ACU backs Sports for Climate Action framework amid COP26

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THE ACU has today announced its intention to get behind the Sports for Climate Action plan as the COP26 summit comes to a close.

More than 150 world leaders have flown in from across the globe to take part in the climate summit in Glasgow this month with a total of some 30,000 delegates meeting over the fortnight-long event.

And as countries the world over prepare for what are sure to be a number of overhauls to green policy, Britain’s own governing body for bike racing is planning to support the initiatives.

“The ACU Board of Directors consider this a huge fundamental step to help secure the future of motorcycle sport and as such are fully committed promoting the Sport Climate Action Plan,” said ACU Chairman Roy Humphrey.

“We all have to commit to a sustainable future for motorcycle sport across all our disciplines.”

Bosses at the ACU have said they will soon be looking into ‘sustainable and responsible consumption of fuels, climate education and other environmentally friendly initiatives at venues’.

Chiefs also say they will be ‘supporting alternative fuel development for use at motorcycle sport events including electric and other alternative fuels being developed to power new and old machines as we move forward with green technology being developed primarily through major motorsport and transport initiatives across the globe’.

Following on from a new UN treaty which aims to combat ‘dangerous human interference with the climate system’, the ACU has joined other sporting organisations in signing up to the Sports for Climate Action framework.

Here are the principles the framework members will be looking to push in the coming seasons:

  • Undertake systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Reduce overall climate impact
  • Educate for Climate Action
  • Promote sustainable and responsible consumption
  • Advocate for climate action through communication

More when we have it.

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