The sensitivity of the doctor and the fame of the explorer to serve quality of life, progress and sustainability
«Because of corruption and waste, humanitarian aid often gets a bad press. And yet it is absolutely necessary. Aid should raise questions in our mind about the imbalance in the world, split as it is between a society of excessive consumption and whole populations starving, between ultra-sophisticated technologies and total destitution. We need aid even to call into question the “short-termism” of our vision, forgetting as we do that humanity will not be able to advance very far by leaving half the population behind. To ring the alarm bell is not an act of naive solidarity, but well and truly an effort to secure the future of our planet.» (Bertrand Piccard)
«May the spiritual world and the human world reap the harvest of great feats.»
«To ring the alarm bell is not an act of naive solidarity but well and truly an effort to secure the future of our planet.»
While Bertrand Piccard was actively participating in the Climate Conference COP21 in Paris, he was appointed Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations for their Environmental Program (UNEP). Bertrand will continue promoting the common values of UNEP and Solar Impulse during the second part of the Round-the-World, to convince the world's policy-makers, entrepreneurs and communities that a carbon-neutral world is not any less possible than flying around the world without fuel.
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