About this platform

This platform has been initiated by GAISF in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and with the support of the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Sport and Sustainability (SandSI).

Its objective is to:

  • Increase the visibility of sustainability initiatives in the field of sport
  • Promote knowledge sharing
  • Contribute to the improvement of sustainable practices
  • Encourage dialogue, coordination and the development of fruitful partnerships

It is targeted at the wider sports community, including International Sports Federations, clubs, media, athletes, event organisers, cities and beyond.

It addresses sustainability in its wider understanding and embraces the 17 Sustainable Development goals defined by the United Nations in September 2015. The multiple facets of sustainability include environmental, economic and social matters.

In fact, true sustainability requires an integrated and holistic approach which cannot be segregated into component parts. For example, climate change may be viewed as an environmental phenomenon, but it also impacts society and economies at many levels. Measures to mitigate or adapt to climate change are therefore relevant to sustainability in its full sense.

This platform is a living object and will be permanently updated by our editorial team. We also welcome any third-party suggestions of case studies, reports, seminars or organisations. Any suggestions can be submitted via email to info@sustainability.sport