EDF is proud to sponsor the Round Britain Climate Challenge

As part of the run up to COP26, the UN’s climate summit in Glasgow, EDF is partnering a very special challenge.
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We’re the headline sponsor for a world-first circumnavigation of mainland Britain undertaken by climate activist and ‘human swan’, Sacha Dench, in a specially adapted electric paramotor. It’s called the Round Britain Climate Challenge.

Why we’re sponsoring the Round Britain Climate Challenge

EDF is the only company generating zero-carbon electricity(1) from wind, nuclear and solar. We’re also helping to secure Britain’s future demand for clean energy thanks to new nuclear and renewables projects, and we’re helping our customers reduce their carbon footprint with market-leading electric vehicle and heat propositions.

"As Britain’s biggest generator of zero-carbon electricity, generating power from wind, nuclear and solar, EDF is excited to support the Round Britain Climate Challenge. It is a brilliant initiative to highlight climate change and some of the amazing people tackling it. Let’s break some world records and let’s help Britain achieve Net Zero."

Simone Rossi, EDF UK CEO

"I am very thankful to all the sponsors and supporters who have stepped up to make this happen, particularly our major backers EDF. Together we want to capture the imagination of young and old, rural and urban, and focus on answers to the climate crisis – not problems. Climate change has to be seen as a mountain we can climb."

Sacha Dench, Founder of Conservation Without Borders

More about the challenge

The challenge starts in June with Sacha taking to the skies from Glasgow in her attempt to fly over 3000 miles in just six weeks. On her epic journey around Britain, she’ll meet people from all walks of life tackling climate change and biodiversity challenges, hoping to answer the question ‘Britain drove the Industrial Revolution, can we drive the Green Revolution too?’ They’ll be hosted by climate heroes from industry, agriculture, communities and conservation as well as other partners who are providing campsites each night.

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Sacha is hoping to set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest flight around Britain in a paramotor. It’s an extreme test, over some challenging and spectacular landscapes, and her newly-adapted electric paramotor will be pushed to the limit.

But that’s not the only record being attempted because the Round Britain Climate Challenge is also hoping to get at least 140,000 people to sign up to CountUsIn, a global carbon initiative, in one month. We know there are so many families and households across the UK as passionate about reaching Net Zero as we are.

Follow the challenge

You can follow the challenge via live video updates from air, ground and underwater. And look out for the supporting campaign to rally enthusiasm, optimism and ambition from the whole country to cut our carbon footprint, at work and at home. There’s going to be lots of media interest in the challenge so lookout for updates on the national and regional news throughout the six weeks.