For The Climate Action Movement, World Sailing Joins Sports At COP24

World Sailing is the governing body of the sailing sport worldwide. It has now shown the support and added its voice to the United Nations Climate Conference COP24. It has presented its agenda of sustainability 2030 targets in Poland in Katowice.

At the COP24, the World leaders are in preparation of implementing the Paris Agreement, which is about limiting the rising global temperatures to 1.5°C, which is above the pre-industrial levels. The World Sailing has also decided to be the part of this movement and in this move; it has joined the Tokyo 2020 International Olympic Committee, Paris 2024 as well as different sporting federations. The intention is to create a new framework that will make the organizations responsible to cut down the emission of carbon from activities they are doing.

Dan Reading is the program manager of World Sailing Sustainability, he said “The contribution of sports to climate change holds a huge sign and after thorough consultation for our strategy of sustainability it has become clear that the sailors from all over the world  wanted to see now what action has been taken on the subject.,”

He further added that “It would be mesmerizing to work with partners as well as the marine industry. It would be great to see how our action will help us in reducing and compensating the carbon emissions done from the activities we do. Many sailing events are doing this already and now we want that this sport applies the things in an equal manner everywhere.”

The event was widely attended by Sports authorities at COP and the delegates here discussed how changes in climate are increasing severe weather condition that is impacting sports person’s participation time as well as safety. It is also negatively impacting the infrastructure at the grassroots level  infrastructure.

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