The Climate Technology Initiative 2000 World Climate Technology and Leadership Awards


(Paris) — 10 November 2000

From solar houses in remote South Africa to high-efficiency motors in Brazil, the CTI Award Winners cover the globe

The Climate Technology Initiative’s Awards Programme recognises outstanding achievements in the deployment of climate-friendly technologies. An awards ceremony on 21 November in The Hague, Netherlands, will honour the winners for their demonstrated leadership in accelerating the spread of environmentally-sound technologies and practices.

The winners of the 2000 CTI Climate Technology Leadership Award are:

The winners of the 2000 CTI World Climate Technology Award are:

These prestigious awards will be presented at a ceremony at 18.00 on 21 November 2000 by:

Michael Zammit Cutajar, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Secretariat
Bjorn Stigson, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Robert Priddle, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency

Environment Minister Jan Pronk of the Netherlands has been invited for a keynote speech.

The ceremony will be held at the Climate Tech2000 Pavilion adjacent to the conference facilities for the COP 6 conference UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, in The Hague, Netherlands (Catsheuvel 30, Den Haag).

A multimedia display of past winners and awards ceremonies, are available on the CTI website at http://www.ClimateTech.net. In the coming months, criteria and applications for the 2001 CTI Awards round will be available on the website. Nominations for individuals or organisations who deserve recognition for outstanding work in climate-friendly technology transfer are encouraged.

About the Climate Technology Initiative

The Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) is an organisation of 23 countries and the European Commission. Its mission is to support the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in its efforts to achieve stabilisation of the atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG). In support of this goal, the CTI aggressively pursues a series of R&D, capacity-building and technology-enhancing activities CTI seeks to accelerate development and diffusion of technologies and practices which emit less GHG than those currently in use and are consistent with sustainable development.

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