Nicolas Hulot was born on 30 April 1955 in Lille and is a French journalist, TV presenter and producer, writer and politician.
He first became famous for his TV program Ushuaïa, and went on to take up the cause of environmental protection and raising public awareness of ecological issues.
In 1990, he created the Ushuaïa Foundation, which subsequently became the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Mankind. He is the coauthor of The Titanic Syndrome, a film released in 2009 aiming to raise awareness of the “ecological emergency”.
He was a candidate for the Green Party’s primary presidential elections in 2011 for the French presidential election in 2012 and was beaten by Eva Joly.
On 17 May 2017, he was appointed Minister of State, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, in the Philippe I and II Governments, under the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.