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Decolonizing conservation through radical collaboration and capital with Kim Pate and Noah Oppenheim | Futuring Podcast

by Futures Centre, Feb 15
3 minutes read

With just nine years left to avoid climate’s most devastating impacts, we believe we are at a crossroads. Can we ensure all communities have an opportunity to thrive or do we continue to entrench siloed responses that will build upon the existing public health, economic and racial injustices for communities on the forefront lines of climate change? This special edition of the Futuring Podcast, as part of the American Climate Futures initiative, aims to shine a light on changemakers who are meaningfully accelerating climate justice and radical collaboration across the United States, showing that the urgent and necessary change is possible and already here.

In this first episode of the American Climate Futures 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.

Check out the first episode in our new American Climate Futures mini-series

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?  

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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.


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