Minister of the Environment
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
Hull, Quebec K1A 0H3
| David Anderson was born in Victoria, British Columbia. He attended
both Victoria High School and Victoria College. At the University
of British Columbia, he studied economics and law, and was a member
of the Rome Olympic and the Chicago Pan-American Games silver-medal
After graduation, he studied for two years at the Institute for
Oriental Studies at the University of Hong Kong. He also spent six
years with the Department of External Affairs, serving in Indochina,
Hong Kong and Ottawa.
From 1968 to 1972, during his time as MP for Esquimalt-Saanich,
Mr. Anderson founded and chaired the Special Committee on Environmental
Pollution. In 1972, he was elected leader of the Liberal Party of
British Columbia, and was elected MLA for Victoria in August of
From 1975 to 1978, Mr. Anderson was counsel to the British Columbia
Wildlife Federation and a consultant for Environment Canada. Later,
he taught law at the University of Victoria's School of Public Administration.
Between 1984 and 1989, he served as member of the Immigration Appeal
Board. From 1989 until his election in 1993, he returned to environmental
In 1989, Mr. Anderson was appointed Special Advisor to the Premier
of British Columbia on Tanker Traffic. In 1990, he served as the
sole commissioner of the Commission of Inquiry into Fraser Valley
Mr. Anderson was elected Liberal MP for Victoria in the 1993 federal
election and served as Minister of National Revenue from November
1993 to January 1996. As Minister, he streamlined border operations
and increased enforcement on international smuggling.
In January 1996 he was appointed Minister of Transport where he
developed links between transportation and tourism and assisted
in the restructuring of Canadian Airlines.
Mr. Anderson was re-elected as MP for Victoria in June 1997 and
was immediately appointed Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Since
his appointment, Mr. Anderson has been recognized internationally
for his efforts on behalf of salmon conservation, established Canada's
first Marine Protected Areas and initiated efforts to improve boating
Mr. Anderson has served as Senior British Columbia Minister in the
federal government. On August 3rd, 1999, Mr. Anderson was appointed
Minister of the Environment.
Mr. Anderson and his wife Sandra have two children: James and Zoe.
|H.E. Ms.Dominique VOYNET
Minister for the Environment
20, avenue de Segur
75302 Paris 07 SP
- Docteur en médecine; Certificat d'anesthésie-réanimation.
Carriere politique et professionnelle
- 1985-1989: Médecin anesthésiste-réanimatrice à l'hôpital
public de Dole;
- 1989: élue député au Parlement européen;
- 1989-: Conseillère municipale de Dole;
- 1990-1991: Secrétaire générale du groupe des Verts au Parlement
- 1992-1994: Conseillère régionale de Franche-Comté;
- 1992-: Porte parole nationale des Verts;
- 4 juin 1997: nommée Ministre de l'Aménagement du territoire
et de l'Environnement.
H.E. Mr.Jürgen TRITTIN
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and
Alexanderplatz 6, 10178 Berlin
|Born on 25th June 1954 in Bremen
Single, one daughter
||University entrance examination; University diploma
in Social Economy; journalist
|1982 - 1984
||Business manager, Alternative-Greens-Initiative List
(AGIL) group, Göttingen City Council
|1984 - 1985
||Press spokesman, Greens group, Lower Saxony Landtag
(state assembly) 1985 - 1990 Member of Lower Saxony Landtag
|1985 - 1986 & 1988 - 1990
||Chairman, Greens Landtag group
|1990 - 1994
||Lower Saxony Minister for Federal and European Affairs
Head of the Lower Saxony state mission to federal institutions in
|1994 - 1995
||Member of the Lower Saxony Landtag, Deputy Chairman
of the Alliance 90/The Greens Group in the Landtag
|1994 - 1998
||Spokesman of the party's Federal Executive
||Member of the Deutscher Bundestag
|Federal Minister for the Environment,
Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety
|H.E. Mr.Edo RONCHI
Minister for the Environment
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 44
Nato a Treviglio (BG) il 31 maggio 1950. Coniugato con tre figli.
Laureato in sociologia. Sociologo Ricercatore.
Impegnato nel movimento ambientalista e antinucleare dall'inizio
degli anni '80, nel 1988 ha contribuito alla nascita dei Verdi
Arcobaleno, dei quali viene eletto portavoce nazionale insieme
a Francesco Rutelli. Ha mantenuto l'incarico fino all'unificazione
con le liste Verdi e la nascita della Federazione nazionale, avvenuta
Nel 1989 è eletto Deputato al Parlamento Europeo (Circoscrizione
Nord Ovest) dal quale si dimette dopo un mese, impegnandosi nel
processo di unificazione dei Verdi. Primo firmatario e promotore
dei referendum antinucleari, dal 1983 fa parte della lega per
l' Ambiente e dal 1989 del Direttivo nazionale. E' membro del
Consiglio federale del Movimento dei Verdi.
Nel 1995 ha fatto parte, con Walter Veltroni, Leopoldo Elia e
Mario Segni, del cosidetto "tavolo per le regole". Ha
contribuito alla elaborazione del programma dell'Ulivo per quanto
riguarda i problemi ambientali. Coordinatore del programma dei
Verdi ed estensore del volume "La Via verde", progetti
e programma d'azione dei Verdi italiani. Edizioni Passigli, 1995.
Nella XI legislatura ha fatto parte della Commissione ambiente,
territorio e lavori pubblici ed è stato Vice presidente del gruppo
parlamentare dei Verdi.
Nella XII legislatura ha ricoperto gli incarichi di Vice presidente
della 13°Commissione permanente - territorio, ambiente e beni
ambientali e di Presidente del gruppo parlamentare Progressisti-Verdi-La
Rete. Relatore della legge quadro contro l'inquinamento acustico
e dell'aggiornamento del programma per Roma Capitale.
Primo firmatario di 5 disegni di legge in materia di istituzione
di una Commissione parlamentare d'inchiesta sul fenomeno della
mafia e sulle altre associazioni criminali similari; disciplina
della valutazione dell'impatto ambientale; riforma del regime
dei suoli e per la procedura di esproprio, disciplina della professione
di dottore naturalista; norme per la messa al bando delle mine
anti persona. Cofirmatario di 50 disegni di legge, è stato relatore
sui seguenti progetti di legge: tutela dell'ambiente dall'inquinamento
acustico; disciplina della professione di dottore naturalista,
legge quadro in materia di inquinamento acustico; conversione
in legge, con modificazioni, del decreto-legge 13/96, recante
interventi straordinari nelle città di Torino e Firenze per esigenze
connesse allo svolgimento della Conferenza intergovernativa dei
Paesi dell'Unione Europea e del Consiglio Europeo.
Nella XIII legislatura è Ministro dell'Ambiente nel Governo
Prodi e successivamente confermato nel medesimo incarico nel governo
D'Alema. Membro della 6° Commissione permanente- finanze e tesoro
(sostituito dal Sen. Rosario Pettinato).
H.E. Ms.Kayoko SHIMIZU
Minister of State, Director-General of
the Environment Agency
|Date of Birth: 9 November 1935
Place of Birth: Tokyo
Education: Graduates from Faculty of Medicine (science of
nursing), Tokyo University in March 1958
Political Party: Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
||Joins Kanto Teishin Hospital
- June 1968
|Chief Nurse, Nursing Dept., Kanto Teishin Hospital
- May 1970
|Instructor, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo University
||Joins the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW)
- April 1985
|Director, Nursing Div., Medical Affairs Bureau, MHW
||Elected to the House of Councillors (HOC)
- August 1993
|Parliamentary Vice-Minister, Ministry of Labor
||Elected to the HOC (2nd term)
- June 1997
|Chair, Committee on Education, Culture and Science,
|Director of the Committee on Health and Welfare, HOC
||Minister of State, Director-General of the Environment
Agency Minister in Charge of Global Environmental Problems
|H.E. Mr.Victor DANILOV-DANILIAN
Chairman of the State Committee of the Russian Federation for Environmental
| Born in 1938 in Moscow. Graduated in the Moscow State University
from the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics. In the period from
1964 up to 1976 he worked at the Central Institute of the USSR Academy
of Sciences for Economics and Mathematics. In the second half of
the 70-s he headed a laboratory at the All-Union Research Institute
of Systems Studies.
In the 80-s he established and headed a Chair of Ecology at the
Academy for National Economy of the USSR Council of Ministers. In
1977 through 1990 as Professor of the Moscow State University Faculty
for Economics he combined scientific work with teaching practices.
In December 1991 he became Minister for Environmental Protection
of the Russian Federation. An economic mechanism of nature use and
environmental protection is being developed and realized under his
leadership. Important ecological programs are prepared and implemented
under him, who endeavors to enhance and expand a network of protected
areas all over Russia. Starting from August 29, 1996 he rules the
State Committee of Russian Federation for Environmental Protection.
Professor, Doctor of Economic Sciences Victor Ivanovich Danilov-Danilian
has largely contributed in the development of economy, ecology.
He is Academician of both the Russian Academy for Natural Sciences
and Ecological Academy, an Acting Member of the International Academy
of Sciences. He is an author of 200 scientific publications including
a number of school books, monographs. He is also a member of an
editing board for several Russian newspaper and magazine publishers.
Married, has three sons and a daughter.
|H.E. Mr. John Leslie PRESCOTT
Deputy Prime Minister and
Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Eland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5DU
Mr Prescott, the Member of Parliament for Hull East since 1970,
was born in 1938. He was educated in Ellesmere Port, and at Ruskin
College Oxford, where he gained a diploma in economics and politics.
He later gained a BSc (Econ) in economics and economic history
at the University of Hull.
Mr Prescott was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Peter Shore,
Secretary of State for Trade (1974-76). He was a delegate to the
Council of Europe (1973-75). He was leader of the Labour Party
delegation to the European Parliament (1976-79). He was the opposition
spokesman for transport (1979-81), and on regional affairs and
devolution (1981-83). He has.been Shadow secretary for transport
(1983-84 and 1988-93), employment (1984-89, 1993-94) and energy
He was elected as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party in 1994,
and was appointed to the Privy Council in the same year.
Mr Prescott has published several pamphlets on employment and
other issues. He started work in hotel catering, later becoming
a merchant seaman, and then an official with the National Union
of Seamen. He is married with two sons.
|H.E. Mr.Michael MEACHER
Minister of the State,Minister for the Environment, Department of
the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Eland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5DU
| Michael Meacher is responsible for the environment, countryside,
water and for the Health and Safety Commission and Executive. He
has been the Member of Parliament for Oldham West since 1970.
He was formerly chief opposition spokesman on environmental protection
(from 1996). Before then, he was chief opposition spokesman on employment
(1995-96 and 1987-89), transport (1994-95), Citizen's Charter (1993-94),
development and co-operation (1992-93), social security (1989-92),
and health and social security(1983-87).
He has also been a member of the Treasury Select Committee (1980-83)
and a Chairman of its sub-committee. From 1974-75 he was Parliamentary
Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Industry, and at the
Department of Trade between 1976-79. He was also Parliamentary Under-Secretary
of State at the Department of Health and Social Security between
Mr Meacher was a lecturer in Social Administration, and has published
numerous articles and pamphlets on social and economic policy.
Born on 4 November 1939, Mr Meacher was educated at Berkhamstead
School, Hertfordshire, and New College Oxford. He is married with
two sons and two daughters.
|H.E. Ms.Carol BROWNER
Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, S.W.
Administrator Carol Browner is the longest serving Administrator
in the history of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Over
the past 6 years, Browner has made it her mission to maintain
a healthy environment for America's families while preserving
a healthy climate for our nation's economy.
To protect communities from the environmental dangers left by
past polluters, Browner has sped up the rehabilitation of the
nation's most severe toxic waste sites to a rate 20 percent faster,
yet 20 percent less expensive, than previous administrations.
As a result, three times as many Superfund cleanups have been
completed under Browner's tenure than in the previous 12 years.
She also has led the effort to cleanup and redevelop brownfields
-- abandoned, contaminated urban property. To date, the brownfields
program has leveraged more than $1 billion in public and private
funds for brownfields redevelopment, created thousands of new
jobs, and helped hundreds of communities across the nation bring
these idle properties back to productive use. Under the President's
and Vice President's leadership, Browner took the toughest action
in a generation to safeguard public health from threats posed
by air pollution.
Following the Vice President's mandate to make the federal government
both more efficient and effective, Browner has worked to reinvent
environmental protection. To date, her streamlining reforms have
eliminated more than 25 million hours of paperwork --the equivalent
of returning 635,000 work-weeks back to the private sector. Browner
also helped lead the administration's efforts to develop and implement
President Clinton's Clean Water Action Plan -- the nation's blueprint
for finishing the job of cleaning and restoring all our nation's
rivers, lakes, and coastal waters.
From 1991 to 1993, Browner was Secretary of Florida's Department
of Environmental Regulation. Earlier, Browner served as legislative
director to then-Senator Albert Gore, Jr. and served on the staff
of then-Senator Lawton Chiles.
Commissioner for Environment Directorate-General
200 rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
Born 28 Sept 1954 Married, two children
1973 Graduated from high school
||Ombudsman, Swedish Social Democratic Youth League
||Accountant, Alfa Savings Bank, Karlstad
||Member of Parliament
||Senior Accountant, Alfa Savings bank, Karlstad
||Minister of Civil Affairs (Consumer Affairs, Women
||CEO, TV Varmland (Regional Television Network)
||Member of the Executive Committee of the Swedish Social
||Minister of Culture
||Minister of Social Affairs
||Executive Vice-president, Worldview Global Media,
Colombo, Sri Lanka