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    Solar Impulse Initiator Urges to Fight Climate Change With New Technologies

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    The initiator of the Solar Impulse project underscored that investment in new technologies was profitable and created new jobs, so it was wrong to name fight against climate change expensive.

    PARIS (Sputnik) – The shift to new technologies is required if the world is serious about tackling climate change, Bertrand Piccard, initiator and chairman of Solar Impulse, a Swiss long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft project, said Saturday.

    "Climate change is not mysterious, it is a result of old technologies that we are still using," Bertrand Piccard said at the Action Day, a part of the 21st UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, adding that "we should all switch to new technologies."

    He stressed that investment in new technologies was profitable and created new jobs, so it was wrong to name fight against climate change expensive.

    Over 50 high-profile politicians joined the Action Day to show commitment to curbing climate change.

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