Helping address the Climate Change Emergency

19th August 2021

Helping address the Climate Change Emergency

To show our commitment to helping address the Climate Change Emergency, BASES has signed up to both the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework and the Pledge to Net Zero. The UN Framework commits the Association to:

  1. undertaking systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility;
  2. reduce its overall climate impact;
  3. educate for climate action;
  4. promote sustainable and responsible consumption and
  5. advocate for climate action through communication.

The BASES Climate Change Action Team has begun work to ensure that the Association delivers on the pledges it has made. The work of the Team will be informed by the results of the recent membership survey on climate action. Thank you to all those who have taken the time to complete the survey and to volunteer to help.

As there is a lot to be done to ensure that the Association and the Sport and Exercise Science community does ‘its bit’ to address the emergency, we will be working with others. We have already reached out to the British Association of Sustainable Sport and the Science Council to share ideas.

As the work of the Climate Change Action Team develops, we will continue to keep members informed and to ask for your advice and help. In the meantime please encourage other organisations you are involved in to follow the example of BASES and to sign up to the United Nations Climate Action Framework for Sport and the Pledge for Net Zero.

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