Sport, Climate Change & COP26

10am, Tuesday 16 March 2021

PRASEG held a special session led by Bim Afolami MP and Jonathan Overend, exploring the climate risk facing sport, and how sport can contribute to a successful COP26. 

Featuring Arsenal, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the R&A, Formula E and Nigel Topping (UK High Level Champion for UN Climate Change Negotiations). 

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PRASEG held a special session exploring the role of sport in the fight against climate change.

Jonathan Overend, a leading voice in sports broadcasting and creator of the ground-breaking Emergency On Planet Sport podcast, joined Bim Afolami MP to lead sixty minutes of vital dialogue.

We heard about the disruptive impact of climate on sport, the sustainability steps being taken at the highest levels of sport, and how the power of sport can be harnessed ahead of November's UN Climate Change negotiations - COP26 - in Glasgow.  The zoom room was packed full of clubs, governing bodies, athletes, journalists, politicians, industry and civil society.  

Contributors included:

  • Mike Lloyd, Sustainability & Logistics Manager, Arsenal Football Club
  • Hattie Park, Sustainability Manager, Wimbledon Tennis Championships
  • Steve Isaac, Director of Sustainability, The R&A (Governing Body of Golf) 
  • Jennifer Babington, Operations Director & General Counsel, Envision Virgin Racing (Formula E) 
  • Nigel Topping, High Level Champion for Climate Action, COP26