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By mid-century, approximately 9 billion people will populate the Earth, all requiring adequate food. When it's taken us 10 thousand years of agriculture to be able to narrowly feed 7 billion people today - 1 billion of which are undernourished and 2 billion of which want the same protein-rich meals the First World enjoys - how can we possibly double our food supply in 38 years and maintain a sustainable world?

Dr. Jonathan Foley tackles these challenges by developing strategies to increase the world's food availability while simultaneously decreasing the impact on the environment. As director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota, Foley envisions a future in which sustainable agriculture feeds the world; renewable energy powers homes, vehicles, and businesses; every person has access to food, clean water, and shelter; oceans, lakes, and rivers are unimpaired; cities have vibrant economies, neighborhoods, and cultures; and thriving ecosystems support thriving economies and societies.

Bridging the gap between academia and the business world, Foley assists organizations in becoming more competitive while benefitting the environment. He is a regular advisor to large corporations, NGOs, and governments around the world. "We have the tools to fix this," he says. All we need is a concerted effort.

Jonathan Foley, executive director of Project Drawdown, speaks on global sustainability issues - specifically, food and land use, climate change, fresh water, and biodiversity - to major foundations, corporate audiences, universities, and relief organizations. He has delivered keynotes at acclaimed venues such as the Aspen Environmental Forum, the Chautauqua Institution, and TED.

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Speaking Topics
  • How We Can Feed 9 Billion People by 2050 & Still Sustain the Planet

    This presentation is a road map for companies, governments, nonprofits, and academia on one of the most important issues facing our future. The world's food system faces three incredible challenges. First, we must find ways to feed all 7 billion people on Earth today, including the 1 billion who are currently chronically hungry. Second, we must find ways to double the amount of food the world produces by 2050 in order to keep up with population growth, economic growth, and associated changes in diet and biofuel consumption. Finally, we need to make agriculture truly sustainable -
    • respecting the planet's limited land and water resources, biodiversity, and climate -
    • in order for future generations to prosper. These interwoven problems might be the biggest challenges facing civilization in the 21st century. But speaker Jonathan Foley is optimistic. He outlines these challenges as well as the opportunities to reinvent agriculture and the global food system in the coming years. He provides a series of strategic steps that businesses, NGOs, and governments can take right now to help achieve transformative results at the global scale. A noted international expert on global food security and the environment, Foley shows us how we can fix our food system and ensure that current and future generations have healthy food on a healthy planet.

  • We Have Outgrown the Earth -- Now What? Strategies to Build a Great Future

    Feeding and housing over 7 billion people has put incredible strains on our planet's resources, particularly in terms of land and freshwater. We already have cleared, paved, or grazed nearly 40 percent of the Earth's land surface and we consume an extraordinary share of our planet's water, making many major aquifers, rivers, and lakes routinely run dry. Unfortunately, the pressures of population growth, economic development, and increasing rates of consumption mean that our planet's land and water will be put under even more strain in the future. But it doesn't have to be this way. In this presentation, speaker Jonathan Foley outlines a set of strategies that can dramatically improve our use of land and water, with dramatic gains in efficiency and performance, to manage these resources sustainably in the future. A global expert on land and water use, Foley shows us that we have the tools to simultaneously boost our quality of life and the sustainability of our resources so that current and future generations can live in a more prosperous and sustainable way.

  • Inflection Point: How We Can Find Solutions to Our Global Sustainability Challenges

    With a growing population, increasing consumption, a rapidly changing climate, diminishing natural resources, loss of biodiversity, and increasing threats to health and security, our planet is definitely in crisis. Not only do we live in a time of unparalleled change, we also live at a time that will determine the course of our civilization and our planet for centuries and millennia to come. But while the global environmental challenges we face are dire, we still have opportunities to solve them. In this presentation, global sustainability speaker Jonathan Foley outlines key global strategies that can help us reinvent our global food, water, and energy systems and begin to chart a more sustainable future. A regular consultant to Fortune 500 companies, international NGOs, and global governments, Foley has developed new strategies for addressing our global challenges and presents a hopeful picture of a future in which we live in a sustainable world, with long-term, enduring prosperity.

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Jonathan Foley

Expert on Global Sustainability, Food Security, Freshwater & Climate Change

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Jonathan Foley Biography

By mid-century, approximately 9 billion people will populate the Earth, all requiring adequate food. When it's taken us 10 thousand years of agriculture to be able to narrowly feed 7 billion people today - 1 billion of which are undernourished and 2 billion of which want the same protein-rich meals the First World enjoys - how can we possibly double our food supply in 38 years and maintain a sustainable world?

Dr. Jonathan Foley tackles these challenges by developing strategies to increase the world's food availability while simultaneously decreasing the impact on the environment. As director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota, Foley envisions a future in which sustainable agriculture feeds the world; renewable energy powers homes, vehicles, and businesses; every person has access to food, clean water, and shelter; oceans, lakes, and rivers are unimpaired; cities have vibrant economies, neighborhoods, and cultures; and thriving ecosystems support thriving economies and societies.

Bridging the gap between academia and the business world, Foley assists organizations in becoming more competitive while benefitting the environment. He is a regular advisor to large corporations, NGOs, and governments around the world. "We have the tools to fix this," he says. All we need is a concerted effort.

Jonathan Foley, executive director of Project Drawdown, speaks on global sustainability issues - specifically, food and land use, climate change, fresh water, and biodiversity - to major foundations, corporate audiences, universities, and relief organizations. He has delivered keynotes at acclaimed venues such as the Aspen Environmental Forum, the Chautauqua Institution, and TED.

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  • Jonathan Foley and Peter Knights: Life in the Wild
  • Stewardship in the Anthropocene

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Jonathan Foley Speaking Topics

  • How We Can Feed 9 Billion People by 2050 & Still Sustain the Planet

    This presentation is a road map for companies, governments, nonprofits, and academia on one of the most important issues facing our future. The world's food system faces three incredible challenges. First, we must find ways to feed all 7 billion people on Earth today, including the 1 billion who are currently chronically hungry. Second, we must find ways to double the amount of food the world produces by 2050 in order to keep up with population growth, economic growth, and associated changes in diet and biofuel consumption. Finally, we need to make agriculture truly sustainable -
    • respecting the planet's limited land and water resources, biodiversity, and climate -
    • in order for future generations to prosper. These interwoven problems might be the biggest challenges facing civilization in the 21st century. But speaker Jonathan Foley is optimistic. He outlines these challenges as well as the opportunities to reinvent agriculture and the global food system in the coming years. He provides a series of strategic steps that businesses, NGOs, and governments can take right now to help achieve transformative results at the global scale. A noted international expert on global food security and the environment, Foley shows us how we can fix our food system and ensure that current and future generations have healthy food on a healthy planet.

  • We Have Outgrown the Earth -- Now What? Strategies to Build a Great Future

    Feeding and housing over 7 billion people has put incredible strains on our planet's resources, particularly in terms of land and freshwater. We already have cleared, paved, or grazed nearly 40 percent of the Earth's land surface and we consume an extraordinary share of our planet's water, making many major aquifers, rivers, and lakes routinely run dry. Unfortunately, the pressures of population growth, economic development, and increasing rates of consumption mean that our planet's land and water will be put under even more strain in the future. But it doesn't have to be this way. In this presentation, speaker Jonathan Foley outlines a set of strategies that can dramatically improve our use of land and water, with dramatic gains in efficiency and performance, to manage these resources sustainably in the future. A global expert on land and water use, Foley shows us that we have the tools to simultaneously boost our quality of life and the sustainability of our resources so that current and future generations can live in a more prosperous and sustainable way.

  • Inflection Point: How We Can Find Solutions to Our Global Sustainability Challenges

    With a growing population, increasing consumption, a rapidly changing climate, diminishing natural resources, loss of biodiversity, and increasing threats to health and security, our planet is definitely in crisis. Not only do we live in a time of unparalleled change, we also live at a time that will determine the course of our civilization and our planet for centuries and millennia to come. But while the global environmental challenges we face are dire, we still have opportunities to solve them. In this presentation, global sustainability speaker Jonathan Foley outlines key global strategies that can help us reinvent our global food, water, and energy systems and begin to chart a more sustainable future. A regular consultant to Fortune 500 companies, international NGOs, and global governments, Foley has developed new strategies for addressing our global challenges and presents a hopeful picture of a future in which we live in a sustainable world, with long-term, enduring prosperity.

FAQs on booking Jonathan Foley

  • How to book Jonathan Foley?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jonathan Foley for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jonathan Foley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jonathan Foley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jonathan Foley?

    Booking fees for Jonathan Foley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jonathan Foley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jonathan Foley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jonathan Foley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jonathan Foley for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jonathan Foley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jonathan Foley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jonathan Foley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jonathan Foley for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Jonathan Foley generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alexandra Cousteau, Ralph Nader, Raj Patel, James Canton and Van Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jonathan Foley for an upcoming event.

Jonathan Foley Speaker Videos

  • Jonathan Foley and Peter Knights: Life in the Wild
    Stewardship in the Anthropocene

Jonathan Foley Speaking Topics

  • How We Can Feed 9 Billion People by 2050 & Still Sustain the Planet

    This presentation is a road map for companies, governments, nonprofits, and academia on one of the most important issues facing our future. The world's food system faces three incredible challenges. First, we must find ways to feed all 7 billion people on Earth today, including the 1 billion who are currently chronically hungry. Second, we must find ways to double the amount of food the world produces by 2050 in order to keep up with population growth, economic growth, and associated changes in diet and biofuel consumption. Finally, we need to make agriculture truly sustainable -
    • respecting the planet's limited land and water resources, biodiversity, and climate -
    • in order for future generations to prosper. These interwoven problems might be the biggest challenges facing civilization in the 21st century. But speaker Jonathan Foley is optimistic. He outlines these challenges as well as the opportunities to reinvent agriculture and the global food system in the coming years. He provides a series of strategic steps that businesses, NGOs, and governments can take right now to help achieve transformative results at the global scale. A noted international expert on global food security and the environment, Foley shows us how we can fix our food system and ensure that current and future generations have healthy food on a healthy planet.

  • We Have Outgrown the Earth -- Now What? Strategies to Build a Great Future

    Feeding and housing over 7 billion people has put incredible strains on our planet's resources, particularly in terms of land and freshwater. We already have cleared, paved, or grazed nearly 40 percent of the Earth's land surface and we consume an extraordinary share of our planet's water, making many major aquifers, rivers, and lakes routinely run dry. Unfortunately, the pressures of population growth, economic development, and increasing rates of consumption mean that our planet's land and water will be put under even more strain in the future. But it doesn't have to be this way. In this presentation, speaker Jonathan Foley outlines a set of strategies that can dramatically improve our use of land and water, with dramatic gains in efficiency and performance, to manage these resources sustainably in the future. A global expert on land and water use, Foley shows us that we have the tools to simultaneously boost our quality of life and the sustainability of our resources so that current and future generations can live in a more prosperous and sustainable way.

  • Inflection Point: How We Can Find Solutions to Our Global Sustainability Challenges

    With a growing population, increasing consumption, a rapidly changing climate, diminishing natural resources, loss of biodiversity, and increasing threats to health and security, our planet is definitely in crisis. Not only do we live in a time of unparalleled change, we also live at a time that will determine the course of our civilization and our planet for centuries and millennia to come. But while the global environmental challenges we face are dire, we still have opportunities to solve them. In this presentation, global sustainability speaker Jonathan Foley outlines key global strategies that can help us reinvent our global food, water, and energy systems and begin to chart a more sustainable future. A regular consultant to Fortune 500 companies, international NGOs, and global governments, Foley has developed new strategies for addressing our global challenges and presents a hopeful picture of a future in which we live in a sustainable world, with long-term, enduring prosperity.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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