F1 and FIA have signed the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Framework in their next step towards achieving net zero carbon by 2030.
F1 announced its intention to have sustainable events by 2025 and have net zero carbon by 2030 in November 2019. In order to achieve their goal, the sport along with the FIA signed the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Framework.
An organisation can only sign the UN framework if they adhere to the six points below:
-Undertake systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility;
-Reduce overall climate impact;
-Educate for climate action;
-Promote sustainable and responsible consumption;
-Advocate for climate action through communication
All of the above is part of the F1 guidelines set for it to achieve net zero carbon by 2030. By signing with the UN, the intent becomes stronger and they now can implement the changes, for the better of the climate which makes it an appealing sport, globally.
“Last year F1 launched its first-ever sustainability strategy recognising the important role that we must play in tackling climate change,” F1 CEO, Chase Carey. “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.” At the same time, FIA President, Jean Todt, added:
“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. 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 motor sport standards.”
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