The growing global population is estimated to reach 8.5 billion in 2030 and to continue growing reaching 11.2 billion by the end of the century. Yet with this growth we are more interconnected than ever, more of a global village than ever before. However, this growth also presents an environmental and sustainability crisis. The impact of population growth and increased consumption are contributing to climate change, air pollution and deforestation among others.

Sport and the environment, as is many areas is a double-edged sword – it both contributes to the issues as well as providing a strategy to address areas of crisis. Sport for All has a real opportunity to address relevant issues by reducing the ecological footprint and using sports as a means to raise environmental awareness. The Environment module highlights a range of strategies and measures that demonstrate the value of Sport for All as a strong contribution to existing and future environmental challenges.


The Global State of Play ​

The European State of Play

Environmental Sustainability through Sport for All

Relevant case studies and good practices ​

Positive Partnerships

UN SDGs and Sport for All




Green sport events/Sustainable sports events/Responsibility for the future/Green sport facilities/Consumer power and influence/Active green transport/Cooperation and partnership with industry/Innovation and sustainability