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Formula E at COP26: It's more than a race, it's CHANGE. ACCELERATED.

Formula E at COP26: It's more than a race, it's CHANGE. ACCELERATED.

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes to the stage as part Transport Day at COP26. Follow the day's programme of events, highlighting the vital role the sport is playing in accelerating the adoption of sustainable practices, lifestyles and electric vehicle innovation.

As the only all-electric motorsport World Championship, Formula E is flying the flag at COP26 in Glasgow, with the series acting as a unique technological innovation environment for the world's leading automotive manufacturers and a driver of sustainable practices in sport.

Speaking ahead of the conference, Formula E CEO, Jamie Reigle said: "At COP26 we will demonstrate the benefits of adopting cleaner forms of transport to tackle air pollution and climate change in the world’s cities.

"Motorsport has a crucial role to play in accelerating technological developments that can be transferred to everyday use and serves as a powerful platform to showcase innovative transport solutions to live sustainable lifestyles."

Schedule of events are below, pull up a chair and watch along at home

08:30 GMT - Bloomberg Green 'What to Watch': The EV Revolution 

Kicking off the day is Formula E's Sustainability Director, Julie Palle. She will be joining Bloomberg Green's morning briefing, covering the different policy strategies being executed globally and discuss what is working and what else is needed to advance the transition to electric vehicles.

Joining her on the Bloomberg's morning briefing will be Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors; and Anne Smart, Global Public Policy VP at ChargePoint. Brew yourself a coffee and start your day by following along here


Formula E CEO, Jamie Reigle: "At COP26 we will demonstrate the benefits of adopting cleaner forms of transport to tackle air pollution and climate change in the world’s cities."

13:00 - 14:30 GMT: CHANGE. ACCELERATED. Accelerating sustainable human progress through the power of electric racing

Discussing Formula E's role in accelerating sustainable human progress, this session will feature a host of speakers, including FIA Deputy President for Sport, Graham Stoker; alongside representatives from Mahindra Racing, ROKiT Venturi Racing, Julius Baer and Liberty Global.

Then Formula E Title Partner, ABB will host a panel discussion entitled 'ABB Formula E - It's more than a race. Together we are drivers of progress'. Here Jamie Reigle will be joined by Theodor Swedjemark, Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer, ABB; and Lucas Di Grassi, ROKiT Venturi Racing driver and environmental campaigner.



What you have missed...

The opening week of COP26 was a busy affair for the world of all-electric street racing.

Formula E has been on the road to cop, starting from the headquarters in London, there were visits to the teams, partners and manufacturers, to take a closer look at how exactly the planet's favourite sport is accelerating positive change.

Catch up on the series:

  • Episode 1: The journey begins with Jaguar
  • Episode 2: Mahindra Racing's simulator and the Formula E archive
  • Episode 3: Nissan shows how electric cars are made
  • Episode 4: The largest onshore wind farm in the UK

Envision Racing stole the show last week, with its unique car dubbed 'Recover E' - a full-scale replica of Formula E's Gen2 race car, made entirely from single-use plastics.

The car was a collaboration between the team, Kids Against Plastic, COP26 and Glasgow City Council; to highlight the urgency of tackling plastic pollution.

IMAGE ID: /fcxiedlwuaatx8u IMAGE CAPTION: /Made from 100kg of plastic collected by school children, the project took over 700 hours to complete

Also last week, Formula E announced that it had signed up to the updated UNFCCC Sports For Climate Action Framework - an initiative established three years ago to drive climate action in the agenda of the sports industry and provide a signal for the future of sports.

READ MORE: See all of the activities from Formula E's first week at COP26