The Climate and Sport Initiative uses sport as a platform to educate, engage and empower Canadians to protect our planet for future generations. The multi-year initiative will include a series of live and virtual public events and experiences, interactive challenges, and prizes. It is led by GLOBE Series, The Delphi Group, and Leading Change Canada, funded in part by the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Clean Foundation, and championed by Hayley Wickenheiser.
The Initiative was launched in 2020 at GLOBE Forum—North America’s largest and longest running sustainability conference—in partnership with Toronto Pearson and the City of Mississauga.
- A York University study predicts that by the late 21st century, 35,000 freshwater lakes—across three continents and 50 countries—could see permanent ice loss from warming winters if the global climate warms beyond the two-degree target set by the Paris Agreement. More than 40 per cent of the lakes with reduced ice levels in the late 21st century will be in Canada.
- The number of projected skating days is projected to decline by 34 percent in Toronto and 19 percent in Calgary by 2090.
- By 2050, less than half of the 21 cities that have hosted the Winter Olympics will be cold enough to host the games again.