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Olympic Games to Become “Climate Positive” From 2030

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Today announced that the Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games will be “climate positive” from 2030 onwards. In addition, the IOC will create an “Olympic Forest”, which will contribute to the UN-backed great green wall project in Africa and help the IOC move towards becoming a climate-positive organisation.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Today announced that the Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games will be “climate positive” from 2030 onwards. In addition, the IOC will create an “Olympic Forest”, which will contribute to the UN-backed great green wall project in Africa and help the IOC move towards becoming a climate-positive organisation.

This Is How the IOC and the Olympic Games Are Addressing Climate Change

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SUSTAINABILITY IS CENTRAL TO THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT’S VISION OF “BUILDING A BETTER WORLD THROUGH SPORT” 

  • Sustainability is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020.
  • Adopted in 2014, it guides us as a sustainable organisation.

THE IOC IS FULLY COMMITTED TO HELPING THE WORLD ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

Vancouver 2010: Setting the Standard for Sport, Sustainability and Social Legacy

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Ten years after the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010, the city, its residents and the international sports community continue to benefit from the event.

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Ten years after the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010, the city, its residents and the international sports community continue to benefit from the event.

Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow Announces 5m Tonnes CO2e Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions Verified From Its Carbon Programs

Initiatives with the organizing committees of Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 and the IOC enabled carbon reductions in areas such as infrastructure, reforestation, manufacturing and packaging projects
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MIDLAND, Mich., February 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Following the completion of annual third-party verification, Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced the reduction of 655,000 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the equivalent emissions of 139,026 vehicles driven for one year , achieved in 2019 through the Company’s carbon program with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). To date, the cumulative GHG reductions from Dow’s three carbon programs, which include Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and the IOC programs, have reached more than 5 million tonnes of CO2e.

Dow Teams Up to Contribute Carbon Savings From Anti-Corrosion Steel Coatings to Official Carbon Partnership With IOC

Collaboration with PPG to offer solutions with reduced GHG emissions to the industrial coatings market and help lessen high maintenance costs of steel infrastructure
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MIDLAND, Mich. - February 17, 2020 - /3BL Media/ - Announcing the latest contributor under Dow’s Official Carbon Partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dow (NYSE: DOW) is teaming up with PPG (NYSE: PPG) to reduce the carbon impact of anti-corrosion coatings for steel commercial infrastructure.

IOC President Stresses Importance of Unity and Solidarity as UN General Assembly Adopts Olympic Truce for Tokyo 2020 by Consensus

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The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution for the observance of the Olympic Truce for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 next summer. The resolution “building a peaceful and better world through sport and the olympic ideal” was supported by 186 out of 193 UN member states.

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The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution for the observance of the Olympic Truce for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 next summer. The resolution “building a peaceful and better world through sport and the olympic ideal” was supported by 186 out of 193 UN member states.

Faster, Higher, “Greener”: IOC Shares Its Sustainability Progress

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published details of the sustainability progress it has made since the publication of its first Sustainability Progress Report in October 2018.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published details of the sustainability progress it has made since the publication of its first Sustainability Progress Report in October 2018.

IOC and Airbnb Announce Major Global Olympic Partnership for Sustainability

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  • Airbnb joins the TOP programme and will support the sustainability objectives of the Olympic Movement
  • Economic opportunity for athletes to develop revenue streams through new Airbnb Olympian Experiences
  • Hundreds of thousands of new Airbnb hosts will support and participate in the Olympic Movement by providing accommodation and experiences through to 2028
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  • Airbnb joins the TOP programme and will support the sustainability objectives of the Olympic Movement
  • Economic opportunity for athletes to develop revenue streams through new Airbnb Olympian Experiences
  • Hundreds of thousands of new Airbnb hosts will support and participate in the Olympic Movement by providing accommodation and experiences through to 2028

Over 850 Volunteers Help Build the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Village

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Over 850 volunteers gathered together armed with tools in the newly inaugurated Youth Olympic Village (YOV), known as the “Vortex”, to help furnish the 952 rooms that will house 1,700 athletes during the Winter Youth Olympic Games that will take place in Lausanne, starting 9 January.

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Over 850 volunteers gathered together armed with tools in the newly inaugurated Youth Olympic Village (YOV), known as the “Vortex”, to help furnish the 952 rooms that will house 1,700 athletes during the Winter Youth Olympic Games that will take place in Lausanne, starting 9 January.

‘I Want to Give Back to the Next Generation of Athletes

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Olympic bronze medallist Jamie Greubel Poser tells olympic.org why she was so keen to be an Athlete Role Model "ARM" at the upcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.

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Olympic bronze medallist Jamie Greubel Poser tells olympic.org why she was so keen to be an Athlete Role Model "ARM" at the upcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.

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