Network Updates / Nairobi, Kenya / 2018-05-13

Motorsport champion Lucas di Grassi joins the fight for clean air:

Reigning champion of Formula E is new UN Environment Clean Air Advocate

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Brazilian racecar driver Lucas di Grassi has announced his support for UN Environment’s work to reduce air pollution – the single biggest environmental health risk of our time.

“For me, it’s a lifetime achievement to be a part of the UN Environment Programme,” said di Grassi in Paris last week ahead of the 2018 Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix.

Formula E showcases sustainable transport in Rome and other major world cities. Photo by Audi

Among his many racing achievements, di Grassi is the reigning champion of Formula E – the auto racing series that uses only electric-powered cars. Helping to advance and promote zero-emissions mobility, Formula E acts as a testing ground for some of the world’s largest car manufacturers as they develop the electric cars of tomorrow.

In his new role as UN Environment Clean Air Advocate, Di Grassi will help to spread the messages of the BreatheLife campaign, which is run jointly by UN Environment, the World Health Organization and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition.

Together, Di Grassi and Formula E can support the fight for cleaner air by showcasing sustainable mobility in the heart of some of the world’s most iconic cities, over five continents.

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