The relationship between faith and environmentalism is a complex one. While it’s easy to focus on dissimilarities and points of disagreement, in reality faith groups worldwide have long been involved in advancing environmental protection. Here Martin Palmer, secretary general of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, explores how religion and science can work together toward common aims.

A version of this interview originally appeared on the website of Ensia’s predecessor, Momentum, as part of the “What Would It Take?” series of interviews.