Tony Juniper is an independent sustainability and environment advisor, including as Special Advisor with the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit, Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and as co-founder of sustainability consultancy group Robertsbridge.
He is President of the Wildlife Trusts, President of the Society for the Environment and a trustee of Fauna and Flora International, Resurgence-Ecologist and SolarAid and a Harmony Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity St David. Juniper speaks and writes widely on conservation and sustainability themes and is the author of many books, including the multi-award winning best-seller What has Nature ever done for us? published in 2013.
He began his career as an ornithologist, working with Birdlife International. From 1990 he worked at Friends of the Earth, initially leading the campaign for the tropical rainforests, and from 2003-2008 was the organization’s executive director. From 2000-2008 was Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International. Among Friends of the Earth’s achievements during Juniper’s time as Director was the success of the Big Ask campaign that called for a new law on climate change (leading to the 2008 Climate Change Act – the first legislation of its kind in the world).
Juniper was the first recipient of the Charles and Miriam Rothschild medal (2009) and was awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the Universities of Bristol and Plymouth (2013). His latest book, the Ladybird Book guide to climate change, co-authored with HRH The Prince of Wales and Emily Shuckburgh, was published in January 2017. www.tonyjuniper.com / @tonyjuniper.com