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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Tony Juniper CBE is a prominent environmental figure, active in the defence of Nature for 40 years. He has led major organisations, run global campaigns, written many books and advised at the highest levels.


He began his career as an ornithologist and went on to join Friends of the Earth, initially leading the tropical rainforest campaign and later appointed as Executive Director and Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International. He worked as an environmental advisor to HRH The Prince of Wales (now King Charles), was President of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts and was an Executive Director at WWF-UK. He is now the Chair of the British Government’s official conservation agency Natural England, a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and Chair of the rainforest organisation Cool Earth. He has advised many global businesses on their environmental strategies.

His books include the multi-award winning What has Nature ever done for us? and Harmony, which was co-authored with the then Prince of Wales. Tony Juniper is a frequent contributor to TV and radio broadcasts and is a prolific speaker on environmental themes.

He has received many awards and widespread recognition for his environmental work, including three honorary Doctor of Science Degrees and in 2023 was awarded the prestigious CIEEM Medal. In 2017 he was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to conservation.

Tony Juniper
Chair of Natural England