Head of Climate Change
The Nature Conservancy
Leonardo Lacerda is The Nature Conservancy’s Global Managing Director for Climate, bringing nearly 30 years of experience building diversity and inspiring teams to achieve high-level goals in the environment, human development, and social justice sectors. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, he served as environment program director for the Oak Foundation where he managed a portfolio of grants in excess of $350 million and built a team to address climate change, marine conservation, and illegal wildlife trade. Prior to joining the Oak Foundation, Lacerda worked to assert indigenous people’s forest land tenure rights, enabled the establishment of nature parks and preserves in over 50 countries, from the Amazon to the Taiga forests, and helped protect key marine and terrestrial habitat in the Mediterranean.
The key to protecting the world’s forests, grasslands and wetlands is the tech to monitor and survey what’s going on in real time. As more companies invest in the carbon offset market, the...