Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Listen how Connie Hedegard and Arnold Schwarzenegger create the CHANGE!
Sustainia is an alliance of international organizations and companies working to create sustainable growth. Our work is driven by a shared goal to identify and elevate existing sustainable solutions and mature markets for sustainable products and services. By promoting sustainable solutions already available across sectors and markets, Sustainia makes sustainability more tangible and easier to grasp for decision makers, executives and citizens.
Sustainia is founded by Scandinavian think tank Monday Morning and developed in close collaboration with UN Global Compact, Nobel Sustainability Trust, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s initiative Regions20 and a variety of world-leading companies:
Microsoft, GE, DNV, Philips Lighting, DONG Energy, Novo Nordisk, Tetra Pak, Cisco, Jan Gehl Architects, Knoll, IKEA, Vestas, VELUX, Realdania, Scandinavian Airlines, Ramboll, UBS Investment Bank.
The Sustainia Award Committee is chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Joining Mr. Schwarzenegger in the award committee is Chair of Nobel Sustainability Trust Gustaf Nobel, European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard, former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland and Chair of UN’s panel for climate change (IPCC) Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri.
Session dedicated to the Sustainia Award with Honorary Chair of the Sustainia Award Committee Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sustainia Award Committee member Ms. Connie Hedegaard (European Commissioner on Climate Action) and Terri Tamminen (Special Strategic Advisor to founder of R20 Regions of Climate Action).
R 20 Regions of climate action
The R20 Regions of Climate Action is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other global leaders in cooperation with the United Nations. The R20 is a coalition of partners led by regional governments that work to promote and implement projects that are designed to produce local economic and environmental benefits in the form of reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions; strong local economies; improved public health; and new green jobs. These local actions can help the world achieve our shared global environmental and economic goals.
" R20 is not just another NGO or network of regions, it is much more than that. It is a real coalition of forces which believe that climate change and green economic development can be tackled at the subnational level." — Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger,