How can sport accelerate rapid climate action and help keep a world to flourish in?
To find out what the problem is and what you can do, join the Rapid Transition Alliance and leading sporting organisations in the campaign for sport to help beat the climate emergency.
2021 is a huge year for both sport and the climate emergency – but what have they got to do with each other? A critical conference on climate, COP26, to be held in Glasgow in November would appear to be far removed from the delayed Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, or the football European Championships. But sport is acutely vulnerable to the extreme weather conditions driven by global heating as well as the air pollution that causes it. Even before the coronavirus pandemic brought a pause to matches and events, the global sporting calendar was littered with cancellations due to heatwaves, flooding and poor air quality. But, globally, sport is also a big contributor to the emissions that cause climatic upheaval. So, as one of the world’s biggest spectator and popular participation activities, sport has to both protect itself and get its game in order.
Global sport has proved to be the pulse of change on issues of social justice like combating racism, can it now mobilise itself and its supporters to help push a rapid, zero carbon transition to head-off a climate catastrophe and preserve the environment it needs to flourish in?
The Rapid transition Alliance is bringing together its members and friends to find out what’s happening, what you can do and how you can get involved.
Join us together with the groups:
And award winning sports writers:
You can read the Alliance’s report Playing against the clock for background on the issue.