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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
News / Interviews

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 20, 2022
News / Interviews

UCI breaks ground for gender equity in sport with new level of EDGE certification

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has become the first world sports governing body to achieve EDGE Move certification for gender equity. This achievement is […]

Gender Equality
January 3, 2022
News / Interviews

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
Climate ActionResponsible Consumption
Guidelines and reports

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

Guidelines and reports

Tokyo 2020 – Sustainability Post-Games Report

IOC

Sustainability initiatives for the Tokyo 2020 Games were carried out based on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainability Plan. These efforts are detailed in the three sutainability reports: Progress Report, Pre-Games report (and its Update report) and this Post-Games Report.

This Post-Games Report details information on staging the Games and information obtained after the Games. It also overviews the big picture of preparations and delivery of the Games over eight years.

Click here to access the Post-Games Report

Climate Action
December 16, 2021
News / Interviews

Sir Ben Ainslie: “We’re focused on solutions, not problems”

The decorated sailor and SailGP Great Britain skipper talks Impact League success, collaborating on sustainable innovation, and supporting Ineos amid criticism Competition and collaboration. […]

Source: The Sustainability Report
Climate Action
December 14, 2021
News / Interviews

Be A Mountain Hero: IOC releases 10 steps that individuals can take to help protect mountains

Ahead of International Mountain Day, 11 December 2021, the IOC’s Mountain Summit group – in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – […]

Climate ActionLife on LandResponsible ConsumptionSustainable Cities and Communities
December 11, 2021
News / Interviews

Air Quality & Sport Challenge launched on International Mountain Day

On the occasion of International Mountain Day, celebrated worldwide on 11December, ThinkSport together with the Sustainable Sport Lab (SSL) and the Sustainable Mountain Alliance […]

December 9, 2021
News / Interviews

The 2020s: The decade of purposeful sports events?

EY report states that major events will achieve more by ‘defining values and purpose’, while Paris 2024 shows what can be done through an […]

Source: The Sustainability Report
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