- Ellen MacArthur. The record that marked the orbit of the world
British former sailor and social entrepreneur Ellen MacArthur has been awarded Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation 2022As made public today by the jury in charge of its award.
Ellen Patricia MacArthur was born on 8 July 1976 in Whatstandwell (Derbyshire, England). A professional sailor, in 2005 she made history by completing the fastest singles round-the-world race by any sailor.
In 2003, she founded the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, which helps young people with cancer to overcome their problems through navigation. In 2010, he created the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to change the production and consumption habits of the world economy and accelerate the economy. transition to circular economy,
circular economy proposes a Systematic changes in industrial production for better utilization of resourcesBased on material scarcity, reuse and recycling. It is one of the most important models of struggle in favor of sustainable development and is currently of relevant importance on the agenda of governments, companies and international organizations.
jury The award – organized by the Princess of Asturias Foundation – was chaired by Gustavo Suárez Partiera and included Pedro Alonso Fernández, Eugenia Bieto Cabet, Francisco de Paula Bisbal Ponce, Anders Conde Sol, Laura Daz Anadán, Beatriz Dománguez-Gil González, Enrique Were. Fernández Miranda y Lozana, Duke of Fernández-Miranda, Luis Garca Monteiro, Cristina Garamendia Mendizbal, Manica Margarita Ribalta, Sophie Müller, Sami Nar, Juan Carlos del Olmo Castilejos, Ana Pastor Julin, Ignacio Villaverde Méndez and Gloria Fernández propose) Charo Izquierdo, CEO of Tornado Aciónes de Comunicación (Spain).
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has become a benchmark in the fight for better use of resources by introducing the principles of the circular economy into the mission of these institutions. It promotes systemic initiatives within the project Mainstream,In collaboration with the World Economic Fund. Its main areas of research and partnership are: food initiative, which brings together and stimulates the key players in the sector to make food production and consumption systems sustainable; initiative the new economy of plastics, which seeks to minimize the use of this material; The Ellen MacArthur Foundation published the report in 2017 A New Textile Economy: Reshaping the Future of Fashioncampaa . germs of draw fashion circularwhich he presented with the designer in 2018 Stella McCartney and the support of other clothing firms, which analyze and promote the need for change towards a system that uses better materials, promotes sustainable production and encourages the reuse of resources within the textile sector; And finally, fight against climate change Through the principles of circular economy to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and other polluting elements. In addition, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation provides many informational resources and educational forum as CirculeticsWith passwords for public agents, companies, or cities aimed at the circular economy. It organizes meetings and outreach and training activities to disseminate its ideas and objectives. It also publishes reports and schedules, which are available free of charge, such as guides. Toolkit for Policy Makers or project racecomwith the same goal.
Politicians, managers and other celebrities join his call in 2020 Promote economic recovery after the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Through responsible use of resources and circular economy. In February 2022, the Foundation launched in association with the WWF (Prince of Asturias Award for Concorde 1988), a Campaign to ask world leaders for a major international agreement to reduce plastic, A month later, representatives of one hundred and seventy-five countries participating in the United Nations Environment Assembly held in Nairobi (Kenya) agreed to create the first legally binding international treaty against plastic pollution, which was considered by Executive Director Inger Andersen. did. United Nations Environment Programme, The most important international environmental agreement against climate change since the Paris Agreement (Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation 2016).
MacArthur is a member of the Club of Rome and a board member of the Platform to Accelerate the Circular Economy in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. He is Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2005) and Dame of the French Legion of Honor (2008). Created by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2017 innovation award To reward initiatives aimed at reducing plastic.
The purpose of the Princess of Asturias Awards is, in accordance with its regulations, to reward “scientific, technological, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out by individuals, institutions, groups of people or institutions in the international arena”. In accordance with these principles, the Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation will be awarded “for work, individual or collective, with one another or others, for the development and promotion of public health, universality of education, protection and protection of the environment”. economic, cultural and social progress of the people”.
In this version, total 30 candidates from 14 countries, It is the sixth of the eight Princess of Asturias Awards that have been awarded this year, in which they celebrate their forty-two edition.
Previously, the Princess Asturias Prize for the Arts was given to singer Carmen Linares and dancer and choreographer Maria Pags, one for communications and the humanities to Polish journalist Adam Michnik, one to Mexican archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, one for the social sciences. , Letter to sports and playwright Juan Mayorga for a Foundation and Refugee Olympic Team. In the coming weeks, will be decided (in order) in accordance with scientific and technological research and harmony.
The ceremony for the distribution of the Princess of Asturias Awards will be held, as is customary, in the month of October in a solemn ceremony presided over by His Majesty the King and Queen of Spain, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Princess of Asturias and the Infanta doa Sofia. Each Princess of Asturias Awards are concluded with a sculpture by Joan Meir – the representative emblem of the award – a diploma, a badge and a cash amount of 50,000 euros.
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