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How Sambo Can Play Its Role For Nature

December 19 2022 - News Release News Editorial

Representatives of FIAS, together with employees of various sports organizations, at the invitation of the International Olympic Committee, took part in the discussion of the concept of "Sports for Nature" Framework, as well as in communication with representatives of the Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Convention on Biological Diversity.

How Sambo Can Play Its Role For Nature

The event’s framework was designed to help sport take measurable environmental action that will contribute to the achievement of their sustainable development goals. The Sport for Nature Framework reflects and will work hand in hand with the UNFCCC-led Sport for Climate Framework for Action.

For decades, the United Nations Environment Program has worked with sport as a channel for raising environmental awareness and proactively addressing environmental issues. In 2020, the United Nations introduced the Triple Planetary Crisis concept, referring to three interconnected crises—climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss—that put people at risk of irreversibly changing our relationship with the natural world.


“Eight major winter sports events have already had to be canceled this season as the sports fields we used to take for granted are literally melting. We hope that this new structure will be able to enlist the support of the entire sports family in the fight for nature, we can no longer waste time,” Susan Gardner, UNEP Ecosystems Director

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