Parker Liautaud


Parker is a Delegate Speaker for the 2015 Environment Plenary Session. He also led a world-record-breaking expedition to the South Pole, the Willis Resilience Expedition, in 2013 when he was 19 years old. He broke the record for the fastest human-powered trek to the South Pole, and became the youngest man to reach the North and South Pole. In 2014, He became a Fellow and Member of the Directorate at the Yale Climate & Energy Institute. Parker has also worked with Willis Group to publish a limited edition book called Exploring Extremes: Building Resilience for the Future, which convened thought leadership by respected thinkers on how the world can best respond to climate change. He has worked with a range of institutions, including GNS New Zealand and the IAEA, to assist in conducting research on the climate system. He also spoke on climate issues at the World Economic Forum in New York, The White House, the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, and other institutions. He addressed the UN Foundation’s Social Good Summit in a one-on-one interview with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. In 2013, he was named in TIME Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list of “people changing the world” and was honoured by The White House for engaging the next generation of conservation leaders.