EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS

Profitable solutions to protect the environment

Based on the assessment of independent Experts, the World Alliance will select 1000 Efficient Solutions to share with decision-makers to help them achieve more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies.  They will be presented at COP 24 in December 2018 and to various governments, corporations and institutions in 2019.

SELECTING

1000 SOLUTIONS

Our network of innovators from the World Alliance will be able to start submitting their candidate solutions for assessment in Q1 of 2018. Our independent Experts will then be able to begin identifying potential Efficient Solutions. 

DECEMBER 2018

AIMING FOR 1000 SOLUTIONS


420
Alliance members
380
Days to go

Today, thousands of solutions exist that can boost economic growth while preserving nature, but they are often hidden in start-ups or research labs. They remain unknown to decision makers and are not implemented at industry level. So few people realize that everyone can use them and how profitable they have become.”

Bertrand Piccard

What are Efficient Solutions?

For the World Alliance, Efficient Solutions are not limited to the production of renewable energy. They encompass products, services, clean technologies and processes that are profitable and sustain economic growth, while protecting the environment and optimising the use of natural resources.


POTENTIAL EXAMPLES OF SOLUTIONS

Samples choosen randomly by the World Alliance

GTFV100 by SOLARTEG

Solar photovoltaic tiles designed to blend in traditional roofs

PAWAME

Providing finances and services distributed solar energy assets for rural off-grid households

PAPTIC by PAPTIC LTD

Revolutionary new material replacing paper and plastic

SMARTSCOOTER BY GOGORO

The scooter of the future electric scooters and battery swapping infrastructure

eHOME

A turnkey Energy Storage Solution protecting homes from extended power cuts.

EUGENE by Uzer

The barcode scanner that makes home recycling fun, rewarding, and convenient.

EEL Energy

Generating electricity using a biomimicry hydrokinetic device based on an undulating membrane

ECO-STOCK

Industrial heat recovery, using ceramics coming from circular economy.

ECOLOBLUE

Generating water out of thin air to acquire water independancy

Aelectra Heating System

Infrared Heating System for optimal energy efficiency and health.

HOW SOLUTIONS ARE SUBMITTED AND ASSESSED

Members provide candidate solutions via the online Solution Submission Form. Experts are then assigned to those solutions matching to their fields of expertise and unique skill set. Each solution is assessed by at least two Experts according to a structured methodology developed by the World Alliance, measuring the solution against three criteria: deployability, sustainability and viability. 

A GLOBAL PORTFOLIO FOR THE WORLD'S MOST PRESSING CHALLENGES

We are looking for solutions that help to achieve the 5 following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in a way that bridges the gap between ecology and economy. All candidate solutions that meet the required criteria and are selected and labelled as an Efficient Solution will be part of the Portfolio.

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 9: Industry Innovation and Infrustracture

SDG11: Sustainable cities and Communities

SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production

TO SHAPE OUR PRESENT AND OUR FUTURE

Solutions are considered eligible for assessment as soon as they have reached the simulation stage in laboratory at a 1:1 scale. This way, the Portfolio aims at covering a diverse range of projects, from prototypes to fully proven in the real world.