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Denis L. Daigneault, Jean Chevrier,
Jeanne Poulin, and
Gerald C. Gummersell
, Editors

The environmental movement, whose modern form began in the late 1940s and early 1950s, is a worldwide scientific, social, and political cause that has sensitized the public, governments, and industry to issues such as preserving the natural environment and combating climate change. Its advocates have promoted sustainable development in public policy and changes to individual behaviour to minimize human impacts on world ecosystems. Private citizens, politicians, scientists, non-profit organizations and individual advocates figure in this international initiative.
The biographies in this book explore the achievements, influence and legacy of environmental leaders since World War II. The individuals profiled are all visionaries and innovators dedicated to issues such as maintaining ecological diversity and curbing environmentally harmful human activities, which have had huge international repercussions.
Saving the Planet is the first in a new series of books on inter-national leaders, in English and French. This series continues the successful format of the Canadian Leadership Collection, which has proven popular among students, academics, the media and the public.
In addition to biographical essays, the book will include an introductory chapter on the history of environmentalism and its early proponents.

The following is a list of the individuals whose biographies will appear in the book:

Rachel Carson, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, David R. Brower, David Attenborough, Maurice Strong, Ray Anderson, Jane Goodall, David Suzuki, Gro Harlem Brundlant, Yosepha Alomang, Wangari Maathai, Robert Hunter, Mohan Munasinghe, Maude Barlow, Charles III, Al Gore, Vandana Shiva, Julia Carabias Lillo, Sergueï Zimov, Christiana Figueres, Albert II, Michael Braungart, Joan Carling, Mark Carney, Ma Jun, Steven Guilbeault, Dana Tizya-Tramm, Greta Thunberg,


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