Krishneil Narayan is a sustainable development professional with an economic, environmental and social change experience of 15 years. He is the Executive Director at Sustainable Future Consultancy specializing in sustainable development, climate change, security, youth development, education, disaster risk management, gender, social, economic and environmental project design, preparation, implementation and evaluation.
Krishneil is an experienced climate change negotiator at the United Nations where he has championed the priorities of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for over a decade, contributed to the adoption of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage in 2013, the Paris Agreement in 2015, supported Fiji's COP23 Presidency and was an advisor to the UK Government's COP26 Presidency for the climate adaptation workstream.
He also works as an advisor to the Governments, development agencies, diplomatic missions, NGOs and the private sector to formulate development action plans. Having worked in the public sector, development organizations like the United Nations; and civil society he has extensive knowledge of international, regional and national policy analysis.
Graphic design specialist. 30 years experience designing a wide range of technical, education and outreach materials, in print and online, to enhance the communication of environmental concerns throughout the Pacific and further afield.
Dr Simon Torok is Co-Founder and Director of Scientell Pty Ltd, a science communication and marketing consultancy specialising in environmental and climate change communication.
Simon has a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from the Australian National University, and completed a PhD in climate change science at the University of Melbourne’s School of Earth Sciences, examining Australia’s historical temperature record.
He has advised in Brazil on communicating science to your people, and in England he has worked as a climate change communicator at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. In Australia he has worked as Communication Manager with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, where he developed strategies to deliver communication campaigns that – using new, social and traditional media – raised awareness of the impact of CSIRO’s research into understanding our oceans, coasts, climate and atmosphere. He has also worked as editor of CSIRO's magazines for young people.