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Environmental Speakers

Environmental speakers, speakers on wildlife, conservation, our environment, and climate change.
The modern environmental movement could be said to have begun in 1962 with the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. The book led directly to the banning of pesticides such as DDT and to the foundation of the US Environmental Protection Agency. In 1969 Friends of the Earth was founded in San Francisco in 1969. Two years later Greenpeace was created with a direct action agenda. Climate change [AGW] and plastics in the ocean are on the topical campaigning agenda of the twenty-first century but other issues have been important in the past. CFC gases created a hole in the ozone layer. The gases were phased out and damage to the ozone layer is now almost completely healed.
Activists and campaigners have scored some great victories but perhaps public awareness of our environment has often been the result of the popularity of television documentaries. Controversial presenters such as Chris Packham and the late David Bellamy brought challenges to the environment into viewers’ living rooms. And of course Sir Richard Attenbrough can be thanked for the public interest in the environment through the seven absolutely extraordinary BBC series of ‘Life’ documentaries. Speakers help business to understand the future of environmental action, climate emergency, and how business can meet its new environmental responsibilities.

 
 
 
 
James Alexander Profile image

James Alexander

Co-founder of Zopa, the world's oldest peer-to-peer lending service and the largest company of its kind in Europe.... [more]

 
Benedict Allen Profile image

Benedict Allen

Benedict Allen - one of Britain's leading adventurers - is particularly known for his television programmes - occasionally made with the help of a film crew but more typically without. He paved the way for the current generation of TV adventurers. ... [more]

 
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John Banham

Sir John Banham - former Director General of the CBI, Chairman of Kingfisher Group, National Power, NatWest Bank, Whitbread and Johnson Matthey Plc among others.... [more]

 
Sumit Bose Profile image

Sumit Bose

Sumit Bose has an easy charm and friendly persona which make him a great choice for corporate events, especially for financial and medical audiences both in-person and virtual.... [more]

 
John Buck Profile image

John Buck

John Buck - former UK Ambassador and an experienced and capable facilitator between business and governments, particularly in the international oil & gas industry.... [more]

 
Michael Buerk Profile image

Michael Buerk

Michael Buerk has won more international awards than any other British journalist. He has been a constant presence on our screens since 1973 and hosts of BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze and The Choice. He lectures on international issues and environmental matters and chairs conferences on current affairs, political ... [more]

 
Hermione Cockburn Profile image

Hermione Cockburn

Hermione Cockburn is an earth scientist and extremely passionate about communicating her subject. She won the BBC Talent "Science on Screen" competition and co-presented What the Ancients Did for Us and Rough Science for BBC 2.... [more]

 
Dan Cruickshank Profile image

Dan Cruickshank

Dan Cruickshank - author, broadcaster and professor, is a regular on the BBC, best known for his popular series Britain's Best Buildings, Around the World in 80 Treasures and What the Industrial Revolution Did For Us.... [more]

 
Ann Daniels Profile image

Ann Daniels

Ann Daniels - world record breaking polar explorer - is an inspiration to those who hear her speak. She has led expeditions in the most hostile environments on earth, literally to the very top and bottom of the world, where strong leadership and teamwork are essential ... [more]

 
Jo Fairley Profile image

Jo Fairley

Jo Fairley - founded the pioneering organic chocolate company Green & Black's and Judges Bakery.... [more]

 
Dwayne Fields Profile image

Dwayne Fields

Dwayne Fields - adventurer and explorer, first young black Briton to walk to the North Pole helping young people connect with the natural world.... [more]

 
Susan Greenfield Profile image

Susan Greenfield

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE is a scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. She is Professor of Pharmacology at Lincoln College, Oxford University and Director of the Royal Institution. achieved a first class degree at St. Hilda's College, Oxford... [more]

 
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Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls has a natural talent for inspirational speaking. His TV shows have brought him worldwide acclaim. As a motivational speaker, he has addressed corporations all around the world on his adventures on Everest and beyond.... [more]

 
Adrian Hayes Profile image

Adrian Hayes

Adrian Hayes is an adventurer, author, keynote speaker, leadership and team consultant and coach, television documentary presenter and sustainability campaigner.... [more]

 
Wayne Hemingway Profile image

Wayne Hemingway

Wayne Hemingway speaker - founder of the Red or Dead brand - offering audiences insights into entrepreneurship, creativity, common sense - now seeking ways to improve housing and the urban environment.... [more]

 
Charles Hendry Profile image

Charles Hendry

Charles Hendry was UK Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change and speaks on renewables including tidal and offshore wind power.... [more]

 
Richard Hollingham Profile image

Richard Hollingham

Richard Hollingham speaker and writer is author of How to Clone the Perfect Blonde. Science writer Richard is a regular columnist and contributor to the Daily Mail, BBC online, New Scientist and The Times.... [more]

 
Tim Jarvis Profile image

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis - renowned British/Australian environmental scientist and polar explorer who successfully retraced Sir Ernest Shackleton's epic mission across the Southern Ocean.... [more]

 
Sevi Lawson Profile image

Sevi Lawson

Sevi Lawson -speaker - takes a very specialist look through the circuits of 'Click Online' reporting for BBC World/News 24 on all things related to this most technical of worlds including net-related suicides, buying prescription drugs online and curing phobias... [more]

 
James Levelle Profile image

James Levelle

James Levelle - going out into the wild and doing adventure for real, turning expeditions into charismatic documentary television. ... [more]

 
Matt Littlejohn Profile image

Matt Littlejohn

Matt Littlejohn - speaker on oceans, plastics, and the protection and restoration of our marine environment.... [more]

 
Desmond MacCarthy Profile image

Desmond MacCarthy

Desmond MacCarthy - charismatic star of BBC2's series Normal for Norfolk - is a businessman with a difference, a truly unique personality and a great speaker and host.... [more]

 
Andreu Mateu Profile image

Andreu Mateu

Andreu Mateu - Spanish explorer - rose to international fame in 1992 when he decided to relinquish everything and travel to the most remote places on earth using every conceivable means of transportation known to man. He named his journey The Transcovery Project.... [more]

 
Kevin McCloud Profile image

Kevin McCloud

Kevin McCloud - the definitive name in sustainable architecture and self-builds, presenter of Channel 4's 'Grand Designs'.... [more]

 
George Monbiot Profile image

George Monbiot

George Monbiot - speaker, climate change campaigner, author, travel writer, Guardian columnist, and well-known environmentalist and political activist.... [more]

 
David Murrin Profile image

David Murrin

David Murrin, investor, polymath and author of Breaking the Code of History talks about investment and the great themes of our times - the shifting balance of power in favour of Asia and Africa.... [more]

 
Neil Oliver Profile image

Neil Oliver

Neil Oliver is an archaeologist, historian, author and broadcaster. It is as the archaeological and social history expert on the BBC series Coast that he became best known. His many programme credits include: The History Detectives, The Face of Britain and Scotland's History.... [more]

 
Simon Parker Profile image

Simon Parker

Simon Parker - foreign correspondent, newspaper columnist and travel writer who reports from over thirty countries a year for the BBC, The Telegraph and The Independent.... [more]

 
Adrian Parton Profile image

Adrian Parton

Adrian Parton - celebrated Cambridge microbiologist, is a highly successful business-person and philanthropist. His rapid detection systems have saved millions of lives.... [more]

 
Chris Patten Profile image

Chris Patten

Lord Patten - Chris Patten was last Governor of Hong Kong and oversaw the return of the colony to China in 1997.... [more]

 
John Pienaar Profile image

John Pienaar

John Pienaar - senior British political correspondent at the BBC and soon at Time Radio.... [more]

 
Peter Plisner Profile image

Peter Plisner

Peter Plisner - transport correspondent. Expert on transport policy, its impact on business and the big picture of UK transport future on cities and regions.... [more]

 
Jonathon Porritt Profile image

Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt - dedicated to the environment since 1974, former Director of Friends of the Earth and the UK Sustainable Development Commission.... [more]

 
Sophie Power Profile image

Sophie Power

Sophie Power - entrepreneur, mother, and ultra-runner, speaker on our health, our environment, extreme endurance and achievement.... [more]

 
Julian Rush Profile image

Julian Rush

Julian Rush is Channel 4 News Science & Environment Correspondent and has recently taken on the defence brief. He is expert on both environmental issues - climate change, GM crops, renewable and nuclear energy, and hard science subjects - bird 'flu, space exploration, nanotechnology, engineering, computing, ... [more]

 
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Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya

Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya is CEO of the African Wildlife Foundation dedicated to thriving wildlife and wildlands in Africa.... [more]

 
Nicholas Stern Profile image

Nicholas Stern

Lord Nicholas Stern is former chief economic advisor to the UK government he was also the chief economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 2000 to 2003. He is a respected speaker on issues of the economy, climate change and Europe.... [more]

 
Melissa Sterry Profile image

Melissa Sterry

Melissa Sterry is a board-level design scientist and a world leading authority on emergent digital technology and developer of the Bionic City.... [more]

 
Marcel Steward Profile image

Dr Marcel Steward

Dr Marcel Steward environmental consultant and speaker is one of the first specialist environmental insurance brokers in Europe.... [more]

 
Dick Strawbridge Profile image

Dick Strawbridge

Former army Major Dick Strawbridge is expert at making engineering and innovation exciting. A one man A-Team, Dick has inspired audiences young and old. Dick loves speaking, especially to young groups and is synonymous with environmentally friendly innovation.... [more]

 
Roy Strong Profile image

Roy Strong

Sir Roy Strong is a prolific author, broadcaster and former Director of the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. One of Britain's best-known public figures, he is articulate, witty and a great communicator.... [more]

 
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Adair Turner

Adair Turner (Lord Turner) - former Chairman of the FSA, the regulatory body which oversaw the financial services industry in the UK until its abolition in 2013. He is also Chairman of the UK Government's Climate Change Committee.... [more]

 
Lucy Verasamy Profile image

Lucy Verasamy

Lucy Verasamy has fronted ITV Weather since 2012 and is weather expert for the ITV racing team. She is a social media personality and a great host and moderator in climate and renewable energy.... [more]

 
Gabrielle Walker Profile image

Gabrielle Walker

Gabrielle Walker speaker, is an expert strategist helping businesses to address global challenges of sustainability, energy (oil and gas, utilities and renewables), mobility, finance, agriculture/land-use and climate change.... [more]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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