AMBASSADEURS

datum 07 mei 2016

Ambassadeurs Hansa Green Tour

NEDERLAND: Reinier van den Berg - RTL Televisie

"Het klimaat verandert. De wereld warmt op. IJskappen smelten, de zeespiegel stijgt, neerslag wordt extremer en woestijnen breiden zich uit. Alarmerende berichten. Overdreven? Was het maar waar! Ik volg de ontwikkelingen al meer dan tien jaar op de voet. Het onheilspellende plaatje wordt helaas steeds duidelijker.

Des te verbazingwekkender is het, dat er nog zo veel verzet is tegen de verduurzaming van de samenleving en de economie. In het bedrijfsleven zie ik gelukkig dat steeds meer seinen voor sustainability op groen gaan. Bedrijven zien het belang, ook vanuit marktoverwegingen, en streven er soms naar om de ander te groen af te zijn. Mooi!

In de Hansa Green Tour zie je goed wat de kracht en de mogelijkheden zijn om grote veranderingen door te voeren. Een schitterend initiatief!"

Reinier van den Berg, ambassadeur Hansa Green Tour

Klimatoloog RTL Televisie & mede-initiatiefnemer Ecoland.tv

 

DUITSLAND: Dr.Axel B.Röpke - Vice President Bundesverband Wind Energie (BWE), voorzitter BWE Hamburg

"We all see the global challenge on sustainable growth and social responsibility for the next generation. However within a global world one can always consider this challenge being too big for himself.

Delivering local solutions to global problems seems the right approach to start tackling the future. This is why we should not lose focus on local and regional activities. The Hansa Green Tour is making a brilliant approach and bringing the historical league of the hanseatic merchants back together – though in a modern sustainable focus.

Reviving this several hundred years old tradition of merchants networking and doing business together will gain a win-win situation for all participants. In sharing your thoughts and initiatives at the Hansa Green Tour you can see the opportunities to make a change."

Dr. Axel B. Röpke, lawyer, ambassadeur Hansa Green Tour
Vice President German Wind Energy Association (BWE), Chairman BWE Hamburg
Partner at Sagawe & Klages Rechtsanwälte

 

DENEMARKEN: Preben Birr-Pedersen, Cluster Manager House of Energy

House of Energy is a cluster for sustainable energy technologies and production in the Northern region of Denmark. We connect businesses with knowledge institutions and are a strong platform that gives you one access to energy skills and resources in the Northern region of Denmark. 400 researchers from Aalborg University and 400 companies from the Northern region of Denmark are the core of House of Energy.

In House of Energy, we work to strengthen the growth in our members’ companies. Our goal is to create new products and solutions, more companies and jobs, as well as increase turnover and export.

 

VERENIGDE STATEN: Dr.Dinesh Kumar - President Global Energy Initiative

"The profound and complex implications of climate change and the world’s dependence on fossil fuels present enormous challenges. To meet the growing energy needs of the developing countries without compromising the struggling global economy or adding unacceptable amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere will require a multi-dimensional range of social policies and technical innovations.

At Global Energy Initiative, we are working to encourage a broad coalition of leaders and experts from around the world to seize this moment and work together to address the energy needs of the haves and the have-nots in a sustainable and economically viable way. We recognize that sustainable energy solutions may be found at all levels of society, and we’ve found that the most promising innovations often occur at the local level, where concerned and motivated entrepreneurs develop niche solutions that might be promoted on a global scale.
By promoting the latest technological advances in sustainable mobility, the Hansa Green Tour shows the world that sustainable energy can provide power and mobility without adding to the greenhouse gases that threaten our well-being. At the same time, by showcasing sustainability initiatives in cities throughout Europe, the Green Tour promotes local initiatives that successfully implement green solutions while retaining a healthy and vibrant community.

As we work to engage leaders from industry, government, and the non-profit sectors to forge a productive coalition to fashion a new approach to sustainable energy, I applaud the innovators at the local level and wholeheartedly support the efforts of the Hansa Green Tour to show the world what is possible."

www.globalenergyinitiative.org

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