Paul R. Ehrlich
Dr. Ehrlich is a distinguished us scientist noted for pioneer work on population growth and environment. He has publicised the environmental cause through press, TV, radio and lectures. Dr. Ehrlich has written over 20 books on environmental issues and served in senior positions in America and international environmental organizations.
For the past two decades Dr. El-Gohary, a civil engineer, has conducted applied research on water pollution and waste management. She was awarded the Egyptian State Prize for Environment in 1980 and the National Research Centre Prize for Scientific Excellence in 1986 for her contributions to environmental sciences.
John Elkington is the author or co-author of 12 books, including the No. 1 bestseller, The Green Consumer Guide. first published in the UNITED KINGDOM in 1988, the guide has subsequently been published in over 15 countries. John Elkington has been an environmental consultant since the early 1970s and, as a founder-director of Sustainability in 1987, has advised a wide range of national and international government, NGO and business clients. He is actively involved in environmental auditing, corporate environmental reporting, green investment, sustainable tourism and biotechnology.
Environmental Committee of Limassol
Established in 1973, the Environmental Committee of Limassol is a broadbased movement involving trade unions, community groups and professional bodies. The Committee has lobbied successfully against unsound development of wetlands and coastal areas, and for protection of green areas in Limassol.
Ms. Eroh is an Indonesian villager who in 1985 led her community in West Java in constructing a water channel across four kilometres of rough mountainside. Three villages benefitted from the water supply and increased their rice production. In recognition of her achievements the Indonesian Government in 1988 honoured her with the Kalpataru (Tree of Life) Award.
Sietz A. Leeflang
From 1971 to 1977 Mr. Leeflang, as founder of the "Small Earth" project (De Kleine Aarde") in Holland, stimulated many to practice ways of life, agriculture and technical method that preserve the environment and are on a human scale.
In 1977 Mr. Leeflang and his wife left the project and started a small experimental centre for alternative techniques and working methods, called "The Twelve Trades" ("De Twaalf Ambachten"). In this centre several new techniques have been developed in the fields of water and energy saving, heating and house building.
Gert Roland Fischer
A Brazilian ecologist who has since 1976 promoted environmental awareness and sustainable development through books, newsletters, and numerous radio and TV interviews.
Mr. Fischer works around environmental management issues, envolving clime changes, as well as with grassroots movements (including farmers' unions), government departments and industry.
He is coordinator of the pesticides action network for Brazil and south cone. He is chairman of the Eurowaste Consult and consulting office to industrial hazardous waste treatment and soil cleaning.
Ms. Fisher was founder and for more than 20 years chairman of Environmental Resources Ltd. She retired from the Chairmanship in 1988 and currently serves as President.
From 1988-90, she was Assistant Director for Environment at the Energy and Environmental Policy Center of the Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University. In that capacity, she was instrumental in initiating the center's global climate change programme.
She is currently President of Fisher & Associates International Inc., consultants in environmental management, trade and investment, and environmental technology partnering.
Mr. Fonseca has been a member of the Comision Permanente del Pacifico Sur (Permanent Commission of the South Pacific) since 1980, and as Secretary-General from 1986. He has forged closer links among the five member states - Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru - and contributed significantly to the commission's joint programme with UNEP for protection of the region's marine environment.
A civil and environmental engineer, who has researched and written extensively on marine and fresh water pollution in Colombia, and designed urban waste-water treatment systems.
e was active in the establishment of three national parks and protection of Cienaga de la Virgen, an important wetland. He has since 1986 been Director-General of the Instituto Nacional de los Recursos Naturales Renobables y del Ambiente (INDERENA) which is concerned with conservation of natural resources.
In 1990 he was appointed the ambassador of Colombia to Kenya, where he also serves as permanent representative to UNEP and Habitat.