Benji Backer

Credentials: Panelist, Climate Communication & Youth Mobilization

Position title: President & Founder, American Conservation Coalition

Benji Backer launched the American Conservation Coalition (ACC) in July 2017. ACC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to market-based environmental reforms. Through ACC, Backer helps unite Americans on pro-environmental reforms and change the narrative when it comes to the environment. He has been awarded the Grist 50, Forbes 30 Under 30, RedAlert 30 Under 30, Britannica’s 20 Under 40, TIME 100 Talks, and GreenBiz 30 Under 30. Backer grew up in Wisconsin and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in 2020.