On behalf of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the whole Paralympic Movement, I would like to congratulate Beijing 2022 and its stakeholders on the publication of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Sustainability Plan.
As a key partner of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign and a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, the IPC applauds all measures that contribute towards the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Sustainability is one of the three key pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020 and I am delighted that Beijing 2022 is ensuring that sustainability is integrated into every aspect of preparations for what will be spectacular Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in less than two years’ time.
Beijing 2022 has committed to staging “green, inclusive, open and clean Games” and this Sustainability Plan will play a key role in achieving this vision.
Guided by central government, led by the local governments and overseen by Beijing 2022, this plan has one simple vision – sustainability for the future.
The plan follows three key themes
• Positive environmental impact
• New development for the region
• And better life for the people
Each theme is supported by four key actions and in total this plan identifies 37 key tasks and 119 specific measures.
Not only is Beijing 2022 looking to lead the way in making a huge positive difference to society, it is making itself accountable by laying bare exactly what this plan aims to achieve.
I would like to commend Beijing 2022 and its partners for taking the lead on sustainability in order to create a new model for Olympic and Paralympic Games.
During this Decade of Action, together we must use the global appeal of sport to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and make this planet a healthier and more just place for all.
Using the platform of the Olympic and Paralympic Games – the world’s sport events – we must use our influence to take actions to make this world better for all.
Congratulations Beijing 2022 once again on the publication of this Sustainability Plan. I am confident you will deliver a fantastic Paralympic Winter Games in 2022, building on the amazing Paralympic Games you organised in 2008. Thank you. XieXie.
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