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    Lumber has developed a technology and process to re-use waste materials from the plastic industry into local economies, with the participation local recyclers and Municipalities. At the same time, he is building the necessary ecosystem, developing new roles and mindset shift for existing players.

    Interview with Cedric Solms

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    This is about a new kind of leadership. I want to become a new kind of leader.

    Brandon Dennison is showing the workforce development sector how they can pioneer new and viable economic markets while at the same time creating direct employment and personal development opportunities for disadvantaged workers, dramatically transforming a stale field and helping whole regions see and seize their potential.

    Through Farm Commons and starting with sustainable farmers, Rachel Armstrong is reforming legal services in a way that respects the client as a primary source of knowledge, inspiration, and solutions and helps changemakers thrive.

    Federico co-founded Treedom, an online platform that allows people and companies to plant trees remotely and offset CO2 emissions by directly financing small farmers in economic hardship. He is creating an alliance between farmers and supporters willing to make reforestation a sustainable source of long-term income for smallholders. Treedom empowers local communities to start new agricultural enterprises by helping them fill the time gap between planting a seed and growing a tree.

    David Yeung is seeking to mitigate the impact on the environment and climate change caused by vast consumption of beef, poultry and pork by offering consumers in Greater China and East Asia easy ways to reduce meat in their daily diet and shift to a more sustainable plant-based choice in diet.

    Sergio Madrid seeks to transform the way that Mexican communities manage the country’s forests, by using a bifurcated approach that combines working at a national policy level with on-the-ground implementation of best practices in rural communities.

    Emerging Insights 2018: Climate Change and the Environment

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    To mitigate climate change, it is becoming clear that the work has to move beyond the science to policy and individual action.  Our Fellows are leading the way to show how cross-border collaborations and new consumer demands can address an issue that is bigger than all of us.