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FIH Quality Programme for Hockey turf

International Hockey Federation (FIH)

A new hockey field is a major investment and it is therefore important that it meets the expectations of hockey players, associations and clubs. To help ensure good quality fields are built for all levels of play, from elite level competition to community development, the FIH has developed an internationally recognised quality-assurance programme - the FIH Quality Programme for Hockey Turf. The programme was launched as part of an initiative of the Hockey Revolution - FIH's ten-year strategy for hockey.

Find out more about the programme by visiting the sections below :

Climate ActionInnovation and InfrastructureLife on Land
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Cycling for all side events UCI toolkit for event organisers

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)

It is the UCI’s ambition to grow cycling in all forms around the world - be it for transport, recreation or competition. As part of this, we encourage and support our partners to host events that inspire the general public to cycle. The hosting of UCI sanctioned races provides an opportunity to organise side events that advocate and promote cycling beyond elite competitions. This guide provides advice on the development and hosting of Cycling for All side events, as well as practical examples of best practice.

Cycling for All side events may take various forms, depending on an organiser’s wider vision for their event.

This guide will provide case studies related to the following types of initiatives :

  • Activity areas for children
  • Travel by bike initiatives
  • Multi-sport experience zones
  • Race circuits open to the public
  • Sustainability promotion and environmental campaigns
  • Educational workshops
  • Cycle skills training
  • Closed street / car-free days
  • Tourism and regional development campaigns
  • Cycling festivals

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UCI toolkit for national federations

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)

Promoting and enhancing everyday cycling is a core pillar of the UCI’s strategy, striving to ensure that elite cycling acts as a catalyst to inspire even greater mass participation, and get many more people using bikes as part of their everyday lives. Be it working with cycling advocacy partners, championing local, regional, national or international cycling initiatives or supporting National Federations with their cycling promotion programmes, the UCI’s Cycling for All programme is meant to support the realisation of a more bike friendly world.

This toolkit provides practical advice and knowledge for National Federations seeking to develop their own child cycle training programmes.

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IOC Sustainability Report


The International Olympic Committee has published its Sustainability Report, tracking progress towards achieving its 18 sustainability objectives for 2020 across its three ‘spheres of responsibility’ – as an organisation, as the owner of the Olympic Games and as the leader of the Olympic Movement.

Here you can find the following elements of the IOC sustainability report

Affordable and Clean EnergyClimate ActionGender EqualityGood HealthInnovation and InfrastructurePartnerships for the Goals
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UNESCO Kazan Action Plan

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

As a tool for aligning international and national policy in the fields of physical education, physical activity and sport with the United Nations 2030 Agenda, the Kazan Action Plan addresses the needs and objectives identified in the UN Action Plan on SDP. An integration of both these plans into a common framework is indispensable, in order to ensure enhanced coherence and synergies within the UN system, as well as a more effective mobilization of Member States and partners.

The Kazan Action Plan was adopted on 15 July 2017 by UNESCO’s Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport, MINEPS VI. The text is the result of extensive consultations with UNESCO’s Member States, the  Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) and its Permanent Consultative Council, as well as other experts and practitioners in the field of physical duration, physical activity  and sport policy.

Decent Work and Economic GrowthNo HungerNo PovertyPeace and JusticeQuality EducationReduced Inequalities
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Sport for Climate Action Framework

UN Climate Change invites sports organizations and their stakeholders to join a new climate action for sport movement. This initiative aims at supporting and guiding sports actors in achieving global climate change goals.

Sports organizations can display climate leadership by engaging together in the climate neutrality journey. They can achieve this by taking responsibility for their climate footprint, which in turn will incentivize climate action beyond the sports sector, and therefore help global ambition step-up in the face of the threat posed by climate change.

Uniting behind a set of principles, sports organizations and their communities have created an initiative by collaborating in order to position their sector on the path of the low carbon economy that global leaders agreed on in Paris: Sports for Climate Action

UN Climate Change welcomes the leadership of the International Olympic Committee in contributing to key areas of action within this movement, and invites other governing bodies, sport federations, leagues and clubs, to join and jointly develop the climate action agenda in sports, by leading and supporting specific working groups and by bringing their expertise, tools and best practices into this framework.

As of June 2020, more than 130 sports federations, clubs and other stakeholders signed the Sports for Climate Action Framework. Click here to see the list of signatories.

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Rio 2016 and Dow Using Technology and Collaboration to Deliver a Low-Carbon Legacy

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are making history by leaving a significant legacy of low-carbon technologies in Latin America, while set to balance 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents. This will be achieved through the emission reductions obtained in initiatives in Brazil and Latin America described in this report.

Climate ActionLife on Land
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DOW 2018 Carbon report

The carbon mitigation programs follow the principles outlined in Dow’s Climate
Solutions Framework, a framework purposely built for these partnerships by Dow scientists together with external carbon experts. The Climate Solutions Framework allows event owners and organizations, in collaboration with partners, to implement a structured yet flexible approach to quantify and mitigate carbon footprints while also
leaving a positive social and economic legacy. These mitigation projects go beyond the physical boundaries of the events or the organization’s direct control, extending climate action to a global playing field.
Through its carbon mitigation projects, Dow has already delivered to date 4.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e).1 By 2026, the reductions are projected to exceed 6 million tonnes of CO2e.

Within this report, we describe Dow’s efforts to build capacity, drive change and achieve the adoption of low-carbon technologies. We hope the lessons learned will provide actionable advice to organizations across sectors to help build effective collaborations and accelerate the introduction of more sustainable technologies

Climate ActionLife on Land
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IUCN – Sports and urban biodiversity

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)

A framework for achieving mutual benefits for nature and sports in cities

This guide provides a set of principles to help sports federations, local organising committee, developpers, investors and local ahthorities to incorporate the needs of urgan natures and biodiversity into their planning process. From setting up ecological monitoring systems to improving the management of habitats, there is a rande of ways in which the sports industry can help urban nature flourish

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IUCN – Sport and biodiversity

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)

Sport can have significant negative impacts on biodiversity, through the construction and use of sports venues and the staging of sporting events. Understanding and managing the potential negative impacts and opportunities for conservation is vital for ensuring that sports venues and sporting events deliver successfully both from the financial and operational standpoint. This guide is designed to help decision makers understand these potential impacts, and to present options for mitigating them, as well as for maximising opportunities to use sport as a way to promote and enhance biodiversity conservation.

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