The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has pledged to continue to focus on “environmental priorities” despite omitting them from its latest strategic plan. Inspiring Generations, the governing body’s strategic roadmap for the years between 2020 and 2024, is built around six priorities, including growing the game, inspiring through elite...
Hockey pitches manufactured from bio-based, carbon-capturing plastic will be used during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, according to the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The turf that will be used is known as Poligras Tokyo GT. Around 60% of the filaments are based on a “sustainable” polyethylene developed by plastics organisation...
The World Sailing Trust, a charity set up by the sport’s governing body last year, is among the latest raft of organisations to win grant funding from 11th Hour Racing. Two initial projects established by the Trust will be funded by the grant: one that focuses on environmental sustainability training...
Paris 2024 will “set new standards” for sustainable sports events by becoming the first Olympics to align with the Paris Agreement, according to the Games’ environmental excellence director. Key to this vision, explained Georgina Grenon, is Paris 2024’s “zero carbon agenda”. She said that the Games concept will generate “around...
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and FIFA are among a group of influential sporting organisations to commit to the goals of the Paris Agreement by signing the UNFCCC’s Sports for Climate Action Framework. In signing the framework, organisations have pledged to aim for “climate neutrality” by 2050 and contribute to...
The sports sector must become more targeted a less vague if it wants to play a central role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the Commonwealth Secretariat’s head of sport for development and peace. Oliver Dudfield said that while sport was widely recognised as an important enabler...
A battery storage system that can store enough energy to power the 60,000-capacity Emirates Stadium for a 90-minute football match has been installed by Arsenal Football Club. The London club is the first in the UK to integrate such a system into its stadium. Installed by UK-based provider Pivot Power,...
Glasgow Warriors, the Pro 14 rugby club, has set the ambitious goal of transforming its Scotstoun home into a fully recyclable and compostable stadium on match days. During this evening’s league match against Cardiff Blues (23 November), the majority of packaging for spectator catering will be fully recyclable or compostable. A...
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championship 2019 has become the latest major sports event to achieve ISO 20121 certification – and is aiming to be climate neutral. Åre 2019, the event organiser, achieved the standard following an external audit by the Research Institutes of Sweden after meeting all the environmental,...