Ambassadors

Bill McKibben

Ambassador

Bill McKibben, a well known environmental author and activist, is a founder of 350.org, an international climate change campaign. He is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. Time Magazine called him ‘the planet’s best green journalist’ and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was ‘probably the country’s most important environmentalist.

 

David Suzuki

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Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 28 honorary degrees from universities around the world.

Dipal C. Barua

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Dipal Chandra Barua, Founder & Chairman, Bright Green Energy Foundation (BGEF) is a bright innovator, passionate and a proactive entrepreneur. Mr. Barua is the pioneer of Solar Energy in Bangladesh. In 1996, Mr. Dipal Chandra Barua successfully started expanding the renewable energy technology in rural Bangladesh as the Founding Managing Director of Grameen Shakti. He is the main Architect of the Grameen Shakti. He is the first person to realize that if the cost of solar home system can be made affordable to rural people and brought near the price of Kerosene, only then the benefit of SHS will be possible taken to off-grid rural people of Bangladesh.

Christine Milne

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Christine Milne is a dedicated environmentalist and climate change activist. She was jailed during the successful campaign to protect Tasmania’s wilderness and wild rivers from the proposed Franklin dam project in 1983 and went on to lead farmers in the Wesely Vale campaign to stop a highly polluting native forest based pulp mill project. Elected to the Tasmanian Parliament in 1989, her achievements include doubling the size of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area, new national parks, gun law reform and gay law reform. Elected to the Australian Federal Parliament in 2004 Christine dedicated her career to the transformation of society to the rapidly accelerating impacts of global warming and advancing efforts nationally and internationally to mitigating it.

Hans - Josef Fell

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After 15 years in the German Parliament (1998 – 2013) as a member of the Green group, Hans-Josef Fell is an internationally known political advocate for 100% Renewable Energy. He is President of Energy Watch Group (EWG) and Senior Advisor at DWR eco GmbH. Together with Hermann Scheer, Fell is the father of the German Renewable Energy legislation (EEG) which has been a model policy for more than 60 countries worldwide.

Ibrahim Togola

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Ibrahim Togola is a leader in Renewable Energy in Mali. In 1999, he founded the Mali Folkcenter Nyetaa (MFC) in the country to increase awareness and use of renewable energy. Aside from being leader of MFC Ibrahim Togola is teaching at Bamako University in renewable energy from a practical background.

Jeremy Leggett

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Jeremy Leggett is a social entrepreneur and author of The Carbon War, Half Gone and The Energy of Nations. He is founder and chairman of Solarcentury, the UK’s fastest growing renewable energy company since 2000, and founder and Chairman of SolarAid, a UK solar lighting charity set up with five percent of Solarcentury’s annual profit’s, itself parent to a social venture, SunnyMoney, that is the top-selling retailer of solar lights in Africa.  An Entrepreneur of the Year at the New Energy Awards, he has been described by the Observer as ‘Britain’s most respected green energy boss.

Maneka Gandhi

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Maneka Gandhi is a Member of the Indian Parliament since 1989 and has served as a minister in four governments. She has been an animal rights activist and environmentalist for decades and is the Founder and Chairperson of People For Animals . As journalist and author, Maneka has published a number of books in the areas of etymology, law and animal welfare.

Michael Brune

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Michael Brune serves as Sierra Club’s Executive Director. Under his leadership the organization has grown to more than two million supporters, and its Beyond Coal campaign has been recognized as one of  the most effective in environmental history. Before joining the Sierra Club, Michael worked for the Rainforest Action Network, where he served seven years as Executive Director.

Suani Teixeira Coelho

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Prof Coelho is a chemical engineer, with a master and doctor degree on Energy in the University of São Paulo Energy Graduation Program. Former to that, she was member of the UN Secretary General Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change – AGECC from 2008 to 2011, chaired by Kandeh K. Yumkella, from UNIDO. She was Deputy Secretary at State Secretariat for the Environment of São Paulo State (2003 – 2006), responsible for the international agreements of the State Secretariat.

Ulrich Kelber

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Ulrich Kelber has been a Member of the German Bundestag since September 2000, winning a directly-elected seat in the Bonn constituency in 2002, 2005, 2009 and 2013. He is deputy chairman of the parliamentary group of the Social Democratic Party in the Parliament from Nov. 2005 until Dec 2013, responsible for the areas of the environment, nature conservation, nuclear safety, food, agriculture, consumer protection, sustainability. Since Dec 2013, he is Parlamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.

Canada

Tzeporah Berman

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Tzeporah Berman has been designing and winning environmental campaigns in Canada and internationally for 20 years.  She currently works as a strategic advisor for dozens of environmental organizations, First Nations and philanthropists on clean energy, oilsands and pipelines. She is the former co-director of Greenpeace International’s Global Climate and Energy Program, Executive Director and Co-founder of PowerUp Canada and Co-founder and Campaign Director of ForestEthics.

Turkey

Tanay Sıdkı Uyar

Ambassador

Uyar is a Professor of Renewable Energies, and  the founder and head of the Energy Section of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Marmara University since 2001. He is one of  the vice-presidents of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), a board member of World Bioenergy Association (WBA), and coopted  Board Member  of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). As the national coordinator for the Turkish Environmental Civil Society Platform (TURÇEP), and Clean Energy Platform of Turkey (TEP), he works for the adoption of environment-friendly energy policies in Turkey and promotion of energy end use efficiency and 100 % Renewable Energy.