IOC and Dow Carbon Initiative Award
The IGF was rewarded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow at the 2019 IF Forum for taking concrete action to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. As part of the reward, carbon offsets were offered to the IGF to compensate its unavoidable 2019 emissions.
Full IOC media article here.
UN Sports for Climate Action Framework
The IGF has joined the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, a UN Climate Change Initiative co-developed by the IOC and launched at the UN climate talks (COP 24). As part of this framework, the IGF is part of several working groups that cover the five principles in the framework:
- promoting greater environmental responsibility
- reducing overall climate impact
- educating for climate action
- promoting sustainable and responsible consumption
- advocating for climate action through communication
More information on the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework here.
Clean Seas ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ Campaign
The IGF has joined the Clean Seas campaign, which was launched by UN Environment in February 2017, to join the fight against marine plastic pollution. The campaign addresses the root-cause of marine litter over a five-year period by targeting the production and consumption of non-recoverable and single-use plastic.
More information can be found on the Clean Seas Campaign here.
A selection of recent landmarks, milestones and highlights in sustainable golf from across the industry:
Further news and updates on golf’s sustainability journey can be found on www.golfenvironment.org