy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and founder of the CSTM, the Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, one of the departments of the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences. At the university level, he is the Chair of the Twente Water Centre. In over three hundred articles, chapters, and books and a similar number of reports, conference papers and presentations (both in Dutch and in English) he published on policy evaluation, instruments, networks, and implementation, mostly applied on environmental and sustainability oriented policies. As a PhD advisor, he has led 50 researchers to their graduation until 2018.
Prof. Dr. Michiel A Heldeweg (Special Guests)
He is a full professor of Law, Governance & Technology at the University of Twente (UT), and Head of the Department of Governance & Technology for Sustainability/CSTM. He is a member of the Netherlands Institute of Governance. Heldeweg’s research is focused on the (methodology of) legal design of smart & resilient rules & regimes fostering technological and governance innovation, such as experimental regulation, institutional change and smart regulatory governance (e.g. meta-regulation, principle-based rules, and public/private certification). His research relates especially to legal governance of the energy transition, such as in community energy initiatives, and to responsible development and use of robotics, such as drones.
Gregory A. Norris, PhD
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. Greg Norris is co-director of SHINE (the Sustainability and Health Initiative for Net-positive Enterprise), an initiative of the Harvard School of Public Health's Center for Health and the Global Environment. Norris founded New Earth, a non-profit institute developing and deploying technologies that enable people around the world to drive sustainable development. Its projects include Earthster, an open-source platform for product-level sustainability assessment, and the Social Hot Spots Database, a transparent data source on supply chain impacts and opportunities for improving human rights, working conditions, and community.