International support has been received from
Professor Lord Tony Giddens, Baron Giddens of Southgate
Anthony Giddens served as Director of the London School of Economics 1997–2003, where he is now Emeritus Professor at the Department of Sociology. He was made a Life Peer in May 2004 and is a Life Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. He has honorary degrees from 15 universities and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He was the BBC Reith Lecturer in 1999 and has sat on the board of various public organisations, including the Institute of Public Policy Research. His books have been translated into some forty languages.
Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC, FRSA.
Helena Kennedy is a leading barrister and an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues. She is a member of the House of Lords, Chair of Justice (the British arm of the International Commission of Jurists), a Bencher of Gray’s Inn and the President of the School of Oriental and African studies, University of London. She was the Chair of Charter 88 from 1992 to 1997, the Human Genetics Commission from 1998 to 2007 and the British Council from 1998 to 2004. She has received honours for her work on human rights from the governments of France and Italy and has been awarded more than thirty honorary doctorates, and is an Honorary Fellow of three Royal Colleges – Psychiatry, Paediatrics and Pathology.
Sir Crispin Tickell, GCMG, KCVO
Crispin Tickell, MA (Oxon), DSc (Hon) (Cranfield), FRSGS (Hon), FRIBA (Hon), FZS, FRI (Hon.), FCIWEM (Hon.) has long been a pioneer in linking environmental and in particular climate change to the worlds of politics and business. For many years he was an informal adviser on such issues to successive British Prime Ministers. Until recently he was Director of the Policy Foresight Programme at the James Martin 21st Century School at Oxford University. He is associated with several other British universities as well as universities in the United States.
Sir David King, FRS HonFREng
David King is the Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, Professor Emeritus in Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and a senior scientific adviser to UBS. He was the Chief Scientific Adviser to H.M. Government and Head of the Government Office for Science from October 2000 to 31 December 2007.
He currently serves as the Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change.
Sir Jonathon Porritt, CBE
Jonathon Porritt is an English environmentalist and writer. He appears frequently in the media, writing in magazines, newspapers and books, and appearing on radio and television regularly. He co-founded Forum for the Future and was the inaugural Chair of UK Government’s Sustainable Development Commission 1997-2009. He was installed as the Chancellor of Keele University in February 2012.
Teresa Hitchcock is a Partner with DLA Piper. Her practice is broad-ranging, and covers all areas of environmental, health and safety, product safety and food safety law, and has recently expanded its remit to cover regulatory aspects of healthcare. She regularly advises large international businesses but also government departments, non-profit organisations and local authorities.
Teresa is UK head of Safety Health and Environment (SHE) within the Regulatory and Government Affairs group. Before qualifying as a solicitor, she worked as a senior environmental and health and safety regulator in local government, and thereby acquired extensive practical experience of regulation and compliance.
Nigel Howorth is a Partner at Clifford Chance. He specializes in planning, environment and public law. Nigel's expertise includes property development, energy and renewables projects including environmental and health & safety issues in respect of corporate mergers and acquisitions as well as advising on climate change law and environmental disputes and litigation. He is the Head of the Environment and Planning Group at Clifford Chance.
Caroline Lucas, MP
Caroline Lucas was elected as Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion in 2010. She served as leader of the Green Party of England and Wales from 2008 to 2012. And from 1999-2010 she served as one of the Party's first MEPs and represented the South East region until becoming the UK's first Green MP.
She is a Co-Chair of the ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP on Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency, Vice Chair of the Public and Commercial Services, Sustainable Housing, CND and Animal Welfare All Party Parliamentary Groups. She sits on Parliament’s influential Environmental Audit Committee and has also sat on temporary committees set up to scrutinise Government legislation.
Isabel Hilton OBE
Isabel Hilton is a London based writer and broadcaster. She is founder and editor of chinadialogue, an independent, non-profit organization based in London, Beijing and San Francisco. She has reported from China, South Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe and has written and presented several documentaries for BBC radio and television. Before founding chinadialogue she was a writer and/or editor for a number of newspapers, including the Sunday Times, the Independent and the Guardian. She has authored and co-authored several books and holds honorary doctorates from Bradford and Stirling Universities.
Jarvis Cocker is a Musician, frontman for the band Pulp, music video director, radio host, and film/voice actor. In 2010, he was named Cultural Ambassador for Eurostar. In June 2011, he was chosen as poetry guest editor for The Mays Anthology, a collection of new writing from students at the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge. In 2014, he became the Editor-at-Large for Faber and Faber.
Professor John Schellnhuber, CBE
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber founded the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in 1992 and has been its Director ever since. He holds a Chair in Theoretical Physics at Potsdam University and is an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute (USA). From 2001-2005 he also served as Research Director of the Tyndall Centre in the UK and became a Visiting Professor at Oxford University thereafter. He served as Chief Government Advisor on climate and related issues during the German G8/EU twin presidency in 2007 and has served as a principal advisor to the European Commission President Barroso.
Professor Peter Spencer
Peter Spencer is a Professor of Neurology at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine. His research interests include etiology, systems biology and prevention of neurotoxic and neurodegenerative disease. He joined OHSU to found the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, which he directed for 21 years. In 2007, he was invited to serve as founding director of the OHSU Global Health Center, a position that he held for 6 years. He holds seven honorary professorial appointments at foreign institutions, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK).
Professor Richard Fortey, FRS FRSL
Richard Fortey is Paleontologist, natural historian, writer and television presenter. He has enjoyed a distinguished career as a Researcher with Department of Paleontology at the Natural History Museum, and was Visiting Professor of Palaeobiology at Oxford University 1999-2009. In 2007, he served as President of the Geological Society of London. A talented science communicator, and winner of the Royal Society’s Michael Faraday Prize, he has appeared in many natural history television programmes for the BBC. In 2010, he travelled with David Attenborough to the Atlas Mountains to find trilobite fossils for BBC Two’s First Life. Since 2012, he has also been a television presenter appearing on BBC Four presenting natural history programmes.
Fabio Feldman is an Environmentalist, Consultant, Lawyer, Company Manager, Former Executive Secretary of the Paulista Forum on Climate Change and Biodiversity, Founding Member and first President of S.O.S. Mata Atlântica Foundation and winner of UNEP’s Global 500 prize. He was also appointed Secretary for the Environment of the State of São Paulo (1995-1998), Executive Secretary of Brazilian Forum on Climate Change and Biodiversity and personal representative of the Brazilian President on Rio+10. Fabio Feldmann provided counsel to many International NGOs such as Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Ecological Footprint and the IAG board of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He was on the Board of Directors for Greenpeace International from 2007-2010.
Professor Jorgen Randers
Jorgen Randers is an internationally known sustainability researcher. In 1973, he earned a Ph.D. in Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is one of the authors of the groundbreaking work Limits to Growth, which helped catalyze global awareness that humanity is confronting ecological limits. He served as Deputy Director General for WWF-World Wide Fund for Nature (1994-1999). He served as full-time Chairman of the Board of five companies (1992-1993), and has more recently been on the Board of several corporations. Currently, he is Chair of the Center for Corporate Citizenship and President Emeritus of the Norwegian School of Management.
Professor Gus Speth
James Gustave (“Gus”) Speth is a professor at Vermont Law School and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan public policy research and advocacy organization. He is a former Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University and holds law degrees from Yale University and Oxford University. From 1993 to 1999, he served as administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and chair of the UN Development Group. Prior to his service at the UN, he was Founder and President of the World Resources Institute; Professor of Law at Georgetown University; Chairman of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality; and Senior Attorney and Co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Professor William Rees
William Rees received his Ph.D. in population ecology from the University of Toronto and has taught at and directed the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) since 1969. His teaching and research focuses on the public policy and planning implications of global environmental trends and the necessary ecological conditions for sustainable socioeconomic development. He is best known for co-inventing the Ecological Footprint concept with then Ph.D. student Dr. Mathis Wackernagel. He is a Founding Member and recent former-President of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics. He is also a co-investigator in the Global Integrity Project, aimed at defining the ecological and political requirements for biodiversity preservation.
Professor Karl-Henrik Robèrt
Karl-Henrik Robèrt, M.D., Ph.D., is one of Sweden’s foremost cancer scientists who, in 1989, initiated an environmental organization called The Natural Step. He received his M.D. in 1975, his Ph.D. in 1979 and in 1982 he became a Professor of Internal Medicine. He has lectured at international conferences and while heading a research laboratory at the Karolinska Institute, the leading cancer Research Institute in Sweden, he has authored numerous scientific publications concerning leukemia, lymphoma, lung cancer and their clinical implications. He has written many books and articles on the environment and sustainability that encourage an understanding of the linkage between ecology and economy. With Dr. John Holmberg, he developed the “system conditions” for ecological sustainability.