MARRAKECH, Morocco, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Solar Impulse Foundation launched on Friday the World Alliance for Clean Technologies at the Climate Change Conference (COP22) in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.
Less than four months after the first ever solar flight around the world, Bertrand Piccard, pilot of the flight, said during a press conference that the alliance proves his vision that clean technologies can reach the objectives of the Climate Action Agenda.
The coalition brings together start-ups, companies, institutions and organizations producing, implementing and supporting the use of clean technologies.
The alliance's ambition is to globally advance the cause of clean technologies, said Bertrand Piccard, chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation.
"Initiatives like the World Alliance for Clean Technologies are exactly what we need to further enable investors, governments, cities and citizens to harvest the rich variety of clean technologies that already exist or are under development," said Patricia Espinosa, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
"We need the best and brightest minds -- from the North and the South -- to deliver clean technologies that can collectively accomplish the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and all the sustainable development goals to catalyze a healthy and prosperous future for all," she added.