Climate Change and Sustainability advocate
Why am I interested in the intersection of the climate and biodiversity crisis
After more than a decade in corporate sustainability, working to accelerate climate action, through various businesses, then the Sustainable Business Council and the Climate Leaders Coalition, I realised that the biodiversity crisis was as serious, if not worse than the climate crisis. It also became increasingly clear that some of our lowest cost climate mitigation and adaptation tools would come from nature, and also be good for biodiversity.
That led me to do a stint at Predator Free 2050 Ltd to be part of Aotearoa’s efforts to address our declining biodiversity. I love our native forests and our birds, and the deep community engagement in conservation I saw while at PF2050 Ltd made me realise I’m not the only one. I also saw a chance to leverage the lessons from catalysing action on the climate crisis.
The NEXT Fellowship gives me the opportunity to engage with change agents working at the intersection of the climate and biodiversity crises, and use systems change thinking to catalyse positive action.
Using Systems Change approaches to identify and catalyse action at the intersection of the biodiversity and climate crisis.