FIVE ECOSYSTEMS AFFECTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE
So that they too can gain from legacy initiatives.
Legacy initiatives provide social and environmental support in local communities.
Over the next few decades, water availability in some regions will decrease by 10 to 30 %. 2.4 billion people will live in areas subject to periods of intense water shortage. Extreme E aims to raise awareness of the environmental consequences of desertification. It will work with local and international experts on projects that will help to preserve and restore ecosystems affected by the impact of desertification and climate change.
Our oceans are in crisis. Half of all coral reefs and one third of all mangroves have already been lost. Plastics, oil spills and agrochemicals are destroying the ocean environment and polluting food chains. Our project will focus on five areas totalling 60 hectares with the objective of reforesting mangroves, providing education to local people and improving social cohesion.
We will work to raise awareness of the speed at which the ice is melting. Professor Peter Wadhams will support research to protect Arctic ice. It is home to some four million people from indigenous communities across eight countries: Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Greenland and the United. States. There are about 450 types of fish, 280 species of birds and 130 types of mammals (including the iconic polar bear, narwhals and Arctic foxes).
Global warming isn't only ravaging remote regions of the planet, it is also impacting urban areas like some island ecosystems. For this reason, Extreme E will be travelling to the Italian island of Sardinia on 23–24 October, as rising temperatures on the island have unleashed forest fires that the climate crisis threatens to intensify.
The most notable impacts of climate change in Patagonia are the rapid recession of the glacier margin and the reduction of Andean areas in permafrost conditions. At the current rate of ice recession, most, if not all, of the cirque glaciers in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego will disappear over the next two decades. The Extreme E Committee of Scientists is investigating possible legacy initiatives for Tierra del Fuego that will be announced in the coming months.
Empowering local communities
Restoring and conserving vulnerable habitats to increase their resilience.
Robust and sustainable solutions that make a positive impact based on local needs.
Renewable energy and reducing emissions.
Talking about climate action.
Proven experience and success in developing projects in the country.
Connections in the country.
Our drivers, Laia Sanz and Carlos Sainz, are 100 % committed
to curbing climate change.