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Going Beyond: Lessons Learned in Dow's Game-changing Carbon Partnerships

By Mary Draves
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We hope our Carbon Partnership Report will inspire new ideas for advancing efforts that lead us to a lower-carbon future...

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We hope our Carbon Partnership Report will inspire new ideas for advancing efforts that lead us to a lower-carbon future...

Olympic Movement Accelerates Transition to Sustainability

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The transition towards sustainable sport is gaining pace as more and more National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs), supported by the IOC, take action to address the environmental, economic and social challenges within their organisations and communities.

 

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The transition towards sustainable sport is gaining pace as more and more National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs), supported by the IOC, take action to address the environmental, economic and social challenges within their organisations and communities.

 

More Sport, More Impact: IOC Welcomes Launch of Sport for Development Coalition of Public Development Banks and Partners

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The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, has welcomed the launch of a Sport for Development Coalition of Public Development Banks (PDBs) and partners, which aims to leverage the power of sport for global sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). This will include increased investment and cooperation between development banks and agencies and the international sports movement.

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The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, has welcomed the launch of a Sport for Development Coalition of Public Development Banks (PDBs) and partners, which aims to leverage the power of sport for global sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). This will include increased investment and cooperation between development banks and agencies and the international sports movement.

New IUCN-IOC Guide Demonstrates How Sport Can Benefit Nature in Cities

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While sport and nature often occupy and compete for the same green spaces in cities, well-planned sports infrastructure can make positive contributions to urban biodiversity. A new guide published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), identifies key ecological criteria that city officials and sports venue developers can apply, to incorporate the needs of nature into their planning.

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While sport and nature often occupy and compete for the same green spaces in cities, well-planned sports infrastructure can make positive contributions to urban biodiversity. A new guide published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), identifies key ecological criteria that city officials and sports venue developers can apply, to incorporate the needs of nature into their planning.

IOC and Dow Reward Climate Leadership in Sport

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Twenty Olympic Movement organisations, namely 15 International Sports Federations (IFs) and five National Olympic Committees (NOCs), have received this year’s Carbon Action Awards of the IOC and DOW, a global initiative which is aimed at recognising and accelerating effective climate action in sport.

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Twenty Olympic Movement organisations, namely 15 International Sports Federations (IFs) and five National Olympic Committees (NOCs), have received this year’s Carbon Action Awards of the IOC and DOW, a global initiative which is aimed at recognising and accelerating effective climate action in sport.

Improving the Mental Health of Young Refugees in Uganda Through Sport

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World Mental Health Day 2020 was a moment to recall the importance of addressing mental health issues at a time when close to 1 billion people live with a mental disorder, and when billions of people around the world have seen their mental wellbeing affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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World Mental Health Day 2020 was a moment to recall the importance of addressing mental health issues at a time when close to 1 billion people live with a mental disorder, and when billions of people around the world have seen their mental wellbeing affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Panasonic Is Working With the IOC to Support the Next Generation of Inspirational Leaders

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Worldwide Olympic Partner Panasonic has supported the IOC’s Young Leaders Programme since 2017, giving young people around the world the chance to make a positive impact in their communities.

Anita Defrantz: “It Was One of Those Moments That Changed the World”

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The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, was a landmark moment for the global agenda for gender equality. It also proved a significant turning point for women’s sport, with the ground-breaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action recognising the vital role that sport plays in the advancement and empowerment of women and girls.

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The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, was a landmark moment for the global agenda for gender equality. It also proved a significant turning point for women’s sport, with the ground-breaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action recognising the vital role that sport plays in the advancement and empowerment of women and girls.

Sports Federations Leading the Way to Increase Percentage of Female Coaches and Technical Officials

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Sessions three and four of the IOC’s gender equality webinar series – hosted live on 14 September and now available online – highlighted some of the great work International Federations (IFs) are doing to develop their pool of female coaches and technical officials, and provided concrete guidelines and tools for others to use. 

 
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Sessions three and four of the IOC’s gender equality webinar series – hosted live on 14 September and now available online – highlighted some of the great work International Federations (IFs) are doing to develop their pool of female coaches and technical officials, and provided concrete guidelines and tools for others to use. 

 

IOC President Bach to Receive Seoul Peace Prize

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The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, is to receive the Seoul Peace Prize 2020, it was announced. 

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The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, is to receive the Seoul Peace Prize 2020, it was announced. 

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