FIA & F1 join United Nations’ Sports For Climate Action Framework

The FIA and Formula 1 have become signatories of the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Framework, the FIA have announced.

Both parties have signed up to the agreement as part of their commitment to achieving net zero carbon by 2030, and by signing up the the framework, they must adhere to the following five principles:

  1. Undertake systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility;
  2. Reduce overall climate impact;
  3. Educate for climate action;
  4. Promote sustainable and responsible consumption;
  5. Advocate for climate action through communication

In November last year, Formula 1 announced that they intended to by net zero carbon by 2030, and the initiative would include the cars and on-track activity, in addition to the rest of the operations of the sport, and by adhering to the principles above, both the FIA and Formula 1 believe it shows their commitment to implementing and enhancing the climate action agenda in sport.

Speaking about the announcement, FIA president, Jean Todt said: “As an international Federation comprising 244 members in 140 countries and the leader in motor sport and mobility development, we are fully committed to global environmental protection.

“The signing of this UN Sports for Climate Action Framework reinforces the momentum that has been growing in our Federation for many years.

“From the introduction of the hybrid power unit in F1 to the creation of the Environment and Sustainability Commission, the entire FIA community has been investing time, energy and financial resources to the benefit of environmental innovations.

“We aim to inspire greater awareness and best practice in sustainability motor sport standards.”

Formula 1 CEO, Chase Carey added: “Last year Formula 1 launched its first-ever sustainability strategy recognising the important role that we must play in tackling climate change.

“The actions we will take in the years ahead will reduce our carbon footprint and ensure we are net zero carbon by 2030.

“We are delighted to join the UN’s efforts in this space and will be working closely with the FIA, teams and partners to ensure we deliver on our plans and implement meaningful change.”