Concrete solutions for a clean future
'The destructive toll that human activity inflicts on our precious ecosystems is no longer sustainable; prosperity built on destruction is not prosperity at all, but only a temporary reprieve from tragedy. We must instead look ahead, and promote clean, alternative, renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind. In this spirit, I salute and support the #FutureIsClean campaign and the efforts of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg of Solar Impulse.' - Kofi Annan
The Kofi Annan Foundation seeks to mobilise the political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights. In most cases the expertise and evidence needed to solve pressing problems such as poverty, armed conflict and poor governance already exists. What holds us back too often is a lack of leadership and political will to use it to identify and deliver solutions. In short, from conflict to poverty or public health crises, we mobilise those that have the ability to exert their influence and their leadership on the world’s most pressing problems.
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