FIA and Formula 1 sign UN Sports for Climate Action Framework

The FIA and Formula 1 have signed the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Framework, underlining their commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Formula 1 and the FIA have signed up to the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Framework, they announced on Wednesday.

To become a signatory of the framework, an organisation must adhere to the principles of promoting environmental responsibility, reducing climate impact, educating on climate action, promoting sustainable and responsible consumption and advocating climate action through communication.

The announcement comes after the FIA unveiled plans to become net zero carbon as a sport by 2030.

Following the announcement, FIA president Jean Todt said: “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.” Todt continued.

F1 Group CEO 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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William Dodds

Freelance sports journalist based in London.

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