Phil De Luna

Chief Carbon Scientist and Head of Engineering, Deep Sky

Phil De Luna is Chief Carbon Scientist and Head of Engineering at Deep Sky, a carbon removals developer building large scale infrastructure to remove CO2 from the atmosphere to reverse climate change. Prior to Deep Sky, Phil led Carbontech at McKinsey & Company’s sustainability practice. He is a Governor General Gold Medal winning scientist, ranked in the top 0.1% in the world in his field, a mentor at Creative Destruction Lab, and chair of Carbon Management Canada. Phil was the youngest-ever Director at the National Research Council where he built and led a $57M R&D program developing disruptive technologies to decarbonize Canada. He was on the founding team of CERT Technologies, a carbontech startup and finalist in the $20M Carbon XPRIZE. He is a Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, an adjunct Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto, a former Member of Parliament candidate, a Globe & Mail Top 50 Changemaker, and a Forbes Top 30 Under 30.

Speaker Sessions

From Conflict to Collaboration: Working Across Difference to Advance Sustainability

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Pattie Gonia Environmentalist, Drag Queen, Musician, Co-Founder of Outdoorist Oath and Intersectional Environmentalist Founding Ambassador
Bill Lomax President and CEO, First Nations Bank of Canada
Phil De Luna Chief Carbon Scientist and Head of Engineering, Deep Sky
Maya Colombani Chief Sustainability & Human Rights Officer, L'Oréal Canada
Alicia M. Richins Sustainable Impact Consultant, Founder of The Climateverse, and Directory of Strategy & Governance, Leading Change Canada
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