Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The era of talk is over. Its time for action!

 “The era of talk is over. It is time for action – and the companies, institutions and persons who represent green solutions are the new breed of action heroes whose efforts we should celebrate and encourage”
Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger will end BUSINESS as USUAL! For GOOD!

“If we want to inspire the world, it is time for us to forget about the old way of talking about climate change, where we crush people, where we overwhelm people with data,” the former governor said. “There is a new way, a more sexy, a more hip way. Instead of using doom and gloom and telling people what they can’t do, we should make them part of our movement and tell them what they can do. I mean I still drive my Hummers but now they are all on hydrogen and biofuel … We need to send a message that we can live the same life, just with cleaner technology.” Arnold Schwarzenegger 

He is doing a great job like he did before in California just on a global scale with his R 20 Organisation in Switzerland! 

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,
What we need is to double up the hard work. Results will only come through efforts at all levels, individual and collective, local and global. I am myself ready to take on a leading role.

Therefore, my agenda will be dedicated to mobilizing efforts world-wide, in particular at the sub-national level. Our operational arm, the R20 - Regions of Climate Action, will be at your disposal to put forward concrete modalities for collaboration.  I know that we will mold our vision into a green reality.  Arnold Schwarzenegger

The R20 mission is extremely challenging. Yet, as our Founding Chair often puts it, things may seem impossible, until you make them possible.
If we want to make the difference, the competencies and efforts of all are needed.
R20 Executive Director  Christophe Nuttall

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