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Climate action in sport – a national conversation

Over 3 in 4 people agree that sports clubs and Governing Bodies should work to reduce emissions and impact on the planet*, according to recent research which we commissioned.

With this stat in mind, and following the launch of Our Strategy this month, we're looking forward to hosting the first in a series of online national conversations during #ScotClimateWeek.

The free online event will focus on Climate Action in Sport takes place on Thursday 28 September from 13:00 – 14:00.  We will share other key statistics from our recent polling at the event which will see Hearts Women and New Zealand international Katie Rood, Jim Crawford, St Mirren Voluntary Squad Coordinator, Keith Lasley St Mirren COO and Calvin Cox, rugby player and RBS youth ambassador for Aberdeenshire RFC join us as panellists to discuss inspiring action to tackle climate change in sport.

Catherine Gee, our deputy CEO, who will chair the session, commented, “We are very much looking forward to hearing about ongoing climate action across Scotland’s sport sector and beyond.  We know that people want to see more action taken by sports clubs and Governing Bodies to reduce emissions and combat climate change, so now is the ideal time to use sport as a platform to encourage wider environmental awareness. Our speakers represent a range of those taking inspiring action and we hope that the event will provide a catalyst for further discussion, collaboration and action.”

There is still time to register for your place at the online event at https://ow.ly/6xVH50PLBXs 

* All statistics taken from polling by The Diffley Partnership on behalf of Keep Scotland Beautiful in August 2023.

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23 September 2023

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