April 03, 2019
The New York Yankees baseball organisation has made a strong play for a sustainable future by signing the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework. The Yankees are the first major North American sports team to sign on to the Framework, the aim of which is to bring greenhouse emissions in line with the Paris Climate Change Agreement and inspire others to take ambitious climate action.
The team joins numerous prominent international organisations committed to the Framework, including the International Olympic Committee, FIFA, the French Tennis Federation-Roland Garros, Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, Rugby League World Cup 2021, Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, UEFA, World Surf League, Formula E, and others.
Launched by UN Climate Change in December 2018, the Framework invites sports organisations to play a leading role by committing to measure, reduce and offset their emissions and use sport as a unifying force to drive climate awareness and action.
Read interview with Allen Hershkowitz, SandSI Founding Director & Chairman and New York Yankees Environmental Science Advisor.
- English: https://unfccc.int/news/new-york-yankees-first-major-north-american-team-to-join-un-sports-for-climate-action
- French: https://unfccc.int/fr/news/les-yankees-de-new-york-premiere-grande-equipe-nord-americaine-a-adherer-a-l-action-climatique-de-l
- Spanish: https://unfccc.int/es/news/los-yankees-de-nueva-york-primer-gran-equipo-norteamericano-en-unirse-a-la-iniciativa-de-la-on