Moving the Goal Posts

This is the report from the “Moving the Goal Posts – Mega Sporting Events and Sustainability” conference, which the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH hosted jointly with the Goethe-Institut, Salvador da Bahía, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in the Brazilian city of Salvador da Bahía on 15 June 2014. To see the report click here Moving the Goal Posts report

London 2012 Legacy: creating a more sustainable future for London and beyond

This is a joint paper with Jennifer Daothong published in the Proceedings of the ICE – Civil Engineering, Volume 167, Issue 6 (November 2014). The paper focuses on two key legacy strands: the sustainability aspects of the former Olympic Park and sustainable event management.

A Message from London to Tokyo

This paper in Environment Research Quarterly 175 (October 2014), the Journal of the Hitachi Environment Foundation, sets out some of the sustainability learnings from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that may be applicable to the staging of the Tokyo 2020 Games.  To view paper click here.

General References

For all things concerning sustainability and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, there is a wealth of information available on the Learning Legacy website:

This site comprises case studies, micro-reports, research papers and numerous key documents (champion products) from the London 2012 programme.  The documents represent a valuable and freely available learning resource on a range of topics including many papers on sustainability themes.

London 2012 final sustainability report: this was published in December 2012 and provides a good overview of the key achievements of the London 2012 sustainability programme.  To view other London 2012 sustainability reports and plans go to:

The Games Sustainability Compass is an on-line information resource published by the International Olympic Committee.  It is a work in progress but already provides important guidance and reference material on a wide range of sustainability themes that will be relevant to host cities, organising committees, students, NGO’s and sustainability professionals.



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