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Tristan Lebleu

Communications Editor

News — May 29, 2018

World Alliance for Efficient Solutions: Why Become a Member?

Written by Tristan Lebleu

COLLABORATE WITH PEERSWe believe collaboration is the key to success. Solutions exist but they are hidden in startups who need business partnerships to implement and scale their technologies. This is one of the key reasons why we created the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions: to...

Insights — May 25, 2018

African solutions tackling the continent’s environmental challenges

Written by Tristan Lebleu

A fast growing entrepreneurial ecosystem is tackling the continent’s numerous challenges by leveraging tech and digital. According to a study by Partech Venture - which announced the launch of a 120M$ fund dedicated to African startups in January - 124 startups raised 560M$ in 2017, an astonishing 53% YoY...

News — May 23, 2018

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label: a new approach to...

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Let’s take a quick look back: in November 2017, at the Bonn Climate Change Conference, we launched the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions to bring together the main actors involved in developing, financing or promoting products, services, processes and technologies that protect the environment in a...

News — May 04, 2018

#1000Solutions: the startup community joins our challenge!

Written by Tristan Lebleu

13 years later, Cleantech Open has helped foster the clean tech movement globally, with over 1500 startups accelerated worldwide, who’ve raised 1.2B$, and created over 3000 jobs. Over the past decade, organizations to support cleantech entrepreneurs have been created all over the world. There are numerous...

News — May 04, 2018

Solar Impulse Foundation and UN Environment call on all innovators...

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Ending plastic pollution, and more globally “Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns” (Sustainable Development Goal 12), is a challenge we take very seriously at the Solar Impulse Foundation, and many of the members of our World Alliance for Efficient Solutions are tackling this issue (see...

News — April 24, 2018

1000 solutions - Help us make sure they are the right ones

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Obviously, to select a thousand, you need quite a lot more than that to choose from, so you have a whole lot of leg work in simply reaching out and finding them. And then you must identify which should be awarded the Efficient Solutions label, which serves to show to the world that solutions exist that make...

News — April 20, 2018

Earth Day 2018: solutions to end plastic pollution exist

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Every year, approximately 8 million metric tons of plastics escape to our oceans. This overwhelming figure doesn’t mean much to most people, as it is hardly understandable. But the consequences of it on our environment are very clear: “from poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from...