Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP – Secretary for Energy and Climate Change


DECC UKChris Huhne has been the Member of Parliament for the Eastleigh constituency in Hampshire since 2005, having been the member of the European Parliament for the same area for six years (1999-2005). On entering parliament, Chris Huhne served as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury until 2006 when he became Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and then most recently, Shadow Home Secretary.


“The transition to a low carbon UK will be nothing less than a green revolution. And like the other industrial revolutions, the low-carbon revolution will be driven by entrepreneurs, businesses and the private sector, so I applaud the INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™ for showcasing the talent that is required to communicate sustainability and best practice across the business sector.”


Before entering politics, Chris was a financial and economic journalist for nineteen years at the Guardian, Independent and the Economist. He also founded one of the City’s largest teams of economists advising pension funds on overseas investments.


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Eric Falt – Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information for the UNESCO


UNESCOEric Falt is the Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) based in Paris.

Prior to that, he served as Director of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information leading a total of 250 communications specialists whose main function was to engage and educate people and their communities around the world in support of the United Nations ideals and activities.

“The INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™ are unique. The first of their kind, I feel they are definitely worth our support. I’m simply amazed to see how much companies are now using the environment to attract attention to themselves and their products. In my view, what is happening is nothing short of a watershed; a fast growing number of companies are truly imparting environmental values on their employees, transforming their products, and advertisers are using sustainability to get a market edge. This is a driving force that we need to encourage and nurture. It is only through collective awareness that we will tackle the threat of climate change.”


Before joining the UN Headquarters in New York, Eric Falt was Director of Communications for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Director of the UN Information Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, from 2002 to 2007.

Before joining the United Nations, Eric Falt had served in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chicago and in New York.

Eric Falt has been supporting the INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™ since their launch in 2006.


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