Lime Participates In COP25 And COY15 To Help Advance Clean Mobility
Micromobility offers more than an innovative mode of urban transportation.
As the planet faces a mounting array of climate-related crises, recent studies have demonstrated that shared electric scooters and bikes have the potential to play a meaningful role in reducing carbon emissions and redefining what it means to live in a carbon-free city of the future.
This idea has taken on new significance at COP25 and COY15 in Madrid, perhaps the two most important climate change conferences of the year. In a display of how far micromobility has come in the brief time since it was introduced on the world stage, Lime has been invited to play an active role at both events to help bring electric-powered micromobility to the forefront of the climate change conversation.
LIME AT COP25
Lime has partnered with Endesa, the largest electric utility company in Spain, to bring electric scooters to COP25. Throughout the two week global summit which brings world leaders together to tackle solutions to our climate crisis, Lime “patinetes” will be available at the Endesa exhibition area, along with employees offering information about safe riding and the impact that micromobility is already having on the environment. Lime charges all scooters on 100% renewable energy from wind, solar and small-hydro power.
“Whether it’s through an increase in shared electric mobility or the push for a decarbonized economy by 2050, Lime and Endesa share a vision for a cleaner, more sustainable future,” said Alvaro Salvat, Lime’s General Manager of Spain and Portugal. “We’re proud to offer our electric scooters at the Endesa stand throughout COP25 and excited about what this opportunity means for the future of micromobility worldwide.”
In addition to the COP25 collaboration, Lime will be hosting a free First Ride event at the Endesa office in Madrid offering helmets and safe riding tutorials to all participants.
LIME AT COY15
Lime also partnered with the Conference of Youth last weekend to offer expanded micromobility access during the COY15 event from Nov. 29 - Dec. 1. Hundreds of free rides were given to attendees to help minimize the environmental impact and cost of transportation around the Spanish capital for the activists.
“Due to the venue being a mile away from the subway, having Lime as a partner literally helped us bridge the last mile problem and encourage conference goers to take public transit to and from,” said Sarah Voska, COY15 General Coordinator.
At a speech on Friday, Lime’s Director of Government Affairs in Iberia Manu Ortiz shared with conference goers some of the initiatives that Lime is undertaking to put sustainability at the forefront of its everyday operations, including transitioning to an all-electric operations fleet. Ortiz also discussed the ways in which electric scooters are changing urban mobility around the world.
In addition, Lime worked cooperatively with the Madrid City Council to get formal approval for a temporary fleet increase during the conference. The extra scooters were necessary to accommodate the large COY15 and COP25 turnout while continuing to offer uninterrupted micromobility service to daily Madrid commuters.
"Youth across the globe have been the conscience of the climate movement," said Andrew Savage, Lime’s global head of sustainability. “They have the most at stake, appropriately demanding aggressive global action - now. Simply put, they are fighting for a habitable planet for their future. It's a call we must answer.”
Earlier this year, Lime officially joined the We Are Still In movement alongside thousands of concerned cities, companies and cultural institutions across the United States. The mission of the organization is to demonstrate the country’s “enduring commitment to delivering on the promise of the Paris Agreement.”
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