By joining the framework FIS joins other major sports organisations in committing its support to help drive the sports sector to net-zero emissions by mid-century, in line with a 1.5°C pathway. The framework also lays out various principles and values related to collaboration, education and advocacy for climate action.
“As the President of the largest outdoor winter sport, I feel a personal responsibility to join and support the Sports for Climate Action Framework. It provides concrete goals and principles that FIS believes in and that every sports organisation should strive to follow to help reduce the impact of our activities on the climate. It follows our recent announcement of our commitment to be carbon neutral in 2022 and to minimize not only the FIS organizations carbon footprint but also contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of our sport as a whole“, said FIS President Johan Eliasch.
Recognizing the critical need for all stakeholders around the globe to help implement the Paris Agreement and to accelerate the transformative change needed to reach greenhouse gas emission neutrality in the second half of the twenty-first century, FIS was pleased to once again join the vision outlined in the Sports for Climate Action Framework to reach net zero emissions no later than 2050.
Additionally, FIS will work collaboratively with its stakeholders to enhance the climate action agenda and to use our sports as a unifying tool to drive climate awareness and action among global citizens through the five guiding principles, which include:
- Undertake systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility
- Reduce overall climate impact
- Educate for climate action
- Promote sustainable and responsible consumption
- Advocate for climate action through communication
New to this edition of the Framework is also the intent to measure and reduce the Carbon Footprint of the organisation. FIS will disclose its annual climate footprint and emissions reductions progress and will set an interim (2030) and long-term emissions reduction goal of 50% by 2030 and a net-zero emissions target by 2040.
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