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Marc Buckley

Marc Buckley

UN SDGs Advocate

“Let me teach you how to run faster than Climate Change to ensure you and all humanity live in the desirable futures we all will cherish.”

Marc Buckley Speaks in English and German about


  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as an Advocate and Expert on all related to the SDG’s
  • Member of Expert Network for the World Economic Forum in 5 areas; Social Innovation, Innovation, Climate Change, Global Food Reform,
  • Agriculture, Food, and Beverages
  • Corporate Sustainable Business Models for Resilient Returns
  • Resilience the new Sustainability
  • Global Food Reform Speaker and Activist
  • Social Impacts and Social Impact Innovations
  • Climate Speaker and Activist
  • Global Citizenry and Inalienable Resource Rights
  • Complexity and Systems Dynamic Modeling
  • Becoming an Exponential Human Being


Because addressing Global Grand Challenges, Resilience, and Sustainability, Marc does not speak or attend events where his engagement is less than 30 minutes or not multi-day. Marc promotes sustainable actions and takeaways by supporting ISO 20121 Sustainable Events and he also does Carbon Offsetting. Should your event not have thought of this or do this as well then Marc can help with the right places to begin and transition.



Marc has been involved in Climate Activism for a long time and would love to show you how to run faster than climate change by being an impactful and exponential human being. One of the first to be trained by Al Gore as a Climate Speaker he has made getting through the Climate Crisis towards Resilient Desirable Futures his life’s work. As an Official UN SDG Advocate, Official UN Resilient Futurist, Social Innovation, Climate Change Agriculture, Food and Beverage Expert Network member of the World Economic Forum, Global Food Reformist, and Sustainable Futurist, Marc is on a mission to empower billions of global citizens to live an adaptive lifestyle of health and sustainability within planetary boundaries.


His aim is to Stop and Reverse Global Warming through global food reform of the entire agriculture, food and beverage industry with impactful projects and moonshot companies. For example, he teaches and speaks worldwide on climate change and food reform. Marc has also taught entrepreneurs how to build and grow resilient, sustainable, and profitable businesses.


The most prominent examples are ALOHAS Resilience Foundation which supports resilient sustainable projects. One example is the ALOHAS ECO-Center a sustainable food and beverage production eco-center that creates renewable energy and resources without fossil fuels, greenhouse gas emissions, or waste. As an expert on sustainable development, Marc consults for companies in their renewable transition with specialization in innovative systems, recycling, packaging, and organic, raw, and vegan products.


As a Social Serial Entrepreneur, he has been involved in many companies as well as several international family businesses: indeed he comes from five generations of Germanys largest organic farmers and three generations of European Hydroponic Agronomists.


Marc is also a Champion for Global Citizen social movement to end extreme poverty. The Germany and Austria Country Manager for Al Gores Climate Reality Project and an international speaker on the climate crisis. Active Member of UN SDSN and SDG Academy. Delegate to EAT Stockholm Food Forum. Party Delegate at UNFCCC COP events. Sustainable Futurist for the UN conducting Workshops setting the Roadmap for desirable futures to 2050. An ambassador for Future Food Institute. Faculty for Berlin School of Sustainable Futures, University of Applied Sciences. Advisor Kairos Society Europe. Member of German Italian Chamber of Commerce. Committee member for Environment and Innovation for the Italian Federation of Human Rights FIDU – Federazione Italiana Diritti Umani.







“Let me teach you how to run faster than Climate Change to ensure you and all humanity live in the desirable futures we all will cherish.”
Marc Buckley

“Agriculture, Food and Beverage production is the major key in solving the worst problem Humanity has ever faced.”
Marc Buckley

“When driving on the highway in the wrong direction and you slow down or reduce your speed you are only going slower in the wrong direction. We must Stop and Reverse our direction! Let us head in the right direction of a Resilient Desirable Futures.”
Marc Buckley

Highlight References

  • January 22nd-25th, 2019: Moonshots for Europe book Launch in Davos at Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland


  • April 8th-12th, 2019: UNFCCC UNNAP Expo Resilience Frontiers Workshop with UNESCO, Futur/io, Future Literacy Labs Songdo, South Korea http://www.resiliencefrontiers.org



  • June 18, 2019: UNFCCC Climate Change Conference UN Sustainable Gastronomy Day SB 50 The Food Climate Nexus: Solutions for a low carbon diet Bonn, Germany




  • 2018: Top Talk Thailand Management Association Bangkok, Thailand 



  • 2018: Sustainable Initiative of the Year Award ALOHAS ECO-Center London, United Kingdom





  • 2018: Les Echos The Innovator Magazine DAVOS WEF Edition Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Food and Agriculture Story “Reforming Food Production” (see attached PDF)




  • 2018: Les Echos The Innovator Magazine Cover Story “Shooting for the Moon: How Tech Will Shape Our Future” (see attached PDF)


  • 2018: MAIZE. Tech Food For Thought Magazine “The Future of Food: Project Slingshot – Resilient is the New Green” (see attached PDF)

What’s your personal utopia?

A Symbiotic Earth – Billions of empowered Global Citizens living an adaptive lifestyle of health and sustainability within our planetary boundaries not a utopia but a true resilient desirable future. 

This inspired me the most…

my parents, mentors, and friends who empowered me to see the world as it is NOT and imagine the future as is CAN BE while being well versed in the past so not too repeat Humanities same mistakes and use collective learning as an exponential springboard.

What was your first touch with the future?

It started in the ’70s as I was very fortunate to be born into a multicultural family of Global Citizens who were always early adopters, creatives, thinkers, and entrepreneurs. They showed me the future through international air travel when I was just a few months old (I remember when smoking was allowed on flights and everyone wore their finest outfits), rich multicultural family history, deep love for creativity, and critical thinking. The book The Limits to Growth and my father letting me use one of the first computers run with IBM cards then with large spool tape drives at his companies after hours and on weekends to play games. 

Favourite Books

21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari

The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

The Systems View of Life A Unifying Vision, Fritjof Capra

An Open Life, Joseph Campbell in conversation with Michael Toms

The Blue Economy, Gunter Pauli

Bold, Peter Diamandis

Cradle to Cradle, William McDonough & Michael Braungart

Designing Regenerative Cultures, Daniel Christian Wahl

Drawdown, Paul Hawken

Enlightenment Now, Steven Pinker

Illusions, Richard Bach

Outwitting the Devil, Napoleon Hill

The Limits to Growth, Dennis Meadows, Donella H. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and William W. Behrens III

The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell

The Red Book, Carl Gustav Jung

The Upcycle, William McDonough & Michael Braungart

Plant Factory, Toyota Kozai

Symbiotic Planet, by Lynn Margulis

The Age of Sustainable Development, Jeffery D. Sachs

The Hero’s Journey,  by Joseph Campbell

The Limits to Growth, Dennis Meadows, Donella H. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and William W. Behrens III

The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell

Thinking in Systems, Donella H. Meadows

Favourite Movies

An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore & Davis Guggenheim

Time Bandits, Terry Gillam

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Garth Jennings

Dune, David Lynch

Avatar, James Cameron

Symbiotic Earth Documentary on Lynn Margulis

The Physician, Philipp Stölzl

Matrix, The Wachowski Brothers now Sisters

XANADU, Robert Greenwald

Forrest Gump, Robert Zemeckis

Contact, Robert Zemeckis

Arrival Denis Villeneuve

Dune 2020, Denis Villeneuve

Troy, Wolfgang Petersen

Quest for Fire, Jean-Jacques Annaud

Excalibur, John Boorman

The Da Vinci Code, Ron Howard