British campaigner, sustainability advisor and leading environmentalist, working for over 25 years to develop a more sustainable society at local, national and international levels.
Special adviser to The Prince of Wales Charities’ International Sustainability Unit
Fellow and member of the teaching faculty at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Cofounder of the Robertsbridge Group, which advises leading companies on sustainabilty strategy.
In November 2012, he was named first president of the Society for the Environment.
Juniper ran as candidate for the Green Party in the Cambridge constituency at the 2010 general election.
Juniper ran Friends of the Earth in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 1990–2000, then went on to serve as Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International for nearly a decade. He contributed to many of Friends of the Earth’s most important achievements, including legislation enacted to protect the UK’s finest wildlife habitats, new laws to require more recycling, and policy changes in the transport and farming sectors.
Juniper frequently lectures on environmental and sustainability issues. He also writes extensively and contributes to a wide range of publications. He is the author of several books other than What’s Really Happening to Our Planet?, including Spix’s Macaw: The Race to Save the World’s Rarest Bird, Saving Planet Earth, and What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?
Separating fact from fiction, leading sustainability expert Tony Juniper offers a trustworthy explanation on what’s happening to our world in one easy-to-digest book. What’s Really Happening to Our Planet? The Facts Simply Explained (DK, August 2016) distills Earth’s most pressing environmental, social and economic issues into bite-sized chunks, spreading information on climate change in an accessible, agenda-free manner.
Presented in a concise, infographic style, the book is the first of its kind to offer a comprehensive overview of the state of our planet and its future. Using unmatched scientific data, What’s Really Happening to Our Planet? brings together major areas of public concern, such as deforestation, climate change, water shortages, and inequality. Charts and infographics illustrate key findings, while clear, jargon-free text explains the science behind the figures. In addition to noting global trends and showing how they are connected, this book articulates how we can live more sustainably in the future.
Providing a balanced view of the whole picture, Juniper offers a fresh perspective on our future, starting with the major drivers of change, addressing the consequences of the rising demand for resources, and then laying out solutions on how we can shape the future. 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.
The scientific facts and the economic, social and environmental consequences of climate change
How food is wasted, where it is lost, what we are wasting, and what we can do
Three everyday ways to reduce your carbon footprint
The Facts on Climate Change: How your vote will affect the future of the planet
The Importance of Bees: What we can do about the decline of wild pollinators
Forest Clearance: Ideas on addressing large-scale forest loss
The Dangers of Denial: Leaders who are skeptical about global warming put the world at a terrible risk
The new wave of innovation and its upward effect on shaping our environmental future
How the surge of popularity around clean technology is starting to make a significant difference in reducing our ecological footprint
How we as a global community and individually can support sustainability goals everyday