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Dr Gabrielle Walker

Dr Gabrielle Walker

International expert speaker, moderator and strategist - with a focus on sustainability, new energy and climate change

Dr Gabrielle Walker is an expert strategist, speaker and moderator, helping businesses to address global challenges—with a focus on sustainability, new energy technologies and climate change.

She gives keynote addresses to corporate audiences around the world. She is also an accomplished moderator of high-level debates, has hosted many international meetings and guided individual panels involving global CEOs, former heads of state, government ministers, military generals and global humanitarian leaders. Her moderating style encourages lively interactions between panellists and with the audience to draw out unique conversations and insights.

Gabrielle also works as an advisor at boardroom-level with a wide range of global companies and has covered many different sectors including oil and gas, utilities, renewable energy, finance and investment, consumer goods, retail, risk management, certification and professional services.

She has presented many TV and radio programs for the BBC and has written very extensively for many international newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, Prospect, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

She 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.

Gabrielle has a PhD from Cambridge University and has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton Universities. A self-confessed ice addict Gabrielle 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.

Recent testimonials from Gabrielle’s clients:

“Gabrielle is a fantastic speaker. She captivated our audience, and was one of the highest rated speakers by our delegates. She clearly makes the case for why climate change risk is a problem that must be addressed today, while also highlighting why this could be the best investment opportunity of the century. She debunks the myths, provides a clear narrative on what the big issues are, and puts them in an economic context. I look forward to her speaking at more of our Summits this year and would recommend her to anyone wanting an inspirational environmental angle for their event.” Stuart Beyer CEO, Mallowstreet 

“Gabrielle has an extraordinary way of combining an entertaining and humorous presenting style with killer facts about the state of the environment that make you want help her do something about it the minute she finishes speaking.” Clare Crawshay-Williams, Head of Marketing, Weatherby’s Bank

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Topics

The energy transition

Role of gas in the future energy mix

New energy technologies

The circular economy

Sustainability in business

Sustainable food and agriculture

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We had an amazing and enriching Performance Theatre in Lisbon that was without any doubt the best ever. Energising , stimulating , mind opening and simply enjoyable. From purpose to leadership to tackling some of the biggest challenges the world faces. This was only possible thanks to Gabrielle's great leadership in not only putting this all together but also by skilfully leading all the key sessions with passion.

Unilever

I have seldom experienced a moderator who possesses such great skills in bridging different panel participants perspectives, synthesizing their views and outlining potential leanings – without occupying any unnecessary space herself. Gabrielle demonstrates great passion and confidence with the subject matter while treating every panel participant with the greatest respect.

Ikea Foundation

Gabrielle’s talk was the highlight of our sustainability workshop—we got rave reviews. She expertly set up the issue of climate change and plastic waste, and the growing momentum around the circular economy and industry action. Her presentation was simple, relatable, impactful and touched everyone at a personal level. It led to tremendous energy in the room to take action and genuinely contribute towards tackling the issue.

Lipton

It is rare indeed to find a facilitator who has such a grasp of the subject that she instinctively knows which points to pursue and which to drop and does so with such an effective combination of charm, persistence and firmness.

Royal Dutch Shell

Publications

Dr Gabrielle Walker

Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of the World's Most Mysterious Continent

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Dr Gabrielle Walker

An Ocean of Air: A Natural History of the Atmosphere

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Dr Gabrielle Walker

The Hot Topic: How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights on

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Dr Gabrielle Walker

Snowball Earth: The Story of the Global Catastrophe That Spawned Life as We Know it

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    Up to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English, French, Spanish

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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