Driving for Net Zero: How you can learn about golf’s role in climate change

GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf will host a special event next week to raise awareness around climate action... With the eyes of the world fixed firmly on COP26 and the efforts to rescue the planet from climate change, golf’s role is set to be discussed in a special event – and you are urged to get involved. GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf will highlight the roles the sport can play in tackling global warming in Driving for Net Zero – Golf and Climate Action on November 11. The virtual event, which is being hosted by Sky Sports presenter David Garrido, has an impressive line-up of contributors – including Suzann Pettersen, the R&A, United Nations Environment Programme and the European Tour, Ladies European Tour and LPGA. Supported by the Scottish Government and streamed virtually from Scotland’s Climate Action Zone in Glasgow, the aim is to “facilitate an important conversation at a key point in time – with a view to raising awareness and inspiring accelerated action over the decade ahead”. Taking place between 3pm and 5.30pm, the event will also hear from golf course and club managers from around the world, and GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf want as many as possible to tune in and hear the message. You can register for free here. Jonathan Smith, Executive Director of GEO Foundation, said: "We are excited to be able to present this event live and coinciding with COP26, as global attention is on the critical topic of climate action. The programme brings expertise and diverse perspectives from around the world, across golf, sport and beyond. BOOK NOW FOR GCMA 2021 CONFERENCE “The event will emphasize why we need to act, explore what we can effectively do, highlight examples of leadership underway, and introduce new support and solutions developed to accelerate the movement." Solheim Cup legend Suzann Pettersen, who plays an active role as a Sustainable Golf Champion, added: "Golf is a global sport connected to people and landscapes around the world - affected by and affecting climate change. "This event is an important and valuable opportunity to discuss how to take our responsibility and opportunity further, faster. Not just for golfers, not just for society now, but generations to come." Follow @sustainablegolf and check out the hashtag #drivingnetzero to find out more about the event Sustainability is a key theme of GCMA 2021 Conference and GEO Foundation's Jonathan Smith will be speaking at the three-event, held at Wyboston Lakes Resort from November 21 to 23. To book your place, visit our dedicated Conference website here.
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