Östliche Rheinbrückenstr. 50
76187 Karlsruhe, de
+49 (721) 754000-0
e-volo wins "Climate Champion COP21" in Paris
The people of Karlsruhe provide climate-friendly vision of mobility for the future
In total, the award was given to three companies whose technology has the potential to positively contribute to containing climate change in the near future. The two other award winners were from the Netherlands and France. Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, gave the keynote address for the “Celebrate the Champions Night“. In her speech about the Volocopter, Robinson said, “I am thrilled with the innovative capacity of the three companies awarded with the ‘Climate Champion Award’ tonight. My grandchildren would love the electric helicopter”. Furthermore, she explained that it is important to set technologies against climate change and to spread them from Europe into the whole world just like the ones of the three startups selected as Climate Champions. Robinson called for more global cooperation in order to develop solutions for climate change together. Moreover, she praised the members of the Climate-KIC for their efforts to take a leading role worldwide during the transition to a low-carbon society.
After the award ceremony, a high-ranking panel discussed climate change and the objectives of COP21. Among them was the German climate researcher Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, chairman of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and long-time member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Schellnhuber is one of the most renowned climate experts worldwide and provides the Federal Government with advice.
Furthermore, the e-volo GmbH used the stay in Paris and the event to have first conversations with representatives of the French aviation authorities (DGAC, FFPLUM) on the authorization of the Volocopter in France as well as with people interested in distributing in the area.
For more information, go to www.volocopter.com.
Online media can access the videos on YouTube:
Climate-KIC is the largest European innovation initiative for climate-friendly technologies. It was brought to life in 2010 as an EU program and supports Climate-KIC innovation projects, startups and young innovators with offices in 15 European countries. Over 250 partners from the industry, science, public sector and civil society are working on pioneering, scalable innovations to fight climate change at Climate-KIC.
Climate-KIC is EU’s main climate innovation initiative. It is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on mitigating and adapting to climate change. Climate-KIC consists of companies, academic institutions and the public sector. The organization leverages its centers across Europe to support start-up companies, to bring together partners on innovation projects and to educate students to bring about a connected, creative transformation of knowledge and ideas into products and services that help mitigate and adapt to climate change.
The use of information published here for personal information and editorial processing is generally free of charge. Please clarify any copyright issues with the stated publisher before further use. In the event of publication, please send a specimen copy to email@example.com.