Tony Juniper CBE is an independent sustainability and environment adviser. He is a Special Adviser to the Prince’s Charities International Sustainability Unit, a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and the President of Society for the Environment. He is a founding member of the Robertsbridge Group that advises international companies.
Tony speaks and writes on many aspects of sustainability and is the author of several books, including the award winning Parrots of the World, Spix’s Macaw and How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take To Change A Planet? He was a co-author of Harmony, with HRH The Prince of Wales and Ian Skelly, and his multi-award winning best-seller, What has Nature ever done for us?, was published in January 2013 and shortlisted for Polemic of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2014. His recent books include What Nature does for Britain (February 2015) and What’s Really Happening to Our Planet (June 2016)
He began his career as an ornithologist, working with Birdlife International. From 1990 he worked at Friends of the Earth and was the organisation’s executive director from 2003-2008 and Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International from 2000-2008. Tony 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).
Tony speaks on how having good environmental policy makes sense for businesses in the short and long term – from our soil supply and fish numbers, to the cost of living and the value of nature to the economy. Backed up by the data, Tony firmly believes we can do things more cheaply, in a way that make us more secure and drives economic growth.
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WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING TO OUR PLANET? – Buy it here
What’s Really Happening To Our Planet? is the only book to fully review the current state of the planet and the way in which our unchecked human activity could change the world forever, with a perspective on what we can do to reverse the damage. Wide ranging, heart-stopping research is distilled into one reliable and eye-opening book.
What’s Really Happening To Our Planet? charts the dramatic explosion of human population and consumption and its impact on climate change and our planet. Written by leading sustainability expert Tony Juniper, with insights from globally respected scientists, states people and cultural leaders and thinkers. Includes positive ideas and a fresh perspective on how we can begin to reverse the damage we have caused. Expect clear, informative discussion of a wealth of subjects including solar power, food waste, and mass extinction.
What’s Really Happening To Our Planet? is an unmissable, accessible guide to humanity’s role in our changing planet.
PUBLISHER: Dorling Kindersley
PUBLICATION DATE: 1 June 2016
From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, Nature provides the ‘natural services’ that keep the economy going. From the recycling miracles in the soil; an army of predators ridding us of unwanted pests; an abundance of life creating a genetic codebook that underpins our food, pharmaceutical industries and much more, it has been estimated that these and other services are each year worth about double global GDP. Yet we take most of Nature’s services for granted, imagining them free and limitless … until they suddenly switch off.
This is a book full of immediate, impactful stories, containing both warnings (such as in the tale of India’s vultures, killed off by drugs given to cattle, leading to an epidemic of rabies) but also the positive (how birds protect fruit harvests, coral reefs protect coasts from storms and how the rainforests absorb billions of tonnes of carbon released from cars and power stations).
Tony Juniper’s book will change whole way you think about life, the planet and the economy.
Publication date: 10th January 2013
From the peat bogs and woodlands that help to secure our water supply, to the bees and soils that produce most of the food we eat, Britain is rich in ‘natural capital’. Yet we take supplies of clean water and secure food for granted, rarely considering the free work nature does for Britain. In fact for years we have damaged the systems that sustain us under the illusion that we are keeping prices down, through intensive farming, drainage of bogs, clearing forests and turning rivers into canals. As Tony Juniper’s new analysis shows, however, the ways in which we meet our needs often doesn’t make economic sense.
Through vivid first hand accounts and inspirational examples of how the damage is being repaired, Juniper takes readers on a journey to a different Britain from the one many assume we inhabit, not a country where nature is worthless or an impediment to progress, but the real Britain, the one where we are supported by nature, wildlife and natural systems at almost every turn.
Publication date: February 2015