Climate change and sport, what is the state of play?
by Joe Stratton
What's Going On Here?
For a lot of us, sport is a form of escapism, one that brings us joy as well as heartache but ultimately brings people together from all walks of life.
What Does This Mean?
Extreme weather has already started to have an effect on sport on the world stage:
Efforts so far have focussed on reducing the direct impact of sports themselves, but is it time sporting associations made use of their influence, accessibility and finances to raise awareness of an issue that is likely to affect them to their very core?
Why Should We Care?
These events interrupt the wonderful entertainment that sport provides, not to mention the financial implications of postponements and cancellations. Such events will only become more common and it will become increasingly difficult for sporting franchises to adapt.
The UN have started a Sport for Climate Action initiative, calling on sporting associations to join forces and adhere to five common guiding principles in achieving global climate change goals.
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