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Don’t play ecosystem Jenga, with Pen Hadow

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Episode  ·  1 Play  ·  53:48  ·  Jan 4, 2023


Pen Hadow is a British explorer and ocean conservationist whose commitment to protecting the wildlife and floating ice-reef ecosystem of the North Pole’s international waters has pushed the boundaries of human endeavour, polar exploration, and global engagement on sustainability. He undertook an iconic solo trek on foot from Canada to the North Pole which has never been repeated.Hadow founded 90 North Foundation, an organisation exclusively dedicated to protecting the Arctic, working in association with the non-governmental programme Arctic Mission.A few days before the COP15 biodiversity conference concluded with a historic agreement to protect 30% of land and water by 2030, our host, Basil Demeroutis, interviewed Pen about the need to address biodiversity loss now rather than later. And the potential for the property sector to lead by example.Tune in to discover:- How determination and resilience pushed Pen beyond his limits while walking – and swimming – unsupported, solo, from Canada to the North Pole- Why biodiversity loss in the Arctic has a direct impact on life in cities around the world, including on the value of property investments- What could happen if we lose sea ice, the ‘refrigeration unit’ for the northern hemisphere- How the global economy and global ecosystems are interlinked- Why biodiversity should be a bigger focus of companies’ ESG efforts- What 90 North Foundation is doing to create the largest global reserve for the international - waters that surround the North PoleSelected links from the episode:90 North Foundation: https://www.90northfoundation.org/Current state of sea ice cover: https://earth.gsfc.nasa.gov/cryo/data/current-state-sea-ice-coverWhat is an Arctic Habitat?: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/teaching-wiki/arctic-habitat#:~:text=support%20your%20teaching.-,What%20is%20an%20Arctic%20habitat%3F,%2C%20Finland%2C%20Norway%20and%20Greenland.Ecosystem services: https://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Understanding-Conservation/Ecosystem-ServicesPen Hadow: What he saw in the Arctic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5teF3gUfqekCop15: historic deal to halt biodiversity loss by 2030: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/19/cop15-historic-deal-signed-to-halt-biodiversity-loss-by-2030-aoeUN Report: Nature decline in numbers: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2019/05/nature-decline-unprecedented-report/Connect with Pen Hadow:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/penhadow/Twitter: https://twitter.com/penhadow?lang=en-GBWebsite: https://www.90northfoundation.org/We’d love to hear your thoughts on these topics. Talk to us on Twitter @forepartnership.You can also follow us on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/forepartnership   Or visit our website: forepartnership.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

53m 48s  ·  Jan 4, 2023

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