Extreme E partners with Unicef on mission to empower young climate changemakers
Extreme E, the new electric off-road motor racing series, has announced it is partnering with Unicef on a mission to empower young changemakers in Greenland through climate education.
Extreme E, which will race in Greenland in August 2021 during its inaugural season, will be working closely with Unicef UK and Unicef Denmark in Greenland to support Unicef’s work on climate change education, helping children across Greenland to understand and address the climate related issues which are putting them, and future generations at risk.
Alejandro Agag, founder and chief executive officer at Extreme E, commented: “We are thrilled to be joining forces with Unicef UK on this transformational partnership to empower young people in Greenland in the fight against climate change.
“Extreme E is racing in Greenland as part of its mission to use sport to build awareness for climate issues. Our younger generations are crucial in the fight for the future and together with the incredible expertise and dedication of Unicef we are looking forward to the opportunity to build a legacy of climate education throughout Greenland.”
Extreme E will also be supporting Unicef’s Nakuusa programme, celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year, which supports children’s rights in Greenland through the creation of children’s councils, helping to amplify their voices. The partnership will look to raise awareness of the effects of climate change in Greenland and on children to Extreme E fans and audiences.
Sue Adams, director of partnerships at Unicef UK, added: “We are delighted to partner with Extreme E to include and empower Greenland’s younger generation in the fight against climate change. Children are the least responsible for climate change, yet they will bear the greatest burden of its impact.
“Building on the existing work of Unicef in Greenland to promote and protect the rights of children, including those linked to the environment, we will help to empower children to become active citizens, providing them with the necessary tools to reimagine a cleaner, greener future.”