Environmental campaigners make it their business to be a thorn in the side of governments. So what makes an environmental activist go into politics? Crossing the Divide profiles four environmental activists who crossed the divide to become leading politicians. Their backgrounds could not be more different: from a medical doctor; the daughter of a rubber-tapper; a Buddhist; a PhD student. They’ve also won international recognition through awards from the UN, the Nobel Prize and the Goldman Environmental Prize. In Part One Earth Report speaks to Wangari Maathai and Tuenjai Deetes.
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