Sports for Climate Action


Name of initiative Sports for Climate Action Framework
LPAA initiative
NAZCA Initiative Yes
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Starting year 2018
End year
Secretariat UN Climate Change, Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu,,

UN Campus Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1 53113 Bonn Germany

Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation UN Climate Change
Type of lead organisation United Nations or Specialised agency
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Germany


Description The Sports for Climate Action Initiative aims to provide sports organizations with a forum where

organizations can pursue climate action in is 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.

Objectives 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.

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Participants Number Names
Members 158  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 158 Kyoto University Football Club (Japan),  Kyoto University American Football Club Gangsters (Japan),  Organising Committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games (Japan),  Fukushima United Football Club (Japan),  Sano High School Rugby Club (Japan),  Tohoku Ice Hockey Club - Free Blades (Japan),  Ventforet Yamanashi Sports Club (Japan),  Kamakura International Football Club (Japan),  Brynäs IF (Sweden),  International Olympic Committee (Switzerland),  Rugby League World Cup 2021 (United K.),  International Federation of Association Football - FIFA (Switzerland),  Formula E (United K.),  World Surf League (USA),  Union of European Football Associations - UEFA (Switzerland),  Fédération Française de Tennis (France),  Hong Kong Rugby Union (China),  Organising Committee of the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games (France),  Electric Marathon International (Estonia),  World Sailing (United K.),  New York Yankees Baseball Club (United States of America),  United World Wrestling (Switzerland),  International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (Switzerland),  Bowls Australia Ltd. (Australia),  International Triathlon Union - ITU (Spain),  AEG Cycling Amgen Tour of California (United States of America),  Eisbären Berlin Ice Hockey Club (Germany),  LA Galaxy Soccer Club (United States of America),  LA Kings Ice Hockey Club (United States of America),  Ontario Reign Ice Hockey Club (United States of America),  University of Colorado Athletics Department - CUAD (United States of America),  International Ice Hockey Federation (Switzerland),  AEG Rugby (United States of America),  Organising Committee of the 2022 Bejing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (China),  World Taekwondo (Republic of Korea),  United States Tennis Association - USTA (United States of America),  National Basketball Association - NBA (United States of America),  International Federation of Equestrian Sports - FEI (Switzerland),  SailGP (United States of America),  World Rugby (Ireland),  Golden State Warriors Basketball Club (United States of America),  Erakor Golden Star Football Club (Vanuatu),  Minnesota Wild Ice Hockey Club (United States of America),  Waste Management Phoenix Open (United States of America),  Team SCP Malizia (Monaco),  All England Lawn Tennis Club - AELTC (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),  Tennis Australia (Australia),  Marine Corps Marathon Organization (United States of America),  Bank of America Chicago Marathon (United States of America),  Chicago Event Management (United States of America),  International SAMBO Federation - FIAS (Switzerland),  IMOCA (France),  Chicks Climbing and Skiing (United States of America),  Hood To Coast Relay (USA),  Clube Atlético Tubarão SPE Ltda. (Brazil),  World Rowing Federation - FISA (Switzerland),  Rhode Races & Events (United States of America),  International Rafting Federation - IRF (United States of America),  The Cowtown Marathon,  Inc. (USA),  Melbourne Cricket Club (Australia),  Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth,  Inc. (USA),  The Ocean Race (Spain),  New York Road Runners - NYRR (USA),  International Ski Federation - FIS (Switzerland),  Air Force Marathon (United States of America),  International Orienteering Federation - IOF (Sweden),  Cherry Blossom,  Inc. (USA),  Forest Green Rovers Football Club (United K.),  Youlden Parkville Cricket Club (Australia),  International Golf Federation - IGF (Switzerland),  Portland Timbers and Thorns Football Club (United States of America),  Richmond Football Club (Australia),  Extreme E - XE (United K.),  The European Obstacle Sports Federation - OCR Europe (Sweden),  Jordans Tennis Club (United K.),  Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles - OCR World (Switzerland),  Global Association of International Sports Federations (Switzerland),  Federação Portuguesa de Judo (Portugal),  Puerto Rico Soccer League (United States of America),  Federação de Campismo e Montanhismo de Portugal (Portugal),  Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (Germany),  Sacramento Running Association (USA),  German Ski Instructors Association (Germany),  Banff Marathon (Canada),  World Masters Athletics Championships in Toronto (Canada),  Biathlon Events Sweden (Sweden),  VfL Wolfsburg Football Club (Germany),  Spanish Olympic Committee (Spain),  Prada Cup (Italy),  European Professional Club Rugby - Heiniken Champions Cup (Switzerland),  International Paralympic Committee (Germany),  International Floorball Federation (Finland),  Surf Canada - CSA (Canada),  International Skyrunning Federation (Italy),  London Marathon Events Ltd (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),  Federation Internationale De L'Automobile - FIA (Switzerland),  Snowboarding Germany (Germany),  Professional Squash Association - PSA (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),  German Football Association (Germany),  Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland),  Canada Games Council (Canada),  Fenix Experience (United States of America),  Federation Française de Rugby - France 2023 (France),  Formula 1 (United K.),  Flying Pig Marathon (United States of America),  International Fistball Association - IFA (Austria),  NFL Green (United States of America),  German Ski Federation (Germany),  Burundi Rugby League - Rugby A XIII (Burundi),  Hibernian Football Club (United K.),  The Football Association England (United K.),  The Sharks Wild Water Racing Club (United K.),  Royal Yachting Association (United K.),  Gloucestershire Cricket Club (United K.),  La Liga Football League (Spain),  New York Mets Baseball Club (United States of America),  Union Cycliste Internationale (Switzerland),  Kick4Life (Lesotho),  Palapye All Stars Football Club (Botswana),  United States Golf Association (USA),  The Federation Internationale de Savate (France),  OC Sport (France),  Rivergrass United Footbal Club (Botswana),  International World Games Association (Switzerland),  Sporting Clube de Portugal (Portugal),  International Biathlon Union (Austria),  Loughborough University (United K.),  International Basketball Federation (Switzerland),  GAMMA - Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (Netherlands),  Brazil Olympic Committee (Brazil),  WhizzKids United Football Club (Ghana),  Great Britain Outrigger Canoe Association (United K.),  World Flying Disc Federation (Germany),  Sky Sports (United K.),  Sentosa Golf Club (Singapore),  World Archery Federation (Switzerland),  International Judo Federation (Hungary),  National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (Denmark),  International Federation of Teqball (Hungary),  British Olympic Association (United K.),  International Federation of Sport Climbing (Italy),  Canadian Olympic Committee (Canada),  Colombian Olympic Committee (Colombia),  Juventus (Italy),  Wake Forest University (USA),  International Skating Union (Switzerland),  University of Miami Athletics (USA),  Real Federación Española de Patinaje (Spain),  Ju-Jitsu International Federation (United Arab Emirates),  World Minigolf Sport Federation (Germany),  BBC Sport (United K.),  Envision Virgin Racing (United K.),  Extreme International (United K.),  Brazilian Surfing Confederation (Brazil),  University of Zaragoza Sport Department (Spain),  Danro Judo Academy (Greece),  Arsenal Football Club (United K.)
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Last update: 28 October 2020 15:43:19

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