Extreme E, the new electric off-road motor racing series, has partnered with Unicef to empower young changemakers in Greenland through climate education.
Extreme E, which will race in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland in August 2021, and its independent Scientific Committee composed of leading climate experts from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, will work closely with Unicef UK and Unicef Denmark in Greenland.
Extreme E will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world, which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues.
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Extreme E will be supporting Unicef’s work on climate change education, helping children across Greenland to understand and address the climate-related issues that are putting them, and future generations at risk.
Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Extreme E, said: Extreme E is racing in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, as part of its mission to use sport to build awareness for climate issues. The region has become a global symbol of the climate crisis as the arctic ice cap continues to melt at alarming rates, not only leading to record global sea rise but of course, it is also having a drastic affect on the way of life for its local communities.”
Extreme E will be supporting Unicef’s NAKUUSA programme which supports children’s rights in Greenland through the creation of children’s councils, helping to amplify their voices.
Sue Adams, director of partnerships at Unicef UK added: “Children are the least responsible for climate change, yet they will bear the greatest burden of its impact.”