IOC And C40 To Partner On Climate Transition
By Shantanu Srivastav | June 26, 2018
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and C40 Cities have joined forces on climate transition by working for sustainable Olympic Games.
The IOC’s Sustainability Strategy focuses on five key areas, including climate.
The host cities for the next three competitions – Tokyo (2020), Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) – are all members of the C40 Steering Committee. The host of the next Olympic Winter Games, Beijing (2022), is also a key member of the C40 network, which groups together 96 cities committed to leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future.
“The Olympic and Paralympic Games are one of the world’s largest sports events. Sport has the power to change the world,” said Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo.
“Tokyo, as the host city of the Olympic Games 2020, will play the role responsibly. We will work with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to demonstrate to the world that Tokyo works integrally on the environmental, social and economic aspects of 21st-century sustainable development, contributing to the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.”
“Los Angeles is where the world comes to compete, and the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games are an opportunity to showcase our city’s sustainable values,” added Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti. “Climate change knows no boundaries, and only through global cooperation can we overcome this global challenge. Working together, the IOC and C40 can use the Olympic moment to help our planet heal and our people grow.”