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OT Interview: How This Environmental Engineer Is Saving The Planet & Benefiting Communities

Ferdin Sylvester founded the OneEarth Foundation in a bid to preserve the living world and safeguard vulnerable communities from the effects of climate breakdown

Ferdin Sylvester is the chief pirate and managing director at the OneEarth Foundation Photo: Copyright: OneEarth Foundation

When the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 triggered a lockdown in India, Ferdin Sylvester was working with the United Nations Development Programme as a project officer with an environmental engineering background. Seeing the breakdown of the transport, food and healthcare sectors globally and their effects on people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, he realised that these communities are on the frontlines of suffering damages from climate breakdown and pollution.