He is the author of numerous books about the environment, including UNEP: Forty Years of International Environmental Policy; The Environmental Policy of the European Community; and World Population and the United Nations, as well as eleven novels and two volumes of autobiography.  

He has been honoured with awards for his services to the environment by numerous organizations, including Greenpeace, RSPCA, and the RSPB. He also won the Newdigate Prize for Poetry. 

In 2015 he received WWF International’s ‘Leader of the Living Planet’ award in recognition of his work on the EU Directive on the Protection of Habitats and Species and the creation of the NATURA 2000 network of protected areas, the largest such network on the planet. 

He is the father of six children, including Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister.



Born in Cornwall, England, in 1940, Mr Stanley Johnson was educated at Oxford University, served on the staff of the World Bank in Washington in the 1960s and in the 1970s as a senior official of the European Commission in Brussels responsible for environmental policy.  He was elected in 1979 as a Member of the European Parliament  where he was Vice-Chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment.  


He is currently International Ambassador for the Conservative Environment Network, Chairman of the Advisory Council of GEDU (Global Education), President of the Gorilla Organization, and an Adviser to Worldwide Support for Development (WSD). 

Stanley Johnson