The next leg of the journey
Increased commitment to clean technologies
The successful 40,000-kilometer flight is a clear signal for a sustainable future. But it is just the beginning. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg – the two pioneers and pilots behind the solar aircraft – want to share their findings with global decision-makers and have established an international committee. On the new International Committee for Clean Technology (ICCT), they want to gather together leading figures in the field of clean energy. Their task is as far-reaching as it is challenging: To support governments, institutions and companies with independent and credible recommendations for energy policy.
All participants agree: Energy efficiency is profitable, because ecology and economy are not contradictory. Environmental protection is possible using the latest technologies, without people having to make any restrictions. At the same time, it can be a source for creating new jobs and selling products and services. This represents a new dimension in an ecological economy.
Covestro was a member of the Solar Impulse project from the outset and is now ICCT’s first partner. Because we are convinced that although the flight around the world is now complete, our journey to a brighter world is still moving full steam ahead.