The Prince Albert II Foundation and the Solar Impulse Foundation hand in hand
Monaco Ocean Week was an opportunity for Bertrand Piccard, Swiss explorer and ecologist, to present his innovative solutions for the planet before signing a partnership with the Prince Albert II Foundation.
Happy to be back in the Principality, Bertrand Piccard traveled to Monaco this week to represent the Solar Impulse Foundation throughout Monaco Ocean Week. You may remember that Solar Impulse was the first aircraft to circumnavigate the globe without fuel or polluting emissions during flight. It therefore seemed natural for the Prince Albert II Foundation and the Solar Impulse Foundation to join forces.
“Our two foundations have solutions in common to protect the environment in an economical and profitable way,” said Bertrand Piccard on Monaco Info. “It is important to stop spreading the message that ecology is expensive. Ecology is economically profitable.
Nearly 1,400 solutions to protect the environment
Today, the Solar Impulse Foundation certifies nearly 1,400 solutions capable of protecting the environment. These include solutions for rebuilding entire marine ecosystems, but also for recycling plastic waste in the automotive industry or recycling water. “If all these initiatives were implemented worldwide, the oceans would not be flooded with plastics.”
A reference possibly to the startling video released by the Ramoge deal earlier this week, showing miles of plastic waste in the Monaco Canyon, 30km off the Principality. For Bertrand Piccard, the fight for the protection of the environment is only intensifying on the planet, as evidenced by the Eco Wave Power Global solution, labeled by the Solar Impulse Foundation.
“Today, ecology is becoming an economic driver. Eco Wave is a small startup that we discovered four years ago. It has since gone public and is now marketed worldwide. It is an opportunity to produce energy instead of burying gas or oil. Further proof that protecting the environment is more profitable than destroying it.