Mr Bertrand Piccard, President of the Solar Impulse Foundation and Mr Igor Chernyshev, Vice-President of GJASD International

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Inauguration ceremony

Doctor, psychiatrist, aviator, public speaker and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador - Bertrand Piccard seeks to combine his family’s scientific heritage with his own ambition to tackle great challenges of our time.

In December 2015, at the request of the French President, Mr Bertrand Piccard prepared the following seven principles for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, that was held in Paris: 


  1. HIGHLIGHT the solutions instead of the problems
  2. STOP threatening human mobility, comfort and economic development in order to protect nature
  3. SPEAK of profitable investments instead of expensive costs
  4. OFFER both rich and poor countries a share in the returns on investment
  5. REFRAIN from setting goals without demonstrating how to reach them
  6. COMBINE regulations with private initiative act in the onterest of today's generation and not only for future generations 

"When I was flying over the Atlantic Ocean in my solar airplane, I remember looking at the sun that was giving energy to my four electric motors and their huge propellers. There was no noise, no pollution, no fuel... and I could fly forever. At a certain moment, I told myself: “This is science fiction, I’m in the future.” Then I realised, “no, it’s wrong, I’m in the present”. This is what the technologies of today already allow me to do. It’s the rest of the world that is in the past with old and inefficient devices’"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Bertrand Piccard)

Geneva State Councillor Mr Luc Barthassat makes an inaugural speach

Geneva State Councillor Mr Luc Barthassat and Mr Bertrand Piccard, President of the Solar Impulse Foundation

The First International Geneva Climate Show

Ms Barbara Jane Ryan, Mr Bertrand Piccard,

Prof. Thomas Stocker and Mr Xavier Colin

Opening hours

​​Vice-President of GJASD International at the stand of Solar Impulse Foundation with Ms Boondarik Jampathai, Executive Assistant

 

Dr Nadia Plata opens the Inauguration Ceremony

with a welcoming introduction

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Commemorative group photo after the inauguration and plenary session:
Mr Bernard Piccard, Mr Abdalah Mokssit, Ms Barbara Jane Ryan,

Prof. Thomas Stocker, Geneva State Councillor Mr Luc Barthassat,

Dr Nadia Plata and Mr Xavier Colin

“Human influence on the climate system is clear and the recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in the history. This has led to atmospheric concentration of CO₂, CO₄ and N₂O that are unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years.”

(Professor Thomas Stocker) 

“Climate touches everything we do: biodiversity, energy, food, agriculture, infrastructure, disasters, public health, urban development, water resources. The GEO community makes big things happen with open data.”

(Ms Barbara Jane Ryan) 

“Human influence on the climate system is clear. The more we disrupt our cliamte, the more we risk severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts. We have the means to limit climate change and build a more prosperous, sustainable future.”

(Mr Abdalah Mokssit)   

The first International Climate Show was held in Geneva at Palexpo, from 6 to 8 April 2018. This show was dedicated to the most innovative technologies and industrial solutions in the field of climate protection and the reduction of carbon emissions. Among the elements on the agenda, exhibitors at the forefront of innovation in the different areas closely impacting the issue of global climate change, forums and conferences, workshops open to all, as well as an international competition for eco-innovations.​


Mr Igor Chernyshev, Vice-President of GJASD International took part in the inauguration ceremony of the first International Geneva Climate Show held on 6 April 2018 with the participation of Geneva State Councillor Mr Luc Barthassat and Mr Bertrand Piccard, President of the Solar Impulse Foundation. A plenary session followed the inauguration ceremony.

Mr Chernyshev used the opportunity of his participation in the official opening of the First Geneva Climate Show to have a brief discussion with Mr Bertrand Piccard and his assistants. The discussion was about a possibility of GJASD International joining the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions.  Thus, the Green Economy’s Potential Programme and the Evidence-Based Statistical Information Programme of the association (https://www.gjasd.org/areas-of-work) could make a bridge between GJASD International and the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions.

Mr Bernard Piccard

In 1999, Bertrand Piccard made the first ever non-stop round-the-world flight in a balloon. In 2016, he circumnavigated the globe in a plane powered only by sunlight – he flew 40,000 km without fuel. His aim? To prove that the future of aviation lies with clean technologies. 

Following the success of the first solar flight around the world, the Solar Impulse Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life on Earth by fast-tracking the implementation of clean and profitable solutions to encourage decision makers to adopt more ambitious environmental targets and policies. 

The flagship programme of the Solar Impulse Foundation is the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions (https://solarimpulse.com/ companies/view/solar-impulse-foundation) that aims to bring together the main actors of the fields of clean technologies and sustainability and promote profitable solutions to protect the environment. The World Alliance has committed to select a portfolio of 1000 Efficient Solutions that will be presented at the UNFCCC COP 24 in December 2018 (http://unfccc.int/meetings).

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Examples of activities

Plenary session


The plenary session had three presenters: Professor Thomas Stocker, University of Bern, Ms Barbara Jane Ryan, Secretariat Director of the Group on Erath Observation (GEO), and Mr Abdalah Mokssit, Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Mr Xavier Colin, Former Editorial Producer and Presenter, Geopolitis Magazine, RTS and TV5 Monde, moderated the plenary session.  

Geneva State Councillor Mr Luc Barthassat, Dr Nadia Plata the organiser of the
International Geneva Climate Show, and Mr Bernard Piccard