Exclusive Interview of the Week: Dr. M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International

This week we had a great conversation with Sanjayan, a world-renowned scientist and one of the few leaders of a major environmental organization who comes from the global south.

On environmental justice:

Conservation has a long way to go … the folks who are on the front lines in some of the biggest challenges that we face today … tend to be people of color…and yet the leadership…tends not to reflect that constituency….It’s not just unseemly and time to change. It fundamentally makes our mission less achievable because the people who live there are excluded.”  

On nature-based solutions to climate change:

“We all knew in our bones that nature had value, that this meant something.  The world is finally catching up….The world is finally understanding that nature has way more value alive and thriving than burnt and dead.”

Watch the whole interview — it’s worth your time.

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