Sport event greening in the UAE

Kamilla Swart, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Sport, and sporting events in particular, presents a powerful platform to promote environmental awareness, to educate and expose players and spectators to environmental best practice and influence the industry to conduct sport events in a more environmentally responsible manner. Event greening refers to the process of integrating socially and environmentally responsible decision-making into all phases of an event. While there has been an increasing trend towards incorporating sustainable development into the bidding and hosting of sport mega events, less attention has been paid to event greening at other types of sport events.