The project is part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The involvement of the Global Esports Federation (GEF) in the “Sports for Climate Action” initiative is now official. This was reported by the sector newspaper Esports Insider. The project is part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This Convention is an international environmental treaty adopted during the Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, which entered into force on March 21, 1994 and ratified by 196 countries. By signing it, the Global Esports Federation is committed to ensuring that the esports industry is “on the path to a low-carbon future”.
The framework agreement is based on five fundamental principles, a real manifesto for the defense of the environment: promoting greater environmental responsibility; reducing the overall climate impact of esports and sport; the promotion of sustainable and responsible consumption; climate action education and the promotion of climate action through communications.
Esports and gaming are powerful platforms of connection, to create awareness and to generate impact in the fight against climate change, in all parts of the diverse ecosystem – said Paul J. Foster, CEO of the Global Esports Federation -. Joining “Sports for Climate Action” marks a great leap forward for the global esports community in the fight against climate change. We reaffirm our commitment to contribute to sustainable communities around the world – continued Foster – and we ask our members to help and guide the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with concrete actions ”.
On the other hand, as noted by the executive secretary of the UNFCCC, Patricia Espinosa, sport touches every sector of society and this places sports organizations and athletes in a unique position in the fight against climate change. The first step, not even a small one, has been taken, but the ending of the story still remains to be written.