Climeworks becomes a founding partner of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions to move the carbon removal agenda forward.
At Climeworks, we believe in the importance of collaboration to move forward towards a low carbon economy. We recently began a partnership with the CarbFix Project in Iceland to develop our world first carbon removal solution through direct air capture. Our cofounder Christoph Gebald highlighted at WebSummit this year that our approach is collaborative, rather than competitive, which is why we are thrilled to announce that we are among the founding members of a new organisation that shares our view: the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions.
The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions is an initiative of the Solar Impulse Foundation, created during the COP23 and presided by Bertrand Piccard. It brings together the main stakeholders involved in developing, financing and promoting products, services, processes and technologies that protect the environment in a profitable way.
The Alliance will assess the solutions submitted by the different Members, which then will be labelled as “Efficient Solutions” and presented to governments, businesses and institutions at the next COP24 in Poland, in December 2018. The aim is to push the adoption of more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies.
“We need to embrace clean technologies and efficient solutions, because they are much more than ‘ecological’, they are ‘logical’. They create jobs and generate profit, while also reducing CO2 emissions and preserving natural resources. Even if climate change didn’t exist, they would make sense. Clean growth is much better than the dirty status quo we have today”, said Bertrand Piccard, Founder of the Solar Impulse Foundation.