Airspeeder Signs United Nations’ Sport For Climate Action Framework

Mar 24 2021

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Airspeeder, the world’s first racing series for flying electric cars, has signed the United Nations Sustainability in Sport pledge.

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In signing the framework, the racing series and the manufacturer behind it, Alauda, joins the leading names in global sport in committing to a long-term sustainable future. This includes The New York Yankees, The International Olympic Committee, The FIA, Formula E and Extreme E. 

Airspeeder is building the world’s most progressive motorsport. It will see a full-grid of electric flying cars racing closely at high speed above some of the most visually arresting scenery in the world. 

Airspeeder represents sport driven by purpose. Electric flying car racing will hasten the arrival of the advanced air mobility revolution, a clean air form of transport that promises to transform global logistics, urban passenger transport and is already being used for remote medical applications. Racing, as it did at the dawn of the automobile and aviation age, drives progress and addresses key developmental questions around safety, awareness and technology. 

Airspeeder joins UN framework

SUSTAINABILITY FROM THE GROUND UP:

From its inception, Airspeeder has been built in response to the global requirement to rapidly develop clean air mobility technologies. This extends to the philosophy around the staging of races, events and operations. 

Airspeeder requires no resource-heavy infrastructure. Tracks are built digitally utilising the latest LiDAR, Radar and Augmented Reality Technology. This means there is no requirement to build impactful infrastructure. As a consequence, Airspeeder will take racing to places it has never been before, offering fans watching via global streaming services the opportunity to witness racing in a more diverse range of landscapes than is possible in any other form of motorsport. 

As a sport conceived in the age of global streaming, the race-day impact is dramatically reduced as it does not commercially or conceptually rely on mass-spectator attendance. 

"We are proud to stand with leading sporting entities to acknowledge our collective responsibility to play a leadership role in the global fight against climate change."
Matt Pearson Founder & CEO, Airspeeder

THE UNITED NATIONS SPORTS FOR CLIMATE ACTION:

The United Nations Sport for Climate Action works towards two overarching goals. Firstly, achieving a clear trajectory for the global sports community to combat climate change, through commitments and partnerships according to verified standards, including measuring, reducing, and reporting greenhouse gas emissions, in line with the well below 2-degree scenario enshrined in the Paris Agreement. Secondly, it seeks to harness the power of global sports as a unifying tool to federate and create solidarity among global citizens for climate action.

Participants in the Sports for Climate Action Framework commit to five principles: Undertake systematic efforts to promote responsibility; reduce overall climate impact; educate for climate action; promote sustainable consumption; advocate for climate action through communication. 

These objectives and commitments are perfectly aligned with Airspeeder’s mission to further a clean-air mobility revolution through the creation of a sport built with sustainability as a foundational principle.

Dowload the full press release kit here.

www.unfccc.int/climate-action/sectoral-engagement/sports-for-climate-action

www.airspeeder.com 

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