9th WORLD CONFERENCE ON SPORT AND ENVIRONMENT IN DOHA
The Centennial Olympic Congress held in Paris in 1994 recognized the importance of the environment and a sustainable development. This led to the inclusion of a paragraph in Rule 2 of the Olympic Charter. The IOC has acknowledged its particular responsibility in terms of promoting sustainable development and regards the environment as the third dimension of Olympism alongside sport and culture. Therefore 1995 a Sport and Environment Commission was established by the IOC. Furthermore the NOCs are encouraged to establish a Sport and Environment Commission on a local level.
During the next 3 days we will be in Doha to promote the environmental aspects of our Munich 2018 campaign. The heat outside takes your breath away and inside we follow lectures about green Games or the panel led by the President of Hungary and IOC member Dr. Pal Schmitt. Sustainability has been the cornerstone of our bid concept since the very earliest planning phase. We have dedicated an enormous amount of time and resources to it and we are proud of the ecological roadmap we have created.
This time in Doha our expert Boris Schwartz joined our delegation. Together we have many valuable talks and also receive a lot of compliments for our 'Flagship 18' initiative - a series of 18 pioneering projects addressing the protection of natural resources, climate protection, sustainable sport and regional development, and education and sustainable development. ‘Flagship 18â€™ is outlined in Munich 2018â€™s exhaustive 186-page Environmental Concept dossier.