Yale NUS President’s Speaker Series: His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson – Clean Energy, Climate, and the Arctic

President of the Republic of Iceland, His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, addresses the topic of “Clean Energy, Climate, and the Arctic” and takes questions from the audience.
About the Speaker:
His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is the fifth president of the Republic of Iceland, currently serving his fifth term; he was first elected in 1996. During his Presidency, he has emphasised sustainable management of natural resources to control climate change, advocating the use of geothermal energy as a renewable, economically viable, and reliable resource. President Grímsson has been active as a spokesman for clean energy solutions, and in 2014 Cornell University in the United States awarded him a special recognition for his contributions in this field.