SPORTS20 - Launch at COP28 in Dubai

On November 30, 2023, at the 28th UN Climate Conference in Dubai, we will unveil our framework for a fully sustainable sport at 4:30 PM (local time) in the German Climate Pavilion and at 7:00 PM at the WWF Panda Hub.

SPORTS20 was founded by Sports for Future and IMPCT gGmbH. This non-profit collaborative platform introduces new tangible ways in which sport can help achieve and benefit from the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SPORTS20 creates a cross-sport framework for comprehensive contributions to all 17 SDGs. It aims to enable all sports organizations and actors—whether large sports federations, professional clubs, ambitious recreational associations, or individual athletes—to map out goals and areas of action for their own transformation.

German Climate Pavilion Panel

The SPORTS20 network and framework will be presented in two different panels at COP28. In the German Climate Pavilion (November 30, 4:30 PM local time / 1:30 PM German time), the focus will be on the vision of a transformed sports world and how we can achieve this future version with our strong international network. SPORTS20 – another world is possible!

Participating in the German Climate Pavilion are: Luisa Neubauer, Nike Lorenz, and Eckart von Hirschhausen.

You can also join: Follow the livestream on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 1:30 PM German time!

Livestream link: SPORTS20: SPORTS20: The Framework for another (sports) world! – YouTube

WWF Panda Hub Panel

In the WWF Panda Hub (November 30, 7:00 PM local time / 4:00 PM German time), we will present our international network from all 6 continents through representatives.

Representatives include: Aileen McManamon (Green Sports Alliance, Canada/USA), Brian Wesaala (Football Foundation for Africa, Kenya), Claire Poole (Sport Positive, UK), Danilo Malafaia (Associação Jadir Taekwondo, Brazil), Eliud Kipchoge (Olympic champion, former marathon world record holder, Kenya), Haruki Sawada (Green Sports Alliance, Japan), Jadir Figuera (Associação Jadir Taekwondo, Brazil), John Odeyo (Kisumu County Football Association, Kenya), Nike Lorenz (Captain of the German field hockey national team), Samuel Inkoom (former Ghanaian football national player), Dr. Sheila Nguyen (former CEO of the Sports Environment Alliance and Sustainability Manager 2023 FIFA Women’s Worldcup), Jamie Farndale (Captain of the Scottish Rugby National Team - to be confirmed).

You also have the chance to be part of it: There is a livestream on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 4:00 PM German time!

Livestream link: WWF Climate and Energy – YouTube

Meet & Greet mit Stefan

Furthermore, we offer our network a Meet & Greet with Stefan: He is present at COP28 in Dubai and will answer your questions about SPORTS20 and the climate conference. We cordially invite you to an open meeting on December 1, 2023, at 1:00 PM German time.

Meeting link

Meeting-ID: 833 8192 6058, Passcode: 213934

We look forward to your participation!