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Chad Frischmann

Vice President & Research Director at Project Drawdown

A coalition-builder and systems strategist, Chad Frischmann works to reverse global warming and build a new, regenerative future with cascading benefits to the environment and to human well-being.

Chad is the lead researcher and principal architect of the methodology and models behind Project Drawdown. In collaboration with leading environmentalist Paul Hawken and a global team of researchers and thought leaders, Chad designed sophisticated models to assess the world’s most effective climate solutions and determine if, when, and how the world can reach “drawdown,” the point in time when the concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gases begins to decline on a year-to-year basis. As head of research since Project Drawdown’s inception, Chad is a key spokesperson and coalition-builder dedicated to sharing the message and model of Drawdown with the world.

With a multidisciplinary background in public policy, human rights, sustainable development, and environmental conservation, Chad provides a systems-based approach to research and strategic leadership. Previously, Chad was the Senior Program Officer at The Europaeum, an association of leading European universities; taught at the University of Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley; and worked as a consultant and researcher for numerous organizations, from small grassroots non-profits to UN agencies such as UNESCO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Chad’s talks have been featured at the University of Oxford, Harvard, COP23 in Bonn, World Business Council on Sustainable Development, 1% for the Planet Global Summit, Engineering for Change, ISEN Climate Change Symposium, University of California at Berkeley, the University of Washington, and the Carbon Leadership Forum, among others.

Chad holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, a master’s degree in Art History from the University of Oxford, and a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.

College tour:

Sandor Gaastra

Director General Energy and Climate

During the College Tour, students will get the chance to ask questions about energy and sustainability to Sandor Gaastra! He is Director General of Energy and Climate at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Sandor Is on of the most knowledgeable and prominent people in the country on the topics of energy and sustainability, as well as participant in the negotiations for the climate agreement.

Hosted by:

Sacha de Boer

Former presenter of NOS-journaal

Most people probably know Sacha as presenter of the NOS Journaal, where she also won the award for best anchor. In 2012 she decided to fully focus on her original passion: photography. For her photography she travels all around the world. These travels have inspired her to take a stand on the topic of climate change, and she now frequently gives lectures about the subject. We think Sacha’s energy, enthusiasm and experience make her the perfect host for the All Energy Day 2019!