In focus

Sponsors, fan mobility and major events the focus of final GAMES webinars

Over the next few months, GAMES project partners will collaborate to host a selection of webinars to explore sports event decarbonisation from different perspectives.

You can read about them and register below:

Webinar 3: How to include sponsors in your event sustainability strategy: The case of the World Floorball Championships

In this webinar, representatives from the International Floorball Federation and the World Floorball Championships in both 2022 and 2024 will explore how sponsors have supported their sustainability journeys, from financing public transport and producing more sustainable clothing, to enabling the repurposing of branding material.

Date: Tuesday 9 April

Time: 11:00-12:00 CET

Register here: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/d920026a-f729-467b-8d43-ab7a4fbb6fe5@e6fb2503-977b-4cb1-9c88-0fbeb9175db9 


Webinar 4: How to minimise the impact of fan mobility at sport events: The case of the Biathlon World Championship 2023 and World Cup Lenzerheide 2023

Join our webinar to explore groundbreaking fan mobility innovations introduced during the 2023 IBU events, including the Biathlon World Championship in Oberhof, Germany, and the Biathlon World Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

Effective fan mobility is pivotal in mitigating environmental impact at sports events. Our discussion will highlight how integrating fan travel into event sustainability strategies can significantly reduce emissions.

The meticulously planned mobility concept showcased at the Biathlon World Championships in Oberhof, attended by over 150,000 spectators, exemplified coordinated transportation systems, leading to substantial emission reductions. Similarly, at the IBU World Cup in Lenzerheide, spectators enjoyed seamless door-to-door public transportation across Switzerland as part of their event tickets.

While innovative transportation solutions are crucial for minimising environmental impact, they present communication challenges with stakeholders. The panel will feature Lilli Schmitt, sustainability manager at the German Ski Association (Deutscher Skiverband) and Jürg Capol, chief executive of World Cup Lenzerheide, offering insights into overcoming these challenges.

Date: Tuesday 23 April

Time: 11:00-12:00 CET

Register here: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/f577fd57-6ccc-48c5-8cd0-bff214317d83@e6fb2503-977b-4cb1-9c88-0fbeb9175db9 


Webinar 5: How to promote sustainability in sport events: Exploring the Athletics for a Better World Standard at the World Indoor Athletics Championships Glasgow 24 

Highlighting the crucial role of strong leadership commitment to sustainability, this discussion will delve into the World Indoor Athletics Championships Glasgow 24’s  aspirations and strategies to successfully meet the Athletics for a Better World (ABW) Standard. Developed by World Athletics and implemented from January 2024, this standard evaluates events on their sustainable delivery.

The event is on course to achieve gold-level recognition, with platinum within sight—a remarkable feat considering the standard’s recent implementation. The webinar will explore its approach, which aligns with the six sections of the ABW Standard, reflecting the pillars of the World Athletics sustainability strategy.

Date: Tuesday 14 May

Time: 11:00-12:00 CET

Register here: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/61a3cb99-d332-4b5f-82c6-9be160761299@e6fb2503-977b-4cb1-9c88-0fbeb9175db9 


Webinar 6: The power of collaboration: How to work with other sports to address share climate goals

As the GAMES project draws towards its conclusion, the key actors explore how the collaboration has helped to advance their own decarbonisation and sustainability goals, and how they will bring lessons forward as they embark on new projects

Date: Tuesday 4 June

Time: 11:00-12:00 CET

Register here: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/ca15a6dd-3ade-4ee2-a8c4-48ecdeac9866@e6fb2503-977b-4cb1-9c88-0fbeb9175db9