The sport, fitness and physical activity sector is ramping up its sustainability drive to net-zero with the launch of a new alliance, called the Sport Environment and Climate Coalition (SECC).
The new body will support the sector to decarbonise by setting up a roadmap on how the transformation to net-zero can be achieved across the industry, in parallel with SECC support and guidance. The alliance will also generate and promote a campaign that shines a spotlight on the threat of climate change and the importance of environmental sustainability.
Members of the cross-sector collaboration are the Sport and Recreation Alliance; ukactive; the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE); the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS); Sport England; Sport Scotland; Sport Wales and UK Sport.
The group has made a collective commitment to place tackling inequalities at the heart of the sector’s efforts to transition to net zero and become more environmentally sustainable.
“Achieving our collective ambition on climate change and environmental sustainability will require a collaborative approach and as a group we are committed to working in partnership with our members, partners and government at national and local level to deliver meaningful change,” SECC said in a statement.
“We will harness the sector’s collective resources to help reduce the environmental impact of sport, recreation and physical activity and contribute to the UK’s transition to net zero.”