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Sport commits to safeguarding nature at COP 15

December 20 2022

The Spanish Olympic Committee, along with twenty-three other international sports organizations, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a founding partner, signed the Sports For Nature commitment on December 16. The signatory organizations have adhered to the four key principles that seek to safeguard nature and contribute to the new global targets for biodiversity.

Sport commits to safeguarding nature at COP 15

Co-created by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), “Sports For Nature” aims to establish a transformative action for nature through sport, with the year 2030 as the target but with the goal of going beyond.

This framework brings together sports federations, leagues, clubs and sporting events in a commitment to the following objectives: 1.- Protect and prevent damage to species and habitats; 2.- Restore key ecosystems; 3.- Create sustainable supply chains and 4.- Educate and inspire the sports community and society in general to act for nature.

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