APB Speaker Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland is First Recipient of Asia’s Tang Prize
23 Jul 2015
Former Prime Minister of Norway and APB speaker Gro Harlem Brundtland was named the first recipient of the Tang Prize for her work as the “godmother” of sustainable development. The Tang Prizes, referred to as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prizes, was awarded to winners in four separate categories.
Brundtland was awarded the biennial prize for “her innovation, leadership and implementation” of sustainable development,” said Yuan T. Lee, chair of the award selection committee. The Tang Prizes, named after China’s Tang Dynasty, were founded by Samuel Yin in 2012. Yin hoped the prize would encourage more research beneficial to the world and humankind, as well as promote Chinese culture to the world. The other categories were for biopharmaceutical science, Sinology and “rule of law.”
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland is the former director general of the World Health Organisation, and previously the chair of the World Commission of Environment and Development. The commission’s work paved the way to the first Earth Summit, which led to the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gases. A sought after speaker and trusted global leader, Dr. Brundtland shares unmatched wisdom on how we can make the world a better place.
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