Gabrielle Walker



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Gabrielle Walker is an expert strategist, speaker and writer, helping businesses to address global challenges—with a focus on sustainability and climate change. She is a TED speaker and has a strong background in building new narratives and engagement across a wide range of sectors.


She works at boardroom-level with a broad set of global companies to analyse emerging global trends, challenge conventional thinking and turn analysis into meaningful action.


Gabrielle Walker has covered many different sectors including: oil and gas, utilities, renewable energy, finance and investment, consumer goods, retail, risk management, certification and professional services.

In founding her company, Valence Solutions, Gabrielle Walker brought together a team with decades of corporate expertise and deep personal commitment to accelerating action on the climate crisis. Using innovative meeting design, Valence Solutions provides a leading platform for fresh conversations across perceived divides, thus developing a wider set of practical solutions to help tackle the most difficult and least addressed climate challenges.

Through its partnership with the UNFCCC High Level Champions for Climate Action, Valence Solutions participated in many COP26 events in Glasgow and developed a non-profit organisation, Rethinking Removals. Focused on catalysing the scale up of the carbon removals industry at speed, Rethinking Removals has become a leading light by collaborating on events and initiatives with multiple stakeholders across the globe.


In addition, Gabrielle joined forces with friends, Mark Stephenson and Marta Krupinska, to create CUR8, which enables organisations and individuals to build carbon removals portfolios of the highest quality by working with the best nature and technology partners within the industry.


She has been Climate Change Editor at Nature and Features Editor at New Scientist and has written very extensively for many international newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, Prospect, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She is author of four books including co-authoring the bestselling book «The Hot Topic», how to avoid global warming while still keeping the lights on, which was described by Al Gore as “a beacon of clarity” and by The Times as “a material gain for the axis of good”.

Gabrielle is a TED Speaker and an Ambassador for Client Earth. She gives keynote addresses to corporate audiences around the world. She is also an accomplished moderator of high-level debates, guiding panels involving global CEOs, former heads of state, government ministers, military generals and global humanitarian leaders.


Gabrielle Walker has extensive experience at designing and facilitating innovative “safe-space” conversations between global leaders, from small round tables through to major international meetings. She has presented many TV and radio programs for the BBC.


Gabrielle has spoken extensively across Europe and North America, South America, South Africa, China, India and the Middle East and delivered keynote addresses and presentations to organisations including AES, Asia Development Bank, Astrazeneca, BP, Club of Madrid, DNV GL, KPMG, Lazard, Royal Dutch Shell, and many others.

A self-confessed “ice addict” Gabrielle has made more than a dozen trips to both poles. She has also climbed trees in the Amazon rainforest, swum with piranhas, been sneezed on by a humpback whale, hooked lava out of a live volcano, and flown in zero gravity.

She has a PhD from Cambridge University and has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton Universities.

A new climate for energy: the role of policy, technology and culture.

Energy Transition.

Climate Change.


Circular Economy.

The Future Of The Environment.

Host / Moderator (Science Events).

The Hot Topic: How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights On.

"A model of clarity, comprehensiveness and, above all, sanity. It truly does find a middle ground in the climate debate - and in the process, probably counts as the single most important book on the subject' New Statesman

'In a world full of misinformation, The Hot Topic is a beacon of clarity' Al Gore

We all know that global warming is a problem, but the blizzard of information and misinformation on the subject makes it hard to know what to do. The Hot Topic is the first book to set out the problems and the solutions in a straightforward way - no hidden agenda, no breast-beating, no hair shirts.

- Science - how the climate is already changing and what the future is likely to bring.
- Adaptation - preparing for the changes we can't stop.
- Technological solutions - new, clean ways to live, travel and keep the lights on.
- Political solutions - the inside track on what it will take to bring the whole world to the same negotiating table, and how to deal with the 'problem' countries - China, India, Russia and the US.
- Personal and local solutions - what you can do and why it will make a difference.

The Hot Topic: How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights On.

Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of the World's Most Mysterious Continent.

There have been many books about Antarctica in the past, but all have focused on only one aspect of the continent - its science, its wildlife, the heroic age of exploration, personal experiences or the sheer awesome beauty of the landscape, for example - but none has managed to capture whole story, till now.

Gabrielle Walker, author, consultant to New Scientist and regular broadcaster with the BBC has written a book unlike any that has ever been written about the continent. Antarctica weaves all the significant threads into an intricate tapestry, made up of science, natural history, poetry, epic history, what it feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people back there again and again. It is only when all the parts come together that the underlying truths of the continent emerge.

Antarctica is the most alien place on Earth, the only part of our planet where humans could never survive unaided. It is truly like walking on another planet. And yet, in its silence, its agelessness and its mysteries lie the secrets of our past, and of our future.

Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of the World's Most Mysterious Continent.