The science is clear. What were once suppositions are now irrefutable facts. Human activity has had an enormous negative impact on the Earth to the point that its regenerative capacities are overshot, threatening ecosystems and lives.

Like any other, the sports’ industry we belong to must share responsibility. It is our duty to minimise likely negative impacts and use our incredible potential to reach the masses and bring about positive change that can still make a difference.

World Triathlon has joined two international initiatives:

Support for Climate Action Framework (UNCCC/IOC)

A sectoral approach developed by UNFCCC/IOC aiming to take action and raise awareness to mitigate the impacts of climate change in line with the Paris Agreement objectives: to reduce our carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, reach net zero emissions by 2050 and promote and raise awareness around climate change.

Clean Seas (UNEP/IOC)

World Triathlon joined the IOC/UNEP “Clean Seas campaign” in 2018 and strongly advocates event organisers to combat marine plastic pollution.

World Triathlon Sustainability Certification

World Triathlon Sustainability Badge - GoldWhile the numerous events organised under World Triathlon showcase the sport and contribute to its influence, they can sometimes have a negative impact on the environment. Aware of this responsibility, World Triathlon wants to give the organizing committees the means to initiate or continue their transition towards social and environmental responsibility. As such, the events implementing sustainable measures will receive gold, silver or bronze certification based on their level of commitment and progress across the categories of engagement.

Sustainability certification categories
View World Triathlon Sustainability Guidelines for Event Organisers

Certified Events

Event Certification
2023 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Ibiza GOLD
AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds GOLD
2022 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea SILVER
2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari BRONZE

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