3rd edition of the International Motorsports & Environment Workshop
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:19 PM
On Saturday 6th July, the UIM and the Yacht Club Monaco co-hosted the 3rd edition of the International Motorsports & Environment Workshop. The event held alongside the 2019 Solar and Electric Boat Challenge was presented by UIM and GAISF President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli and Engineer Marco Casiraghi, and assembled multi-stakeholder representatives from the FIA, FAI and UIM, the renewable-energy industry and Universities, all of whom presented their own experiences & best practices with sustainably powered propulsion systems for mobility on water, land and in the air.
The main goal of the workshop was to share knowledge and experience in the field of sustainable mobility and to provide a platform to discuss “How to contribute to a better world through sustainable green energies”. UIM President Raffaele Chiulli called on the Motor Sport community, International Federations and other energy stakeholders to strengthen their cooperation and to continue to support sustainable and green innovation initiatives such as the Solar & Energy Boat Challenge. “The 2019 edition of the Solar & Energy Boat Challenge was a real success, hundreds of young people from all over the world - explains UIM President Chiulli - took part in this event with great enthusiasm, highlighting the role of UIM and its sustainability goals”.
Eminent engineer Marco Casiraghi who launched the Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge back in 2014, said: “This event is a way to raise public awareness. Sustainable energy sources and technologies exist today, and it is up to us to demonstrate their application.”
During the workshop the audience heard from the experts who widely acknowledged the importance of the Solar & Energy Boat Challenge in bringing together young innovators who are the driving force behind the global sustainability research and development efforts. The experts’ interventions addressed challenges and opportunities of sustainable energy and the wide spreading of environment-friendly technologies and behaviours.
The FIA, represented by Prof. Burkhard Goeschel confirmed its will to introduce apposite regulations for sustainable new technologies in its championships, aiming at developing
competitive powertrain solutions and driving consumer acceptance of sustainable mobility.
As the governing body for world powerboating activities, the UIM has the responsibility to lead global sustainability actions. Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, UIM President commented “These UIM concrete initiatives contribute to develop a professional platform for sharing and learning best practices and enhancing effective communication among International Sports Federations and relevant stakeholders. Sport is a fantastic laboratory for testing new technologies and innovative solutions and these initiatives have further demonstrated the role of sport as a forerunner for best practices and lessons learnt that can be transferred to our roads and waterways”.