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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)


A global industry waiting to happen: Accelerating investment in scalable, sustainable and breakthrough climate innovations by young people under 30.

This year CISL Canopy collaborated with UNICEF on the Innovation 30 and co-curated a pipeline of 24 proven, youth-led, ready-to-scale innovations from diverse communities, with most of them from developing countries. The initiative champions young innovators as the key stakeholders, technical experts, and creators of a climate climate-resilient future for all. The first global cohort of young innovators will be launched at COP28. 


  • Thomas Davin, Director, UNICEF Office of Innovation 
  • Jay Lipman, Chief Executive Officer, Ethic 
  • Jie Zhou, Senior Programme Manager, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) 
  • Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Innovation, Grantham Institute, Imperial College
  • Sofia Luna Quispe, Ollas Sostenibles, Innovation30 Innovator  
  • Noemi Florea, Cycleau, Innovation30 Innovator 


This event is invite-only. Please contact for more information.

Read more about CISL at COP28

Monday, 4 December, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
UNICEF Pavilion