Driving change in the world
The overall goal is to bring partners together to address the region’s most critical social and environmental issues – rising sea-levels, marine ecosystem degradation and desertification – worsened by overfishing, inadequate waste management and climate change.
Explore the locations below, the issues that they face, and the legacy projects Veloce are supporting to help!
Al Ula is home of the world’s largest continuous sand desert. The terrain is stunning and unforgiving, while the heat and conditions will be intense. In an effort to raise awareness of the environmental consequences of desertification we will be working with Extreme E, the Ba’a Foundation and the Red Sea Turtle Climate Resilience Project.
Sand bars, salt beds, gravel, rocks and undulations will provide the drivers with real challenges, as they navigate the narrow off-road sand tracks between and around Lac Rose and the Atlantic Ocean.Working with the NGO Oceanium, we will support Extreme E’s programme to plant one million mangroves trees across 60 hectares.
Because of its northerly location, Greenland is one of the regions most vulnerable to global warming. The Arctic ice sheet is melting three times faster than any other part of the planet putting the region’s fragile ecosystem at severe risk. Working with Extreme E, will join forces with UNICEF Greenland to educate children in Greenland about the impacts of climate change.
Working with The Nature Conservancy we will help tackle one of the main drivers of deforestation: unsustainable ranching and farming practices. The Forest Restoration programme will secure 100 hectares of existing forest whilst replanting 100 hectares of native forest. The project will also help to maintain over 200 hectares of a cocoa-based agro- foresty programme which will provide crops that can be harvested by the locals.
Tierra del Fuego
The final race of Season One will take us to South America, to the Tierra del Fuego in the southern-most part of Patagonia for the Glacier X Prix. The area is known as one of the world’s final frontiers and this breathtaking spot is home to the town of Ushuaia, often referred to as ‘the end of the world’ due to its location at the very tip of South America, with Antarctica to the South.