Further drop in carbon emissions IOF

The International Orienteering Federation has released its Carbon Budget Report for 2021, which estimates the federation’s CO2 emissions over the past year.

It includes the activities of around 120 people from the IOF Office, Council and Commissions and shows an estimate of 23.4 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions in 2021.

The level of emissions was less than 1/10 of 2019 and there are several explanations for this development:

The Covid 19 pandemic has canceled several in-person events and meetings, minimizing travel activities.

At the same time, the climate measures taken by the IOF at the start of 2020 also contributed to this. The more frequent use of teleconferencing has contributed to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions from mobility.

– The whole IOF organization has embraced the climate agenda in recent years, and I think we should be proud of the decrease in carbon emissions in 2021. This is, of course, an effort that should continue in the years to come, and I am sure that the orienteering community will take on this task, says OIF Secretary General Sondre Sande Gullord.

The IOF is one of hundreds of signatories to the UNFCCC and IOC Sports for Climate Action initiative, which aims to support and guide sports stakeholders in achieving global climate change goals.

Therefore, the IOF undertakes to publish and mention its carbon footprint annually on orienteering.sport.

The carbon budget report for 2021 and a summary are available in the Environment and sustainability section on the homepage.

Dino J. Dotson