Australian Olympic Committee's Climate Action Plan Targets Net-Zero 2040

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has launched its inaugural Climate Action Plan (CAP) which lays out the organisation’s commitment to climate action and sustainability and its leadership role of the Olympic sports in Australia.

The Plan involves an initial two-year programme of practical action around the AOC’s activities as well as contributing to change across the Olympic movement in Australia.

The AOC has committed to a 30% reduction in its emissions by 2024, 50% by 2030 and net zero by 2040.

AOC Chief Executive Officer Matt Carroll says the plan embraces the five principles of the United Nations (UN) Sports for Climate Action Framework.

“The Olympic movement has a duty and an opportunity to contribute actively to global sustainability. With Brisbane 2032 committed to delivering a climate positive and sustainable Games, the AOC is working with all the Games’ stakeholders to achieve that goal.”

“In everything we do, we seek to take practical action and measure what we do. A healthy planet is vital to the future of sport and we can all be part of the solution.”

“Our Olympic athletes are particularly passionate about what we can achieve and their commitment to the process has been inspirational. The athletes have a voice and the AOC has a voice to educate, advocate and promote greater environmental responsibility,” Carroll said.

In 2020, the AOC became a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Plan. Within a year it established a Sustainability Action Working Group and has now launched its first Climate Action Plan.

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