Serial pioneer and adventurer Bertrand Piccard has a clear message for young innovators: ‘success will come from good communication’.

We agree.

Innovators Magazine spoke with Bertrand last year before he officially launched the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, which we were media partners with. He told us the new alliance would build on the legacy of the record-breaking round-the-world flight on a solar airplane he co-piloted with André Borschberg.

“I want to select the best 1000 solutions and go around the world again – not with a solar plane but with a catalogue of solutions. I want to take them to governments, heads of state, to parliamentarians who have to make legislation, and to institutions and big corporations. It will show them what exists today and make clear they can be much more ambitious in the targets they want to reach,” Bertrand told us at the time. 

That journey is well underway and will go full circle again as the innovations will be showcased at this year’s COP24 in Poland.

Read more about the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions in the spring launch edition of Impact Innovators.