Tom has spent his career working on solutions to the climate crisis. He ran political strategy for the UN towards the Paris Agreement of 2015, widely regarded as one of the great achievements of global diplomacy. Since then he founded Global Optimism together with Christiana Figueres and from that platform seeks to elevate and support individuals and entities that are delivering real change on the road to a regenerative future. He is an Advisor at X (formerly Google X) and a Founding Partner at the Climate Pledge, in partnership with Amazon. Tom recently co-authored The Future We Choose and co-hosts the weekly podcast Outrage + Optimism . Early in his career, he spent 3 years as a Buddhist monk in South East Asia.