Formula 1 and the FIA have become the latest signatories of the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Framework, underlining its commitment to becoming more environmentally conscious in the future.

F1 announced last November it would be introducing new measures to make the sport carbon neutral by 2030, as well as releasing detailed information about its current emissions.

Further steps have been taken with the signing of the UN’s programme which “aims at supporting and guiding sports actors in achieving global climate change goals”.

Existing members of the scheme include Formula E, the New York Yankees, and the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Signatories must follow five principles in the Framework: “undertake systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility; reduce overall climate impact; educate for climate action; promote sustainable and responsible consumption; and advocate for climate action through communication.”

“Both the FIA’s global environmental action and Formula 1’s wide-reaching and pioneering goal to be net zero carbon by 2030 meet all these requirements,” a statement from F1 reads.

“This announcement signals the clear intent on behalf of both entities to implement the principles enshrined in the Sports for Climate Action Framework and their commitment to working collaboratively with relevant global stakeholders to develop, implement and enhance the climate action agenda in sport.”

“As an international Federation comprising 244 members in 140 countries and the leader in motor sport and mobility development, we are fully committed to global environmental protection,” said FIA president Jean Todt.

“The signing of this UN Sports for Climate Action Framework reinforces the momentum that has been growing in our Federation for many years.

“From the introduction of the hybrid power unit in F1 to the creation of the Environment and Sustainability Commission, the entire FIA community has been investing time, energy and financial resources to the benefit of environmental innovations.

“We aim to inspire greater awareness and best practice in sustainability motorsport standards.”

F1 CEO and chairman Chase Carey added: “Last year Formula 1 launched its first-ever sustainability strategy recognising the important role that we must play in tackling climate change. The actions we will take in the years ahead will reduce our carbon footprint and ensure we are net zero carbon by 2030.

“We are delighted to join the UN’s efforts in this space and will be working closely with the FIA, teams and partners to ensure we deliver on our plans and implement meaningful change.”

 

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