DR JANE GOODALL AND JOHAN ROCKSTRÖM UNITE WITH CLIMATE GIANTS TO CALL FOR GLOBAL ACTION AHEAD OF COP26

Race Against Climate Change Live will dive into the challenges posed by climate breakdown and the solutions we must prioritise

This week, leading environmental figures and business leaders will unite for one of the most important conversations of the year. Taking place on Wednesday 21st July, Race Against Climate Change Live (RACC Live) will explore the challenges facing our planet and unpack some of the solutions for a cleaner, greener future.

Featuring Dr Jane Goodall DBE, comedian Robert Llewellyn, climate scientist Johan Rockström, National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale, COP26 President Alok Sharma and the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Patricia Espinosa, RACC Live 2021 will bring together some of the most influential figures from business, government, and sustainability.

This free event will include a range of interactive panels which will cover the global transition to electric vehicles, the technologies, and natural solutions to the climate crisis and how businesses and industries can invest in a more sustainable future.

The event is being hosted by leading Formula E team, Envision Virgin Racing, who hope these powerful discussions will spark important conversations and inspire communities to embrace and encourage change. With COP26 around the corner, this event couldn’t come at a more important time. As extreme weather events continue to rise and climate breakdown becomes increasingly more visible, accelerating the speed of global change is vital.

 

Race Against Climate Change Live will feature the following discussions:

Panel 1: The Future Is Electric
During this panel you will hear from Johan Rockström (Professor in Environmental Science), Robert Llewelyn (Actor and Comedian) and Sylvain Filippi (Managing Director & CTO of Envision Virgin Racing) as they discuss the electric future and the transition to e-mobility.

Panel 2: Nature Calls: The Solutions To Save Our Planet
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace and Ami Vitale (Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic Photographer) will explore and unpack the nature-based solutions to the climate crisis.

Panel 3: No More Business As Usual: The Tech Driving Global Change
In this panel Lord Turner (Chair of The Energy Transitions Commission), Nigel Topping (The UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26) and Tiger Tyagarajan (President and CEO of Genpact) explore how technology can help speed up the race to net zero and how businesses can drive genuine, positive change.

Panel 4: Why Brands Of All Industries Need To Invest In A More Sustainable Future
In the final panel Franz Jung (Chairman of the Board for Envision Virgin Racing and VP of Envision Group), Ron Gerrard (Chief EHS and Operations Officer at Johnson Matthey) and Ton de Weijer (General Manager Materials Technology Center at Teijin) come together to discuss how they’re investing in a more sustainable future and how businesses can improve their own sustainability.

 

Hosted by National Geographic Kids’ Gemma Chandler, the panels will be chaired by sports broadcaster David Garrido. The event will also feature an opening address from Alok Sharma, special feature with Patricia Espinosa and an audience Q&A with Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an environmental activist and President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT).

Watch the event live on Wednesday 21st July here: https://envisionvirginracing.com/event/racc-live-2021/

With time running out to save our natural world, take action by calculating your carbon footprint and pledging to make a change that matters via the Envision Virgin Racing sustainability hub here. For every climate pledge taken, Envision Virgin Racing will plant a mangrove tree through Earthly to aid reforestation and help create a climate positive world.