World’s first Bern Capitals floorball club joins UN Sports for Climate Action Network
the Bernese capitals are the first Swiss sports club to join the UN Sports for climate action initiative. It also makes them the first floorball club in the world to become a signatory to this network of sports organizations, clubs and events. In Switzerland, only international associations based in the country, such as the FIS, have so far become members of this initiative.
– I congratulate the club for this historic decision and its openness to a great subject. We know from experience that it takes a lot of time and effort to collect information, create processes and above all measure impacts. The club’s work is aligned with the sustainability work of the IFF and we wish Mario and his team the best of luck! Tero Kalsta, Sales Coordinator at the IFF comments.
By joining, the Bernese capitals want to increase their ambitions to inspire members, fans and others to tackle the most pressing problem of our time: climate change. Membership should be seen as the starting point for following up words with deeds. The club wishes to measure, monitor and document their ecological footprint.
– With a sustainability agenda, we want to influence processes and structures in order to reduce this footprint. Ecological aspects must be part of our decision-making processes. It begins with the selection of the partner equipment and ends with the compensation of unavoidable emissions, said Mario teuscher, member of the board of directors and new head of sustainability at Bern Capitals.
The Swiss club is proud to make its contribution to climate protection. The Bernese capitals want to ensure that future generations can enjoy nature and floorball.
Most recently, the local organizing committee of the 2022 World Floorball Championships (WFC) in Switzerland have published their ambitious goals for environmental sustainability. The objective is to reduce the CO2 footprint of the 2022 event by 56% compared to WFC 2018 in Prague and to offset the remaining emissions thanks to myclimate compensation projects.
– Our concept of environmental sustainability is an important part of the event. It is encouraging to see that the clubs are also taking up the challenge of climate change. We have spoken with the capitals and will try to help them as much as possible. In fact, it gave us the impetus to brainstorm ideas on how to develop concepts to support the environmental sustainability initiatives of local clubs! I see this as a great way to allocate some of our designated sustainability funds, Explain Daniel Kasser, the CEO of WFC 2022
About UN Sports for Climate Action
UN Climate Change invites sports organizations and their stakeholders to join a new movement for climate action for sport. This initiative aims to support and guide sports stakeholders in achieving global climate change goals.
Sports organizations can demonstrate climate leadership by embarking together on the journey of climate neutrality. They can achieve this by taking responsibility for their climate footprint, which in turn will spur climate action beyond the sport sector, and therefore help build global ambition in the face of the threat posed by climate change.
Uniting behind a set of principles, sports organizations and their communities have created an initiative by working together to position their sector on the path to the low-carbon economy on which world leaders agreed in Paris: Sports for Climate Action