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World Leading Climate Scientist, Executive Director of Project Drawdown

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Dr. Jonathan Foley is a world-renowned climate scientist, sustainability expert, and public speaker. He is the executive director of Project Drawdown — the world’s leading resource for climate solutions. His work focuses on finding solutions to sustain the climate, ecosystems, and natural resources we all depend on.

Foley’s groundbreaking work has led him to become a trusted advisor to governments, foundations, non-profits, and business leaders around the world. He and his colleagues have made major contributions to our understanding of climate change, ecosystems, food systems, and the sustainability of the world’s resources. He has published over130 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including many highly cited works in Nature and Science. He is among the top 1 percent most-cited scientists in the world.

A noted science communicator, his presentations have been featured at hundreds of international venues, including the Aspen Institute, the World Bank, the National Geographic Society, the Chautauqua Institution, the Commonwealth Club, the National Science March, and TED.com. He has taught at several major universities on topics ranging from climate change, sustainability solutions, and fixing the global food system. He has also written many popular pieces in National Geographic, the New York Times, the Guardian, and Scientific American. He is also frequently interviewed by international media outlets, and has appeared on National Public Radio, the PBS NewsHour, the BBC, CNN, and in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, WIRED, the HBO documentary on climate change “Too Hot Not to Handle”, and the film series“Let Science Speak”.

Foley has won numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, awarded by President Clinton; the J.S. McDonnell Foundation’s 21st Century Science Award; an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship; the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America; and the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award. In 2014, he was also named as the winner of the prestigious Heinz Award for the Environment.

Before joining Project Drawdown, Foley led a number of world-leading environmental science and sustainability organizations. He started his career at the University of Wisconsin, where he launched the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) and served as the first Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies. Next, he was the founding director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota, where he was also the McKnight Presidential Chair of Sustainability. Then he served as the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, the greenest and more forward-thinking science museum on the planet.

Originally from Maine, Foley enjoys nature photography, hiking, kayaking, and exploring new places. He lives in San Francisco.

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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

World Leading Climate Scientist, Executive Director of Project Drawdown

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Jonathan Foley Biography

Dr. Jonathan Foley is a world-renowned climate scientist, sustainability expert, and public speaker. He is the executive director of Project Drawdown — the world’s leading resource for climate solutions. His work focuses on finding solutions to sustain the climate, ecosystems, and natural resources we all depend on.

Foley’s groundbreaking work has led him to become a trusted advisor to governments, foundations, non-profits, and business leaders around the world. He and his colleagues have made major contributions to our understanding of climate change, ecosystems, food systems, and the sustainability of the world’s resources. He has published over130 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including many highly cited works in Nature and Science. He is among the top 1 percent most-cited scientists in the world.

A noted science communicator, his presentations have been featured at hundreds of international venues, including the Aspen Institute, the World Bank, the National Geographic Society, the Chautauqua Institution, the Commonwealth Club, the National Science March, and TED.com. He has taught at several major universities on topics ranging from climate change, sustainability solutions, and fixing the global food system. He has also written many popular pieces in National Geographic, the New York Times, the Guardian, and Scientific American. He is also frequently interviewed by international media outlets, and has appeared on National Public Radio, the PBS NewsHour, the BBC, CNN, and in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, WIRED, the HBO documentary on climate change “Too Hot Not to Handle”, and the film series“Let Science Speak”.

Foley has won numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, awarded by President Clinton; the J.S. McDonnell Foundation’s 21st Century Science Award; an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship; the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America; and the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award. In 2014, he was also named as the winner of the prestigious Heinz Award for the Environment.

Before joining Project Drawdown, Foley led a number of world-leading environmental science and sustainability organizations. He started his career at the University of Wisconsin, where he launched the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) and served as the first Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies. Next, he was the founding director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota, where he was also the McKnight Presidential Chair of Sustainability. Then he served as the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, the greenest and more forward-thinking science museum on the planet.

Originally from Maine, Foley enjoys nature photography, hiking, kayaking, and exploring new places. He lives in San Francisco.

Jonathan Foley Videos

  • The Carbon Problem - Carbon Impact.tech talk
    Jonathan Foley, the Executive Director of Project Drawdown gave a "Carbon Problem" talk at the Carbon Impact.tech. The talk defined drawdown...
  • Building a Climate Safe Future
    On May 15, 2019, Project Drawdown Executive Director Jonathan Foley delivered a seminar at Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for...
  • Let Science Speak - Dr. Jonathan Foley
    Discover what set one of the world's most cited environmental scientists on his path to pursue groundbreaking research, run the greenest museum on...

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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, Sylvia Earle, Vandana Shiva, Van Jones and Bill McKibben. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jonathan Foley for an upcoming event.

Jonathan Foley Speaker Videos

  • The Carbon Problem - Carbon Impact.tech talk
    Jonathan Foley, the Executive Director of Project Drawdown gave a "Carbon Problem" talk at the Carbon Impact.tech. The talk defined drawdown technologies and laid out the current climate and...
    Building a Climate Safe Future
    On May 15, 2019, Project Drawdown Executive Director Jonathan Foley delivered a seminar at Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. His talk was titled "Achieving...
  • Let Science Speak - Dr. Jonathan Foley
    Discover what set one of the world's most cited environmental scientists on his path to pursue groundbreaking research, run the greenest museum on Earth, and serve as a leading voice in the March For...
    Jonathan Foley and Peter Knights: Life in the Wild

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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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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