Players line up to tackle Climate crisis

By International Rugby Players

With our world changing, players have started working with World Rugby around their new Climate Policy.

Led by Sevens stars Jamie Farndale (Scotland) and Alena Olsen (USA) the aim of the ongoing project is to ensure that Rugby is as environmentally sustainable as possible and that the climate agenda is front and centre at matches, tournaments, travel and in the general administration of the game.  

Jamie Farndale said: “Like everyone else, players are aware of the dangers posed as our climate changes. Rugby – a global game – has a great opportunity now to unite people in tackling the problem and finding a sustainable path to follow.”

Alena Olsen said: “Everyone has a part to play in mitigating climate change and rugby has an overwhelming opportunity. The tournaments we play at, the sheer amount of players and fans, the footprints we leave…tough decisions need to be taken for the future of our sport and the world.”

International Rugby Players

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