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Formula E, the world’s first fully-electric racing series, teamed up with Julius Baer, Visa, DHL, Schaeffler, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Mumm Champagne House to illustrate the need for action on climate change by running its car on the Arctic ice cap.
The zero-emission racer was driven by Lucas di Grassi, racing driver for ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Formula E Team to raise awareness about global warming.
Alejandro Agag, Formula E CEO, said, “I have four children and the future of the planet depends on how we can control the effect that human life is having on the environment and the climate. That is why I think climate change is very important to address, to control, to face, and everyone can do something. We do something for motorsport, other people can do something from whatever they do in their lives.”
To further study the effects of the melting ice cap, Formula E, in partnership with Southampton University, also placed a tracking beacon upon an iceberg that had broken away from the ice sheet.
HSH Prince Albert added, “I fully support the bold and ambitious activity that Formula E has undertaken as a way of raising awareness of the effect climate change is having on the icecap in Greenland. My Foundation recognises the role that electric vehicles can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and believes that Formula E can inspire a new generation of motorists and potential motorists to ‘drive electric’ and help in the fight against global warming through high-profile activities like this.”
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The Monaco-based association Peace & Sport has announced that the Principality will host three important events on April 6 to raise public awareness of sport as a global tool for peace and development...
Minister of State Michel Roger and several other key players in the Monaco government were on hand at the Thursday press conference to hear details of a special sports competition for local school children sponsored by the Department of National Education and the Princess Charlene Foundation as well as a “Kid Athletics Day” created by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
A “Play Your Peace” open play zone on the terrace of Stars'n'bars is also being organised by Masters students of the International University of Monaco.
Two-time Olympic Gold ski champion Pernilla Wiberg urged everyone to become involved in some way to teach children the positive values traditionally associated with sports and to create a culture of peace particularly in areas of conflict. Wiberg is one of nearly 100 world-class Champions of Peace who donate their time and celebrity to raise awareness and help disadvantaged communities through sport.
April 6 is International Day of Sport for Development and Peace launched by the United Nations in August 2013 on the recommendation of the International Olympic Committee.
To conclude the press conference, Joël Bouzou President and Founder of Peace and Sport, encouraged all participants to post their 'selfies' on Facebook and Twitter holding up a white card (see related story), stressing that "peace through sport is possible" and that "Peace belongs to all of us". #WhiteCard #IDSDP2015
Article first published March 27, 2015.