World Sailing launches Sustainability Agenda

09 Nov 2017
World Sailing's Sustainability Agenda 2030 wants to establish a robust approach to sustainability across the sport

World Sailing's Sustainability Agenda 2030 wants to establish a robust approach to sustainability across the sport

World Sailing has launched its Sustainability Agenda 2030 which sets out the world governing body's ambitious commitment to help create a better world through sport.

Sustainability 2030 includes a series of challenging targets for the sport across technical standards, events, training, venues and facilities, members and participation.

"We're not claiming we've covered every single base but we've made a very good early effort to create an agenda for 2030,” said Mike Golding OBE, World Sailing Sustainability commission chairman.

“To make this work we need to tackle all areas with equal vigour and make all areas of our sport more sustainable.”

Green agenda

One objective in the agenda includes the need to establish a robust approach to sustainability across the sport, sharing best practice and setting standards and targets, focusing on World Sailing operations, events and venues.

It also wants to reduce World Sailing's carbon footprint and promote resource efficiency across the sport and to respect and contribute to ecosystem health and biodiversity.

Sustainability 2030 supports both the International Olympic committee's sustainability strategy and shows World Sailing's contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The agenda was presented at the 2017 annual conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, by Mr Golding and Dan Reading, World Sailing sustainability programme manager.