Interviews

I have written about wildlife conservation, climate change, circular economics, and a variety of other environmental topics for BBC, Mongabay, Earth Island Journal, Sustainability Times, and a bunch of other publications.

Staffan Widstrand: We Need to Restart the Love Affair with Nature

Staffan Widstrand is a world-renowned wildlife photographer and a strong advocate of nature conservation, biodiversity and rewilding. His project Wild Wonders of Europe, which presented the natural heritage of Europe to the World, reached 800 million people and his photos have been published in major media like National Geographic, GEO Magazin, Der Spiegel and many …

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Andrew J. Hoffman: If Climate Change Doesn’t Threaten Rich People, Nothing Will Change

Andrew J. Hoffman is a Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. He came to the Czech Republic to present his book How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate at the Ekofilm festival.  How do you perceive climate change? Are you worried or optimistic? I am pessimistic but hopeful. I think the …

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Dan Lyons: Why the Whole World Is Crazy About Startups and Why You Shouldn’t

The last company from Silicon Valley that reached a billion dollar revenue and was profitable, was Twitter, founded in 2006. Since then all the other companies like Uber, Airbnb or Snap haven’t made any profit. Yes, you read that right. None. How is that even possible? Dan Lyons, the author of the New York Times …

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Jan Bareš: Begin Today and You Can Change the World, Be a Trash Hero!

One Monday, together with his friends, Jan Bareš went out to the beach and cleaned it up. They cleaned one beach after another together with locals and tourists week by week until an NGO Trash Hero was founded with chapters in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar and Malaysia. Today the NGO is focused on education and …

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Tejeswar Karkora: Education is a Bridge between Everything and Nothing

Tejeswar Karkora is a doctor of Social Sciences, who obtained his degree from a renowned Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India. We became friends during his exchange program at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic in 2012 and I visited him in Mumbai in 2014. Tejeswar is an optimistic and jolly person, …

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Ahmed Essam: Travelling Helped Me Find out Who I Am and What I Want to Be

It’s a pleasure for me to introduce my good friend Ahmed Essam, who has agreed to share his views and opinions on cardiology, travelling, religion and other interesting topics. Ahmed, you used to work as a cardiologist in the National Heart Institute in Cairo and now you are working in Marsa Matrouh Heart Center. Can …

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