‘Solar Impulse’ brings out keys how to make profit while protecting environment

The foundation collected 1000 solutions in the area of energy, water, construction, mobility, industry and agriculture

Photo: SI Bertrand Piccard in the cockpit of Solar Impulse 2.

For over 1000 identified solutions that protect the environment in a financially profitable way in the field of water, energy, construction, mobility, industry and agriculture, announced on Tuesday the Solar Impulse Foundation, led by explorer and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard. Indeed, Piccard together with André Borschberg, made the first ever round-the-world solar flight in 2016 with their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, flying day and night without fuel.

Among the solutions are technologies, products, processes and services coming from start-ups and big companies. The foundation’s aim is to give decision makers the tools to adopt much more ambitious energy and environmental policies, helping them to set a roadmap to reach their carbon neutrality goals before 2050.

Each candidate has gone through a rigorous assessment process carried out by independent experts before obtaining the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label, the only such portfolio of labeled technologies available to governments, businesses and individuals.

We now have the proof that enough solutions exist today to make our world more profitable, efficient, and sustainable, Bertrand Piccard said noting that “no excuses left for inaction as decision-makers cannot pretend anymore that ecology is too expensive, hurts the economy, and destroys jobs”.

These 1000+ solutions are already available on the foundation's website, but as early as this summer will be organised a Solutions Guide that allows individuals, businesses, and governments to find solutions to problems in specific geographical, industrial, or financial settings in just three clicks.

To prove that solving environmental problems is economically competitive, the foundation will provide different public authorities with a Cleanprint, a report providing a clear and concrete path for governments and business to move toward their climate targets in accordance with the Paris Agreement by using the solutions that were identified. It will highlight where public authorities could modernise their legal frameworks for the ambitious deployment of these solutions.

The first Cleanprint will be presented by Bertrand Piccard at the COP26 Climate Summit in November 2021 in Glasgow.

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