Leo van der Vlist

Director Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples have a deep connection with nature and have been protecting it for many years. My aim is to protect the rights of these peoples and work together to protect and restore nature for the future generations.


In 40 years, I want to have achieved that indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ rights are widely respected and they live in regenerated landscapes that absorbed so much carbon that the climate change has been reversed.