Monday 29 June 2020

Basketball commits to cut emissions

Basketball commits to cut emissions

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has joined the United Nations initiative which aims to help organisations reduce emissions caused by their operations.

The UN Sports for Climate Action programme, looks at ways to engage millions of fans into a low-carbon sports future.

FIBA, which intends to have its major events carbon-neutral by 2050, recently began measuring its regional offices' energy consumption and the transport footprint of all its staff.

They have pledged to offset their carbon dioxide emissions to become carbon-neutral.

FIBA President, Hamane Niang said: "We have a responsibility as an International Federation to inspire a wider societal change, which embraces a low-carbon future and keeps the planet safe for future generations."

Marie Sallois, International Olympic Committee Director for Sustainability, commented: "The growing number of sports organizations that have joined the Framework since its launch in 2018 shows that the sports community treats the climate emergency very seriously."

In 2011, the sports organisation constructed its headquarters in Switzerland with extensive use of low energy heating and solar energy.


Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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