NEWS published on 25 Feb 2021

EBU joins UNFCCC’s Sports for Climate Action Initiative

Eurovision Sport is joining the UNFCCC’s Sports for Climate Action initiative as a signatory to the Sports for Climate Action Framework.

The Sports for Climate Action initiative calls on sporting organizations to acknowledge the
contribution of the sports sector to climate change and our shared responsibility to work towards climate neutrality for a safer planet.

In line with the five core principles enshrined in the Framework and the aims of the Paris Agreement, we will aim to:

•    promote greater environmental responsibility;
•    reduce the overall climate impact from sports;
•    use our platform to educate for climate action;
•    promote sustainable and responsible consumption; and
•    advocate for climate action through our communications.

Eurovision Sport Executive Director Glen Killane said: “We have a collective responsibility to ensure we are all playing our part in building a low-carbon future.

“The EBU is committed to both developing its own sustainability roadmap but also working with our public service media Members to use the power of sport to inspire and educate audiences about this important issue.”

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Claire Rainford
Manager of Communications

+41 22 717 2321