Wednesday, 13 July 2011 22:16

Florence Fisher

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.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 21:54

Richard A. Hellman

Richard A. Hellman

A lawyer who for the past two decades has championed environmental legislation in the US.

As counsel to the US Senate Public Works Committee in 1972-76, he helped draft legislation on air and water quality, noise, solid wastes and toxic substances.

Mr. Hellman's work for ‘Friends of UNEP, USA’ and/or ‘U.S. Committee for UNEP’ ceased prior to the year 2000 and since then he does not represent UNEP or its views in any manner.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 21:47

Andrew D. Holleman

Andrew D. Holleman

In 1988, at the age of 13, Andrew Holleman organised a successful community campaign to prevent a wetland in Chelmsford from being transformed into a sewage treatment leaching system. He was honoured by the US Environment Protection Agency with the 1988 Environment Merit Award.

Since then he has presented many speeches and lectures regarding the preservation of the natural environment to various groups in his state and across the USA.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 21:46

David L. Holm

David L. Holm

A pioneer in the treatment of drainage of toxic matter from inactive mines. In 1984 he designed a system to neutralise mine acidity which uses low-cost materials and does not require continued electrical and chemical inputs.

The system has been successfully used at three abandoned mines by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. It is an environmentally-sound approach to pollution control in mining.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 21:06

Professor Mario J. Molina

Professor Mario J. Molina

Dr. Molina was co-author (with F. S. Rowland) of the original papers, which drew attention to the chlorofluorocarbons/stratospheric ozone depletion problem. He is one of the premier atmospheric laboratory scientists.

Dr. Molina was a participant in raising the initial problem, and then played a crucial role in demonstrating the importance of anthropogenic chlorine during the formation of the ozone hole.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 20:39

Robert Richter

Robert Richter

For the past 30 years Mr. Richter's TV documentaries on global environmental issues have appeared regularly on public and commercial networks in the us and many other countries.

His best known productions include "Increase and Multiply", on population growth in developing countries, "Gods of Metal", on the nuclear arms race, and "Hungry for Profit" on large-scale plantation agriculture.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 15:10

Leonard Schwartz

Leonard Schwartz

Mr. Schwartz, formerly a publisher, is chairman of the US-based rainforest alliance which was formed in 1987 to raise funds to acquire and manage rainforest reserves.

The alliance also supports a rural health programme in Peru, and publishes newsletters and other information on environment and health issues.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 14:46

Robert T. Watson

Robert T. Watson

A British-born chemist who since 1980 has been a leader in NASA's atmospheric research programmes.

He made major scientific contributions to the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol agreements for the protection of the ozone layer.

As a scientist, manager, catalyst and spokesman he continues to exert distinguished leadership in ozone layer research and in international actions increase protection of the layer.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 14:44

David Alexander Weir

David Alexander Weir

Founder of the Centre for Investigative Reporting and an editor at Mother Jones magazine. His articles have alerted many Americans to threats to the environment.

Mr. Weir's writings on pesticide issues - in particular "Circle of poison: pesticide and people in a hungry world", co-authored by Mark Shapiro, and "The Bhopal syndrome: pesticides, environment and health" have increased public awareness of the potential dangers of chemicals.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 14:20

Reid A. Bryson

Reid A. Bryson


In 1963, Dr. Reid A. Bryson founded the Center for Climatic Research, in which he is currently Senior Scientist. Throughout his career, Dr. Bryson has been interested in interdisciplinary studies and was one of the founders and chairman of the University of Wisconsin’s Interdisciplinary Committee on the Future of Man. 

He also was the driving force behind the development of the University of Wisconsin's Institute for Environmental Studies and its focus on the "interdisciplinary study of the man-environment system" between 1965 and 1970. He was Director of the Institute from 1970-1985.  The Institute has produced scores of graduates in fields of environmental importance. Considered by many to be the ‘Father of Scientific Climatology’, Professor Bryson has written five books and more than 240 papers in the fields of limnology, meteorology, climatology, archaeology and geography. 

Much of Dr. Bryson’s work has dealt with climate in relation to human ecology, and this has lead him into extensive travel, especially to Asia where he worked primarily on anthropogenic changes of climate and landscape in general. 

Dr. Bryson is also widely known for his research on past climates, climatic change, and climate in relation to biota and history. His best-known laboratory works are in the development of new approaches to climatology, such as airstream analysis and quantitative, objective methods of reconstructing past climates. Dr. Bryson is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Meteorological Society, and a charter member of the World Council for the Biosphere. HeSenior Scientist at the Center for Climatic Research and Emeritus Prof. of Meteorology, of Geography, and of Environmental Studies.

Though born in Michigan in 1920, he regards Wisconsin as his home state, his profession as teaching, and his field as interdisciplinary earth science with a strong humanistic component.
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