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Nicolas Hulot

Founder, Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la Nature et l’Homme and Special Correspondent for the French President for planet protection

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Nicolas Hulot started his career as a photographer then as journalist at the end of the 70’s. It did not take much time for him to be known because of its reporting methods. In its 30 years career, he produced and anchored TV shows such as “Ushuaia, le magazine de l’extrême”, “Opération Okavanga” and “Ushuaia Nature” broadcasted on TF1, he realized more than a hundred documentaries.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

Willing to commit concretely toward the ecological transition in our societies, Nicolas Hulot has created the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Human in 1990. State approved and apolitical, the foundation’s mission is to propose and make quicker the individual and collective behavior changes and to support environmental initiatives in France and abroad.
Since December 2012, Nicolas Hulot is also volunteer as the Special Correspondent of the French President for the planet protection. In the perspective of the 21st Conference on Climate that will be set in Paris in 2015, this international mission echoes many objectives: mobilize the international community, promote the French propositions, act with civil societies (from the North to the South) to make the sustainable development policies effective. This mission is transverse, dealing with sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, fight against desertification.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

National with its foundation, the actions of Nicolas Hulot have taken an international character thanked to its role of special correspondent: Oceania, Asia, North and South America, Europe and Africa…Nicolas Hulot goes all over the world to share its convictions with all kinds of interlocutors : political, economic, religious, civil …

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

Hulot tries since 25 years to create a convergence and associate all the concerned parties of the society, from the citizen to the political and economic actors. Its leitmotiv is to show that ecology must not be treated as a thematic among others but constitute the core of the public and private actions. Its mobilization has permitted the unanimous vote for the Environmental Charter going with the fifth Republic constitution or the implementation of the multipartite convention environmental through 2 laws.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

We have to give a sense to progress