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FIS Joins Sports for Nature Framework

September 25 2023 - News Release News Editorial

FIS is proud to announce that it became the 40th official signatory sports organization to join the Sports for Nature Framework.

FIS Joins Sports for Nature Framework

The Sports for Nature Framework was launched late last year at the UN Biodiversity conference in Montreal and now counts 40 sports organizations among its signatories. The 40 organizations are of all sizes from around the world and have committed to take measurable action for nature. The Framework has four principles that signatories agree to: protect nature, restore nature, green their supply chains and raise awareness.

Developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), International Olympic Committee (IOC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and supported by Sails of Change, the Sports for Nature Framework, is helping sports deliver significant action for nature by 2030 and beyond.

FIS President Johan Eliasch said: “FIS is delighted to join Sports for Nature. We are deeply committed to protecting the environments that are essential not just to our sports but to our lives. We are acutely aware of the urgency of the task we face. We look forward to working with Sports for Nature – for the good of snow sports, and the good of our planet.”

“Combining sport and respect for nature is for me not only evident but an essential responsibility to assume,” said H.S.H. Albert II of Monaco, an IUCN Patron of Nature, Olympian and Chair of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission. “We need to harness everyone’s energy, and continue to do so even more, so evident is the environmental crisis and so tragic its consequences.”

“I see this as a powerful contribution to the 2030 Sustainability Agenda,” added H.S.H. Albert II of Monaco. “Creating stronger ties and cooperation between sectors is vital for reaching global goals of preservation of nature and biodiversity.”

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