WASHINGTON: The New York Yankees have become the first American sports team to commit to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework. Launched by the United Nations’ (UN) Climate Change division in 2018, the initiative aims to encourage sports organizations to drive climate awareness and action.
The Yankees organization will be expected to measure, reduce and offset their emissions.
In adhering to the framework, the Yankees have agreed to promote greater environmental responsibility; reduce overall climate impact.
“For many years the Yankees have been implementing the type of climate action now enshrined in the Sports for Climate Action principles, and with this pledge the Yankees commit to continue to work collaboratively with our sponsors, fans and other relevant stakeholders to implement the UN’s climate action agenda in sports,” Hal Steinbrenner
The Yankees have recently hired Allen Hershkowitz as their environmental science adviser.
They will also advocate for climate action; promote sustainable and responsible consumption.
The overall aim of the framework is to bring greenhouse emissions in line with the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which was agreed in December 2015 and starts in 2020.