For all of you to know a little bit more about the French news on both environmental and political issues:
Nicolas Hulot, 46, is at the same time a reporter, an ecologist and a french writer.
He has presented for year a TV show focusing on nature preservation all over the world called Ushuaïa. He became popular at that time.
In 1990, he created the Fondation Nicolas-Hulot pour la nature et l’homme (N. Hulot’s foundation for nature and human people). He was part of the people who launched the idea of including an environmental Charter to the French Consitution.
He sensibilizes citizens about environmental and sustainable issues and how to deal with them in the daily life. He creates a website where people can engage themselves to adopt a more environmental-friendly way of life.
Since July 2006, he has worked at putting the ecological concern on the agenda of the next presidential election (Spring 2007). On November 2006, he launched the “Ecological Pact” which develops 10 objectives and 5 propositions to be followed in order to sustainably work on saving resources of the Planet. He pressured the candidates to adopt and include these propositions on their programmes.
Yesterday (January 21st) he announced that he would not be candidate at the presidence because he prefers to keep pressuring the candidates and still act as a third-party and as an environmental lobbyist.