A life-long activist, Mark Chivers has focused on climate campaigns and initiatives for over a decade. Having qualified as an engineer, he has worked in financial services for much of his career alongside activism and studying for a BSc in geography and environmental science. He co-founded, and now leads, the Zero Carbon Dorset project, which aims to identify what the County of Dorset (c. 780,000 residents) needs to do to be a net zero county by 2030. This involves engaging stakeholders across local government, academia, businesses and community organisations to define, measure and track progress towards this goal. Mark trained as a Climate Leader in Istanbul in 2013 and has been the UK volunteer coordinator for Climate Reality Europe since late 2019.