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Shirvani, PhD

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Dr. Tara Shirvani is an Iranian-Austrian Thought Leader, TED Talk Speaker, Scientist and International Activist on Climate Change and Innovation. 

She currently works for Autonomy Capital as an Expert in Disruptive Technologies and Sustainability. Over the past 15 years she has worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank in Washington DC. She is a member of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group together with Sir David King, former Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government. She is the Aviva Women of the Future Awardee and a Forbes 30 under 30. 

She is a frequent commentator on climate change and frontier technologies for the Financial Times, BBC, Forbes Magazine, Foreign Affairs, Stanford University Press and Harvard University Press. 

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Upcoming Events

World Bank 'Innovate 4 Climate' Pitch Hub Competition 2020
Jun 18, 2020, 3:00 PM
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  • World Bank 'Innovate 4 Climate' Pitch Hub Competition 2020
    Jun 18, 2020, 3:00 PM
    Pitch Hub Judge at the World Bank's annual Innovate 4 Climate Pitch Hub competition for innovators that showcase ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and a clear value proposition. A competition aiming to engage startups and entrepreneurs and to create a space for innovate at I4C.
  • Green&Smart Recovery – Mobility 2.0 Conference
    Jun 11, 2020, 12:20 PM
    Green & Smart Recovery - Mobility 2.0" is Finland's flagship virtual congress 2020 with a unique 3D Expo and Avatar speakers from 39 different countries for a smart mobility congress of a lifetime! http://www.mobility4growth.fi./
  • World FUTURE Ports Summit
    Apr 02, 2020, 8:00 AM – Apr 03, 2020, 6:00 PM
    Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Women in Blockchain - Barclays Future Banking
    Mar 24, 2020, 7:20 PM
    Barclays, 5 N Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 4BB, UK
    Blockchain will impact many industries. Come and develop your knowledge and understanding on how it might impact your sector.
  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Greater Efficiency in Logistics
    Tanner Warehouse
    Mar 12, 2020, 8:30 AM – 5:45 PM GMT
    Tanner Warehouse, 50 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3UD, UK
  • Win² Launch Night
    Mar 05, 2020, 7:40 PM
    Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Mobility as A Service: MaaS Alliance Plenary Meeting
    InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam
    Feb 18, 2020, 8:00 AM GMT+1 – Feb 19, 2020, 4:30 PM GMT+1
    InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, Netherlands

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