Sheikh Samir Mirdad is one of the most influential people in the Middle East where he advises Royals and industry leaders alike. He also acts as a consultant in Europe, Asia and Africa. Business-wise, making transactions in the billions is usual for him. Outside of this, his leisure interests are many, including snowboarding in Switzerland and show jumping in Europe and the US. GES caught up with him at the Alpensymposium in Interlaken.Read more...
Angelica Navarro, former COP Chief Negotiator for Bolivia, discusses the aftermath of COP16 in Cancun, and Bolivia's firm stance as environmental champion.
Lewis Pugh has pioneered more swims around famous landmarks than any other swimmer in history. He is also the first person to complete a long distance swim in all five oceans of the world (Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, Arctic and Southern).Read more...
Nowadays, he swims to highlight climate change. He is most famous for his swim at the North Pole in 2007, whichcoincided with the lowest coverage of Arctic sea ice ever recorded. He also spends much of his time public speaking and lobbying world leaders to protect the environment.
With the creation of RecycleBank, Ron Gonen has managed to motivate Americans in 19 states to actively take a part in recycling by rewarding them with redeemable points. Now he has his sights set on expanding his successful idea in the UK, and creating a world-wide "Gconomy".Read more...
GES caught up with Ron at the Climate Forum in Thun where he described how he turned a simple idea into a thriving business servicing over one million Americans. Now he wants to convert us all to "Gconomy" - a new economic model for 21st century living.
A new report by transport economists Stephen Plowden and Simon Lister Cars Fit for their Purpose: what they would be and how to achieve them has turned all the good intentions about environmentally friendly cars into a series of practical recommendations for designing safety and reduced fuel consumption into affordable, every day cars, simply by building cars to more appropriate specifications, in particular by reducing power and weight.
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