90% reduction in emissions | News | Boating Business

NEWS90% reduction in emissions03/10/2022Save articleSailGP has released its first annual report detailing environmental and social successes it faced during its second season.SHOW FULLSCREENSource: SailGPSailGP reduced emissions on the European leg of the Championship by 90%zoom inzoom outOne standout moment for SailGP has been the introduction of its Impact League – a second leaderboard which rewards teams for the positive actions they take to reduce their overall carbon footprint and accelerate inclusivity.“SailGP is designed to be so much more than a sailing league – I believe sport has the unique power to drive positive change which is why we strive to embed sustainability into the heart of our league,” said Sir Russell Coutts, CEO, SailGP.Key momentsNew Zealand was the inaugural Impact League champion in Season 2, earning prize money for its Race For The Future charity partner Live Ocean Foundation to fund research into the importance of kelp forests and their regeneration.Prize money was also allocated to the purpose partners of second place Great Britain (STEM Crew), and third place Australia (Parley for the Oceans).Other key achievements detailed in the report include achieving the sport’s first 100% clean energy event at the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix in Aarhus, as well as reducing total emissions from temporary power provisions by 56% through SailGP’s partnership with the mobile modular power provider, Aggreko.By leveraging fossil fuel alternatives in both land and sea transport through its partnership with global logistics company Kuehne+Nagel, SailGP reduced emissions on the European leg of the Championship by 90%. The partnership also enabled SailGP to avoid approximately 340 tonnes of CO²e on the shipping from Cádiz to Sydney and onto San Francisco.Also introduced at the start of Season 2 was SailGP’s Women’s Pathway which aims to fast-track women’s training and development to create a sporting championship that has gender equity at its heart.The Spain Sail Grand Prix in Cádiz in October 2021 was the first time female athletes raced onboard all F50s. TopicsEnvironment & SustainabilityIndustry NewsreportSailGPSustainability

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