This could be our last, best chance to preserve the planet as we know it. According to a report released in April by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that periodically summarizes climate research by the global scientific community, we've reached a crisis point.
With that in mind, Fortune presents our inaugural list of the World's Top 25 Eco- Innovators -- individuals from the worlds of business, academia, and government who have demonstrated the creativity, drive, and know-how to be leaders in the effort to counteract climate change. To identify them, we surveyed dozens of experts in the sustainability world. And we put a special emphasis on celebrating those who have achieved something concrete and significant for the environment over the past year.
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