Concrete solutions for a clean future
"Renewable energy provides a unique opportunity to change the conversation of climate negotiations from ‘some have to lose for some to win’ argument to ‘everyone can win’. It can help economies to grow without increasing the emissions. We are partnering with Solar Impulse and The Future is Clean because we believe renewable energy can help improve energy access and replace fossil fuel in the energy mix and boost development. Renewable energy is the hope for a clean future." - Aruna Kumarankandath, Head of the Renewable Energy division at CSE
"The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.The challenge, we see, is two-pronged. On the one hand, millions live within a biomass based subsistence economy, at the margins of survival.On the other hand, rapid industrialization is throwing up new problems: growing toxification and a costly disease burden.Our aim is to raise these concerns, participate in seeking answers and more importantly in pushing for answers and transforming these into policy. This is the challenge of the balance.We call this knowledge-based activism. We hope we will make a difference."
Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are attempting the first round-the-world solar flight, an adventure to promote the use of clean technologies.
Clean technologies used on the solar aircraft could be used on the ground and reduce 50% of our world’s energy consumption... as of today. But for this, we need political courage and pioneering spirit.
We launched the #futureisclean initiative to create a federation of organizations pushing the replacement of old polluting devices by existing clean technologies.
Just like onboard Solar Impulse, solutions already exist to reduce energy consumption. We have gathered 357 organizations around this initiative. Some of them sent the solutions they wanted to promote at COP21.
The vote is now over, here are the top 5 solutions you voted for!
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Instead of always focusing on producing more energy, let's save energy by implementing the most energy efficient devices existing today
Promote renewable energy resources
Don't ask people to sacrifice their life style, give them efficient energy devices
Push the transition to renewable energy resources
Focus on education