Videos: Interviews

Interview with Christopher Knowles – GLF Bonn 2018

27 Dec 2018

Former head of the European Investment Bank’s environmental division, Christopher Knowles is a longtime leading figure in climate and environmental finance. For eleven years, he led the Bank’s operational team handling investments in equity and debt funds for infrastructure and environment, throughout which the EIB scaled up and innovated its contributions to climate finance. With […]

Interview with Juan Carlos Mendoza – GLF Bonn 2018

27 Dec 2018

Mr. Mendoza has extensive experience at the intersection of international development, climate finance, project finance, international policy, and resource mobilization. He has served in a number of high-profile positions, including ten years at the World Bank in both technical and managerial roles, and more recently as part of the senior management team and interim Director […]

Interview with Rhett Butler – GLF Bonn 2018

27 Dec 2018

Rhett Butler founded Mongabay in 1999 with the mission of raising interest in and appreciation of wild lands and wildlife. For the first ten years of the project, he operated Mongabay on his own, publishing thousands of stories and tens of thousands of photos. Today Rhett Butler serves as editor-in-chief and CEO of Mongabay, a […]

Interview with Satya Tripathi – GLF Bonn 2018

27 Dec 2018

Satya S. Tripathi is the Senior Adviser for 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at UN Environment. He is also currently leading the exploratory efforts on behalf of UN Environment and other key development partners to establish sustainable finance facilities in India and other developing countries. Mr. Tripathi is the Executive Secretary of the US$ 1 […]

Interview with Christian Kroll – GLF Bonn 2018

27 Dec 2018

In 2009, Christian Kroll founded Ecosia as a start-up search engine that uses its profits to plant trees and combat global deforestation. With more than 7 million active users, Ecosia is known for its industry-leading standards of corporate transparency and user privacy, alongside its mission to restore the world’s degraded and vulnerable forests, in turn […]

Interview with Claire Nasike – GLF Bonn 2018

27 Dec 2018

Claire Nasike is a Food For Life Campaigner at Greenpeace Africa, the third awardee of the Wangari Maathai scholarship and the founder of the Hummingbird Foundation an initiative that connects school children to nature by establishing organic food and botanical gardens. In her free time, she loves reading, and writing articles on her eco-blog www.conservationatheart.wordpress.comwhich […]

GLF in conversation with Hans Friedrich – GLF Bonn 2018

27 Dec 2018

Dr. Friederich, a Dutch-born geographer, has been leading INBAR since 2014. Previous to this, he was the IUCN Pan-European Regional Director, overseeing operations in Europe, Russia and Central Asia, while having also managed the organizations global fundraising unit. He has also worked in IUCN’s Eastern Africa Regional Office, as senior technical advisor for the Ministry […]

Interview with Hiroto Mitsugi – GLF Bonn 2018

27 Dec 2018

Hiroto Mitsugi is FAO’s Assistant Director-General of Forestry Department since 21 June 2017. He is a Japanese national, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture (Forestry and Forest Products) from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, and a Master of Science degree in Forestry Extension from the University of Reading, UK. He started his career in 1987 with […]

Why traditional knowledge matters: GLF in conversation with Janene Yazzie

27 Dec 2018

Janene Yazzie is a community organizer and human rights advocate that has worked on development and energy issues with Indigenous communities across the United States for the past 12 years. Co-founder of Sixth World Solutions LLP., and co-founder of the Navajo Nation Little Colorado River Watershed Chapters Association (LCRWCA), she has built expertise in infrastructure […]