THRIVE would like to extend warm gratitude to Sunil for his presentation.
“The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not everyone’s greed,” Sunil quoted Gandhi’s poignant statement at THRIVE’s Tribe Webinar on 17th August 2021.
For the past three decades, he has dedicated his life to be an agent of change and successfully raising awareness and challenging the status quo to increase cooperation in ocean governance. His Master Class in Ocean & Environmental Governance has been well received worldwide.
The THRIVE Project – an organization that places humankind onto the path towards a more sustainable future – was delighted to have Sunil privately present at its monthly Tribe Webinar. Sunil covered some of the golden nuggets around Ocean / Environmental Governance and ways to make a change in the increasingly Lawless, Landless, Airless, and Waterless world.
His strong passion for the ocean and environment, combined with his longstanding expertise in the field and his experience as a world-class speaker, made the webinar abundant with insights and laughs because of the anecdotal evidence used and his practical delivery style.
Sunil divided the three approaches to make a change into the three ‘A’s: Advice, Advocacy, and Action. To elaborate more for the first A – Advice, he shared the “Seven Pillars”. Seven Pillars is his unique approach to solve problematic environmental issues, which includes Science and technology, geopolitical economy, institution & organization, legislation & implementation, stakeholder participation, financial initiatives, and last but not least, education & awareness. He then connected the Seven Pillars with Sustainable Development Goals.
For the second A – Advocacy, Sunil reminded us that it is our ethical duty to give. He quoted a Latin American prayer: “To those that hunger, give bread. To those who have bread, give the hunger for justice.“
All the knowledge and wisdom will be influential with the last A – Action. He shared how 7 in 10 of India’s population lack access to clean water, and if only people build more toilets, not temples, it will improve sanitation in the area.
He closed the webinar engaging with the enthusiastic Tribe members and with a beautiful reminder: “First, they laugh at you. Then they ignore you. Then they fight you. In the end, you win!“.