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Bertrand Piccard is the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel. It is in his DNA to go beyond the obvious and achieve the impossible as he did with his two round-the-world flights, recently in a solar-powered airplane, and before that non-stop in a balloon. The ocean depths and the stratosphere attracted his father and grandfather; the challenges of our time fascinate him. Since he launched the first flight around the world in a solar airplane, his ambition has been to leverage a pioneering spirit for a useful contribution to the cause of renewable energies and clean technologies. With his dual identities as medical doctor and explorer, Bertrand has become a voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.

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23/08 - 2018

Travels in the Land of Common Sense

We may still think it’s acceptable to produce cold air for air conditioners with electricity from oil-fired generators; to grow crops using chemical fertilizers; and to spray them all with pesticides.... - read more


17/01 - 2018

Regulators please be brave

Why are we so demanding for the latest smartphone and yet so laid back for all the new technologies that have to do with energy. Today we have technologies that can make an airplane fly day and night without... - read more


20/12 - 2017

Preventing the next stock-market crash

Recently, I’ve been giving some thought to a factor that’s been largely ignored by the media in their reporting of COP 23 and the recent climate summit in Paris, namely, the risk of a spectacular stock-market... - read more


22/06 - 2018

Clean energy transition: a massive employment opportunity

“Each time I speak of protecting the environment to heads of state or government officials, they tell me that it is too expensive. I want to prove them wrong!” said Bertrand Piccard at the launch of the... - read more


31/05 - 2018

Data: the key to make our air great again

Air pollution is a silent killer. Every year, an alarming 7 million people die due to their exposure to polluted air, according to the World Health Organization’s most recent study on the topic, making... - read more


29/05 - 2018

World Alliance for Efficient Solutions: Why Become a Member?

COLLABORATE WITH PEERS We 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... - read more