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7 - 18 November, 2022
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Climate Action Innovation Zone

Less Plastic Now! Global Opportunities and Challenges,
Hosted by Okeanos


Friday, 11 November

16:30 – 22:00

Glasgow Breakthroughs Room


In this forum, Okeanos brings together leaders in the field of industry, regulation, government and civil society under one common goal: reducing the amount of plastic in circulation and starting today. This slate of panels will feature voices from around the globe sharing their thoughts on innovation, carbon offsets, the importance of technology transfer, and coming together for a better future.

Meet Made From Stone: A Solution Designed by Nature for the Benefit of Nature

11 November 2022


Participants: Florencio Cuétara, CEO & Co-Founder – Okeanos  

Carbon Offsets: New Options to Enhance Your Climate Strategy

11 November 2022


Moderator: Wade DeClaris, CCO – World Kinect


  • Peter Molin, Sr Manager Carbon Origination - World Kinect
  • Florencio Cuétara, CEO & Co-Founder - Okeanos
  • Candace Vinke, Senior Director, Nature-based Innovation – VERRA

Leading Technology Transfer in LATAM: A conversation with Ecuador, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and UNFCC

11 November 2022

18:30- 19:15

Moderator: Florencio Cuétara, CEO & Co-Founder, Okeanos


  • Gustavo Manrique, Minister of Environment of Ecuador

  • Milagros de Camps, Deputy Mister of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Environment of the Dominican Republic

  • Carlos Ruiz-Garvia, Project Manager UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub at UN Climate Change Secretariat

  • Luis Guillermo Pinilla Rodríguez, Representative, Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development of Colombia

#WeAreTheSomeone –
Working together to reduce plastic

11 November 2022


Moderator: Nicky Wyman, Strategic Communications Director – Okeanos  


  • Madeline Armstrong, Sustainability Partnerships Manager- Okeanos
  • Mohamed Kamal, Co-Director- Greenish
  • Amr ElKady, Head of Middle East & Africa- Plastic Bank
  • Michael Green, Climate & Energy Working Group
  • American Sustainable Business Network

About Okeanos


During diving excursions together, our founders, Florencio and Russ found themselves swimming alongside plastic bottles, straws, and bags, an issue they noticed was only getting worse. Their solution combined knowledge from their respective fields of medicine and food packaging with the principles of source reduction, and biomimicry. They rallied the world’s best engineers, chemists, designers, conservationists, geologists, physicians, writers, programmers, and even a nuclear physicist, from all corners of the world, and Okeanos was born.

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