We live in volatile, uncertain, and complex times. So, how do we navigate an age of uncertainty and complexity in global development? In this series, we explore the Future of Partos - the Dutch Development Cooperation Association that brings together nearly 110 Dutch Development NGOs.
In this episode, we talk with Donald Pols about climate action. We discuss the current state of the climate and its consequences on inequality, migration and conflicts. We further dive into the importance of investing in resilience and also talk about the historic victory in the court of Milieudefensie against cooperation Shell.
Donald Pols has a lifelong commitment to a society in harmony with nature – in the interest of nature, and of human society that is dependent on nature. In his capacity as Director of Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie), he supports the global transition to sustainable energy. As an expert on financing the transition towards renewable energy, Donald has participated in both the delegations of WWF International and the Dutch government to the UNFCCC negotiations. He worked as Program Director for WWF International’s global natural resource program in Beijing; Director of WWF China's Climate and Energy Program; Head of the WWF Netherlands Climate Program, and as senior advisor environment and nature in the Dutch parliament.