In 2018, the ISA declared Sustainability as a core value and priority for the organization.
Ocean pollution and climate change loom as major global challenges for humanity.
These challenges are not only a threat for our sport of surfing, but also for the world as a whole. Understanding the need for a unified, global call to action, the ISA is taking number of steps to do our part to have a positive impact:
Launched in 2017, the CleanSeas Campaign is an environmental initiative aimed at engaging governments, the general public, civil society and the private sector in the fight against marine plastic litter.
The ISA’s pledges to the CleanSeas Campaign started on June 5, 2018, World Environmental Day, and came as part of a wider plan to call on sport, and the Olympic Movement, to join the effort and implement sustainability actions wherever possible.
In supporting the CleanSeas Campaign, the ISA committed to the following sustainability goals:
See the IOC’s report on the ISA’s commitment to sustainability here.
In addition to the CleanSeas campaign, the ISA has committed to the United Nations’ ‘Sports for Climate Action’ – an initiative that helps and guides sports to reach their climate goals.
Sports that join the movement commit to the following five principles:
Prioritizing Sustainability and tackling climate change are global challenges that equally affect us all. While we need to act in unison, small acts by many can also make a big difference.
Join us and do your part in implementing sustainable practices into your life to ensure a healthy future for our planet and sport.
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