Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee signs up to UN climate framework


RIYADH: The Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee became an official signatory of the UN’s Sport For Climate Action Framework during the Saudi Green Initiative 2022.

The framework was signed by Prince Fahad bin Jalawi on behalf of SOPC President Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki.

Prince Fahad expressed his appreciation for the SGI’s notable efforts in encouraging climate action and sustainability in Saudi Arabia.

“The climate crisis is a call of action for all of us to combat climate change through all levels. SOPC is working on expanding the scope of climate actions in the Kingdom to be extended to the sport level to contribute to finding solutions for the climate crisis in and through sports at the international, regional, and national levels,” Prince Fahad said.

“It is our responsibility to spread awareness about the climate issues and address them through sport as well as join the forces of all sports organizations in the Kingdom to play a vital role that helps achieve the goals of SGI and Vision 2030,” he added.

The SGI forum, held on Friday and Saturday in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh under the patronage of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, focused on the Kingdom’s climate challenges and plans to address them. It also highlighted the accomplishments of 39 Saudi stakeholders in achieving the goals of SGI and Vision 2030.