Charles L. Caccia
Charles Caccia was born and educated in
Mr. Caccia was first elected to public office as member of the City of
In September 1981, Prime Minister Trudeau appointed him Minister of Labour, and in August 1983, Minister of the Environment. From September 1984 to November 1988 he acted as Liberal Opposition Critic on environment issues.
Charles Caccia chaired the Standing Committee of the House of Commons on Environment and Sustainable Development from 1994 to 2004 as well as the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association from 1994 to 2004.
He is presently Senior Fellow at the Institute of the Environment,
His current activities involve issues of nuclear waste, climate change, use of pesticides, air and water pollution, urban sprawl, protection of pollinators and boreal forest.
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland
The Prime Minister of Norway and Chairman of the UN World Commission on Environment and Development. Ms. Brundtland served as Minister for the Environment from 1974-1979.
Dr. Lester R. Brown
Mr. Brown is President of the WorldWatch Institute, based in Washington DC, and is a prominent writer and speaker on environmental issues. He addresses issues such as food security, population, and sustainable utilisation of natural resources.
Mr. Boateng has, since 1984, trained over 60,000 villagers in how to prevent and control forest and bush fires in Ghana. His efforts have made a significant impact and has resulted in important financial savings.
Leader of India's famous "Chipko" movement to protect and replant trees in the Himalaya forests.
Sir David Attenborough
An outstanding producer and presenter of environmental and wildlife television programmes. He is a committed conservationist who has written extensively on the subject.
Dr. Archibald is Director of the International Crane Foundation (ICF) and a world authority on the study and preservation of the species. Among his best-known work is the joint USA-Russian project on the Siberian Crane. Siberian Crane eggs produced at ICF are sent to Russia where they are hatched. The chicks are then reared in the wilderness and released with the last of the wild Siberian Cranes in western Siberia.
Mr. Alon is the founder of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and active in creating nature reserves and other protected areas. He was awarded the Israel Environment Prize in 1978.
Mr. Agarwal, an Indian national, is an environmental journalist and writer, who is currently the Director of Centre for Science and Environment, one of the leading voluntary organisations involved in environmental research in India.
A prominent Greek journalist who has written extensively in newspapers and magazines on a wide range of environmental issues such as acid rain, pollution and endangered species. In 1991, he wrote the book "The forest: the Silent Tragedy or the end of Life". He also works as press officer of WWF Greece.