Tony Juniper CBE

Tony Juniper is Special Advisor to the Prince of Wales' Rainforest Project, and a Senior Associate with the Cambridge University Program for Industry. He speaks and writes on a wide range of environmental issues and sits on several Government advisory panels. He has authored several books, including Spix's Macaw (2002) and How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take To Change A Planet? (2007). A student of Psychology and Zoology, Tony's career began at Birdlife International, where he was at the forefront of raising awareness of species and habitat loss within the Amazon rainforest. His work succeeded in averting the extinction of some of its most endangered parrots, notably the Spix's Macaw. Seeking to address the wider environmental issues at play, Tony moved to Friends of the Earth in 1990, and over the next 18 years he found himself playing a prominent role in many of its most high profile campaigns. He became Executive Director in 2003, being one of the most prominent voices within the environmental movement, holding the post until 2008. His campaign work has directly influenced the development of Government legislation, most notably with regards to the Climate Change Bill, introduced in 2007.