Rosberg XE team partners with UN for climate initiative
Alongside its participation in Extreme E’s Legacy Projects which aim to benefit the local environments in which each round takes place, Rosberg X Racing has set up its own campaign.
Launched as part of the ‘Driven by Purpose’ program, the team planted over 100 trees at the pre-season test site at Motorland Aragon in Spain before joining a project based on gender equality. genders for the first round in AlUla, Saudi Arabia.
In Senegal, the team partnered with Little Sun to donate 180 solar-powered reading lights to schools.
Rosberg X Racing, which has now been recognized as a net zero carbon company, has signed the United Nations Climate Sport Action Framework and will work with sports organizations to support action against the climate crisis.
Motorsport.com’s recent guest columnist Rosberg wrote: âI see motorsport and the wider mobility industry as an ecosystem, where every aspect can contribute to positive change, sustainable solutions that it can achieve. develops to the role it can play in educating people about the threat of climate change and how to deal with it.
“Innovating, running and educating together is how we can make a difference.”
Derived from the 2015 Paris Agreement, the Sport for Climate Action Framework works to promote greater environmental responsibility through education and communication.
Molly Taylor, Johan Kristoffersson, Rosberg X Racing
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Rosberg X Racing joins Extreme E and over 240 other participants are currently signed up for the Framework.
Rosberg added, âI am proud to lead a team that continues to place sustainability at the heart of everything they do and, together with our partners, we look forward to continuing to be a leading force for good in the world. fight against climate change and in defending diversity and equality. “
Former Mercedes F1 driver Rosberg will also be a guest speaker at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.
The timing for this COP26 meeting is being used to push Extreme E to host a tour to the Outer Hebrides this season to replace the tour of Brazil and Argentina, which have been canceled due to the ongoing global health crisis. .
This backdrop was also used as the basis for Prince William to drive the standardized Odyssey 21 E-SUV to Knockhill earlier this year.