eSkootr Championship™ joins global events industry leaders at COP26 for Net Zero Carbon Pledge

Yesterday at COP26, the eSkootr Championship™ (eSC) joined global events industry stakeholders to present a united commitment for a net zero carbon future.

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Dr Cristiana Pace, sustainability lead for the eSC championship, and one of the luminaries of sustainability in motorsport, was live on stage at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow to represent the sport industry within the pledge and to discuss eSC’s climate change commitment.

Dr Cristiana Pace, Chair of the eSC Sustainability Working Group

Sport is a powerful way to showcase climate action, and at eSC, we want to play our part in promoting best practice and raising environmental awareness. As a sustainable lifestyle and motorsport series, eSC recognises this dual need to align both the technology we use in our racing as well as the way we host our global events.

Dr Cristiana Pace, Chair of the eSC Sustainability Working Group said,

“With our racing technology, we have already adopted a step-by-step approach for the reduction of our carbon footprint, framing sustainability best practice with our partners and underlining our commitment to grow environmentally sustainable innovations in sport as well as the real world of micromobility.

“From a sustainable lifestyle event perspective, eSC has welcomed the insights that the music industry has shared with us and we look forward to developing these collaborations further as part of the Net Zero Carbon Event Pledge.”

The Net Zero Carbon Pledge is the latest in a series of mission driven actions designed to promote sustainability in the championship. eSC strongly supports the wider objectives of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, recognising the clear link between public health and the environment.


Net Zero Carbon Events pledge

The pledge presented at COP26 was developed through a broad industry collaboration supported by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Signatories commit to:

  • Publish their organisation’s pathway to achieve net zero by 2050, at the latest, with an interim target in line with the Paris Agreement’s requirement to reduce global GHG emissions by 50% by 2030 – before the end of 2023
  • Collaborate with partners, suppliers and customers to drive change across the value chain
  • Measure and track Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions according to industry best practice
  • Report on progress every two years, at a minimum

Events industry leaders invited to talk at the COP26 session:

  • Stephanie Dubois, Head of Event Operations, SAP
  • Kai Hattendorf, CEO, UFI
  • Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited
  • Charlie McCurdy, CEO, Informa Markets
  • Miguel Alejandro Naranjo Gonzalez, Programme Officer, UNFCCC secretariat
  • Cristiana Pace, Chair of the Sustainability Working Group, eSkootr Championship (eSC)
  • Bob Priest-Heck, CEO, Freeman
  • Mike Seaman, CEO, Raccoon Events
  • Alan Steel, President & CEO, New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (Javits Center)
  • Kathleen Warden, Director of Conference Sales, Scottish Events Campus
  • Barbara Weizsäcker, Secretary General, European Major Exhibition Centres Association

You can view the session on-demand using the following link: https://unfccc-cop26.streamworld.de/webcast/launch-of-the-event-industrys-net-zero-carbon-even


More information about the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge

Net Zero Carbon Events Initiative netzerocarbonevents.org

UNFCCC unfccc.int