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Quest for Leadership



The Global Environmental Governance Project (GEG)  presents, ‘Quest for Leadership’, its newest documentary. ‘Quest for Leadership’ recounts the story of environmental governance through the eyes of the individuals who created and led national and international institutions for environment and development.

It seeks to inspire bold, unflinching leadership in new generations of environmental activists around the world who can shatter stereotypes, create a climate of cooperation and devise an analytically sound and morally grounded agenda for action.

Featured are Bill Ruckelshaus (first and fifth Administrator of the US EPA), John W. McDonald (US Department of State 1947-1974 and 1978-1987), Gus Speth (UNDP Administrator 1993-1999), Neric Acosta (Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats) and the five consecutive Executive Directors of the UN Environment Programme: Maurice Strong, Mostafa Tolba, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Klaus Töpfer, and Achim Steiner.

“If you get an opportunity to move on some environmental problems, move quickly and move decisively,” advises Bill Ruckelshaus; Ambassador John W. McDonald reflects on the creation of UNEP as the anchor institution for the global environment; and young environmental leaders commit to taking concrete action to advance global environmental governance and bridge the gap with local environmental concerns.

Joe Ageyo, award-winning environmental journalist at NTV Kenya, is producer and director of Quest for Leadership and GEG Project Director, Maria Ivanova, is executive producer.

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