Entries by Max

Understanding Climate History – Dr. Jean Jouzel, IPCC Vice President

This month of October, Nicolas Beaumont and Maxime Riché photographed Dr. Jean Jouzel, the famous French climatologist and glaciologist, well known for his research on paleoclimatology. Vice President of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002, he received collectively the Nobel Peace Prize with the IPCC in 2007. His research work has allowed […]

Ecuador, Going against the flow: Dr. Ivonne Baki

The latest work by Climate Heroes features Dr. Ivonne Baki, Ecuadorian Secretary of State, who is a caring international environmentalist, and a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Photographed by Maxime Riché in Paris, Dr. Baki leads the Yasuní-ITT Initiative, in conjunction with the UNDP, to protect one of the most biodiverse areas in the world in the Amazon from oil […]

Kenya, Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

Achim Steiner is well known for speaking on climate change and the green economy. Thanks to his leadership among others, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is a leading proponent of the Green Economy Initiative (GEI) designed to assist governments in “greening” their economies by reshaping and refocusing policies and investments towards a range of […]

The Climate Heroes project joins the Tcktcktck.org alliance

The Climate Heroes project was created in August 2010. Since then, we have worked to show the amazing involvement and dedication of citizens, women and men, worldwide, who started acting to mitigate climage change. At their own level, they decided then needed to start acting. By their example we hope to inspire more of us […]

Thailand, David Against Goliath – Jintana Kaewkao

Becoming a full-time environmental activist was never part of the plan. For Jintana Kaewkao, a 50 year old mother of three from Thailand’s Prajuab kirikhan province, there was no need to be in her quiet coastal village. But in early 2000 all that changed. One of Thailand’s largest electricty company, Union Power Development Ltd Company, […]

Climate Heroes in the Gates Cambridge Magazine

We are proud to announce the publication of an article in the Gates Cambridge magazine, about the genesis of the Climate Heroes project! As a member of our network, the Gates Cambridge trust (related to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation based in Seattle and working hand in hand with

Climate Heroes now recruiting

The Climate Heroes Project is recruiting! Worldwide photographers and project producers needed Climate Heroes is a photographic and educational essay aimed at the general public, which gathers portraits of women and men who can inspire us to relieve climate change. Whether they are citizens, scientists, public or industrial figures, they already started acting. Their example, […]

Chapter 1 and 2 now complete

Following the completion of the first two chapters of the project, all portraits are now online! See the Portraits of former illegal loggers – Sumatra, Indonesia See the Portraits of the initiators of renewable energies – Samso, Denmark