FIM Works to Reduce Environmental Impact of Events
December 5, 2006
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The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has agreed to participate in a study designed to find ways to reduce the environmental impact of motorcycle events.
The FIM and the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) signed the “Memorandum of Cooperation” December 1 during the Global Forum for Sport and Environment in Lausanne, Switzerland.
FIM President Vito Ippolito and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner “signed this memorandum whose objective is to provide a framework to cooperate and support aims of reducing the environmental impact of motorcycle events,” the FIM said.
The two organizations also agreed to work together to monitor environmental programs in areas where FIM events are being prepared or staged.
The Global Forum for Sport and Environment attracted more than 150 participants representing international sport organizations and sport and environment stakeholders.