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ICF signs Sport for Nature framework

December 19 2022

The International Canoe Federation has joined more than twenty sports organisations, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a founding partner, and the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, to sign the first-ever Sports for Nature Framework.

ICF signs Sport for Nature framework

The framework commits signatories to four key principles that will safeguard nature and contribute to the new global goals for biodiversity, which governments agreed to at the Convention on Biological Diversity 15th Conference of the Parties meeting (COP15) in Montreal.

ICF vice-president, Cecilia Farias, said a healthy natural environment was important for the strength of paddle sports.


“Every day, members of our canoe family are seeing first hand the effect humans and development are having on nature,” Cecilia Farias, ICF vice-president
“We are proud to do our part to ensure our beautiful planet can be handed to future generations in an even better condition than we inherited it. At the ICF we have already made a strong commitment to protecting the environment, and joining this framework will strengthen our hand.”

The Sports for Nature Framework was co-created by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and aims to deliver action for nature across sports by 2030 and beyond.

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