In this special edition of the Futuring Podcast, Sandra Seru [Former Managing Director, Forum for the Future Americas] is joined by Kim Pate [Managing Director, NDN Fund] and Noah Oppenheim [Homarus Strategies and National Policy Coordinator, Business for Conservation and Climate Action] to explore what it means to redefine American conservation and how centering equity and honoring local and traditional wisdom is essential to a climate transition that can restore social, ecological, and economic health.
Tune in to hear them explore how we can achieve more grounded and equitable climate solutions by learning from pre-existing Indigenous conservation practices and working in partnership with one another to create collective change. What do we mean by conservation and how can we create a more inclusive and effective definition? What is needed to unlock capital and scale pre-existing solutions? How can we embrace a bottom-up approach to conservation and climate action and center kindness and empathy in all collaborative spaces?
Explore more at www.forumforthefuture.org/american-climate-futures
About American Climate Futures
American Climate Futures is an initiative by Forum for the Future to ensure the needs and voices of those most impacted by climate change in the US are at the forefront of goal-setting, planning, and solutions development — while also challenging, and accelerating the process of addressing, the systemic inequalities that got us here in the first place.
Join a diverse and committed group of change-makers across the United States to learn from each other, collectively identify the entrenched barriers to climate justice, and co-design a community-centered, system-wide approach to a just and transformational response to the climate crisis. We invite you to reach out if you are interested in learning more about this work and how you can get involved.
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All opinions expressed by their interviewees are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of Forum for the Future.
Interview recorded on 6th January 2023.
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