For decades, the global sports sector has been leveraged as a platform for leisure, a venue for improving public health, an economic accelerator, and a vital forum for social and political change. This vision of sport as more than ‘just’ an outlet for entertainment has been supported by federal and local grant funding, legislation, a robust non-profit sector, a thriving professional sports sector, and hosting plans for the world’s largest spectacles. It's time to harness the power of sport to inspire climate action globally.
In the first iteration of this event, Sport@COP26 shadowed the deliberations of global decision-makers in Glasgow and provided a forum for the sport community to gather and engage in interactive sessions to drive climate action in our sector.
We'll be back with Sport@COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in November 2022.
ABOUT COP 26
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations ClimateChange conference. Initially scheduled for 2020, the event was postponed one year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, it has been (re)scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, between November 1 and 12,2021, under the presidency of the United Kingdom. As of October 2021, there are more than 100 heads of state confirmed to attend, and several leading activists and change-makers ranging from Greta Thunberg to the Pope.