Clover Hogan is a 24-year-old climate activist and the founding Executive Director of Force of Nature, a youth non-profit organisation that aims to convert climate anxiety into action. She has worked with the world’s leading authorities on sustainability, advised Fortune 50 companies, and counselled heads of state.
Clover Hogan has shared the stage with global changemakers such as Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva and interviewed the 14th Dalai Lama. Her TED talk titled ‘What to do when climate change feels unstoppable’ has garnered over 2 million views. Recognised on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list when only twenty-two years of age, she has also been featured in various publications. Amongst these, she includes the likes of The Guardian, the BBC, the New York Times, the Financial Times, and Vogue.
At the tender age of 19, Clover Hogan founded Force of Nature. The non-profit now comprises a 12-person team that has conducted global research on climate anxiety and delivered programmes to young people in over 50 countries to empower them to act. Force of Nature collaborates with businesses, policymakers, and educators to place young people at the forefront of decisions that affect their future.
Clover Hogan hosts the Force of Nature podcast, Season 2 titled ‘We need to talk about eco-anxiety’, which explores the intersection of youth mental health and the climate crisis, including food, fashion, and the media’s role in driving climate doom and gloom.
When Clover Hogan was 16, she lobbied decision-makers at COP21 in Paris. It was then that she realized that the feeling of powerlessness in the face of climate change posed an even greater threat than climate change itself. She made it her mission to shift mindsets towards mobilization.
After graduating from the Green School in Indonesia, Clover worked at the headline-grabbing startup Impossible Foods and consulted multinationals at sustainability consultancy Volans before launching Force of Nature in 2019. The organisation, now composed of a 12-person team with over 100 volunteers, is inspiring a movement of people, from students to CEOs, to step up rather than shut down in the face of the climate crisis. They do so through programmes, consulting, and campaigns that empower the next generation of leaders.
A highly respected speaker on climate change and how to go about empowering people to deal with it, Clover Hogan lives in the United Kingdom and speaks English.
“Clover’s presentation was word perfect and delivered with absolute clarity. Her movement is so powerful – we could feel her energy and belief in the room and it gave us all new ideas to take forwards.”
“We benefit from listening to and working with leaders like yourself that want to work with other stakeholders to drive needed change. In many cases the best ideas don’t come from those most experienced, but rather from open and curious minds that are passionate about solving a problem.”
“The discussion was thought-provoking and a welcome challenge, something we value considerably. We would like to express once more our gratitude for the time and energy you invested in the preparation of this session.”
"In your facilitation, you invited us all to ‘think without limitation and envision our future world’. All too often our lives feel constricted by barriers, processes, legislation and more to weaken our resolve [...] You shine like a light and positive beacon in the challenge to remain resilient, show up with courage and retain clear-eyed optimism when the going is tough.”
“Clover Hogan is a phenomenal communicator with a huge heart. I took pages of notes to digest!”