1000 Solutions to change the World
Following the success of the first solar flight around the world, Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse Foundation has launched the second phase of their action: selecting #1000solutions that can protect the environment in a profitable way, and bringing them to decision makers to help them adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies.
One of the first to envision ecology through the lens of profitability, Bertrand Piccard has always advocated that solving climate change – rather than an expensive problem – is a fantastic market opportunity. He actively speaks out against the absurdity of the outdated and polluting devices and systems we are still using and promotes the benefits of existing efficient technologies to motivate governments and industries to take action.
Protection of the environment would become a reality only if it was perceived as economically viable and requiring no financial or behavioral sacrifices. Today, efficient solutions exist that can boost economic growth, while at the same time reducing our impact on the planet.Bertrand Piccard
They are decision makers but also pioneers in theirs fields, encouraging new ways of building a cleaner and sustainable world. They believe in the impact of our action.
Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
“Initiatives like the World Alliance and its goal of selecting 1000 efficient solutions, are exactly what we need to further enable investors, governments, cities and citizens to harvest the rich variety of clean technologies that already exist or are under development, and accomplish the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and all the Sustainable Development Goals to catalyse a healthy and prosperous future for all.”
Dr. Fatih Birol
Executive Director of the International Energy Agency
“It is inspiring to see so many technology and business ideas with the Efficient Solutions Label that could help reduce emissions. The IEA supports efforts to achieve a secure, sustainable energy future for all – and innovation will play a vital role.”
President of the European Investment Bank
“It is our ambition to mobilise EUR 1 trillion in climate action and environmental sustainability investment by 2030 – however, EIB is not only about big numbers. This partnership opens doors for hundreds of project promoters that are already benefitting from the support of the Solar Impulse Foundation, and now also have access to the EIB Group and its network of investors.”
Vice-President, European Commission
“Europe is committed to a clean energy transition. But this can only happen if we break down silos, if all those who share this commitment work together and focus on tangible and efficient solutions. That it is why I support the World Alliance: it creates an umbrella of solution providers, government representatives, start-ups, established companies, financers, local authorities, national governments, intergovernmental organizations. I look forward to hearing about the 1000 solutions, and I can guarantee full support of the European Commission in this important journey.”
When Bertrand Piccard completed the first ever solar-powered flight around the world in July 2016, his speech emphasized that Solar Impulse had achieved a first for energy even more than a first for aviation. This historical flight highlighted that clean technologies can achieve impossible goals and should be used much more for reducing our energy consumption, protect natural resources and improve the quality of life on Earth.
A giant step forward sending a strong message to people around the worldBan Ki-moon
United Nations Secretary General, 2007-2016
Thanks to the continued support of its partners, the Solar Impulse Foundation can fulfill its 1000 Solutions Challenge as well as federate into the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions the start-ups, corporations, investors and public authorities who want to contribute to a cleaner world.
Eminent personalities, brought together through shared values and a commitment to a cleaner world, are supporting us in our goals
H.S.H. Prince Albert II
Reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco and head of the princely house of Grimaldi.
British business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist
American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer
American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States
Canadian filmmaker, artist, and environmentalist
French Canadian astrophysicist and popularizer of science
American oceanographer, explorer and marine policy specialist
Brazilian lyricist and novelist
Polar explorer, environmentalist and the first man ever to walk unsupported to both the North and South Poles
Photographers, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber
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