Sustainability round-up: December 07
This week’s round-up includes a new plan for the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry; making sustainability a competition and UAE Team Emirates’ bid to be the greenest cyclists.
The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has recently launched its new Strategic Plan, advocating for a more healthier, more active planet. The new plan focuses on four pillars: Sustainable business, influencing activity from playground to podium, promoting fair trade, and supporting transition in a changing world.
SailGP’s chief purpose officer Fiona Morgan has said the way to make sportspeople make greener choices is the turn it into a competition. SailGP did just that – it is not just racing on water, but the athletes also compete in the Impact League, which measures the actions made by teams to mitigate their environmental impact. And sitting on the board of cricket’s Manchester Originals, Morgan has said that cricket can also make the same steps towards being more sustainable.
Cycling’s UAE Team Emirates announced at COP28 that the goal is to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. COP28 is currently taking place in Dubai and will run until December 12. The team is already reported to be the first in professional cycling to reach Carbon Neutrality in 2023. UAE Team Emirates and its riders have been promoting environmental awareness with attempts to educate younger generations about sustainability.