Arun Nehru (???? ?????) is an Indian politician and columnist. In the 1980s he was the chief strategist for his cousin Rajiv Gandhi and a minister in his government, but owing to ideological differences defected with V.P. Singh to the Janata Dal. Presently he is politically more close to BJP. He is also a psephologist.
Earth Month guest contributor Bill McKibben is an author, educator, and environmentalist who frequently writes about alternative energy, genetic engineering, and other environmental issues. He is the author of The End of Nature, the first book about global warming, and co-founder and director or 350.org, an international campaign "dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis.
Bruce Rich is an American writer and lawyer who has published extensively on the environment in developing countries and development in general. He is the author of a critique and history of the World Bank, and was awarded the United Nations Global 500 Award for environmental achievement for his research and advocacy concerning multilateral development banks. His most recent book, "To Uphold the World: The Message of Ashoka and Kautilya for the 21st Century", is a philosophical and historical reflection on the need for a global ethic in a global economy. He has also published extensively on the role of Export Credit Agencies in developing countries, especially concerning the environmental impact of projects funded by them.
Christopher Flavin is the President of the Worldwatch Institute, an independent research organization focused on natural resource and environmental issues, based in Washington, DC. He is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, the Climate Institute, and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute. His research and writing focus is international energy and climate policy.
Darryl D'Monte, former Resident Editor of The Times of India in Mumbai, is Chairperson of the Forum of Environmental Journalists of India and founder President of the International Federation of Environmental Journalists.
On 21 February, David Dickson, Director, Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net), shared his experiences on enhancing the provision of reliable and authoritative information on science and technology-related issues are directly relevant to the economic and social development of Southern nations.
David Suzuki, Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way.
Douglas Garven Alexander (born 26 October 1967) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Paisley and Renfrewshire South since 1997. He was the Secretary of State for International Development until May 2010, and prior to this has served in a number of government posts. On 24 June 2007, incoming-Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that Alexander would be his General Election Co-Ordinator.
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (born August 20, 1940) has served as the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002. He is also been director general of TERI, a research and policy organization in India, and chancellor of TERI University. He has also been the chairman of the governing council of the National Agro Foundation (NAF), as well as the chairman of the board of Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society. Pachauri has been outspoken about climate change. He is now serving as the head of Yale's Climate and Energy Institute (YCEI).