UN Secretary-General Rides Solar-Powered Car to UN Headquarters
“Solartaxi,” a fully solar-powered car, from his home in New York to UN
Headquarters, as part of his efforts to raise awareness of climate change and
promote environmentally-friendly technologies.
The vehicle, which is sponsored
by the government of Switzerland, is on a worldwide journey that will conclude
in Poznan, Poland, in December 2008, where the next phase of the climate
negotiations will take place.
In August, Ban launched the “Cool UN” initiative
at UN Headquarters to limit the use of air conditioning and heating, thereby
reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving money. The initiative has been
extended until mid-September. [UN