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Posted 30th September 2021

To coincide with COP26, the United National Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, we are pleased to announce details of three webinars dedicated to the topic of the climate emergency.

The COP26 summit in November, will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Just like each and every part of the world, the sport and physical activity sector has a role to play in addressing the climate emergency. To support our own learning, and that of those in Yorkshire and further afield, we have created three online (Zoom) events to allow information gathering and discussion.

Monday 8 November, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
How can your sports club or group contribute to a greener Yorkshire?

This event is for those who are part of sports clubs and groups, with the opportunity to hear from Chris Whitaker, Chair of BASIS – The British Association for Sustainable Sport. We’ll also be joined by Andrew Kenure, co-founder of Yorkshire-based, Action for Sport, on how they are keeping sports kit out of landfill, and getting them to those people who need them most.

The session will conclude with a question and answer session. Book your free place.

Wednesday 10 November, 11.15am – 12.15pm
How can the sport and physical activity sector help address the climate emergency?

This event is aimed at the professional workforce. We will be joined by David Gent, joint-lead for the Active Partnerships National Steering Group for Climate Change, and the CEO of Active Humber. David will outline the climate emergency, and some of the ways the sector can contribute to a greener world.

Richard Lindsay is the Save Today, Play Tomorrow project lead for Birmingham County FA. We will ask Richard to share with us what his organisation has done so far providing advice and guidance for how other organisations can begin or progress their own plans to make a difference to the environment.

The hour long session will conclude with a question and answer session. Book your free place.

Thursday 11 November, 11.15am – 12.45pm
YSF Connect and Share – The climate emergency

We are inviting those who work in the sport and physical activity sector to come together to discuss the ways in which we can all play a part in addressing the climate emergency.

The session will provide opportunities to have conversations, share ideas on policies, strategies and evidence, consider what is working, what might be getting in the way and connect different people, organisations and partnerships.

It will include breakout rooms to allow discussion and networking. We will provide an opportunity for you to share what you are doing and to hear from others about their work. Book your free place.

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