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Sport positive summit 2020

October 1, 2020 - October 2, 2020
Sport Positive Summit

Sport positive summit convenes sports leaders from accross the globe to support the advance towards sustainability.

Sport Positive Summit 2020 Goes Virtual
25th June 2020, London: In March we came to a hard, but (in hindsight) the right decision to postpone Sport Positive Summit 2020 in collaboration with UNFCCC and International Olympic Committee from 17-18 March to 1-2 October. At the time we thought October was a safe amount of time to get through the pandemic and to some kind of normality.

Now we have more visibility over the global damage the virus has, and continues to wreak, and have spoken to so many people in the sporting community, we understand:
• The level of uncertainty of what trajectory the virus might take between now and October is high, and a 'second wave' is being referenced frequently by scientists
• Attendees are justifiably very concerned about travelling, and some of your organisations have put bans on non-essential travel in place for 2020
• Attendees are justifiably very concerned about being in a room with hundreds of people, even in a socially distanced setting
• We cannot be sure at this time that the UK Government will allow gatherings of the size we require by October, and we must all be able to plan ahead

The health and safety of our community is our primary concern, so over the past 6-8 weeks, we have looked at all angles to see how we can continue to bring the community together and provide value to you through 2020 and beyond. We have spoken to so many people in the global sport and climate community, and really appreciate your feedback on the best route forward.
Sport Positive Summit 2020 will take place virtually on 1-2 October, and our community will come together physically in 2021 (date TBC - but as close to 1-2 October 2021 as possible. We are still awaiting confirmation from Delaware North on availability, as I’m sure you can all understand since coronavirus has impacted longer term scheduling for sport and other events within stadiums and arenas).

Sport Positive Virtual Summit will comprise of live content, breakout discussions and group networking. There will also be lots of pre-recorded content, discussions and networking opportunities across the entire 2 days. More detailed information on the agenda and speakers will be sent to attendees and available on the website shortly.

Location: Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom
Affordable and Clean EnergyClean Water and SanitationClimate ActionLife Below WaterLife on Land

2nd International IAKS Swimming Pool Conference: On the way to sustainability for public pools

September 23, 2020 - September 24, 2020

The 2nd IAKS International Pool Conference is the perfect forum for discussing current trends in the fields of management, architecture and technology and for exchanging ideas with operators / owners, planners / consultants and manufacturers in the pool industry on the international level. Learn from experts from Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and the UK!

The conference opens on 23 September with a visit to the indoor pool in Asker, which was built in 2017 to passive house standards and, in view of its energy efficiency, is considered an exemplary project of the Norwegian FutureBuilt programme. The tour will be followed by a networking dinner in Asker, which will also be attended by the IAKS Expert Circle on Pools.

Location: Asker Town hall - Asker, Norway
Climate Action

Climate Week NYC

September 21, 2020 - September 27, 2020
The Climate Group

The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way in which the world operates – at a personal, business, governmental, and inter-governmental level. As the focus shifts to how we rebuild, Climate Week NYC 2020 will explore what lessons we can learn in our pursuit of a net-zero future that embraces a just transition and leaves no one behind.

We must rebuild the global economy for us all – people and planet – as we begin to recover. And we must halve global emissions by the end of this decade.

COP26 has been postponed and the upcoming U.S. election will determine the approach of the world’s largest economy to climate change for the next four years and beyond. This is our opportunity to put people at the heart of climate action.

With this, Climate Week NYC has never been more important and our “For New York, For The World” approach has never been more timely. We must have crucial conversations and do the hard work now to shape the coming years, even if much of it cannot be in person. As one of the few international climate events now taking place this year, hosted in association with the United Nations and the City of New York, all eyes will be on Climate Week NYC as we step up to the challenge to build a better future.

Location: Virtual
Affordable and Clean EnergyClean Water and SanitationClimate ActionLife Below WaterLife on LandResponsible Consumption

Global Dialogue Forum on Decent Work in the World of Sport

January 20, 2020 - January 22, 2020
ILO (International Labor Organisation)

The purpose of the Global Dialogue Forum was to discuss current and emerging issues related to the promotion of decent work in the world of sport, with the aim of adopting points of consensus, including recommendations for future action by the International Labour Organization and its Members.

Decent Work and Economic Growth


July 2, 2020

"Champions of the Future"

A conversation on how the paradigm has shifted in the sport of sailing and beyond.

Join the SDG Sport Lab on Thursday 2 July and and Thursday 9 July to hear from former elite athletes how to connect with athletes and stakeholders and develop a plan to embed sustainability in your event? 


  • Part 1: Showing leadership, defining your vision, setting goals and engaging stakeholders
  • Part 2: Embedding sustainability in your event


Location: Webinar
No HungerNo Poverty

2020 Green Sports Alliance Summit

June 16, 2020 - June 18, 2020
Green Sport Alliance

The Summit seeks to highlight better practices for enhancing performance and fostering a dialogue with stakeholders and fans about environmental stewardship.

Location: US Bank Stadium - Minneapolis, USA
Climate Action

World Ocean day

June 8, 2020
World Ocean Day

World Oceans Day takes place annually on the 8th of June. The concept was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada's International Centre for Ocean Development and the Ocean Institute of Canada at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Location: Global
Climate ActionLife Below Water

World Environment Day

June 5, 2020
Time For Nature

The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature.

Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending us a message:
To care for ourselves we must care for nature. It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices. It’s time to build back better for People and Planet. This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature.

Location: global
Climate Action

World bicycle day

June 3, 2020
United Nations

Regular physical activity of moderate intensity – such as walking, cycling, or doing sports – has significant benefits for health. At all ages, the benefits of being physically active outweigh potential harm, for example through accidents. Some physical activity is better than none. By becoming more active throughout the day in relatively simple ways, people can quite easily achieve the recommended activity levels.

The mobility needs of people who walk and cycle – often the majority of citizens in a city – continue to be overlooked, states Share the Road Programme Annual Report 2018, even though the benefits of investing in pedestrians and cyclists can save lives, help protect the environment and support poverty reduction. Meeting the needs of people who walk and cycle continues to be a critical part of the mobility solution for helping cities de-couple population growth from increased emissions, and to improve air quality and road safety.

Location: global
Climate ActionGood Health

Football4Climate – Champions of the Future

May 26, 2020
SandSi, David Goldblatt (author), Arianna Criscione (Paris Saint-Germain), Sofie Junge Pedersen (Juventus), Morten Thorsby (Sampdoria).

A discussion with professional football players about the implications of climate change on football. Hear about waterpolo, politics, blisters and the favourite food of author and football journalist David Goldblatt and professional football players Arianna Criscione (Paris Saint-Germain), Sofie Junge Pedersen (Juventus) and Morten Thorsby (Sampdoria).

Location: - Switzerland
Climate Action