Green Awards welcomes Chris Huhne as keynote speaker
Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), will be the keynote speaker at the global GREEN AWARDS™.
He will urge an influential audience of environmentally focused decision makers to encourage the shift to a more sustainable global economy through effective communications and media initiatives. The event takes place on Thursday 2nd December at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London.
This is the first time that a minister from DECC will address a global audience of sustainability, media and marketing experts.
Chris Huhne is a vocal environmentalist with the stated intention of making the UK more ecologically conscious and sharing this experience on an international platform. In his first annual energy statement presented to Parliament, Huhne stressed the need to move away from a high-carbon, fossil fuel based society.
As the leader of the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne is responsible for DECC strategy, energy security, energy market reforms and the economic challenges posed by global environmental change. Created in 2008, DECC brings together energy and climate change mitigation policy in one department.
Chris Huhne commented “The transition to a low carbon UK will be nothing less than a green revolution. And like the other industrial revolutions, the low-carbon revolution will be driven by entrepreneurs, businesses and the private sector, so I applaud the GREEN AWARDS for showcasing the talent that is required to communicate sustainability and best practice across the business sector.”
The global GREEN AWARDS™ has a host of influential sustainability and media experts on this years judging panel and a Steering Group chaired by Sir Paul Judge, President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He describes the Awards as “bringing together and making more visible a wide range of ideas and achievements designed to help our world to become more livable by making it more sustainable. By allowing and encouraging people to write up and submit their activities the Awards spread good practice and allow other organisations to benchmark their own environmental policies and practices.”
The global GREEN AWARDS™ 2010 will take place on 2nd December 2010, where green entrepreneur Jo Wood will co-host the ceremony to be held at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London.
The important dates for the global GREEN AWARDS 2010 are:
Awards open for entries: Monday, 19th July 2010
Awards close to entries: Friday, 22nd October 2010 (12 AM)
Shortlist announcement: Mid October
Awards ceremony: 2nd December 2010
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