The earth is experiencing more and more frequent episodes of heat, floods and extreme droughts. At the same time, the technological acceleration underway on land, at sea and in space is opening up huge fields of solutions and promising innovations for the planet.
It is now clear that most industrialized nations like France, Germany, the US or China will not meet their targets set in Paris at COP21.
Despite many public statements, these good intentions often do not translate into concrete results. Civil society, especially entrepreneurs, cannot remain motionless in the face of what amounts to fatalism or, worse, a lack of courage. We must create a virtuous ecosystem of innovation for the planet.
Taking their responsibility, many Corsican entrepreneurs have decided to join forces and launch a global award, the World Environmental Prize, to celebrate every year the best technological innovation, in the environmental field: energy, storage, waste, transportation, water, air quality, agriculture, wildfires, construction and new materials ….