Concrete solutions for a clean future
"There is no dilemma between quality of life and sustainable development! Sustainability is an important driver of innovation!" - Franziska Barmettler, Head of Policy and Board Member
FFGS is an independent, non-profit foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland. Our mission is to foster sustainable global development. We believe that society must experience a paradigm shift with respect to its development path. The planet is under increasing strain due to the rapidly growing global population combined with rising standards of living and consumption: natural resources are being depleted at an alarming rate, carbon-induced climate change is felt acutely, we are experiencing loss of biodiversity, etc. Solar Impulse delivers the proof that thanks to innovation sustainable development and an improved standard of living are compatible - reason why we support the #FUTUREISCLEAN campaign.
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!
Receive news about the #futureisclean initiative to learn more about the outcome and next steps!
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