2011-12-02 10:30 Företagsledare och entreprenörer från hela världen möts nästa vecka i Stockholm för att delta på forumet ”GlobalFOCUS Dare!”. Syftet är att hylla individer som visat mod för hållbar utveckling och utmana andra att gå samma väg. Huvudperson på forumet är världens största producent av solfångare, Huang Ming, som även är årets mottagare av ”Det alternativa Nobelpriset” Right Livelihood Award.
Huang Ming receives Right Livelihood Award 20112011-09-29 16:25
The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to honor and support those "offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today". It has become widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' and there are now 141 Laureates from 59 countries. A prize sum of €150,000 is awarded to support the recipients' ongoing work.
Mr. Huang Ming will receive the 2011 Honorary Award “for his outstanding success in the development and mass-deployment of cutting-edge technologies for harnessing solar energy, thereby showing how dynamic emerging economies can contribute to resolving the global crisis of anthropogenic climate change”.
The social business GlobalFOCUS is responsible for nominating Huang Ming for the award. "We are thrilled that Huang Ming will be this year's RLA honorary recipient. He is a remarkable visionary and role model who dares to think big and has delivered concrete results benefitting millions of people” says Arne Forstenberg, CEO of GlobalFOCUS.
Today, Ming is a world-renowned leader of solar thermal energy. He founded the Himin Solar Energy Group, the world’s largest producer of solar thermal collectors and has used the ensuing technology to build a solar city in Dezhou, China – a showcase of what a future without fossil fuels could look like. Ming has also contributed to changing Chinese renewable energy policy. In his capacity as the 10th National People’s Congress (NPC) deputy, he proposed the Law on Renewable Energy, which came into effect on January 1, 2006 and lays the foundation for the country’s renewable energy strategy.
The Right Livelihood Award will be awarded to Mr. Ming during a ceremony at the Swedish Parliament in December.
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