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The aim of the GAMES project is to raise awareness and increase the adoption of climate change mitigation practices by key sports actors in order to improve sustainability at sports events.
Through this project, we will analyse the climate governance and management models currently used in athletics, biathlon and floorball, and support the development of decarbonisation strategies in each sport while using their popularity to raise broader environmental awareness.
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    OUR OBJECTIVES

    Our project has five main aims:

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    Raising awareness and increase the adoption of climate change mitigation practices by key sports actors
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    Analysing the current climate change governance and management models adopted in athletics, biathlon and floorball and to develop a path towards decarbonisation for each sport
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    Supporting athletics, biathlon and floorball with strategic objectives, programmes and operational frameworks aimed at mitigating, neutralising or offsetting greenhouse gas emissions
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    Developing face-to-face and online training modules to improve the environmental knowledge and awareness of sport organisation employees and supporters
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    Leveraging the popularity of athletics, biathlon and floorball to broadly increase environmental awareness

    Our work

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    Research
    GAMES
    2023
    Decarbonisation and environmental audits unveil initial GAMES project insights

    An important aspect of the GAMES project is carrying out a decarbonisation and environmental sustainability audit for each sporting context involved in the project. In the final quarter of 2022, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies from the University of Pisa conducted the first two audits of events organised by fellow partners involved in GAMES – both […]

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    In focus
    2023
    Moving from energy efficiency to long-term decarbonisation

    Athletes, partners, national federations and scientists were given a platform to share their knowledge, spark ideas and express climate concerns at the International Biathlon Union’s (IBU) first Sustainability Seminar. Organised to coincide with the World Championships Biathlon 2023 in Oberhof, Germany – and funded by the Erasmus+ GAMES project – the seminar explored how we can […]

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    In focus
    2023
    Sustainability at World Floorball Championships 2024 explored during workshop

    Sustainability at the World Floorball Championships 2024 in Malmö, Sweden, was the subject of a workshop in February, with the GAMES project referenced as one of the key areas of work. A group of 10 participants from the Swedish Floorball Federation, International Floorball Federation (both GAMES partners), Greentime, the City of Malmö and Malmö Arena […]

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