FEI commits horse sport to climate action and environmental responsibility

By | June 1, 2019
 has signed the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework FEI commits Equus caballus sport to climate activity in addition to environmental responsibility
Riders on La Baule beach inward France. © FEI/Martin Dokoupil

Horse sport’s governing body, the FEI, has signed the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework.

The Framework was created past times representatives of the global sports manufacture led past times the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in addition to the United Nations Climate Change secretariat in addition to was launched inward Dec 2018 during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 24) inward Katowice, Poland. The FEI signed the framework before this calendar week inward Lausanne, Switzerland.

The framework aims to convey together sports organisations, teams, athletes in addition to fans inward a concerted endeavor to heighten awareness in addition to activity to encounter the goals of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement.

In doing in addition to then the FEI has committed to implementing the next five principles:

Principle 1: Undertake systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility;

Principle 2: Reduce overall climate impact;

Principle 3: Educate for climate action;

Principle 4: Promote sustainable in addition to responsible consumption;

Principle 5: Advocate for climate activity through communication.

“Sport’s touching on on our climate is complex in addition to tin go hard to mensurate depending on the size of
the organization and/or event,” the framework outlines.

“However, nearly sports organisations in addition to fans would straight off admit that sport’s contribution to climate alter – through associated travel, liberate energy use, construction, catering, in addition to and then on – is considerable. Moreover, sports’ global involvement for billions of fans, in addition to the media coverage generated inward response, render a potent platform for the sport sector to play an exemplary part inward coming together the challenge of climate change, in addition to inspire in addition to engage large audiences to produce the same.

“Sports organisations tin display climate leadership past times engaging actively in addition to collectively inward the
climate neutrality journey, inward plough helping to differentiate from competitors, build laid reputation
in addition to engage their sports personnel, employees in addition to members on environmental issues.

“This tin go achieved past times taking responsibleness for their climate footprint, helping global ambition
step-up in addition to incentivising activity beyond sports to accept meaningful in addition to transformative climate
action.”

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