Leading environmental consultancy Ricardo partners with world’s first E-Bike Grand Prix to deliver a ground-breaking sustainability programme
EBK GP is a new international cycling sport showcasing ground-breaking E-Bike technology while working with global host cities to raise awareness of climate change challenges, inspire citizens and promote cleaner, greener, healthier cities.
Alongside the annual 5-day Grand Prix event, each host city will commit to implementing a tailored three-year Sustainable & Transformative Mobility (STM) programme, with support provided by Ricardo.
The STM programme will aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve local air quality and enhance green mobility in the cities where the races are taking place.
Ricardo will support EBK GP’s core mission to leave a lasting green legacy in host cities by providing a robust monitoring, reporting and verification framework for ensuring the integrity of commitments. Ricardo’s experts will support city stakeholders to identify opportunities for increased ambition over and above existing pledges and actions, such as national climate commitments under the Paris Agreement and local climate action plans, ensuring additionality and transparency of delivery. Ricardo will also be supporting the EBK GP organising teams to ensure the race series meets the highest standards for sustainable events.
South Korea and the UAE have recently been confirmed as the first two countries participating in the global race series.
Participating cities will become part of the series’ Global Host City network where knowledge can be shared and new international partnerships forged.
The STM programme will run between the annual EBK GP sporting events to encourage the long-term embedding of sustainability commitments. At the end of the programme, cities that have delivered their STM programme commitments will be recognised through a Sustainable Mobility Beacon City Award. This award aims to verify and celebrate the host city’s successful engagement with the EBK GP and delivery of measurable outcomes under their STM programme.