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Working Zone 7: 5 October 2018  14:00 - 15:20

Working Zone Respect

From skiing and surfing to mountaineering and sailing, the number of sports that exist in natural environments is endless. This is why the protection of those environments is a vital priority for athletes, sports federations, the private sector, NGOs and major sporting events. Driven by the power of sport to convene, move and inspire, the Olympic Movement and the sports world at large are continually working not only to ensure that sustainable practices are embedded in the operations of organisations and the planning of events, but also to promote the protection of these environments in which many sports are practised. This workshop will feature concrete examples of individuals and organisations that have effectively leveraged sport as a tool for environmental protection and sustainability.

Facilitator: David Eades, Chief Presenter, BBC Conference Host and Moderator, United Kingdom

  • Giulia Carbone, Deputy Director, Global Business Biodiversity Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Italy
  • Alex Deibold, Professional Snowboarder 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist, United States
  • Leo Heileman, Regional Director and Representative of the Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, UN Environment
  • David Katoatau, Olympic Weightlifter, Beijing 2008, London 2012 Rio 2016, Kiribati
  • Nicoletta Piccolrovazzi, Global Technology Sustainability Director, Olympic Sports Solutions, The Dow Chemical Company, Switzerland
  • Jean-Christophe Rolland, President, World Rowing Federation, Switzerland


Moderator and speakers

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