Jeremy Leggett accepts 2015 Gothenburg Award on behalf of Solarcentury, SolarAid, SunnyMoney and Carbon Tracker teams

Jeremy Leggett has won a Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development. Previous winners include Al Gore, Paul Polman, and Kofi Annan. Commenting on the award win, Jeremy said, “It is actually the teams at Solarcentury, SolarAid, SunnyMoney and Carbon Tracker who have won this award – they just couldn’t get all the names on the voting paper! This is the truth that I carry in my heart. The diagrams in the this post and the previous post summarise the impacts of the amazing teams that Solarcentury and SolarAid/SunnyMoney have been blessed with over the years. More detailed information on SolarAid’s impact can be found on our website. As for Carbon Tracker, well, please just have a Google.”
Jeremy is one of three global sustainability pioneers who will share The Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development in 2015. The other winners are German energy efficiency pioneers Peter Hennicke and Beate Weber.
Jeremy added: “It is an honour to be recognised for work on climate change, particularly among predecessors who are my heroes. Let us hope that all our work, and those of our many compadres, can yet lead us to a good outcome at the Paris climate summit and ultimately to the winning of the Carbon War.”
Climate Wire covers the background to the Carbon War, and Jeremy’s long involvement in it, here.
The award comes with a cash prize, which Jeremy is donating to SolarAid.