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News — June 18, 2019

Les compagnies aériennes vont-elles causer leur propre crash ?

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 3min read

L’étau se resserre autour du transport par avion et seules les compagnies aériennes peuvent le desserrer. Devenir actrices du changement plutôt que victimes leur rapporterait en fin de compte beaucoup. Quand le comprendront-elles ?Il y a deux façons de répondre à l’adversité : tenter de s’y opposer le plus...

1000 Solutions — June 13, 2019

WaveRoller® : harnessing the energy of ocean waves

Written by Chiara Cosenza - 3min read

WaveRoller is a device that converts the ocean wave energy into electricity. You have probably spent time watching and listening to the constant movement of waves breaking on the shore. The movement never stops : waves hit the coast in the morning, daytime and night, making it a constant and reliable...

Interviews — June 07, 2019

Paris 2024, « les jeux les plus durables de tous les temps » ?

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

Interview avec Tony Estanguet, Président du comité d’organisation des JO de Paris 2024 Des événements tels que les Jeux Olympiques, la Coupe du Monde ou la Ligue des Champions attirent des millions de spectateurs, ainsi que des milliers d'athlètes et de collaborateurs, ce qui implique une importante...

Interviews — June 07, 2019

Paris 2024, "the most sustainable games of all time"?

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

Interview with Tony Estanguet, President of the Organising Committee of the Paris 2024 Olympic GamesThis article is a translation of interview in french. Read the original here. Events such as the Olympic games, the FIFA World Cup or the Champions League fly-in millions of spectators, as well as...

1000 Solutions — June 06, 2019

Greenrail, turning railways into clean energy producers

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution uses a new process and technology to make sleepers more efficient, reduce waste and create clean energy While innovation, design and technology has transformed most industries and objects of our everyday lives, a few things have kept unchanged in centuries. In the train industry,...

News — June 04, 2019

World Environment Day: solutions to air pollution exist

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 5min read

This year's World Environment Day is dedicated to one of the world's most pressing issue: air pollution. One morning in March 2015, Parisians woke up to a mysterious scene: the Eiffel Tower had vanished…  Actually, the emblematic iron tower was hidden by a thick smog which hit the French capital for...

Interviews — June 03, 2019

Philip Kyeremanteng, Expert of the month – May 2019!

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 4min read

This month our award goes to Philip Kyeremanteng, as a recognition of his hard work and dedication. He completed a good number of assessments in the month of May 2019, for which all the criteria completed were flawless, well done! Also he has always given importance to deadlines. Thank you...

News — June 03, 2019

Opinion. "For a European climate bank"

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5min read

This joint Opinion Editorial is written by Ambroise Fayolle, VP of the European Investment Bank, and Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. It was originally published in the "Journal du Dimanche" (read the original article in French) The fight against climate change has become a...

1000 Solutions — May 29, 2019

Kitro : reducing restaurants’ food waste

Written by Anouk Rieben - 5min read

An innovative automated food waste management solution for the hospitality industry. Have you ever experienced this guilty feeling when you take a yogurt from your fridge and realize from its mouldy look that it is expired? Or when you are at the restaurant, don’t...

Climate Nugget — May 29, 2019

Faster, Higher, Stronger... Greener? How sports events are joining...

Written by Sixtine Morin - 5min read

“Sport has the power to change the world” declared Nelson Mandela in his famous speech at the first Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco in 2000. Sport has indeed played a major role throughout history, safeguarding peace and uniting people. Now, as humanity faces a climate crisis - arguably its...

News — May 27, 2019

Bertrand Piccard to address energy leaders at the Clean Energy...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

From May 27th to 29th, the world’s top clean energy decision-makers will gather in Vancouver for the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) and 4th Mission Innovation (MI-4).During 3 days, 26 energy Ministers, and hundreds of corporate leaders, international organisations, investors, and researchers...

1000 Solutions — May 23, 2019

Ecoloo, sustainable off-grid toilets

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

A waterless toilet installation for isolated and water stressed areas. “This is a container of human waste” said Bill Gates while brandishing a beaker of poo, as he got on stage at the Reinvented Toilet Expo event in Beijing. What was the founder of Microsoft doing with human...

Interviews — May 22, 2019

Hannes Zimmermann, Expert of the month – April 2019!

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 4min read

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new project!Every month, we are now selecting and recognising an Expert based on their outstanding performance. On behalf of our Expert team, we wish a hearty congratulations to Hannes Zimmerman on receiving the award for the Best Expert of...

Interviews — May 17, 2019

What's the future for Carbon Capture and Storage? Interview with...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 7min read

Could we deal with our carbon emissions challenge by capturing them from industrial facilities or directly from the atmosphere? Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has gained much attention since the IPCC made it a critical technology to avoid significant global warming in their Special Report on...

1000 Solutions — May 16, 2019

E-Raw, bringing design and performance to electric motorcycles

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

This electric motorcycle mixes mechanics tradition and technological innovation. For the transport sector - which accounted for 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 - there is no doubt that the future will be electric. In the past decade, most of the attention and sales...