The Summit for global sport leaders is officially part of the road to COP26
February 17th, 2020 – London: One month ahead of the largest gathering to date of global sports organisations affecting positive environmental change, Sport Positive Summit announces it’s partnership with UK Government’s Year of Climate Action in the run up to UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
The UK Year of Climate Action 2020 provides an opportunity, during a critical year for the future of our planet, to make changes to stop the activities which are polluting our land, water and skies; impacting people’s lives, and making parts of our planet uninhabitable.
Taking place 17-18 March at ISO20121-certified Wembley Stadium, Sport Positive Summit is organised in collaboration with UNFCCC and International Olympic Committee. It convenes 250+ global sports organisationsto support the advance towards a low carbon future for sports operations, as well as the education and engagement of fans on climate change.
Sport Positive Founder and CEO, Claire Poole, said of the announcement: ‘Sport is universal and an incredibly important component in our lives either as participants or spectators; within our culture and for our health. The potential for sport to reduce its own impact on the climate and engage fans to do the same is incredibly powerful, so bringing our work under the banner of ‘Year of Climate Action’ ahead of such an important COP is a natural fit.’
The Summit will convene UN Sports for Climate Action signatories and the wider sporting community to work towards the implementation of lower carbon operations and communications strategies. Speakers at the Summit include leaders from FIFA, UEFA, IOC, NHL, NFL, FA, Formula E, Manchester City FC, Arsenal FC, World Sailing, Formula 1, Roland Garros, Sky Sports, BBC, AEG, World Athletics and many more, talking about their work on sustainability, reducing climate impact and communicating with fans on sustainability and climate change.
About Sport Positive Summit
This two-day high-level meeting taking place in at Wembley Stadium connected by EE in London on March 17-18 2020, in collaboration with UNFCCC and IOC, will bring together leaders within in the UK and global sports sphere; from sports properties, venues and governing bodies as well as climate stakeholders, Government and UN bodies to support the advance towards a low carbon future for sports operations, as well as the education and engagement of fans.
About Year of Climate Action
By working together, we have an opportunity to build a cleaner, greener, brighter future for our children, grandchildren, wildlife and our planet. This year, we’ve launched a Year of Climate Action to inspire positive action and engagement on climate change across the UK in the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).