The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens extends its special thanks to Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a world renown French photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. He was born 13 March 1946 in Paris and he is especially well known for his book Earth from Above (1999) and his film Home (2009) and his film Human .
On 1 July 2005, he founded the international environmental organisation GoodPlanet, and set up the programme Action Carbone to offset his own greenhouse gas emissions generated by his helicopter transports for aerial photography. This program has evolved to help people and companies to reduce and offset their climate impact by funding projects on renewable energies, energy efficiency and reforestation. www.goodplanet.org
On 22 April 2009 he was officially designated as the United Nations Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador (UNEP) and received the “Earth Champion” award for his commitment towards the environment and his work on public environmental awareness.
Mr. Arthus-Bertrand also supports the Zeitz Foundation, an organization focused on sustainable development and conservation.
Arthus Bertrand kindly agreed to the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens using his unique imagery for the Centre´s website and publication material.
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