Ecosystem restoration with Pieter van der Gaag

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Ecosystem restoration with Pieter van der Gaag

Pieter van der Gaag is a director at Ecosystem Restoration Communities (previously known as Ecosystem Restoration Camps), a global movement aiming to repair broken ecosystems, restore biodiversity and improve the livelihoods of local communities.

In this episode, Pieter covers:

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  • Student experiences, and broadening his worldview. [Starts at 1:50]
  • The importance of collaboration with stakeholders to tackle global societal issues. [Starts at 3:36]
  • The art of successful collaboration. [Starts at 6:59]
  • Joining the Ecosystem Restoration Camps organisation. [Starts at 9:39]
  • Starting up the first camp, Altiplano in Spain and developing the camp model. [Starts at 12:57]
  • Local communities and campers coming together in camps across the world. [Starts at 16:25]
  • The process of new camps joining the movement. [Starts at 19:22]
  • Camp uniqueness, criteria required and aims of restoration. [Starts at 22:25]
  • Ambitions for the movement. [Starts at 27:15]
  • Campers and their experience whilst at camp. [Starts at 29:17]
  • Why Pieter continues within the organisation. [Starts at 33:03]
  • Top recommendations: grow plants; find a local initiative; join the movement. [Starts at 35:27]
  • What the world looks like in 2050 – solving energy supply and understanding the benefits of natural capital. [Starts at 37.04]
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Useful links

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