William McGoldrick

Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, The Nature Conservancy

    William McGoldrick is the acting Managing Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific division. Based in Hong Kong, he leads a USD $45 million program across 12 countries in support of TNC’s two foremost global priorities: protecting lands, oceans and freshwater; and tackling climate change through innovative, science-based mitigation and adaptation strategies. Over a 15-year conservation career, Will has developed deep experience in corporate practices, international negotiations, philanthropy, and government policies and programs. He joined TNC in 2015 and previously held staff positions as Director of Climate Strategy and Asia Pacific Conservation Director, where Will oversaw teams focused on expanding protected areas in Mongolia, restoring shellfish reefs in Hong Kong and conserving forest landscapes in northern Myanmar, among other initiatives. Prior to TNC, Will served in various senior-level policy roles at WWF-Australia focused on climate and sustainable development. He has spent time living and working in a number of Pacific Island nations, including four years in Samoa where he was an advisor to the Samoan Government on climate change policy. This experience allowed Will to witness firsthand the threat that climate change poses to some of the world’s most vulnerable people and places, underscoring the need for an agile and comprehensive global response.

    All Sessions by William McGoldrick

    12:00 pm - 12:35 pm
    Green Building & Energy Saving Technologies

    The Green Smart City: Where Nature Meets Technology

    Number 11 of the UNSDG goals is to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. One important way is to allow nature to connect back to the city, and integrate nature-based solutions in building and urban designs. Experts in the field will share the latest trends in nature-led designs, technology that facilitates the incorporation, and how we can let the city grow together with nature.