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“The concept of C&C introduces a sane dimension to the politics of energy,
and forms a backdrop against which renewable energy projects can be developed.”

Eurosolar Award 2006

Aubrey Meyer founded the Global Commons Institute in 1990 to ensure the
protection and sustainability of the global commons. His unique achievement
over the last twenty years is to have established the internationally renowned
framework for UNFCCC-compliance known as Contraction and Convergence
[C&C] to avert dangerous rates of climate change.

His relentless campaigning has made C&C influential across all industry sectors
and academic disciplines. It is now so widely recognised that analysts have
called C&C ‘the DNA of the science/policy debate’. The UNFCCC Executive said
in 2004 “achieving the objective of the UNFCCC inevitably requires C&C” and in
2008 the UK Climate Act was based on C&C. It turns the Kyoto Protocol’s
‘market-based-framework’ into a ‘C&C-framework-based-market’ thus securing
all investment in clean technology and renewables for UNFCCC-compliance.

This remarkable effort caused the Archbishop of Canterbury to say that,
“anyone who thinks C&C Utopian simply hasn’t looked honestly at the alternatives”
and earned Aubrey a nomination by UK MPs for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008.

 

ZAYED PRIZE Q&A
Nomination of Aubrey Meyer of GCI by Dr Mayer Hillman of PSI

Question 1 - Brief History
Question 2 - Achievements Impact
Question 3 - Scale of Impact
Question 4 - Leadership
Question 5 - Spread Awareness
Question 6 - Recognition
Question 7 - Long-term Vision
Question 8 - Activities Obstacles
Question 9 - Innovation
Question 10 - Innovation Impact

QUESTION ONE - Please provide an introduction to the candidate and his/her renewable energy, clean tech and sustainability activities, with a brief history of their involvement in the sector, as well as major roles and responsibilities.