Kohler: "We Need a Comprehensive Strategy for Implementing the Idea of Sustainability"; The German President Presents the DBU Environmental Award to von Weizsacker and Zinke in Rostock Today

    ROSTOCK, Germany, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - The German Environmental Award of the
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU, Osnabruck) has been awarded for the 16th
time. The 500,000-euro award, the most lucrative environmental prize in
Europe, is being shared by the Dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental
Science and Management, Prof. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker (69), and the
founder and CEO of the biotech company BRAIN AG, Dr. Holger Zinke (45). At the
presentation ceremony in the Rostock town hall today, German President Horst
Kohler emphasised the necessity for a new industrial revolution in energy and
resource productivity - away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy
sources. Mr Kohler: "Small course corrections are no longer enough. We need a
comprehensive strategy for implementing the wonderful, good idea of
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    Franz-Georg Elpers
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    Taalke Nieberding
    Isabel Kruger
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For further information: Pressekontakt: Contact Press Office,
Franz-Georg Elpers, Press Officer, Taalke Nieberding, Isabel Kruger, Anneliese
Grabara; Contact DBU: An der Bornau 2, 49090 Osnabruck, Phone:
+49(0)541-9633521, Fax: +49(0)541-9633198, presse@dbu.de

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