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Formula E achieves net zero carbon footprint since inception

Formula E achieves net zero carbon footprint since inception

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Formula E achieves net zero carbon footprint since inception

Formula E achieves net zero carbon footprint since inception

Formula E has become the first sport in the world to achieve net zero carbon emissions since its inception.

The sport announced the achievement at the start of Climate Week NYC 2020 and achieved the milestone using a three-step approach of "effective measurement of carbon output, prioritising reducing its footprint and offsetting remaining unavoidable emissions".

The guidelines followed were set out by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Championship CEO Jamie Reigle said: "The ABB FIA Formula E Championship aims to deliver better futures through racing, and we are committed to play a leading role in counteracting the effects of climate change.

"We have actively measured and reduced our emissions since our inception and are proud to have achieved a net zero carbon footprint by offsetting our remaining emissions.

"We have a responsibility to minimise the environmental impact of our global sport and are pleased to support vital environmental projects in each of our race markets.

"As a sport built on purpose, we remain committed to grow our sustainable practices and hope to inspire others to join us on our journey."

To offset what the sport labels as "unavoidable emissions" Formula E has invested heavily in numerous Gold Standard and Verified Carbon Standard UN "offsetting projects".

These include wind power energy generation projects in Argentina, Uruguay and Morocco, and landfill gas energy generation schemes in Chile, Mexico, Malaysia and the USA.

Formula 1 has targetted reaching net zero carbon emissions in 2030, although this would only offset a single season at a time and not the then 80-year history of the sport.

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