Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:57

Margaret Robertson

Margaret Robertson

Margaret Robertson is Coordinator of Wilderness Society campaigns for the passage of wilderness protection legislation in Australia, including the successful enactment of Australia's first Wilderness Act in the State of NSW in 1987.

Ms. Robertson instigated a national wilderness education campaign, and undertook joint authorship of a comprehensive code of management for Australian wilderness areas.

Recipient of a Federal Government World Environment Day Youth Award in 1987 for the Society's National Campaign for Wilderness and awarded Honourary Life Membership of the Wilderness Society in 1991, following ten years of fulltime activism.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 17:42

Joseph Glascott

Joseph Glascott

As environment correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald for more than ten years, Mr. Glascott has written thousands of articles and reports on urban issues, rain forests, water pollution, national parks and wildlife.

His writing has had wide political and public influence, making him the preeminent environment journalist in Australia.

Monday, 18 July 2011 17:03

Aila Inkero Keto

Aila Inkero Keto

An Australian scientist and president of the Queensland Rainforest Conservation Society, Ms. Keto successfully lobbied for the designation of North Queensland rain forests as a world heritage site, and for government grants to the Australian Rainforest Conservation Programme.

Monday, 18 July 2011 16:58

David Edward James

David Edward James

An Australian economist noted for his pioneer work in environmental impact assessments and natural resource management incorporating economic principles.

Dr. James is still active as an environmental and natural resource economist, working mainly in Australia and SE Asia (in particular as a Resource Person with the Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia - EEPSEA) since receiving his Global 500 Award.

Thursday, 14 July 2011 00:08

Australian Commission for the Future Ltd.

Australian Commission for the Future Ltd.


In 1987, the Commission launched a joint programme with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation aimed at activating Australians at all levels to understand and prepare for climate change impacts. This 1988 campaign culminated in "greenhouse 88" - a nationwide three-day conference linking 10 cities by satellite television in high-level discussions on various aspects of climate change. No other organisation or nation has so far conducted any comparable public awareness programme on climate change.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)


CSIRO launched in 1987 a joint programme with the Commission for the Future aimed at activating Australians at all levels to understand and prepare for climate change impacts. This 1987/1988 campaign culminated in "greenhouse 88" - a nationwide three-day conference linking 10 cities by satellite television in high-level discussions on various aspects of climate change. No other organisation or nation has so far conducted any comparable public awareness programme on climate change.
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 21:19

Donald McMichael

Donald McMichael

Dr. McMichael has for 30 years played a key role in both government and non-government Australian institutions dealing with environment and natural resources.

He was instrumental in the establishment of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and in the development of federal government environment policies and conservation programs during the 1970s and 1980s.

From 1981 to 1984 he was Chairman of the Environment Committee of OECD. During 1991 and 1992 he has been actively involved in the development of a biological diversity conservation strategy for Australia.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 14:36

Alcoa of Australia Limited

Alcoa of Australia Limited

For more than 20 years the company has carried out a mine rehabilitation programme in the south-west of Western Australia.

This covers four bauxite mining areas in a unique forest region and three associated alumina refineries. This programme integrates overall environmental protection with industrial development.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 03:33

Christine Milne

Christine Milne

Ms. Milne, by profession a school teacher, was awarded an Australian Bicentennial Award for her achievements in protection of the environment.

In 1989 she was elected as a "Green Independent" to the Tasmanian Parliament. Christine Milne's achievements in lobbying government and industry demonstrated that individual action can be effective in conserving forest environments from non-sustainable exploitation by industry.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 02:56

John Sinclair

John Sinclair

Since 1971, John Sinclair has led the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation's campaign to protect Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island off the coast of Queensland. This difficult campaign resulted in all logging and mining being banned. A world class National Park has been created to protect its specialised ecology and topography, with unique perched dune lakes and rain forest. Fraser Island is now inscribed on the World Heritage List.

Mr. Sinclair was "Australian of the Year" in 1976. He has served in Australia's voluntary conservation movement, including the Australian Conservation Foundation, for more than 25 years, in senior leadership roles. He has also served on lUCN Commissions.

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