The Global Forum for Sport and Environment (G-ForSE) is organized every two years by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Japan-based Global Sports Alliance (GSA). G-ForSE brings together international sports organizations and federations, sports clubs, sporting goods manufacturers, civil society organizations, the media and sport personalities.
G-ForSE provides a platform for sport and the environment stakeholders to review sports impact on and contribution to the environment. Specifically, the Forum provides a platform to discuss the integration of environmental issues in the development of sports facilities and equipment and the running of sports events. It also provides a platform to discuss the role of sport in promoting environmental awareness and action and to recognize and promote best practices.
G-ForSE online - www.g-forse.com - provides an extensive database of environmental activities by sport stakeholders. It enables them and the general public to share and view information on the link between sport and the environment.
2006 Global Forum Sport and the Environment (G-ForSE 2006)
G-ForSE 2006 was be held at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 30 November and 1 December 2006. One hundred and fifty participants attended the Forum which focused on “mainstreaming the environment in major sports events”.
G-ForSE 2006 participants reviewed efforts by sport organizations to mainstream the environment in their events. The participants used experiences of recent sport events — the Helsinki IAAF World Championships, the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games and the 2006 FIFA World Cup – as the basis for discussions. Based on the presentations and discussions, the participants made recommendations on how to further improve and integrate environmental considerations in major sport events.
The 2004 Global Forum for Sports and the Environment (G-ForSE) was held in Lahore, Pakistan from 24 to 26 November 2004. It brought together participants from the United Nations, the sporting goods industry, international sports organizations, organizers of major sports events and non-governmental organizations to discuss the impact and contribution of sports to the environment. More>>