Formula E becomes first ever zero carbon sport

21 Sep 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

Formula E has become the first sport to achieve a net zero carbon footprint, having offset emissions for the entire six seasons of electric racing.

The announcement came during Climate Week NYC 2020, where CEO Jamie Reigle was signing the UN’s EU 2030 letter in support of the UN’s Race to Zero campaign – which aims to create a decarbonised economy.

Throughout its six years Formula E has worked to reduce emissions wherever possible, including on transport and logistics, extending end of life options for battery cells, and cutting all single-use plastics on site. Unavoidable emissions, meanwhile, have been offset through investment in Gold and Verified Carbon Standard UN projects.

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

“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.”