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IDF joins UNFCCC’s Sports for Climate Action and signs Framework

The International Dart Federation (IDF) is proud to announce that it has joined 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 responsibility to strive 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, our organization will strive to:

1) promote greater environmental responsibility;

2) reduce the overall climate impact from sports;

3) use our platform to educate for climate action;

4) promote sustainable and responsible consumption; and

5) advocate for climate action through our communications.

The UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, explained that sports organizations and athletes are in a unique position in the fight against climate change “because sports touches on every cross-section of society.

Sports for Climate Action works towards two overarching goals:

  1. Achieving a clear trajectory for the global sports community to combat climate change, through commitments and partnerships according to verified standards, including measuring, reducing, and reporting greenhouse gas emissions, in line with the well below 2 degree scenario enshrined in the Paris Agreement;

  2. Using sports as a unifying tool to federate and create solidarity among global citizens for climate action.

The Sports for Climate Action Initiative will provide sports organizations with a forum where participants can pursue climate action in a consistent and mutually supportive fashion by learning from each other, disseminating good practices, lessons learned, developing new tools, and collaborating on areas of mutual interest.

Participants in the Sports for Climate Action Initiative will commit to adhere to a set of five principles and incorporate them into strategies, policies and procedures, and mainstream them within the sports community, thus setting the stage for a wider dissemination of the message and long-term success.

Organizations are invited to sign up to the Sports for Climate Action principles, regardless of their current stage in their environmental endeavors and work collaboratively to identify and spotlight climate solutions.

UN Climate change will deploy its existing Global Climate Action platforms such as NAZCA, Climate Neutral Now, and Momentum for Change initiatives to inspire action, track progress and/or highlight success and provide recognition. UN Climate Change will also facilitate and coordinate the initiative within its resources and mandates.

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