Influential Climate Activists


Top 40 Climate Activists

Top 40 Climate Activists


Greta Thunberg

A Swedish environmental activist who inspired the Fridays for Future movement.

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Al Gore

Former U.S. Vice President and environmental activist, known for his work on climate change awareness.

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Bill McKibben

An American environmentalist, author, and founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org.

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Naomi Klein

A Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her critique of corporate capitalism and climate activism.

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Vandana Shiva

An Indian scholar, environmental activist, and anti-globalization author.

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Wanjira Mathai

A Kenyan environmental activist and the founder of the Green Belt Movement.

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

A young Indigenous environmental activist and hip-hop artist from the United States.

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Winona LaDuke

An American environmental activist and economist of Ojibwe descent, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation.

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Erin Brockovich

An American environmental activist who fought against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1993.

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David Suzuki

A Canadian academic, science broadcaster, and environmental activist.

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Isra Hirsi

A Somali-American climate activist and co-founder of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike.

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Luisa Neubauer

A German climate activist and one of the organizers of the Fridays for Future movement in Germany.

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Leah Namugerwa

A Ugandan climate activist and founder of the Fridays for Future movement in Uganda.

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Disha Ravi

An Indian climate activist and founder of the Indian branch of the Fridays for Future movement.

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Xiye Bastida

A Mexican-Chilean climate activist and co-founder of the Re-Earth Initiative.

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Vanessa Nakate

A Ugandan climate activist and founder of the Rise Up Movement.

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Vic Barrett

A British climate activist and co-founder of the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement.

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Mitzi Jonelle Tan

A Filipino climate activist and founder of the Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines.

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Ridhima Pandey

An Indian climate activist who filed a lawsuit against the Indian government for failing to take action on climate change.

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Jamie Margolin

An American climate activist and co-founder of the Zero Hour movement.

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Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

A Marshallese poet and climate activist who advocates for the protection of her island nation from rising sea levels.

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May Boeve

An American climate activist and the executive director of 350.org.

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Severn Cullis-Suzuki

A Canadian environmental activist and speaker who delivered a famous speech at the 1992 UN Earth Summit.

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Berta Cáceres

A Honduran environmental activist and indigenous rights leader who was assassinated in 2016 for her opposition to a hydroelectric dam project.

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Raquel Rosario Sánchez

A Dominican environmental activist and founder of the Feminist Collective for Local Urban Transformation.

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Kumi Naidoo

A South African environmental activist and former International Executive Director of Greenpeace International.

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Dominique Browning

An American environmentalist and former editor-in-chief of House & Garden magazine.

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Rhiana Gunn-Wright

An American climate policy expert and one of the architects of the Green New Deal.

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Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

A Chadian environmental activist and member of the Indigenous Mbororo community, advocating for the rights of indigenous peoples and their role in climate action.

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Leydy Pech

A Mexican environmental activist and founder of the Mayan community organization Sacbé, which promotes sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation.

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Hilda Flavia Nakabuye

A Ugandan environmental activist and founder of the Fridays for Future movement in Uganda.

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Molly Burhans

An American environmental activist and founder of GoodLands, an organization that promotes regenerative agriculture and land stewardship.

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Kehkashan Basu

A Canadian environmental activist and founder of the Green Hope Foundation, which promotes environmental education and sustainable development.

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Liz Wahl

An American environmental activist and co-founder of the Climate Defiance Movement, which advocates for civil disobedience to address climate change.

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Influential Climate Activists