Flanders 2021 produces cycling's first-ever sustainability report for Road World Championships

Organisers focussed on limiting the event's environmental impact, measuring its carbon footprint at 2,292 tonnes of CO2

UCI Road World Championships Sustainability report
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Flanders 2021, the organisers of the 2021 UCI Road World Championships, has collaborated with consulting agency Deloitte to produce the first-ever sustainability report of a cycling event.

The report measured the championships' carbon footprint at 2,292 tonnes of CO2, which has been analysed by three dimensions, including environmental, social and governance (ESG). These dimensions take 14 key sustainability topics into account, based on the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) in order to reduce the event's environmental impact. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.