Sustainable Innovation in Sport (SIS) is a side event to Climate Action’s Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF). Individuals and NGOs who are influencers within the field of sustainability in sport can apply to be part of the high-level discussions regarding the role of sport in addressing climate change.

Large-scale sporting events and sports activities convene hundreds of millions of people globally every year. This activity can be used positively to instigate sustainable innovation from within the sports teams, stadiums, governing bodies, ministries - all the way to the behaviours of individual fans. The scale of change that can be implemented and the number of people that this industry can touch is unparalleled.

Organised by Climate Action, in partnership with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with haute patronage of the French Sports Ministry and in association with the Green Sports Alliance, this meeting will convene 100+ leaders from government, UN, sports leagues, clubs and governing bodies and corporate sustainability leaders.

This half day meeting will highlight the opportunities that enhancing sustainability in sports can offer to the wider climate change effort, amplify and bring awareness to current initiatives that are changing the face of the international sports and sustainability space, as well as focus on new policy and technologies that can be significant game changers.

Limited attendee spaces are available to individuals who are influencers within the industry to join this closed, high-level meeting. To apply to join us, please complete the registration form. This meeting is held alongside Sustainable Innovation Forum, which services the wider business and climate goals.


2:00pm-2:15pm Dow Keynote Opening Address
2:15pm-2:30pm Ministerial Keynote Address
2:30pm-3:10pm The Crucial Role of Sustainability in Sporting Events to Combat Climate Change
3:10pm-3:20pm How UEFA EURO 2016 Can Be the Change
3:20pm-4:00pm How Tournaments, Sports Leagues & Associations Can Be the Change
4:00pm-4:30pm Networking Break
4:30pm-4:45pm Roland Garros: How the French Open Reduced Its Environmental Impact
4:45pm-5:05pm Inspirational Address
5:05pm-6:00pm Engaging Fans and Creating A Sustainability Movement
6:00pm-7:00pm Closing Remarks and Networking Cocktail Reception

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