Solar Impulse lights path to more "energy efficient" world: pilot

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) gives Captain Bertrand Piccard (on screen) a “thumbs up” during their video chat via Skype. Captain Piccard and André Borschberg have flown their expirmental aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, around the world powered only by the sun, with no fuel or polluting emissions. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The inspiring journey of the first fuel-free plane to circumnavigate the globe leads the way to a more "energy efficient" and sustainable world.

That's the view of Captain Bertrand Piccard, co-pilot of the record-breaking plane, Solar Impulse.

The team behind the solar-powered flight, took 505 days to complete their extraordinary journey, landing in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Captain Piccard is also a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador.

Basma Baghall, asked the Swiss-born captain, what the main lesson was of their epic flight.

Duration: 4'05"

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