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Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about Sustainia

Former Governor of California Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about Sustainia and the Sustainia Award, both presented and launched at the pre Rio summit in Geneva titled “The Road to Rio: Regions building the Green Economy”.

Mr. Schwarzenegger expressed how the Sustainia award offers a multitude of benefits in terms of better health, more liveable regions and cities and increased productivity. But the fact is that people need to actually see it to understand it. And this is what the people behind Sustainia will make possible.

See more on the speech by Mr. Schwarzenegger

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Sustainia is aimed at the Rio+20 conference this June, where governments, businesses and civil society will discuss ways to further environmental sustainability. The theme of the Rio+20 conference is “the future we want”, and the initiative of Sustainia is meant to allow people to envisage what such a future would look like. Behind the Sustainia Award is the Sustainia Award Committee which is chaired by Honarary Chair Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Other committee members include Connie Hedegaard (European Commissioner for Climate Action), Gro Harlem Brundtland (former Prime Minister of Norway and former Director General of WHO) and Dr. Pachauri (Chair of the IPCC). “.

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