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Published on February 11th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

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Interview With Gro Harlem Brundtland, Grandmother of Sustainability (Video)

February 11th, 2016 by  


Originally published on Sustainnovate.

Gro Brundtland is the “grandmother of sustainability.” She is a true legend, and the roots of “sustainability” and “sustainable development” sprouted in the famous report named after her, Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report. Gro was the deserved winner of the 2016 Zayed Future Energy Prize Lifetime Achievement Award, and I was lucky to spend some time with her in the midst of the Women in Sustainability, Environment, and Renewable Energy (WiSER) summit. Here’s my video of that interview:

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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort on Tesla or any other company.



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