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.
John Fagan Handley
Mr. Handley has since 1982 been Executive Director of the Groundwork Trust which is involved in the rehabilitation of degraded environments.
For the past six years he has led the Trust's "operation groundwork" which improves rural and urban environments.
Controller of factual programmes for Central Television in the UNITED KINGDOM. He heads a team which works closely with TVE - the Television Trust for the Environment - which is a charity partly sponsored by UNEP. Central television's commitment to the production of environmental programmes is a long and continuing one. Past programmes include awardwinning documentaries which drew public attention to the destruction of the Amazonian forests and stimulated global assistance to the Ethiopian famine victims in 1984/85. Central's most recent environmental production was a two hour special - the last show on earth - which was broadcast to mark the Rio Summit, and which attracted a UK audience of seven and a half million viewers.
Hugh F. Lamprey
Dr. Lamprey was active between 1953 and 1990, initiating, undertaking and directing management, research education and conservation programmes relating to wildlife, natural resources and lands in Kenya, Tanzania and the Sudan. Now living in the UK, he is engaged in environmental consultancy concerned mainly with national parks and protected areas in Africa.
David William Pearce
Professor Pearce has been active in environmental issues since 1964 and is noted for his pioneering work in the economics of sustainable development.
He developed the theory and practice of environmental economics, which is now widely used by international development agencies.
Professor Pearce has written extensively on environment and development and helped establish in 1971/72 the environment directorate of OECD, to which he is an adviser.
In 1976 Ms. Roddick founded The Body Shop International Plc, which now has 782 branches in 42 countries retailing skin and hair care preparations. Her shops use recycled paper and refillable containers. She also uses the shops to publicise environmental and consumer issues.
Ms Roddick supports community economic and health projects in India, Nepal, New York, Scotland, Mexico and Brazil.
Mr. Sandbrook was one of the founders of Friends of the Earth (UK) in 1969, an influential NGO with traditions of sound research, professional advocacy and grassroots approaches to environmental issues. He helped develop Earthscan, which is now a leading environmental publisher.
Mr. Sandbrook has been actively involved with international NGOs for over 15 years, among them the Environmental Liaison Centre (now the International Institute for Environment and Development), where he is executive director.
A British explorer and environmentalist, he has promoted the conservation of the Antarctic and the protection of the ozone layer through hundreds of public lectures worldwide.
In 1985/86 he walked 1,500 km across the Antarctic to the South Pole.
Dr. David James Bellamy
Botanist, writer and broadcaster. Professor Bellamy has made numerous television and radio programmes to communicate his enthusiasm and concern for the natural world.
He has published some 80 papers and 34 books, many for children covering a wide range of environmental subjects. He is president, patron or trustee of numerous conservation and environmental organizations.
One of the world's leading environmental photographers. His photographs, which are widely-used, show environmental themes in terms of human beings, often with dignity.
His 20-year involvement in the field ensures that he understands the issues, which he neither demeans or sensationalises. He has built up a library of environmental photographs of outstanding quality.