In Part 2 of Episode 2, we hear some voices of folks who are working to bridge the world of global finance with the preservation and restoration of ecological function.
Episode 2 consists of some fascinating interviews conducted by John Liu at the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn, Germany. I’ve arranged them into five parts according to the topics discussed.
This part focuses on Commonland Foundation, an organization that catalyzes regenerative projects around the word. We heard of Commonland in Episode 1 at the ecosystem restoration camp in Spain, and how it had played a crucial role in the context that facilitated that project.
Willem Ferwerda is the founder and CEO of Commonland Foundation. I found his words to be clear and insightful, as John Liu’s questions ranged from advice for youth seeking to enter the emerging regenerative economy to the relation between ecosystem health and social stability. Willem and the Commonland Foundation have done much to facilitate better relations between economy and ecology, and to restore ecosystem function in degraded landscapes.
The Ecosystem Restoration Camps movement is emerging, and in this episode we visit a pilot camp in the Altiplano of southern Spain, to hear from the resident restoration volunteers and the land owner, Alfonso Chico de Guzman, cofounder of the AlVeAl initiative.
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