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Tristan Lebleu

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Interviews — December 19, 2018

"Financial return and impact are compatible", interview with...

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Bertrand Badré knows the world of finance inside out. For nearly 20 years he has discovered all its facets: the major banks, as CFO at Société Générale and Crédit Agricole, but also international financial organisations, as Managing Director of the World Bank and CFO of the World Bank Group. Bertrand Badré is...

News — December 14, 2018

Ensuring a Just Transition: a key to the success of climate...

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Poland will not abandon its coal mining sector. By hosting the conference in the coal mining city of Katowice, greeting delegates with “The Polish Coal Miners Band”, displaying coal soap and jewellery at their booth, decorating it with piles of coal, and sponsoring the talks with coal industrials, Polish have...

News — December 10, 2018

Climate finance: the developed world’s “moral imperative”

Written by Tristan Lebleu

In 2015, during COP21, the world had come to a - Paris - agreement in which rich countries committed to provide $100bn a year in climate finance to poorer nations by 2020. This written accord was a major step. However, not much was said about how the cash would flow, which is why money has been a central part of...

News — December 07, 2018

Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions at COP24

Written by Tristan Lebleu

“Enough with the problems. Now, let’s talk about the solutions” declared Bertrand Piccard as he opened the Solar Impulse Action Hub event. This amphitheatre located right at the entrance of COP24 has been one of the conference’s main attractions, hosting side-events to showcase climate action initiatives, since...

News — December 06, 2018

At COP24, the Solar Impulse Foundation and Scotland announce new...

Written by Tristan Lebleu

For years now, the Solar Impulse Foundation has been delivering its powerful message on the urgent need to implement the clean, efficient and profitable solutions that already exist today to transition our world to a low-carbon economy. At COP24 in Katowice, Poland, First Minister of Scotland Nicola...

1000 Solutions — December 04, 2018

hiLyte, iron batteries bringing clean and affordable electricity to...

Written by Tristan Lebleu

In the clean energy transition, there are many approaches. Large scale complex initiatives are absolutely necessary. But there’s also a strong and urgent need for easy to deploy, cheap and simple projects like hiLyte’s innovative battery.The figures are absolutely staggering: over 1...

1000 Solutions — December 03, 2018

Eco Wave Power, turning the constant power of waves into electricity

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Think of a renewable source of energy that could be harnessed constantly to produce electricity. The sun? Goes down every night. Wind? Stops blowing now and then. Unlike other renewables, wave power is one of the most reliable energy sources on Earth, and could play a major role in the...

News — November 29, 2018

What is COP24 and why does it matter?

Written by Tristan Lebleu

What is the UNFCCC?The UNFCCC, or United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is a mechanism established at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Its end goal is to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system”. In...

1000 Solutions — November 22, 2018

SkyBreathe, the fuel coach for pilots

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Without a doubt, aviation has been a key factor of human development and progress. It has allowed humans to travel all around the world and connect with one another. In 2017, over 4.1 billion passengers were carried by the world's airlines. However, for a sustainable future, air transport needs to tackle...

News — November 15, 2018

Cleantech job opportunities from our Members!

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Feel like you could be doing more for the planet? How about joining a cleantech company building a solution to tackle climate change? We asked the 1400 Members of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions to tell us about open positions in their companies.And guess what? There are some pretty amazing...

1000 Solutions — November 13, 2018

Flexibuster, turning waste into energy

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Remember that ending scene from Back to the Future? Doc pulls into a driveway and fills his car tank with trash. Wouldn’t it be nice to generate power from waste? SEaB, a UK-based startup, has developed a solution that does precisely that: turning waste into energy through...

Interviews — November 09, 2018

"The fight against climate change is a moral issue", interview with...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

The effects of climate change on society, the economy and the environment are often mentioned in the future. However, climate change is already having a direct impact on many people, who are forced to flee the degradation of their environment. They are "climate refugees". For nearly 15 years, François Gemenne,...

1000 Solutions — October 19, 2018

Bound4Blue, rigid sails to make air the new fuel

Written by Tristan Lebleu

The Balueiro Segundo is a typical fishing vessel. Built in 2001, this bright red 40m long-liner, belongs to Orpagu (Organización de Palangreros Guardeses), a Spanish organization of longliners. Balueiro Segundo is about to get a radical change: at the end of the year, it will become...

1000 Solutions — October 15, 2018

PowerCorner, the power of sustainable mini-grids for rural villages

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Ketumbeine, a remote village in the northern Arusha region of Tanzania, is 36 kilometers away from the national grid. For years, the 800 inhabitants of Ketumbeine had no access to reliable, clean and safe energy, just like 38 million Tanzanians and still over 1.1 billion people across...

1000 Solutions — October 08, 2018

Who are the 50 first labelled Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions?

Written by Tristan Lebleu

There is still some hope on limiting global warming to 1.5°C, stated a report from the IPCC issued today. It will take a change of “no documented historic precedent” of our economic model, but it can be done. If we don’t, the report outlines the devastating effects on our planet. Indeed, adding just half a...