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Sport England Unveils Ambitious Sustainability and Climate Action Strategy

Sport England has launched its first Sustainability Strategy, “Every Move,” which mandates that all major sports organizations in England develop comprehensive sustainability plans by 2027 to qualify for funding. The strategy includes a £45 million investment to address climate change’s impact on physical activity, with Sport England chair Chris Boardman stressing the need for actionable measures. Extreme weather currently hinders 60% of adults in England from staying active, and the Football Association reports that 120,000 soccer matches are lost annually due to flooding. A sector-wide consultation revealed strong public support for more ambitious environmental actions from sports organizations. Additionally, the strategy calls for the end-of-life recycling of artificial turf pitches installed after June 2024 and aims to cut Sport England’s carbon emissions by 50% by 2023, targeting net-zero emissions by 2040. BASIS, the British Association for Sustainable Sport, has endorsed the strategy, noting its alignment with long-standing calls for sustainability-linked funding.

Find out more about Sport England’s “Every Move” strategy and its efforts to promote sustainability in sports here.

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