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January 21, 2022
News / Interviews

“Inclusion 23”: sustainability program for Special Olympics 2023

The Special Olympics World Games 2023, where people with intellectual and multiple disabilities compete in Berlin, should help the German capital achieve long-term inclusive […]

Quality EducationReduced Inequalities
January 20, 2022
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World Rugby launches ambitious plan to support global action on climate change

World Rugby has today launched its Environmental Sustainability Plan 2030, a detailed strategy to help tackle the environmental sustainability issues that both affect and […]

Source: World Rugby
Climate Action
January 14, 2022
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Beijing 2022 Pre-Games Sustainability Report outlines climate solutions, development of winter sports and regional regeneration in China

Beijing 2022 released its Pre-Games Sustainability Report today, detailing the measures implemented to reduce and compensate carbon emissions, protect local ecosystems and create long-term […]

Source: IOC / Beijing 2022 Organising Committee
Climate Action
Events

BASIS Wednesday webinar – 19.01.22 Preventing plastic pollution in sport

January 19, 2022
Organiser:
BASIS (British Association for Sustainable Sport)

Preventing plastic pollution in sport

The Environment Agency’s Plastics and Sustainability team will be discussing how sports clubs, venues and events can reduce the amount of avoidable single-use plastic they use. Bringing participants, fans, and members along on the journey. By reducing avoidable plastic sport can play its part in tackling the climate emergency and protecting the planet for future generations.

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Location: Online
Responsible Consumption
January 11, 2022
News / Interviews

The green revolution: Can the cycling industry become environmentally friendly?

The green revolution: Can the cycling industry become environmentally friendly?The activity of cycling is one of the greenest out there, but does the bike […]

Source: Velo News
Climate Action
January 8, 2022
News / Interviews

2022 World Rally Championship debuts next week in Austria, marks a new hybrid era

For the first time, the next-generation Rally1 cars from the three constructor teams will be unveiled together at the Hangar-7 museum in Salzburg and […]

Source: The Bharat Express News
Climate ActionResponsible Consumption
January 8, 2022
News / Interviews

Uganda NOC President urges National Federations to address climate crisis

Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) President Dr Donald Rukare has urged National Federations to sign up to the United Nations’ (UN) Framework Convention on Climate […]

Source: Inside The Games
Climate Action
January 4, 2022
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Climate and Sports: Changing the Rules of the Game

Global sporting events are not insulated from the effects of climate change. As many fans across the world seek out athletic competitions for community […]

Source: Brink News
Climate Action
January 3, 2022
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FORMULA E publishes annual sustainability report

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has published the latest Sustainability Report covering Season 7 (2020/21).  The new report details a series of […]

Source: Formula E
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Formula E Sustainability Report 2020/2021 – Season 7

ABB Formula E

This report details a series of notable ‘firsts’ in sustainability achieved and implemented during the year by Formula E and its wider ecosystem of teams, partners and stakeholders, reflecting the Championship’s mission of accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles through elite sport.

Highlights from the report include:

  • The new Gen3 racing car was unveiled by Formula E and the FIA, setting the benchmark for sustainable, high performance racing cars.  When it enters competition in Season 9, the Gen3 will be the world’s most efficient racing car with 40% of the energy in a race coming from regeneration, and will be certified net-zero carbon.
  • Formula E became the first sport in the world to join the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5°C commitment. Formula E will further reduce its emissions by 45% by 2030.
  • A pioneering programme to ensure damaged chassis parts collected since Season 1 are given a second life was introduced.
  • Formula E achieved ISO 20121 re-certification in August and remains the only motorsport series to achieve ISO 20121 since original certification in 2016. 
  • The Heineken® Greener Bar was launched in July at the 2021 Heineken® London E-Prix, delivering the first sustainable bar concept aimed at reducing waste, water, emissions, and energy usage at events. 
  • Formula E was awarded the top three-star rating in the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme for a third successive time, the first Championship to achieve the standard.
  • Starting in Season 7, tyre allocation was reduced by 25% for a single race competition and up to 50% at double-header competitions. Compared to the Season 5 calendar, this results in saving of up to 720 tyres and a 29% reduction in emissions. 
  • Formula E became the first global sports organisation to partner with UNICEF on climate change. The partnership will empower three million children around the world to become agents of change against climate crisis over the next three years.
  • Formula E renewed its NZC status by offsetting all unavoidable emissions from its Season 7 footprint into a renewable energy project based in Mexico with social benefit for local communities. 
  • At COP26, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship was one of the most active elite sports to participate in the global conference:
    – Representatives from across the Championship ecosystem including the FIA; investor Liberty Global; partner Julius Baer; and teams Mahindra Racing and ROKiT Venturi Racing led a series of sustainability debates
    – Title partner ABB launched the ABB Formula E Climate Initiatives
    – Formula E supported the Department for International Trade to launch the Clean Growth programme
    – Envision Racing launched their new car livery evoking the colours of the globe

Click here to access the full report