Carnegie was selected for the Sustainia 100 shortlist from over 1,500 different sustainable projects from 151 countries. The solutions on the shortlist will be selected for the final award by a selection committee consisting of; the former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger; Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres; Former Prime Minister of Norway, Gro Harlem Brundtland; Former European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard and Former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri.
The Sustainia Award is given to a solution, technology or project with significant potential to help build a more sustainable future. Carnegie’s 100% owned CETO technology was selected for the Sustainia 100 shortlist due to its potential for remote island markets, and was evaluated against five criteria: availability, environmental impact, financially viability, improvement of life quality; and scalability. The award ceremony where the final Sustania Award will be announced, will be held in Paris in December this year, to coincide with the UN COP21 Climate Change Summit.