David Obura: Coral Reef Conservation and Addressing Climate Challenges Through Equity and Trust

The Founder Spirit

Jun 21 2024 • 33 mins

In this episode of The Founder Spirit, David Obura, a coral reef ecologist and Founding Director of CORDIO East Africa, shares the importance of preserving biodiversity, protecting coastlines and supporting local communities.

He discusses the challenges of restoring coral reefs and the need to address climate change. David identifies over-consumption as the main driver of carbon emissions, and calls to raise welfare and wellbeing of the bottom end of our society. This paradigm shift requires us to work at the speed of trust through engagement and discourse. David also highlights the interconnectedness between nature and human wellbeing and the need for local-level action in ecosystem restoration.

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