Sport Positive Summit founder works to ‘unleash potential of sport for climate action’
By David Lockwood
Tottenham are the greenest Premier League club, coming top of a table measuring the sustainability of all 20 top-flight sides.
Spurs claimed maximum points in The Green League for 2020, due in part to Monday’s announcement that they have signed up to the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action framework.
“Looking to our future beyond the current pandemic, our message is that the climate needs to be at forefront of all our minds,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
“We have seen people take greater pride in their environment during the lockdowns of the past year. When we return to normality, we cannot slip back into bad habits and lose sight of this.”
What is the sustainability table?
First published in 2019 by BBC Sport and the United Nations-backed Sport Positive Summit, the rankings have been updated along with the criteria and methodology.
Teams have been asked to provide evidence of efforts in eight categories. There are more points available in each category this year and three bonus points, making a total of 21.