Desmond Mpilo Tutu, CH is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
- Archbishop Tutu and Lewis Pugh took the evidence of witnesses from across Africa on the effects of climate change at the Pan-African Climate and Poverty Hearings. The evidence was presented to the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
- Sir Richard Branson joined Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, and Archbishop Tutu to help announce the formation of the OceanElders, an independent group of global leaders who have joined together to use their collective influence and experience, supported by science and data, to promote ocean conservation, pursue the protection of the ocean's habitat and wildlife, and preserve its ecosystems and species biodiversity.
- Jean-Michel Cousteau joined Archbishop Tutu, John Glenn, Kazuyoshi Funaki, Lech Walesa, Cathy Freeman, Jean-Claude Killy, and Steven Spielberg to represent the Environment in the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.