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Punta del Este – Uruguay 26-27 of November
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Ocean ecosystems are vital to the future of all Earth's species. Oceans are the planet's largest lung and are home to millions of species that make it possible for humanity to thrive. Climate change poses a challenge to marine conservation and requires a drive towards clean and efficient technologies to help mitigate it.

The final race of the second season of Extreme E, the Energy X Prix, will take place in the Uruguayan city of Punta del Este, an enclave on the Atlantic coast characterised by an abundance of natural resources that lend themselves well to activities such as tourism and fishing.

Uruguay's inevitable relationship with the sea, as well as with agricultural production, demands us to look at climate change and its effects with a resolve to act as soon as possible. As Extreme E points out, "Uruguay is vulnerable to a list of climate risks that includes droughts, floods, high temperatures, and heat waves and storms".

Uruguay's inevitable relationship with the sea, as well as with agricultural production, demands us to look at climate change and its effects with a resolve to act as soon as possible. As Extreme E points out, "Uruguay is vulnerable to a list of climate risks that includes droughts, floods, high temperatures, and heat waves and storms".

As such, the final grand prize of the year seeks to shake people's consciences regarding the importance of promoting marine protection measures, developing renewable energies and driving further electrification.

As such, the final grand prize of the year seeks to shake people's consciences regarding the importance of promoting marine protection measures, developing renewable energies and driving further electrification.

THE PROBLEM

The climate crisis is a global phenomenon that calls for, among other measures, the development of renewable technologies that displace fossil fuels, projects that seek to eliminate plastics and microplastics, more sustainable forms of fishing and tourism, and a healthier relationship between humans and oceans, which, in short, will allow for a future. According to the Extreme E organisation, the Atlantic waters lapping Uruguay's shoreline make up "one of the most productive aquatic systems in the world, a natural habitat and a migratory route for whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, fish and seabirds, including vulnerable species that are under threat and critically endangered". All of this is in addition to the fact that they harbour coral reefs and other ecosystems that are home to species such as sharks, prawns or squid.

SOLUTIONS

  • On this occasion, the teams will collaborate with the Cetacean Conservation Organization to raise awareness of their work to conserve Uruguay's marine ecosystem, promote responsible nature tourism and protect coastal communities’ environment.

NEWS TO STAY AHEAD

NEWS TO STAY AHEAD

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