Graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Over 30 years' experience in nature conservation. Formerly: Environmental Lawyer, working on environmental protection cases in US; advised UN Environment Programme, co-authored text on environmental law. 1989-2001, with WWF-US, as head of the worldwide conservation programmes and ultimately Executive Vice-President. 2001-05, Director, Conservation and Science programme, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, one of the largest conservation funders in the US. 2005-14, Director-General, WWF International, serving as Chief Executive Officer, WWF International and leader of the global WWF Network. Since 2014, Consulting Professor and now Senior Fellow, Stanford University; Co-Director, Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions.
A UN agreement, market action and Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies together offer a new opportunity to crack the problem of illegal fishing.
Our oceans are in crisis thanks to pollution, plastics and rising temperatures. Can new technologies pull us back from the brink - or will they make things worse?
Which emerging technologies could help us in our efforts to preserve the environment? How can they maximize the efficiency of our use of natural resources? What are the risks that these n...
The Fourth Industrial Revolution can transform our ability to understand what’s happening in the oceans, and to manage it.