It’s time to get off the sidelines.

The United Nations and International Olympic Committee have called on ALL sport organizations to sign the new UNFCCC’s ‘Sports for Climate Action’ framework to leverage the influence of sport to facilitate swift action to address climate change in the next decade.

Count the Council for Responsible Sport in as an early signatory. We hope you’ll join us!

Please take a few minutes to read the Sports for Climate Action Framework, and consider signing and submitting the letter of commitment to the Framework’s Five Principles at the end of the document.


In October 2017, the Council for Responsible Sport participated in the first-ever “Dialogue on Sport and Climate Action” in Bonn, Germany. This gathering was the genesis of the Sports for Climate Action initiative, announced by the United Nations on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Over the past year, the Council for Responsible Sport has participated in voluntary working groups that have identified key principles for action that will serve as a shared framework for sport organizations in addressing climate change. These principles have already been demonstrated by the 101 sporting events and organizations that have earned formal certification from the Council for Responsible Sport in recognition of their meaningful and transformative climate action leadership.

We invite all sports organizations, sport industry professionals and athletes interested in joining this critical cause to take the first step toward climate action by signing up to get more information.