Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions have been at the forefront of international policy discussion for several decades.
The overwhelming majority of climate scientists agree that human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels (e.g., coal, oil, and gas), are responsible for most of the climate changes currently being observed.3,4 While international policy makers continue to work for emissions limitation and reduction commitments that stabilize GHG concentrations, it is clear that businesses need to be responsible for the economic, environmental and social dimensions of their pursuits, and for developing solutions to help make the planet a good place to live for future generations.
Climate change affects all of us and is generating new and emerging challenges as well as opportunities for business.
These economic and ecological challenges should be approached with urgency and ingenuity. They require innovations that
reconsider how we source, process, produce and distribute the energy, food, water and goods that make life healthy and
productive.5 Forward-thinking business leaders realize that the new risks posed by climate change are, and will continue to be, important for their organizations’ competitive advantage, growth and development.6,7 Within these risks lie opportunities for organizations to improve competitiveness through long-term strategic investment into low-GHG technologies, sustainable products and energy-efficient solutions.
The Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Framework for Events (or Framework) was specifically designed to assist with quantifying and mitigating the climate impacts of events. Currently, hosts of events are not required to account for greenhouse gas emissions; any attempt to do so is entirely voluntary. As a result, events provide an excellent opportunity for organizations to demonstrate their environmental leadership. The Framework attempts to not only account for the reduction of GHG emissions in an event’s inventory, but to also act as an incentive to implement new workable, cost-effective mitigation projects that can create transformative change over and above the direct emissions reductions associated with the event’s impact. By voluntarily assuming responsibility for the sustainability goals of an event and sponsoring projects that introduce low emissions technologies, organizers and their corporate partners can move above and beyond simply accounting for an event’s climate impacts; they can deliver lasting economic, environmental and social benefits to the event’s host city or region.
This module is part of a 12 clips guide created by SportAccord, AISTS, PI, and IOC, to help us understand sustainability as a whole, and look at what it means. Social Impact Assessment. Why measure, what it is, and how to measure it. (Video 9/12)
City of Richmond Quick Start Guide for sustainable events, developed with the Richmond Olympic Oval in close partnership with the AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology), in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The second issue of AUTO this year includes conversation starters, ideas and opinions on several important topics. The cover story deals with a subject much in the news: how motor sport can play its part when it comes to ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.
The Champions for the Sea programme will help you and your students (aged 6-12 years) discover the excitement of sailing through The Ocean Race, the importance of the Ocean and how Ocean health is threatened. Through the practical activities and worksheets developed, and using Social and Emotional Learning techniques (SEL) you and your students will be encouraged and empowered to take positive action for the Ocean with a true understanding of how we can all make a difference and become Champions for the Sea!
Sustainability and legacy are presently two of the major challenges for the sports event industry. In the past two decades, governing bodies, event organisers, cities, companies and professional sports leagues have all been reflecting on how best to embed these challenges into the organisation of sports events. This book from the AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology) is the second in the series ‘Collected Insights from the Field of Sports’. It concentrates on the two aforementioned challenges of sustainability and legacy in sport. The chapters in this book are derived from research papers that have been produced by the participants and visiting professors of the AISTS postgraduate programme, the AISTS MSA (Master of Advanced Studies in Sports Administration and Technology). Being grounded in research, the book aims to correct the imbalance between the sustainability and legacy theories and practices in the world of sport. Our intention is that its outcomes can be utilised by academics, sports administrators, sports teams, students and the public to engage in the discussion on sports sustainability and legacy.
This quick start brochure, developed in collaboration with AISTS, gives concrete guidance to SAMBO event organisers in getting started with sustainability.
This paper assess whether major sport events meet the social needs of present and future generations and to review why certain effects occur.
It is the intention of the FIS to have the competitions executed according to the current sporting rules under fair conditions for the athletes and with respect for the cultural and social achievements of the organising country. FIS considers these aspects to be integrated in the responsibility to take care of nature and the environment as an essential basis for the sustainability of ski sport.
This book is the first of its kind from the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) and provides practical insight in several aspects of the management of football. It does not provide a total solution to the many problems within the game but it aims to be a showcase of what can be achieved with the cooperation of academics and higher education participants. The studies in this book are derived from relevant research papers that have been produced by the participants and visiting professors of the AISTS postgraduate programme, the AISTS MSA (Master of Advanced Studies in Sports Administration).