UN Climate Change invites sports organizations and their stakeholders to join a new climate action for sport movement. This initiative aims at supporting and guiding sports actors in achieving global climate change goals.
Uniting behind a set of principles, sports organizations and their communities have created an initiative by collaborating in order to position their sector on the path of the low carbon economy that global leaders agreed on in Paris: Sports for Climate Action.
Learn more and join the movement: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/sectoral-engagement/sports-for-climate-action
The International Olympic Committee is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Sustainability is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020 alongside credibility and youth. In line with its recommendations, the IOC has developed a Sustainability Strategy. Based on the responsibility of the IOC as an organization, as the owner of the Olympic Games, and as the leader of the Olympic Movement, it focuses on infrastructure and natural sites, sourcing and resource management, mobility, workforce, and climate.
Learn more: https://www.olympic.org/sustainability
This year, the UK is running a Year of Climate Action to inspire positive action and engagement on climate change in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November.
This year will include building partnerships, organising events, campaigns and activities that will have a positive impact on climate change. By working together, we have an opportunity to build a cleaner, greener, brighter future for our children, grandchildren, wildlife and our planet.
Learn more: https://www.ukcop26.org/yoca
The Sustainability Report is the essential source of intelligence and insight for sports professionals committed to enhancing the environmental, social and economic sustainability of their organisations. For news, analysis, interviews and other exclusive content from the world of sport and sustainability, go to www.sustainabilityreport.com
GreenSportsBlog, which Lew Blaustein launched in 2013, has become “the source for news and commentary at the intersection of Green + Sports.” Its monthly audience of up to 8,000 includes sports commissioners, team and league executives, sustainability leaders, eco-athletes and more. GreenBiz, Sustainable Brands and others syndicate his work. Blaustein was trained by Al Gore and his team as a Climate Reality Leader in 2012. Since then, he has given the slide show that was at the heart of An Inconvenient Truth to 35+ schools, religious groups, businesses and more.
With categories including a new Sustainability award the Sports Business Awards recognise the outstanding off-pitch achievements of those working behind the scenes in sport. If you are an organisation or individual that plans, administers, designs, markets, implements or looks after the technology that keeps the business of Sport functioning then these are the awards for you.