Gro Harlem Brundtland Keynote Topics
Our Common Future: Sustainable Development & Addressing Climate Change
As the emerging effects of climate change are becoming ever more evident, we find ourselves not only facing a financial crisis, but an increasing pattern of worsening scenarios due to global warming.
To combat potential deterioration, poverty reduction must happen in parallel with emissions reduction, two of the most important challenges facing us today. We must simultaneously succeed on both fronts. This is what sustainable development is all about.
In this keynote, Dr. Brundtland explores potential solutions. She stresses the importance of taking the right steps across both the private and public sector to safeguard the planet on which we all depend, and move towards a future of sustainable development – a future that is better, more just, and more secure.
How Women's Rights Can Save the World
In this keynote presentation, Dr. Brundtland explains the importance that women, their rights, and their great impact on children, families and communities, has on global policy, economies, societies, and humanity – a fundamental issue across the world and across all religions.
The Health of a Nation, the Health of an Economy
One of Dr. Brundtland’s enduring goals – advancing the status of health on the political agenda, and into the minds of government leaders and not only health ministers – still persists today.
During her time at the World Health Organization, Dr. Brundtland took the initiative, based on her experience linked to environment and development, to have a broad analysis made on the true relationship between human health and human development, and between health and the economy.
The results yielded core concepts on human nature, supporting Dr. Brundtland’s mandate that when we invest in the health and education of all people, and in a clean environment, progress will follow and poverty can be overcome.