The carbon footprint created by every supporter travelling to matches at the 2020 European Football Championships will offset by UEFA as part of a compensation programme. Patrick Klaus Gasser, head of football and social responsibility at UEFA, said the governing body had the budget to compensate the travel made by...
A framework bringing together the sports sector to tackle climate change will be proposed by the United Nations in June. Following a meeting with a group of sports stakeholders in Bonn, Germany in October 2017, the international development organisation decided to construct the framework to help the sector “map out”...
BASIS – the British Association for Sustainable Sport – has revealed plans to launch its own certification scheme that rewards venues for improved sustainability performance over time. The certification process will evaluate sports facilities using the One Planet Living Principles used in the sustainability plan for the London 2012 Olympics. One...
Ten electric vehicles will be added to the fleet of courtesy cars to be used at the Wimbledon tennis tournament this year. The vehicles will be supplied by the championship’s official car partner, Jaguar, as one of a raft of sustainability initiatives revealed by the organiser, the All England Lawn...
FIFA will launch around 150 sustainability initiatives for the upcoming World Cup in Russia – and will put sustainability at the heart of its decision to choose a winning bidder for the 2026 tournament. In a short, but wide-ranging address at the Sustainable Innovation in Sport conference in Amsterdam, FIFA’s...
The English Football Association (FA) has put together a sustainability team as it bids to achieve ISO 20121 certification – a stamp of excellence in sustainable event management – by October 2018. Sarah Smith, the governing body’s facilities manager, told delegates at the Sustainability in Sport conference in Amsterdam that...
Sustainability approaches must be comprehensive and anchored in sports governance if they are to be successful, according to a report compiled by UEFA. The European football governing body’s report, Playing For Our Planet: How Sports Win From Being Sustainable, urges sports organisations to “holistically” measure social, economic and environmental parameters...
A series of guides intended to educate National Olympic Committees and Federations on sustainability essentials is being published by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Talking at the Sustainable Innovation in Sport conference in Amsterdam, the IOC’s director of corporate development, brand and sustainability, Michelle Lemaitre, said the first guide had...
Surrey County Cricket Club is planning to install an electric car charging point at the Oval courtesy of car manufacturer Kia – the ground’s main sponsor. Korea’s second biggest car brand – which signed a new deal last year to sponsor the Oval until at least 2020 – is accelerating...
An ice rink originally built for the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo is being completely redeveloped to use zero fossil fuels. The New Jordal Amfi, due to be completed in September 2019, will be used for professional hockey matches and community activities. Working with the Norwegian University of Technology and Science,...