World OCR Joins UNFCCC’s Sports for Climate Action
October 9, 2019
Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) becomes a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Sports for Climate Action initiative
Lausanne, Switzerland: World OCR is proud to announced that it has joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 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.
Through collective action and bold leadership, we have the power to make this fast and drastic transformation. By signing the Framework, we have demonstrated our commitment to playing our part to ensure the sports sector is on the path to a low-carbon future.
In line with the five core principles enshrined in the Framework and the aims of the Paris Agreement, our organization will strive 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.
Speaking at the launch event for the Framework, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa explained that sports organizations and athletes are in a unique position in the race against climate change “because sports touches on every cross-section of society.”
World OCR President, Mr. Ian Adamson said “We hope our commitment will inspire our fans, community and government to raise their climate ambition in a united effort to limit global warming to 1.5oC. This is a race we can—and must—win to avoid significantly worsening the risk of droughts, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.”
About UNFCCC)’s Sports for Climate Action
Uniting behind a set of principles, sports organizations and their communities have created an initiative by collaborating in order to position their sector on the path of the low carbon economy that global leaders agreed on in Paris: Sports for Climate Action. This initiative aims at supporting and guiding sports actors in achieving global climate change goals.
About World OCR
World OCR, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) is the sole competent authority for obstacle sports and related disciplines worldwide. It is an independent association composed of national member federations throughout the world.