Sport For Smile Planet League partners with e-dash to provide Japanese sports with the first-ever assist to measure emissions

July 7, 2022

Tokyo, Japan, July 7, 2022 – Sport For Smile, the first-ever platform in Japan to harness the power of sport for social change, is pleased to announce that its newly launched initiative “Sport For Smile Planet League (SFSPL)” partners with the emission measurement service provider “e-dash” to encourage more sports organizations in Japan to take actions for climate change.

Through the partnership SFSPL will be providing its selected members (pro sports clubs and Olympic sports organizations mainly) with free access to the emission measurement services by e-dash for one year. The selection will be made based on the level and quality of social responsibility activities by each applicant organization with priority on signatories of UNFCCC’s Sports for Climate Action Framework (S4CA).

As a strategic partner of SFSPL, e-dash will provide its emission measurement online services for free for the selected 15 SFSPL members for one year. In addition, regular meetings will be held to improve the quality of services and to encourage communication between SFSPL members in order to collectively and effectively tackle on climate change harnessing the power of sport.

CEO of e-dash Toma Yamasaki says: “We are excited to work with Sport For Smile to support Japanese sports organizations in taking action towards achieving global climate change goals. The first important step in the journey towards carbon neutrality is measuring CO2 emissions. We will support sport organizations in taking this first step and accelerate the global initiative through the power of sport.

Founder and Representative Director of Sport For Smile Mie Kajikawa says: “We appreciate generous support by e-dash and we believe that it will significantly help Japanese sports organizations execute their power of sport to tackle on the world’s most critical issue. Assuming the scale of their meaningful assist in the emission measurement space is the first of its kind in the world, we are thankful and thrilled to work together with them to encourage Japanese sports organizations to join “Race to Zero” and to take action now!

The application process and selection criteria of the free-account sports organizations will be detailed during the SFSPL seminar on July 14, where the procedures to join “Race to Zero” will be explained, followed by the panel by current S4CA signatories including New York Yankees and Nagoya Diamond Dolphins (to be held mainly for Japanese sports organizations).

About Sport for Climate Action Framework (S4CA):

Launched in December 2018 at the COP 24 as a framework for global sports organizations to collectively tackle on climate change, being led by the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) and the IOC (the International Olympic Committee).
The two new standards were established at the COP 26 in 2021 that require all the high-ambition track signatories, which automatically join “Race to Zero,” to halve their emissions by 2030 and to achieve net zero by 2040.
More than 280 sports organizations in the world became signatories before COP26

About Sport For Smile
Sport For Smile is the first-ever platform in Japan to use sport for social change, supported by globally recognized figures including Schwab and Ashoka Fellows. It has collaborated with UN and World Bank and its Sports Mentoring program to provide children of DV victim families with access to sport received HEROs Award in 2019. Following the “Win Off-the-Pitch” project around the FIFA 2018 World Cup funded by an official NGO partner of FIFA, Sport For Smile newly launched “Sport For Smile Planet League” in 2021 as a community for Japanese pro sports clubs and sports organizations to collectively tackle on climate change, as a Founding Partner of “Sport and Sustainability International”.

Official website: https://www.sport4smile.com/en/

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