ALLCOT attends Sport and Climate Change Summit to promote GHG reduction strategies
Alexis L. Leroy, CEO and Founder of ALLCOT, attended Sport and Climate Change Summit, which took place in New York City, to promote GHG reduction strategies. The event was co-organized by Global Crisis Information Network (GCINET) and Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI) and it was part of New York City Climate Week.
At the Summit, some of the most prominent sports organizations in the world were speaking, including the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Major League Soccer (MLS) , NASCAR and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), among others. One of the issues they discussed was their GHG offsetting investments into cookstoves in Africa. And, precisely, the offsets that they spoke about were arranged by ALLCOT, with SouthPole and Eco-Act.
At the event, participants also discussed about how sport and entertainment might more effectively encourage climate-related behavior change.
Sport has a unique power in attracting the attention of a large proportion of the world’s citizens, who participate in sport and/or are sport fans – and so in influencing their awareness, opinions and behaviors, even across traditional societal dividing lines.
So, all the attendees agreed that there is great and unleashed potential in utilizing the unique power of sport to boost the fight against climate change.