Climate champion Mexico's President Caldero n
has made clear his ambition to make Mexico a world
leader on climate action during the last meeting in Cancun
and has been active in promoting the Green Economy,
particularly in his work with forests.
Russian scientist Dr. Olga Spera nskaya has been garnering
headlines worldwide for her work to reduce the harmful impact of toxic
chemicals in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and was
the winner of the prestigious Goldman Prize in 2009 for her work in
identifying and eliminating the Soviet legacy of toxic chemicals in the
Angélique Kidjo, from Benin has a voice
loved by thousands of fans around the world.
The singer-songwriter is also a powerful voice
for humanitarian and environmental change.
Described by Time Magazine as "Africa's Premier
Diva", Kidjo uses her celebrity status to speak
out in support of a number of important causes,
particularly girls' education and sustainable
Zhang Yue - Chairman and Founder.
"Responsibility is more important than
growth", runs one of the company mottos of
China's BROAD Group. With a degree in fine arts,
Zhang Yue has put his creative powers to work
and is now focusing on sustainable buildings
worldwide with energy efficiency five times
that of conventional buildings.
Louis Palmer of Switzerland provides a green
twist on Jules Vernes' famous voyage. The adventurer
successfully led a fleet of electric vehicles around
the world last year. The "Zero Race" teams crossed
the globe in eighty days, highlighting two of the
major environmental challenges facing the world
today - the need for more sustainable transport
and cleaner energy supplies.