Aptera Ambassadors Arrive in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)
Ambassador David Randle and a group of Aptera supporters are among delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) taking place in Glasgow through November 12.
Longtime environmental advocates, David and his colleagues will be presenting to leaders on the frontlines of climate change about Aptera and the benefits of solar-powered vehicles to preserving our planet’s resources.
According to David, “One of the key goals of COP26 is Transport. By creating a zero-emission vehicle that can charge itself, Aptera is leading the way to accelerate the pace of the transition that is needed to meet the Paris goals. I’m proud to say that I’m a future Aptera owner and a part of the movement towards a greener future.”
The list of COP26 delegates in David’s group includes top executives from sustainability, finance, technology and education industries, including:
- Chris Castro — Director of Sustainability and Resilience for the City of Orlando. He will be sharing Orlando as a model for a sustainable city and one working to support the UN SDGs.
- Clayton Ferrara — Executive Director of the Orlando based group Ideas for Us, an incubator for sustainability involving young people.
- Jared Meyers — Vice Chair at First Climate Bank, the first B-Corporation Bank in the U.S. and focuses its loan programs to those things that help transition to renewable energy.
- Rebecca Tobias — Canadian Representative and developer of a new application of the Roerich Pact and Banner of Peace to protect historical and cultural sites threatened by climate change.
- Ed Chiles — Owner of three waterfront restaurants and leader of the All Clams on Deck initiative to plant clams to promote sea grass. Benefits will include more sustainable seafood, new local jobs, clams cleaning the estuaries and streams and mitigating red tide, and sea grass feeding manatees and sequestering carbon.
- Justin Farrow — Blue Community IT Director who developed an app for the new sustainability assessments and tools for management.
- David Randle — Blue Community Team leader and official representative for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Aptera, the world’s first solar electric vehicle.
The delegates will be supported outside the U.N. meeting area by Frank Liu, President of the World Harmony Foundation, and Alan Fyall, UCF Dean Rosen College of Hospitality.
Chris Anthony, Aptera’s Co-CEO, will also be in Glasgow for the event. “It’s gratifying to see our ambassadors and future owners involved at such a deep level to act against the threat of climate change. As a company, we’re committed to doing our part to take action and inspiring others to do the same.”