Our Planet Contributors 


(positions as at the time of writing)


External Editor: Geoffrey Lean

Lois Abraham
an attorney, and co-founder of 34 Million Friends of UNFPA

Bella S Abzug

Co-Founder and President of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

Jim Adam
Chairman of the World Energy Council

Ellik Adler
Regional Seas Programme Coordinator, UNEP

Anil K Agarwal
Chairperson of the New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (www.cseindia.org) and was a member of the World Water Commission

Shai Agassi
Founder and chief executive of Better Place

Salman Ahmad
Lead guitarist of Junoon, Pakistan’s top rock band

Halyna Alomova

Askar Akaev
President of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Madeleine K. Albright
United States Secretary of State

Brad Allenby
Environment, Health and Safety Vice President for AT&T, an adjunct professor at Columbia University, and a Batten Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School, United States

Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel
Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, UNEP

Thoraya Ahmed Obaid
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund

Dr Christina Amoako-Nuama
Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ghana

Chief Emeka Anyaoku
President of WWF International

David Anderson
Canadian Minister of the Environment and President of the UNEP Governing Council

Ray C. Anderson,
Founder and Chairman of Interface Inc

Dr Stephen O Andersen
Co-Chair of the Montreal Protocol Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Director of Strategic Climate Projects, US EPA Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Division

Nelson Andrade
Coordinator of UNEP’s Caribbean Environment Programme

Kofi A Annan
Secretary-General of the United Nations

Suzanne Arup Veltzé
Managing Director of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)

Jockin Arputham
Slum-dweller and President of India’s National Slum Dwellers Federation – a people’s organization made up of pavement-dwellers and slum-dwellers from more than 30 towns and cities in India. He is a Magsaysay awardee 2000 for international understanding

Margaret Arnold
Senior Program Officer of the World Bank’s Disaster Management Facility

Bagher Asadi
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran is Chairman of the Group of 77

Kader Asmal
South Africa’s Minister of Education and the former Chairman of the World Commission on Dams

Dr. Oral A. Ataniyazova MD, PhD
Chairperson of the Karakalpak Center for Reproductive Health and Environment (Center PERZENT) and Head of the Reproductive Health department of the Karakalpak Branch of the Uzbek Academy of Science.

Sir David Attenborough
Broadcaster, board member of Television Trust for the Environment and former Controller of BBC2

Svend Auken
Minister for Environment and Energy, Denmark

The Hon. Cletus A. Avoka MP
Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Ghana

Shabana Azmi

Eulalie Bashige Baliruhya
Director General of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN)

Francesco Bandarin
Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Monique Barbut
Director of UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics

Alicia Bárcena
Senior Advisor on Global Environmental Citizenship, UNEP

Bartholomew of Constantinople
Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch

Harsha Batra
Founder of the Panchavati Green Movement, India

Margaret Beckett
Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom

David Bellamy
Broadcaster and President of the Conservation Foundation and Coral Cay Conservation, UK

Domingo Jiménez-Beltrán
Executive Director, European Environment Agency

Dr Michael Ben-Eli
International consultant on management and organization, President of Cybertec Consulting Group, New York

Dr. Gerhard Berz
Head of the Munich Re Geoscience Research Group and Member of its Executive Management

Sandra Bessudo
Director of the Malpelo/MarViva Foundation Colombia

Preety M. Bhandari
Director of the Policy Analysis Division, TERI, India

Albert Binger
Director of the University of the West Indies Centre for Environment and Development, and Visiting Professor at Saga University Institute of Ocean Energy, Saga, Japan

Patricia Birnie
Co-author of Birnie and Boyle, International Law and the Environment, Oxford University Press (second edition)

Ritt Bjerregaard
European Commissioner responsible for the Environment and Nuclear Safety

Helen Bjørnøy
Minister of the Environment of Norway

The Rt Hon Tony Blair MP
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jared Blumenfeld
Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment

Dr. Thilo Bode
International Executive Director of Greenpeace

Dr. Rolf Böhme
Mayor of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Emma Bonino
Commissioner for Fisheries with the European Commission

Somsook Boonyabancha
Director of the Community Organisations Development Institute, Thailand

Jean-Louis Borloo
Minister of Environment, Energy, Sustainable Development and Land Management – France

HE Carlston Boucher
Vice-Chairman of the Alliance of Small Island States and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations

Abdelaziz Bouteflika
President of the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria

Elizabeth Bravo
Research Coordinator, Oilwatch Secretariat, Quito, Ecuador

Børge Brende
Minister of the Environment, Norway

Professor Mercedes Bresso
President of the Province of Turin, Italy

Wendy Brewer Lama
an Ecotourism Planning Consultant working with communities protected area managers and the private sector in the Himalaya and parts of China to plan for and promote community-based ecotourism

Lester Brown
President of the Worldwatch Institute

Mark Malloch Brown
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Lynn R. Brown
Food Policy Specialist, The World Bank’s Rural Development Department

John Browne
Group Chief Executive of British Petroleum

Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland
Director-General of the World Health Organization

Philip Bubb
Adviser to the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge, United Kingdom

John Buccini
Chair of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee established by UNEP to negotiate a global POPs Convention

Gerardo Budowski
Professor Emeritus, Department of Natural Resources and Peace at the University for Peace, Costa Rica

Robert D. Bullard PhD
Ware Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Antony Burgmans
Chairman, Unilever N.V. and Vice-chairman, Unilever Plc

Tom Burke
Environmental Policy Advisor to Rio Tinto plc and BP Amoco plc and Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London

Kathryn Bushkin
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the United Nations Foundation

Millicent Burggraf
Australian delegates to the 2005 Children’s World Summit on the Environment in Japan

G Victor Buxton
Executive with Environment Canada

David T Buzzelli
Vice President and Corporate Director of Environment, Health & Safety, Public Affairs and Information Systems for The Dow Chemical Company

Abdoul Byukusenge
UNEP TUNZA Youth Advisor for Africa

Luis Cáceres Villanueva
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Antofagasta, Chile

Guy Canivet
Premier Président de la Cour de Cassation, France

Frank A Campbell
President of ARISE!, an Ottowa-based communications consulting firm

Frank A Campbell
President of ARISE!, an Ottowa-based communications consulting firm

Julia Carabias
Professor of the Faculty of Science of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Coordinator of its Restoration Ecology Programme, is Chair of STAP

Fernando Henrique Cardoso
President of Brazil

Henrique Brandão Cavalcanti
Special Envoy of the President of Brazil and Chairman, third session, United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development

Maria Celina de Azevedo Rodrigues
Ambassador of Brazil and Chair of the Rotterdam Convention’s Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee

Lucien Chabason
Coordinator of UNEP’s Mediterranean Action Plan

Dipal Chandra Barua
The current winner of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, is Founding Managing Director of Grameen Shakti, and Deputy Managing Director of the Grameen Bank

Surya Prakash Chandak
Director of the National Cleaner Production Centre, India

Kate Charters and Sarah Charters
Australian delegates to the 2005 Children’s World Summit on the Environment in Japan

Arthur Chaskalson
Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa

Rachel Chatterjee
Commissioner of the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, India

Didier J. Cherpitel
Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

John Chilton
Hydrogeology Group, British Geological Society, London, UK

Jamie Choi
F-gases project leader at Greenpeace, China

Anwarul K. Chowdhury
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States and Secretary-General of the Mauritius International Meeting for the Review of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States

Colmore S Christian
Natural Resource Management Specialist based in Dominica

Leif E. Christoffersen
Senior Fellow, Noragric, the Agricultural University of Norway, and Team Leader of the Second Overall Performance Study (OPS2) of the Global Environment Facility, 2001

Daniel Chudnovsky
Professor of International Business and Development Economics at the University of San Andrés and Director of the Centro de Investigaciones para la Transformación (CENIT), Argentina

Helen Clark
Prime Minister of New Zealand

Eileen Claussen
President of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Johnny Clegg
South African rock star known as the "White Zulu"

Corrado Clini
Director General of the Italian Ministry of Environment and former co-Chair of the G8 Task Force on Renewable Energy

Jenny Clover
Senior Researcher at the African Security Analysis Programme, Institute for Security Studies, South Africa

The Hon Minister Terry Donald Coe
Minister in Charge of Telecoms, Meteorology, the Electrical Power Corporation, the Public Works Department, Administration and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the Government of Niue

Dr Theo Colborn
Director of the Wildlife and Contaminants Program of WWF-US

Mark Collins
Director, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Judi Conner
Media consultant and former television journalist

Dominique Conseil
President of Aveda

Catherine Nixon Cooke
President and CEO of the Mountain Institute, based in Washington, DC

The Rt Hon Robin Cook MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, UK

Dr Ralf Corsten

Chairman of the Executive Board of Touristik Union International, Hanover, Germany

Clifton Curtis

Director of the WWF Global Toxics Programme

Qin Dahe
Co-Chair, Working Group 1 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and, until April 2007, Administrator of the China Meteorological Administration

Sir Partha Dasgupta
Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge

Susmita Dasgupta
Environmental Economist, The World Bank’s Development Economics Research Group on Infrastructure and Environment

Ogunlade R. Davidson
Dean, Post-Graduate Studies at the University of Sierra Leone and Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Mark Davis
Project Coordinator at the Pesticides Trust

Yvo De Boer
Executive Secretary UNFCCC

David De Ferranti
Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation

Daniel De La Torre Ugarte
Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics and Associate Director of the Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee

Flor de María Perla de Alfaro
Director of Environmental Quality, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, El Salvador

Don de Silva
Communications Specialist and Environmentalist

Dr D J de Villiers
Deputy Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, former Minister for Tourism of the Republic of South Africa

Yvo de Boer
Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Max Deml
Editor-in-Chief, Eco-Invest, Vienna, Austria

Amaidhi Devaraj
Law student at the University of Bangalore, South India

Hama Arba Diallo
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Cameron Diaz

Barbara Dinham
International Projects Officer, Pesticides Trust

Darryl D’Monte
President of the International Federation of Environmental Journalists

E S Diop
Professor at the University CAD of Dakar and advisor to the Senegalese Minister for the Environment on marine and coastal issues

Dr Jacques Diouf
Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Philip Dobie
Director of the UNDP Drylands Development Centre, Nairobi

Roberto Dobles
Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica and President of UNEP’s Governing Council and the Global Ministerial Environment Forum...

Dr Paula J. Dobriansky
United States Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

Professor Rudolf Dolzer
Director of the Institut für Völkerrecht, Bonn University, Germany

Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Former Executive Director, UNEP

Alfred Duda
Principal Environmental Specialist at the GEF Secretariat

Massoumeh Ebtekar
Head, Board of Directors of the Centre for Peace and Environment, Tehran

Michael T. Eckhart
President, Solar International Management, Inc. and President, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Dr Tewolde Berhan G Egziabher
Director General of the Environmental Protection Authority, Ethiopia

Peter Eigen
Chairman of Transparency International

Mersie Ejigu
Founder, President and CEO of the Partnership for African Environmental Sustainability (PAES) and Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability

Dr Mohamed T El-Ashry
Senior Fellow, UN Foundation and CEO and Chairman of the GEF 1991-2003

Nadia El-Awady
Managing Science Editor, IslamOnline.net and President, Arab Association of Science Journalists

Professor Osama A El-Kholy
Professor Emeritus at Cairo University and Senior Adviser to the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency

John Elkins
Executive Vice-President of Visa International and a member of the United Nations Advisors Group on Inclusive Financial Sectors

Margie Cushing Falanruw
Founding member of the Yap Institute of Natural Science, an island-focused NGO working with the Yap Environmental Stewardship Consortium, a part-time employee of the US Forest Service, IPIF, and member of the newly formed Micronesians in Island Conservation

Dr. Joe Farman
’Discoverer’ of the Antarctic ozone hole and a consultant to the European Ozone Research Co-ordinating Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dr Jan F Feenstra
Acting Head of the Chemistry, Toxicology and Ecology Department of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Amsterdam, Manager of The Netherlands Climate Change Studies Assistance Programme

Christiana Figueres
Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Development in the Americas

Victoria Finlay
media consultant for the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and co-author of Faith in Conservation

José María Figueres Olsen
President of the Fundación Costa Rica para el Desarrollo Sostenible

Linda Fisher
Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Dupont

Guro Fjellanger
Minister of the Environment, Norway

Gustavo A.B. da Fonseca
Executive Vice President and Executive Director for its Center for Applied Biodiversity

Tim Foresman
Director of Environmental Information, Assessment and Early Warning, UNEP

Professor Stephen Foster
Director of Groundwater and Geotechnical Surveys at the British Geological Survey

Francesco Frangialli
Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization

Siv Fridleifsdottir
Minister for the Environment, Iceland

Al Fry
Consultant with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Takeo Fukui
President and CEO of the Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Marcelo Furtado
Co-ordinator of the Greenpeace International campaign against Toxic Trade

Claude Fussler
Vice President at Dow Europe and is currently serving as Director of Stakeholder Relations at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Rob Fyfe
Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand

Danielle Fest Grabiel
Senior campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency

Emma Gabunshina
Minister for the Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources, Republic of Kalmykia

Professor Madhav Gadgil
Professor in the Centre for Ecological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and Chairman of the Science and Technology Advisory Panel of the GEF

Giuseppe Gamba
Vice President in charge of sustainable development policies, Province of Turin

Peter Garrett
Rock star, campaigner and politician

Elisabeth Gateau
Secretary General of United Cities and Local Government

Philippe Gautier
Registrar, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve)

HE Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
President of the Republic of Maldives

Dusty Gedge
Co-founder of Livingroofs.org

Kristalina Georgieva
Director of the Environment Department at The World Bank

Adrienne Germain
President of the International Women’s Health Coalition

Polly Ghazi
Senior Correspondent of Green Futures magazine

Gourisankar Ghosh
Executive Director of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Geneva

Dr L Val Giddings
Vice President for Food and Agriculture at the Biotechnology Industry Organization, USA

Professor Herbert Girardet
Consultant to HABITAT II, holder of a UNEP Global 500 Award

Dr Michael H Glantz
Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Colorado, USA

Dr Johann Georg Goldammer
Leads the Fire Ecology Research Group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Germany

José Goldemberg
Secretary for the Environment, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Professor Edgardo D Gomez
Director of the Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines

Leonard Good
CEO and Chairman of the Global Environment Facility

Al Gore
Former US Vice-President and climate campaigner

Mikhail Gorbachev
Former President of the USSR, currently President of Green Cross International

C. Boyden Gray
Partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and was Counsel to former President George H.W. Bush

John Gummer
Former Secretary of State for the Environment, UK

Richard Gutierrez
Toxics Policy Analyst of the Basel Action Network

Pekka Haavisto
CChairman of the Afghanistan, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Depleted Uranium and Iraq projects, UNEP

Fernando Haddad
Brazil’s Minister of Education

Lisa Hadeed
WWF International’s Communications Manager

Chuck Hagel
senior US Senator from Nebraska

Elizabeth Halpenny
Workshop and Marine Program Coordinator, The Ecotourism Society, Vermont, USA

Anne Hambleton
Program Director, Center for Sustainable Development in the Americas

Andrew L Hamilton
Head of the Science Division, Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Raphael Hanmbock
Coordinator of the African Network for a Climate Community (ANCC) West and Central Africa, and Chairman of ACAN Cameroon

HM King Harald V of Norway

Ryutaro Hashimoto
Chairman of the National Japanese Steering Committee of the World Water Forum

Heidi Hautala
President of the Green European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

Sanjoy Hazarika
Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, author of Bhopal, The Lessons of a Tragedy

Dr Susan Hazen
Director of the Environmental Assistance Division, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC

Connie Hedegaard
Danish Minister of the Environment

Dr. Roy A. Herberger Jr.
President of Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management

Eveline Herfkens
United Nations Secretary-General’s Executive Coordinator for the Millennium Development Goals Campaign

Marina Mansilla Hermann
Member of Peace Child Argentina and a Student of Environmental Science at the Universidad Católica de Salta (Buenos Aires), Argentina

Dr Thor Heyerdahl
Explorer and author, based in Tenerife

Professor Vernon Heywood
Emeritus Professor, School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, UK and Executive Editor of UNEP’s Global Biodiversity Assessment

Noeleen Heyzer
Executive Director, UNIFEM

Mark Hickey
Human Resources and Regional Services Executive Director of Vodafone

Sir Edmund Hillary
Chairman of the Himalayan Trust

Senator Robert Hill
Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Kenneth F Hine
Director General-Chief Executive Officer of the International Hotel & Restaurant Association, Paris, France

Kurt Hoffman
Director of the Shell Foundation

Safura Zavaran Hoseini
First-year student of Environmental Engineering in Tehran University and Member of Peace Child International’s Iranian affiliate, the Green Front of Iran

Major-General B H Holomisa
Republic of South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism

Sir John Houghton
Chairman of the IPCC’s Working Group 1 and Chairman of Britain’s Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution

Professor Charles W Howe
Professor of Economics and Director, Environment and Behavior Program, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, USA

Hyon-Wook Kang
Minister for the Environment of the Republic of Korea

Andrei Iatsenia
Mountain Programme Coordinator, UNEP Regional Office for Europe

Jorge Illueca
Assistant Executive Director, Water Branch, UNEP

Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric

Merlinda Ingco
Trade and Agricultural Policy Specialist, The World Bank’s Rural Development Department

Okwy Iroegbu
Head of the Environment/Property Desk, NewAge Newspapers, Lagos, Nigeria

Dr Nurul Islam
Former Minister of Planning in Bangladesh and Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Emeritus Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute

HE Ambassador Razali Ismail
President of the United Nations General Assembly

Djuna Ivereigh
A freelance journalist based in Indonesia

Jack D. Ives
Senior Advisor on Mountains for the United Nations University and Honorary Research Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Thorbjørn Jagland
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Ioan Jelev
Secretary of State for the Environment, Romania, and was President of COP6 of the Basel Convention

Ian Johnson
Vice-President and Head of the World Bank’s Network for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development

Jodi-Ann Johnson
Psychology student at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica

Sir Richard Jolly
Chair of WSSCC – the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council – and Research Associate and Honorary Professor of the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, United Kingdom

Carlos Joly
Senior Vice-President, Storebrand, Norway

Hilde Johnson
Minister of International Development, Norway

Hans Jonsson
Chairman of the Federation of Swedish Farmers

Ronny Jumeau
Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Seychelles

Yolanda Kakabadse
Former environment minister of Ecuador and current President of IUCN-The World Conservation Union

Shafqat Kakakhel
Deputy Executive Director and Officer, UNEP

Rami A. Kamal
consultant on Saudi Aramco’s Carbon Management Team

M. Kannappan
Minister of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, India

Bakary Kante
Director, Division of Policy Development and Law, UNEP

Ronnie Kasrils
Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry, the Republic of South Africa

Tim Kasten
Chief of the Policy Development Branch of UNEP, responsible for coordinating urban environmental activities

Max B. Katta
23, Sierra Leone

Robert F Kennedy Jr.
Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance

Dr Margaret G Kerr
Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Environment, Nortel, Canada

Elizabeth Khaka
SIDS Focal Point, Water Branch, UNEP

Fazlun Khalid
Founder Director of the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Martin Khor
Director of the Third World Network

Ashok Khosla
Chairman of Development Alternatives and CEO of TARAhaat

Vinod Khosla
Founder of Khosla Ventures

HE Hon Mwai Kibaki
President of the Republic of Kenya

Myung Ja Kim
Minister of the Environment, Republic of Korea

Lee A. Kimball
Member of the Group of Experts of the Assessment of Assessments of the state of the marine environment

Melinda Kimble
Senior Vice President for Program of the United Nations Foundation

Alex Kirby
Journalist and broadcaster specializing in environmental issues

Dr Üner Kirdar
Special Representative of the Secretary-General of HABITAT II and Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

Tommy Koh
Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore and Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies

Yuriko Koike
Minister of the Environment, Japan

Jagdish Koonju
Chairman of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Alcira Kreimer
Manager of the World Bank’s Disaster Management Facility

Jan Kubis
Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Gunnar Kullenberg
Formerly Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Sachiko Kuwabara-Yamamoto
Executive Secretary of the Basel Convention

Kwak Kyul-ho
Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea

Robert Lamb
Director of the Television Trust for the Environment

Pascal Lamy
Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Benoit Laplante
Environmental Economist, The World Bank’s Development Economics Research Group on Infrastructure and Environment

Kjell Larsson
Sweden’s Minister for the Environment

Andrei Latsenia
Mountain Programme Coordinator, UNEP Regional Office for Europe

Conrad C. Lautenbacher
Vice Admiral, US Navy (Ret.), US Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Mary Lean
Author of Bread, bricks and belief: communities in charge of their future

Tamar Lebanidze
Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources, Georgia

Jeremy Leggett
Chief Executive Officer of Solar Century

Anna Lehmann
Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Sindictum Carbon Capital and chair of the Forestry and Land Use Working Group of the Carbon Markets and Investors Association

Gerd Leipold
Executive Director of Greenpeace International

Joseph Lieberman
United States Senator from Connecticut and the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2000

Jaime Lerner
Governor of Paraná, Brazil, and Special Advisor to the United Nations on Human Settlements

Chee Yoke Ling
Legal advisor of Third World Network

Lim Swee Say
Acting Minister for the Environment and Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Singapore

Geoffrey Lipman
President of The World Travel & Tourism Council, UK

John D. Liu
Director of the Environmental Education Television Project for China

Li Yan
A climate and energy campaigner for Greenpeace, China

Liu Shuying
Vice Chairperson of Jilin Provincial People’s Congress and National Project Director for Modernized Biomass Energy, China

Ken Livingstone
Mayor of London

Laura A. Liswood
Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders and International Assembly of Women Ministers

Masse Lo
Regional Programme Director of LEAD Francophone Africa

Paul Loeffelman
Director, Environmental Public Policy at American Electric Power

Tony Loftas
Founding Director of Marine Policy magazine

Jonathan Loh
Editor of WWF’s Living Planet Report

Steve Lonergan
Director of the Division of Early Warning and Assessment, UNEP

Gabino López
International Consultant with the Asociación de Consejeros para una Agricultura Sostenible, Ecológica y Humana (COSECHA), Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Ana Lorena Gudiño Valdez
Graduate in biology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, National Coordinator for Rescue Mission Planet Earth, and a member of the Youth Environmental Network of Mexico

Amory B. Lovins
Physicist and co-founder and CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute

Mindy Lubber
President of Ceres

Jane Lubchenco
Valley Professor of Marine Biology and Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University, President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Past President of the Ecological Society of America

Richard G. Lugar
Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a member and former chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
President of Brazil

Kseniya Lvovsky
Lead Environmental Economist in the World Bank’s South Asia Region

Arthur Lyon Dahl
Deputy Assistant Executive Director, Environmental Information and Assessment, UNEP

Ma Kai
Minister in Charge of the State Development and Reform Commission, China

Maria Maack
Environmental Manager of Icelandic New Energy

Wangari Maathai
Founder of the Green Belt Movement

Rejoice Mabudafhasi
Deputy Minister for Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa, and co-chairs of the Network of Women Ministers of the Environment

Isaías Macedo
Former Director of the Sugar Cane Technology Centre. Both advise the Centre for Strategic Management and Studies in Brasilia

Professor Don Mackay
Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Suzanne Maia
founder and President of Brasil Sustentavel (BRASUS)

Fran P. Mainella
Director, US National Park Service

Juan Mayr Maldonado
Minister of the Environment, Colombia

Nelson R. Mandela
Patron of the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress

Shaun Mann
Tourism product and market development advisor to the Minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry, Uganda

Mamdouh Marie
Chief Justice, Supreme Constitutional Court, Egypt

Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge
Chairman of British Airways

Bernard Martin
Fisherman and conservationist living in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada

Claude Martin
Director General of WWF International

Gerald Marten
An ecologist at the East-West Center in Honolulu and author of Human Ecology: Basic Concepts for Sustainable Development

Julia Marton-Lefèvre
Executive Director, LEAD International

Timo Maukonen
Senior Programme Officer, UNEP-DEWA

Sir Robert May
Chief Scientific Advisor to the United Kingdom Government, and head of its Office of Science and Technology

R Shakespeare Maya
Executive Director of the Southern Centre for Energy and Environment, Harare, Zimbabwe

Federico Mayor
Director-General of UNESCO

Jacqueline McGlade
Executive Director of the European Environment Agency

Thabo Mbeki
President of the Republic of South Africa

The Rt Hon. Don McKinnon
Commonwealth Secretary-General

The Rt Hon. Michael Meacher MP
Minister for the Environment, UK

Terttu Melvasalo
Director of UNEP’s Water Branch

Terttu Melvasalo
Director of UNEP’s Water Branch

Angela Merkel
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Aubrey Meyer
Director of the Global Commons Institute

Joachim Milberg
Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG

David Miliband
Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom

Beverly Miller
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados

Billie A Miller
Secretary of the Governing Council of UNEP

Kenton Miller
Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

Meredith Miller
Senior Project Manager, Center for Resource Management, Colorado, USA

Terrell J Minger
President, Center for Resource Management, Colorado, USA

Dr. Vinod Mishra
Leader, Behavior and Health Thematic Area and Fellow, Population and Health Studies, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Efthimios E. Mitropoulos,
Secretary-Generalof the International Maritime Organization

Russell A. Mittermeier
President of Conservation International

Professor Ruben Mnatsakanian
Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Budapest

Professor Mario Molina
Nobel Prizewinner for Chemistry

Dr. Attila Molnar
A member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart
Chairman of the Committee of Managing Directors of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies

Elizabeth Mook
Assistant Editor with the GEF

Mohammed Valli Moosa
Minister for Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Republic of South Africa

Jennifer Morgan
Director of the Climate Change Programme, WWF International

Elliot Morley
Environment Minister, United Kingdom

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President of the Republic of Uganda

Maria Mutagamba
Minister of State (Water) of Uganda and President of the African Ministerial Council on Water

Fannie Mutepfa
International Coordinator, Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and member of the board, Environmental Management Agency, Zimbabwe

John Peterson Myers
co-author of Our Stolen Future (Dutton, 1996), is Senior Advisor to the United Nations Foundation and Senior Fellow, Commonweal

Olav Myrholt
Project Manager in the Environment Department of Olympia Utvikling, and a member of the IOC Sport and Environment Commission

Sunita Narain

Director, Centre for Science and Environment, India

Cristina Narbona
Minister of the Environment, Spain

Ravi Narayanan

Director of WaterAid

Dr. Ricardo A. Navarro

Chairman of Friends of the Earth International

Dr Wally N’Dow

Secretary-General of the HABITAT II Conference

Dr. Rosa Elena Simeón Negrin

Minister for Science, Technology and Environment, Cuba

Gavin Newsom
Mayor of San Francisco

Gurdial Singh Nijar
Public interests lawyer and international environmental consultant, Penang, Malaysia

Poul Nielson

EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, and Chief Executive Officer for the EuropeAid Co-operation Office

Captain Jai Narain Prasad Nishad
Minister of State for Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Government of India

Maurice Njoroge
25-year-old Kenyan who addressed the 19th session of UNEP’s Governing Council

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan
Patron of IUCN, The World Conservation Union, and RSCN, Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, Jordan, a Member of the WWF International Board of Trustees and Honorary President of Birdlife International

Dr David Nostbakken
Founder of Canada’s Vision Television Network, President of The Global Television Network (WETV)

Professor Maciej Nowicki
Former Minister of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry, in Poland, President of the EcoFund Foundation

Rebecca M. Nyabato
a student at the University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Professor G O P Obasi

Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization

Keizo Obuchi
Prime Minister of Japan

Patrick O’Heffernan

Hiroshi Ohki
Minister of State, Director General of the Environment Agency, Japan

Jorma Ollila
Chairman and CEO of Nokia

Molly Harriss Olson
Executive Director of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, USA

Arwa Omar
TUNZA Junior Board Member

Ed Ongley
Director, UNEP and Collaborating Centres for GEMS/Water, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Hermann E Ott
Senior Fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany

Nicole R Otte
Membership and Book Program Director, The Ecotourism Society, Vermont, USA

Abdou-Salam Ouedraogo
Senior Scientist, Forest Genetic Resources, International Plant Genetic Resources Institute

Director General TERI and Chairman IPPC

Loyola de Palacio
Vice-president of the European Commission, Responsible for Transport and Energy

Jaime Matas Palau
Minister for the Environment, Spain

Professor Theodore Panayotou
Director of the International Environment Program, Harvard Institute for International Development, Harvard University, USA

Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Director-General of the World Trade Organization

Suvecha Pant
Coordinator of the science page and journalist at The Kathmandu Post, Nepal, and a journalist and English newsreader at national radio station Kantipur FM96.1

Sheela Patel
Director of the Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres, India

P.J. Patterson
Prime Minister of Jamaica

Sharyle Patton
Director of the Health and Environment Program of Commonweal

Seema Paul
Senior Program Officer for Biodiversity at the United Nations Foundation

Alexander Peal
Former goal-keeper for the Liberian national football team and founder and leader of the Society for the Renewal of Nature Conservation in Liberia (SRNCL).

Fred Pearce
Environment Consultant to New Scientist

Dr Robin Pellew
Director, WWF-UK

Enrique Peñalosa
Former mayor of Bogotá

Metropolitan John of Pergamon
Senior bishop of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and Co-Chairman of the Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue, Professor of Theology at the University of Thessaloniki and Visiting Professor of Theology at King’s College, London, UK

John C Pernetta
Senior Programme Officer in charge of International Waters in the GEF Coordination Office of UNEP

Goran Persson
Prime Minister of Sweden

John D. Podesta
President of the Center for American Progress and former Chief of Staff to former President Bill Clinton

Marcelo Poppe
Former Secretary of State for Energy Development of Brazil

Pierre Portas
Senior Programme Officer of the Secretariat of the Basel Convention.

Colin L. Powell
Secretary of State, United States of America.

The Rt Hon John Prescott MP
Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions of the United Kingdom

Jules N Pretty
Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Programme, International Institute for Environment and Development

The Hon Norris Prevost
Minister of Tourism of the Commonwealth of Dominica, and Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Committee on Sustainable Tourism Development

Jan Pronk
Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, The Netherlands

Dr. Nat Quansah
Ethnobotanist and independent researcher based in Madagascar, and recipient of the 2000 Goldman Environmental Prize for Island Nations

Vicente Fox Quesada
President of the United Mexican States

Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada
Mexican Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources speaks with Satinder Bindra

Dr A Atiq Rahman
Executive Director of the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies and Chairman of the Climate Action Network, South Asia

Cherif Rahmani
Minister of the Environment of Algeria

Aishwarya Rai
Bollyowood actress and former Miss World

Meenakshi Raman
Chair, Friends of the Earth International

Sir Shridath Ramphal
Co-Chairman, Commission on Global Governance

Mamphela Ramphele
Retiring Managing Director of the World Bank and Senior Advisor to its President

Walter Rast
Deputy Director of UNEP’s Water Branch

Paul Raymond Bérenger
Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius

Bushra Razack
One of the young editors of Peace Child International’s Rescue Mission 2002

Peter Read
Researcher in climate change response strategies at Massey University, New Zealand

France Albert René
President of Seychelles

Sarojeni V. Rengam
Executive Director of Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Asia and the Pacific based in Penang, Malaysia

James F Reynolds
Professor of Environmental Sciences and Biology, Duke University, North Carolina, USA

Claire Rhodes
Programme Associate at Ecoagriculture Partners

Rubens Ricupero
Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Prof Dr Ulf Riebesell
Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences in Kiel, Germany

Jane Roberts
Retired schoolteacher and co-founder of 34 Million Friends of UNFPA

Mary Robinson
Formerly President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Executive Director of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative

Philippe Roch
State Secretary and Director of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape and was President of COP5 of the Basel Convention

Anita Roddick
Founder of The Body Shop

Carlos Manuel Rodríguez
Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica

Roh Moo-hyun
President of the Republic of Korea

The Hon. Tom Roper
Project Director, Small Island States Energy Initiative at the Climate Institute, and former Minister for Planning and Environment and State Treasurer of Victoria, Australia

David Ross
author of Energy from the Waves (Pergamon, 1979), Power from the Waves (Oxford University Press, 1995) and Scuppering the Waves (Open University Network for Alternative Technology, 2001).

François Roussely
Chairman of Electricité de France

Professor F Sherwood Rowland
Bren Research Professor, University of California

Iwona Rummel-Bulska
Chief, Enforcement and Compliance, Environmental Conventions Unit, UNEP

Jeffrey Sachs
Director of The Earth Institute and Quetelete Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University

Nafis Sadik
Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for HIV/AIDS in Asia and former Executive Director of UNFPA and Secretary-General of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. Currently a board member of the United Nations Foundation

Ryota Sakamoto
A board member of the Children’s World Summit for the Environment

Sebastião Salgado
Brazilian photographer

Emil Salim
former Environment Minister of Indonesia and professor at the postgraduate course on environment at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta

Richard Sandbrook
Executive Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK

Dr Richard L Sandor
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Environmental Financial Products LLC, USA

K. Madhava Sarma
Executive Secretary of the Secretariat for the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol, UNEP

Nikhat Sattar
Programme Director in IUCN Asia and also the IUCN Asia Coordinator for IYM 2002

David Satterthwaite
Edits the journal Environment and Development, and edits the journal Environment and Urbanization

Marthinus van Schalkwyk
Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa

Gerhard Schroeder
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Cedric Schuster
Biodiversity Officer, WWF-South Pacific Programme

Steven Seagal

Charles Secrett
Director, Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

Sateeaved Seebaluck
Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Environment, Mauritius

Ismail Serageldin
Vice President, Environmentally Sustainable Development, World Bank

Hermann Scheer
President of EUROSOLAR and General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE)

Sara J. Scherr
President at Ecoagriculture Partners

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor of California

David Shaman
Environmental Research Analyst, The World Bank’s Development Economics Research Group on Infrastructure and Environment


Kalpana Sharma
Columnist for The Hindu where she was until recently Deputy Editor

Dinah Shelton
Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, Washington DC

Josette S. Shiner
Associate United States Trade Representative

Dr Vandana Shiva
Director of the Reserch Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, New Delhi, India

Clare Short
Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom

Basanta Shrestha
Division Head of Mountain Environment and Natural Resources Information System at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

Marina Silva
Member of Brazil’s Federal Senate and Minister for the Environment

HE Laxmi Mall Singhvi
President of the World Congress on Human Rights, Indian High Commissioner to the Court of St James (London) and President Emeritus of the Author’s Guild of India

Tina Skaar
Communications Officer of the WWF Global Toxics Programme

HE Tuiloma Neroni Slade
Chairman of the Alliance of Small Island States, Ambassador of Samoa to the USA, Permanent Representative at the United Nations

Elissa Smith
President of the Canadian Youth Environmental Network and North American Representative on the UNEP Tunza Youth Advisory Council

Jac Smit
President of the Urban Agriculture Network

Youba Sokona
Head of Energy Program, ENDA-TM, Senegal

Lena Sommestad
Minister for the Environment, Sweden and co-chairs of the Network of Women Ministers of the Environment

The Hon. Saufatu Sopoanga
Prime Minister of Tuvalu

Gus Speth
Dean of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University

Mark Stafford Smith
Research Fellow, Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, Alice Springs, Australia

Kevin Stairs
Greenpeace International policy advisor for Trade and Toxic issues

Achim Steiner
UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UNEP

The Hon Christine Stewart
Canadian Minister of the Environment

Prof. Joseph Stiglitz
Winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economics and teacher at Columbia University in New York

Dave Stirpe
Executive Director of the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy

Patty Stonesifer
Co-chair and President of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States

Dr Maurice Strong
First Executive Director of UNEP, Chairman of the Earth Council

Amanda Suutari
Environmental journalist

Shunichi Suzuki
Former Minister of the Environment, Japan

Thórunn Sveinbjarnardóttir
Minister for the Environment, Iceland

M. S. Swaminathan
Joint founder of the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation and winner of the 1994 Sasakawa Environment Prize

Cheikh Hamallah Sylah
Programme Officer at the Pesticides Action Network – Africa

HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
UNESCO’s Special Envoy for Water during the International Year of Freshwater 2003

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Shoko Takahashi
A board member of the Children’s World Summit for the Environment

Cassio Taniguchi
Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil

Richard Taylor
Executive Director of the International Hydropower Association

Robert L. Thompson
Director of Rural Development, The World Bank’s Rural Development Department

Ibrahim Thiaw
Director of UNEP's Division of Environmental Policy Implementation

Jeffrey A Thornton
Managing Director of International Environmental Management Services, Wisconsin, USA

Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka
Executive Director of UN-HABITAT

Professor Dr Klaus Toepfer
Executive Director, UNEP

Mostafa K Tolba
President of the International Centre for Environment and Development and UNEP's Executive Director at the time of the negotiation of the Montreal Protocol

Takashi Tomita
Corporate Director and Group General Manager of Solar Systems Group, SHARP Corporation

Oussouby Toure
Sociologist, environmentalist and international consultant

Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda
Honorary Chairman and Member of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation

Jürgen Trittin
Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

KT Tunstall
Rock star

Chris Tuppen
Head of Sustainable Development and Corporate Accountability, British Telecom

Ted Turner
Chairman of the United Nations Foundation

Tamari’i Tutangata
Director of the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The Hon Simon Upton
Environment Minister of New Zealand and Chairman of the Commission on Sustainable Development

Peter Usher
Formerly Chief of UNEP’s Atmosphere Unit

Paul Vallely
Former trustee of Traidcraft from 1992-1995 and chair of Traidcraft Exchange from 1995-1999

Cees van de Guchte
Senior Project Officer, UNEP/GPA Coordination Office, The Hague, Netherlands

Veerle Vandeweerd
Coordinator, GPA, Head, Regional Seas Programme and Deputy Director, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation UNEP

Professor Jan C van der Leun
Co-Chair of UNEP’s Environmental Effects Panel, based at University Hospital of Utrecht. He holds a UNEP Global 500 Award

Pieter van Geel
State Secretary for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment in the Netherlands

Meenakshi Varandani
Environmental Planner, New York, USA

Pier Vellinga
Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and former Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility. Coordinating author for the IPCC and advisor to UNEP on climate change and water issues

Omar Vidal
Programme Officer, Water Branch, UNEP

Sergio Vieira de Mello
Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Transitional Administrator, UNTAET, Dili, East Timor

Everton Vieira Vargas
Director of the Department of the Environment and Special Issues of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations

Maritta R. von Bieberstein Koch-Weser
President of Earth 3000

Dominique Voynet
Minister of Town and Country Planning and the Environment of France and was, during France’s recent Presidency of the European Union, President of the Council of European Ministers of the Environment

Abdoulaye Wade
President of the Republic of Senegal

Joke Waller-Hunter
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Margot Wallström
European Commissioner for the Environment

Hua Wang
Environmental Economist, The World Bank’s Development Economics Research Group on Infrastructure and Environment

Wang Shucheng
Minister of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China

Dr Frank Wania
Environmental Chemistry Consultant, Toronto, Canada

Dr Frank Wania
Environmental Chemistry Consultant, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Wan Gang
Minister of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China

Sheila Watt-Cloutier
2005 UNEP Champion of the Earth for North America, and International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference 20022006

Sir Philip Watts
Chairman of the Committee of Managing Directors of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies

Christopher Weeramantry
Former Vice President of the International Court of Justice

Jack Weinberg
Director of the Global Chemical Safety Program of the Environmental Health Fund, a US-based NGO. He is Northern Co-Chair of the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)

Professor Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
Founding President, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, and now Chairman, Bundestag Select Committee on Economic Globalisation

David Wheeler
Lead Economist, The World Bank’s Development Economics Research Group on Infrastructure and Environment

John Whitelaw
Special Advisor to the Executive Director, UNEP

Richard Wiewiorka
Vice Chairman of ISG, LLC, and Chairman of LEAD USA

Jorge Wilheim
Deputy Secretary-General of HABITAT II

Anders Wijkman
Assistant Administrator of UNDP and Director of UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support

Dr Philip Williams
President of International Rivers Network

James B. Willis
Director, UNEP Chemicals

Timothy E. Wirth
President of the United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund

Dr Alemayehu Wodageneh
Coordinator of the Plant Protection Service of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

James D Wolfensohn
President of the World Bank

Peter H.Y. Wong
A consultant of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Hong Kong

R. James Woolsey
Former Director of Central Intelligence and member of the Advisory Council of the Energy Future Coalition

Xiang Huaicheng
Minister of Finance, China

Xie Zhenhua
Minister of the State Environmental Protection Administration, China

Francis Yamba
Director of the Centre for Energy, Environment and Engineering in Zambia

Farhana Yamin
Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and a former legal adviser to Samoa and the Alliance of Small Island States

Ye Ruqiu
Senior Adviser to the China State Environmental Protection Administration

Liu Yi
Deputy Director of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office, China National Environmental Protection Agency

Michael Zammit Cutajar
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Oscar B Zamora
Department of Agronomy of the University of the Philippines, Los Baños

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency, ERWDA

Hamdallah Zedan
Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Han Zheng
Mayor of Shanghai

Zijun Li
China Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute