Amy Steel, SEA Ambassador, will share with us her research on climate risk areas, in particular, 2 key risks: EHI (exertional heat illness) and degraded air quality (due to fire, dust or storms) and the related health risks.
Sport is highly vulnerable to the risks of climate change. We have already seen extreme heat, for example, result in delays or cancellations to sporting matches, or cause heat-related illness to participants. We are also seeing adaptive measures put in place, such as closed-roof stadiums to limit the direct sunlight exposure for players.
Whilst elite or professional sports venues may be in a position to more readily adapt to these changes, local sporting organisations may need additional time to plan and implement changes to enable the long-term viability of sport at a grassroots level.
The United Nations Climate Change representative body (UNFCCC) recognises the role sport can play to educate the community on climate risks, demonstrate leadership towards climate action and help establish strong community bonds that support resilience.
This webinar will therefore support sporting organisations in Victoria to gain awareness and promote understanding of the risks they may face from global warming in the medium to long- term.
COST: Free for SEA members
TIME: May 23rd, 2019, 2:30- 3:30 PM AEST.