CGS Steps Up Climate Commitment

April 23, 2021

Following World Earth Day, we at Commonwealth Games Scotland reinforce our commitment to playing our part in building a more sustainable future.

Our vision is twofold:

  • Commonwealth Games Scotland becomes one of the most sustainable sporting organisations in Scotland
  • Commonwealth Games Scotland uses our extensive range of relationships with other organisations to initiate sustainability conversations within the wider sporting community.


We have identified four key areas that will be the focus of our efforts to deliver on our vision, aligned with both the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Scottish Government National Performance Framework.

  • We will promote good health and wellbeing
  • We will actively work to reduce inequalities
  • We will take positive action to support our climate
  • We will collaborate with other organisations in delivering our sustainability policy, seeking to prompt sustainability conversations within the wider sporting community


As part of our commitment we have joined over 200 sports organisations from across the globe in signing up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, agreeing to adhere to a set of five principles:

  • Principle 1: Undertake systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 2: Reduce overall climate impact
  • Principle 3: Educate for climate action
  • Principle 4: Promote sustainable and responsible consumption
  • Principle 5: Advocate for climate action through communication


We are now working with our athletes and other stakeholders to shape our Sustainability Action Plan to be delivered in the lead up to Birmingham 2022, a carbon-neutral games, and beyond.

If you wish to find out more or be part of the conversation on sustainability in Scottish sport, please contact

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