Helping decision-makers to adopt more ambitious policies
The Solar Impulse Foundation informs policymakers, business leaders and civil society about the most efficient and profitable solutions that exist to facilitate the transition toward sustainability.
The Solar Impulse Foundation engages with institutions, governments and decision makers at major international fora including the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, the Clean Energy Ministerial and the Covenant of Mayors.
Our world needs to find new ways of improving the quality of human life.Let’s replace old polluting devices with modern clean technologies. Economical growth will only come from solutions that can save energy and protect the environment. It is possible today to bridge ecology and economy.Bertrand Piccard
As chairman of the Foundation, Dr. Bertrand Piccard advocates for ecology through the lens of profitability, and that protection of the environment would become a reality only if it was perceived as economically viable and requiring no financial or behavioural sacrifice.
Developing relationships with a wide range of organizations to further our message that clean, efficient and profitable solutions exist.
But the solution is also political and thus we engage with processes and coalitions to encourage the development of the right conditions for such solutions to succeed and accelerate toward a more sustainable society.
The One Planet Lab
The One Planet Lab is the ideas laboratory for the One Planet Summit, established by President Emmanuel Macron of France. Bertrand Piccard has been asked to co-lead the carbon neutrality and zero-emission mobility workstream along Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation. This gave the Foundation a high-level forum to advocate for ambitious policies alongside various leading climate and political figures.
The Talanoa dialogue
Established under the UNFCCC, the Talanoa dialogue serves as a platform for the Foundation to indicate how we as a society can reach the objectives set out by the Paris agreement and ensure a just and equitable transition toward a sustainable society. This gave the Foundation a high-level forum to advocate for ambitious policies alongside various leading climate and political figures.
We will launch pilot projects in the coming months, which you can learn more about in the near future.
Cities consume about 63% of global primary energy and emit 70% of the world’s total greenhouse gases. And while it is from cities and sub-regional governments that some of the most ambitious transition efforts exists, there is significant gap between knowledge of the available solutions not helped by regulations that are no longer fit for purpose.