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Yannick Monget is an author, futurist, specialized in issues related to the contemporary environmental crisis and founder of the Symbiom Committee, which brings together many international personalities committed to the promotion of peace and the protection of the environment, and of the eponymous group, created with the aim of raising awareness among the general public, as well as decision-makers, of contemporary environmental issues and developing alternative solutions to deal with them. Author of several books on the future of our planet based on the work of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and translated into many languages, his work is regularly used by the international media. His books have been the subject of several adaptations in the form of major exhibitions presented in many cities around the world by the Symbiom group. He lives in Metz, France.

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Nombreuses furent les personnalités qui ont participé à ce projet hors normes, partageant leurs regards et expériences, énonçant leurs mises en garde, léguant  leurs messages d'espoirs à destination de l'humanité. Aujourd'hui, riche de dizaines de contributions émanant de noms on ne peut plus célèbres, Hopes est devenu un véritable support de témoignages de la vision du monde qu'en ont certains de nos plus grands esprits : Prix Nobel, scientifiques, philosophes, représentants de communautés autochtones, lanceurs d'alertes …

Non-final List

 

H.S.H Prince ALBERT II of MONACO

Sovereign Prince of Monaco, President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

SANDRA BESSUDO

Biologist, oceanographer, former Minister of Environment of Colombia

 

GILLES BOEUF

Biologist, President of the National Museum of Natural History of Paris from 2009 to 2015

 

ALLAIN BOUGRAIN-DUBOURG

French journalist, producer and director of animal programmes, and President of the LPO

 

VALÉRIE CABANES

International Lawyer engaged in the defence of indigenous peoples and the recognition of the rights of nature

 

JEAN-LOUP CHRETIEN

Spacefarer, the first French and Western European to have been in space

 

JEAN-FRANÇOIS CLERVOY

French astronaut at the European Space Agency (ESA), veteran of three space missions with NASA

 

YVES COPPENS

Paleoanthropologist, Honorary Professor at the National Museum of Natural History and the Collège de France

 

JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU

Explorer, founder of Ocean Futures Society and president of Green Cross France. Son of Jacques-Yves Cousteau

 

IAN DUNLOP

Member of the Club of Rome, President of Safe Climate Australia, Australia 21

SHIRIN EBADI

Iranian judge and lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

 

JUAN ESPADAS

Mayor of Seville, member of the Spanish National Climate Council

 

RICHARD ALLEN GARRIOTT

Entrepreneur, explorer, member of the Executive Committee of Space Adventures, son of astronaut Owen K. Garriott

 

CLAUDIE HAIGNERE

Space scientist and former Minister of Research, first French woman to go into space

 

NICOLAS HULOT

Journalist, animator, producer, writer, former French Minister of the Environment

 

MICHEL JARRAUD

Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 2004-2015

 

JEAN JOUZEL

French climatologist and glaciologist, Member of the French Academy of Sciences, former vice-president of the IPCC

 

NAOTO KAN

Japanese statesman, 61 Prime Minister of Japan, faced with the terrible nuclear disaster of Fukushima in 2011

 

TAWAKKOL KARMAN

Yemeni women's rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

  

JEAN LEMIRE

Quebec biologist, explorer and filmmaker, honorary ambassador of the UN Green Wave

 

CORINNE LEPAGE

Lawyer, former French Minister of the Environment, Honorary President of CRIIGEN

 

KENNY MATEMPASH OLE MEITEI

 Sage and Maasai spokesman from Kenya and Tanzania

 

MICHEL MAYOR

Swiss astrophysicist, discoverer of the first extrasolar planet, Nobel Prize laureate in Physics

 

RAONI METUKTIRE

Head of the Kayapo people, an international figure in the struggle to save the Amazonian forest

 

NATHALIE MEUSY

Head of the Coordination Office for Sustainable Development at the European Space Agency (ESA)

 

BERNARD NORLAIN

Air Force General, former French Air Defence Commander, committed to nuclear disarmament

HINDOU OUMAROU IBRAHIM

Spokesperson for the Peul community of Chad, an African icon in the field of environmental protection

 

YVES PACCALET

French philosopher, naturalist, writer and journalist, penman of Commander Cousteau for 20 years

 

JACQUES PERRIN

French actor, director and film producer

 

BERTRAND PICCARD

Aeronaut, psychiatrist, first man to fly around the world in a balloon, initiator of the « Solar Impulse », the first solar plane

 

HUBERT REEVES

Astrophysicist, stellar nucleosynthesis specialist, science popularizer, French-Canadian ecologist

SERGUEÏ REVIN

Russian Cosmonaut, graduate of the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology and Moscow University for the Humanities

 

MATTHIEU RICARD

Buddhist monk, doctor of cell genetics, author and interpreter of the Dalai Lama

 

PHILIPPE VALLETTE

Oceanographer, director of the Nausicaa Sea Centre in France, he is at the origin of the "World Ocean Network" project

 

PAUL WATSON

Canadian anti-speciesist environmental activist, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

 

JODY WILLIAMS

Teacher, human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

 

REN YABUKI

Japanese Environmental activist and actor, President of the NGO Life Investigation Agency (LIA)

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Other great names will be revealed at the official release of the book

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