• How reducing local poverty is helping protect Nepal’s tigers

    Dermot O'Gorman     |      May 30, 2013

    Conservation and development don’t have to be at odds with each other. Dermot O’Gorman, CEO of WWF-Australia, provides Nepal as an example of how protecting wildlife can be a step forward in addressing poverty.

  • Switching off for Earth Hour

    Dermot O'Gorman     |      March 21, 2013

    As the world prepares to switch off for Earth Hour, WWF Australia CEO, Dermot O’Gorman, explains how this humble initiative has led to world-wide change.

  • Learning to measure what we treasure

    Dermot O'Gorman     |      June 20, 2012
    It’s no secret that humans are living beyond our means – in economic terms we are running down our planet’s natural capital. Dermot O’Gorman explains why the green economy is the central theme of this week’s Rio+20 summit.

    In a world of quick fixes, sound bites and salacious headlines, it can be tough to articulate a complex topic.

    Take the ‘green economy’ for instance. We have two main challenges. Firstly, there is no general agreement by economists, scientists, or political leaders on what the term actually means because, like any economy, a ‘green economy’ is complex and made up of many different factors.

    Secondly, mention the word ‘economy’ and a certain percentage of the general public tune out! 

  • Sustaining nine billion people

    Dermot O'Gorman     |      May 31, 2012

    The World Wildlife Foundation's 2012 Living Planet Report shows that Australia is the world’s seventh biggest user and polluter of natural resources. Dermot O'Gorman says the cost of environmental destruction has been overlooked for too long.

    This year’s Living Planet Report highlights the tremendous pressure we are putting on our planet.  We are using 50 percent more resources than the earth can provide, and by 2025 even two planets will not be enough.