Paris 2024 develops tool to reduce French sport’s carbon footprint
Paris 2024 has developed the Climate Coach for Events tool to assess and reduce the carbon footprint of sporting events in France.
The free platform, which is backed by the French Ministry of Sport and the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), is an adaptation of the toolkit used by Paris 2024 teams with a view to meeting their climate targets, such as halving the carbon footprint of the Games compared to previous editions.
Using Climate Coach for Events, Paris 2024 aims to provide easier access to carbon footprint assessments and reductions, with a tool that does not require any level of specific expertise and that is adapted to sporting events of all sizes.
“Organising a more responsible Olympic and Paralympic Games is an absolutely critical objective for Paris 2024. The Games act like a laboratory for developing solutions, as the Climate Coach for Events, that can be applied to all sporting events. We invite all those involved in sport to seize this opportunity, so that we can leave a legacy of a more socially and environmentally virtuous model.”
To use the app, the organiser fills in information about their event in 10 main categories, including infrastructure and energy, travel and waste.
The Climate Coach for Events then estimates the event’s carbon footprint and provides a breakdown, enabling the organiser to identify the biggest sources of emissions. It then draws up a customised programme of around 100 tangible measures showing organisers how they can reduce their event’s carbon footprint.
"Thanks to this tool, Paris 2024 will help the entire sporting movement to adapt their events in line with the Paris Agreement. With just over a year to go before the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will halve their carbon emissions compared with previous editions, Paris 2024 is leaving a legacy that will provide the best possible support for those involved in sport in their ecological transformation.”