World Athletics runs towards carbon neutrality by 2030

The organisation aims to reduce its carbon output by 10% each year and switch to 100% renewable energy at its headquarters this year

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World Athletics has committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030.

The international governing body for the sport of athletics has launched its sustainability strategy, which aims to reduce its carbon output by 10% each year and switch to 100% renewable energy at its headquarters this year.

The athletics association also intends to implement a sustainable travel policy reducing travel, make all sanctioned events commit to carbon neutrality targets and set and monitor air quality targets to protect runners and athletes.

In addition, World Athletics says it plans to implement waste management processes targeting reduction and reuse.

Sebastian Coe, World Athletics President, said: “Sustainability is one of the great global challenges. We want to do our part to make this a better world and contribute to a cleaner, greener, more equitable future for everyone.

“We started on this path a couple of years ago when we made a commitment to assist the global campaign for improved air quality, and began installing air quality monitors in stadiums around the world, but it’s time for us to do more and I’m delighted to launch this roadmap for our organisation and our sport over the next decade.”