Author: Vanessa Riedmüller

Wanjira Mathai: “There’s a lot we can do!”

What links climate protection and poverty? Why does a green energy transition in Africa matter to us all? And what role do international companies like Greiner play here? Wanjira Mathai gives clear answers to big questions in the latest edition of Greiner Talks.

Wanjira Mathai is Vice President and Regional Director for Africa at the World Resources Institute. The Kenyan environmental activist has been fighting passionately for social and environmental change at international level for over 20 years. Her mother, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, initiated the famous Green Belt Movement. It’s no surprise that Wanjira Mathai sets out clear demands: We need to do everything we can to eliminate poverty. That is the only way to achieve fair and sustainable development.

Greiner Talks host Alexander Berth met Wanjira Mathai on the fringes of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi to discuss global inequality and the major challenges of the climate crisis. Listen now and find out more!

"The underlying driver of climate vulnerability is poverty."

Wanjira Mathai, President and Regional Director for Africa, World Resources Institute

Greiner Talks is our podcast focusing on “sustainability and transformation”. Alexander Berth regularly talks to experts from across the world about the prospects and opportunities offered by a sustainable economy and society.

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Vanessa Riedmüller