Addressing Critical Challenges
Melinda Macleod, Environmental Resilience Global Program Director, shares why BHP Foundation invests in Nature United's approach in the boreal.
At the BHP Foundation, we work to address the world’s most critical sustainable development challenges. By working in partnership with others who share these ambitions, we seek to raise the bar, find new solutions and set new standards for the future.
The Foundation has three global priorities; one of them is Environmental Resilience. We know that large, natural environments play a critical role in preserving water and biodiversity, and helping people respond to climate change. We focus on improving outcomes by supporting place-based projects that engage with the people who live there, enhancing policy frameworks and mobilizing markets, such as water and carbon. We recognize that Indigenous peoples have a profound connection to their traditional lands and are the most effective stewards of their lands and sea. Which is why we are committed to supporting programs grounded in Indigenous-led conservation.
The work Nature United is doing in Canada’s Boreal has all of the elements for long-term change. And Nature United is affiliated with one of the world’s biggest conservation organizations, which has worked with the BHP Foundation since day one, helping to design and build our strategy. The spirit of collaboration is key to the Foundation’s approach, and through partnerships like this, we have an opportunity to contribute to social and environmental progress globally.
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