Friday 17 June 2016, 17:00
Palais des Nations, Geneva
Nearly 100 electric vehicles will rally in front of the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, demonstrating the possibility of zero emission transportation and the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The drivers will form the “1o5C” campaign symbol to amplify their message with aerial photography. The campaign, spearheaded by the Climate Vulnerable Forum and launched during COP21 in Paris last year, has been encouraging actions to ensure global warming does not exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius, the newly enshrined goal of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
WAVE’s (World Advanced Vehicle Expedition) electric car rally, which has partnered with the #1o5C campaign, will travel 1,300km from Bremerhaven, Germany to Geneva, Switzerland depending solely on the power of renewable energy to fuel the journey. The founder of WAVE, Louis Palmer, has circumnavigated the world in a solar car and is a pioneer of sustainable mobility.
The event is a collaboration between the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE), United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, UN Office For South-South Cooperation, World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty, CARE International, the Climate Action Network (CAN), and the Cleantech21 Foundation. The occasion will be marked by statements from Costa Rica – a CVF lead government – France, the United Nations and the electric vehicle rally organizers.
For more information please contact info (at) thecvf.org
The Climate Vulnerable Forum @TheCVF will be live tweeting throughout the event.