Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
This overview addresses sport’s role and potential in relation to the fourteenth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). It outlines the contribution of sport to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The overview aims at informing, inspiring, encouraging and supporting sport’s contributions to the SDGs by football clubs, foundations, community trusts, football associations and leagues.
- Sport-based education programmes can teach children and youth about environmental sustainability and climate change.
- Sport-based public awareness campaigns can promote awareness towards climate protection and can stimulate enhanced community response for local environment preservation. Sport, including sport events and stakeholders involved, can transmit messages regarding
climate change and encourage policy developments in this context.
- Sport can help disaster recovery efforts through psychosocial support to affected individuals, especially children, by giving back a sense of normality, identity and belonging. Equally, sport-based projects can support the relief of communities and reconstruction of facilities affected by natural disasters.
- Sport can promote clean air in sport events through awareness raising campaigns, installation of air-pollution detectors and communication of results to the general public.
- Sport, through collaboration among a variety of involved stakeholders, can make significant contributions to combat climate change.
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