The FIM received from myclimate today, its first certification and is proud of being one of the first organisers of motorcycling events to offset as much as possible the CO2 emissions generated by its race.
Last February, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme lived its first experience as an organiser by hosting the Swiss round of the SPEA FIM X-Trial World Championship at the Geneva Arena. One of its main objective was to manage this event by adopting a strong sustainable policy that included the promotion of public transportation, the use of local providers for food and drinks, the use of recycling goods and the offsetting of carbon emissions. This last step was taken in cooperation with the world well-known Swiss based foundation myclimate. The amount calculated in accordance with the quantity of emissions’ tons will be invested in a portfolio of Gold Standard projects around the world selected by myclimate.
FIM President, Vito Ippolito explained: “As the governing body for motorcycling, the FIM had to show the example and promote a responsible environmental management in organising its first event. I was really surprised about the results of the CO2 emissions’ study showing that the biggest impact on the environment was made by the spectators’ mobility to reach the event. We hope that our example will be followed by other organisers who may also take this step in offsetting their emissions and include a sustainable policy in the preparation of their event. We also want to thank myclimate for their cooperation and support in this process.”
Kai Spehr, myclimate Project Leader, Sales, concluded: “We welcome the efforts made by the FIM to reduce the carbon footprint of its event. We hope this commitment serves as an example for other organisers. We use the offset payments to develop and support carbon offset projects around the globe that are thus making effective carbon offsetting possible. What makes the projects so effective is that they focus on the substitution of fossil fuels with renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures (energy savings measures or application of effective technologies). In addition, they contribute to sustainable development and benefit the local population directly”