Adam Roseman, Founder and Managing Patner of ARC China, recently wrote about the 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability that was held in Stockholm, Sweden. Participating in the event were many distinguished leaders, including the former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland.
During the conference, Brundtland said, “I think the leadership in China knows that the pattern of development in China cannot be coal-based, oil-based, transport-based in private cars, so they talk about green economy, because they know they have different energy resources, they have to use solar and they are entering into changing all these technologies and implementing them.”
Roseman explained that the reliance on coal as the main source of energy in China is expected to change in the future. He explained how they plan to do so, and what the cost will be to the country. He concluded by saying, “China is taking an aggressive stance to reduce its environmental impact and has all the credentials to serve in the future as a model for other countries wishing to follow a sustainable path of development.”