The UN declared April 6th, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). This day is to raise awareness of the potential sport has to contribute the UN’s objectives for development and peace.
This year the theme for IDSDP is climate action in sports. As a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action network the IFF wants to support this event. As peak of development in the floorball world we want to share the plans of the World Floorball Championships 2022 in Switzerland. The local organising committee (LOC) has the overarching goal to reduce the carbon footprint of WFC by at least 50% (compared to the CO2 emissions of the WFC 2018) and have baptized their sustainability goal the “Green Goal“. In cooperation with the climate fund myclimate the LOC has five key areas in which reduction possibilities and solutions have been identified: arena, teams, travel for fans, food and material/waste. Further, the unavoidable emissions will eventually be offset through myclimate managed compensation projects. It is noteworthy that also spectators can choose to participate in offsetting through a voluntary payment in the ticket purchase process or travelling to the games with the provided special train from Berne to Zurich Altstetten.
To advocate the cause and educate the audience a Green Goal Day will be organised on the 10th of November during the quarter-final stage of the championship tournament. As part of Green Goal Day, the Green Goal Award will be presented live during a third-period break. The award will go to the floorball club that has submitted an exciting and feasible project to reduce its own CO2 emissions. The Green Goal Award is endowed with a prize money of CHF 5,000, which should financially support the implementation of the project idea. Further bulletins and surprises are planned to run through-out the day.
In celebration of the IDSDP the IFF also launches a competition on the Instagram account where you have the chance to win two tickets for the Green Goal Day at the brand new Swiss Life Arena in Zurich.