UCI hails 20% emissions reduction as it lays out sustainability plan

Report is part of world governing body’s commitment to reduce impact of its operations on environment

David Lappartient
UCI president David Lappartient speaking at the recent Glasgow World Championships
(Image credit: SWpix.com)

The UCI has hailed a 20% reduction in its own carbon emissions as it publishes its  first sustainability strategy report.

The report, released yesterday, comes hot on the back of UCI President David Lappartient’s exclusive interview with Cycling Weekly in which he discussed ways in which to make professional cycling sustainable.

“There is no other choice but to change,” Lappartient said.

The 20% reduction in the UCI's own organisational emissions was achieved in part through improved energy efficiency of the UCI headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland. Its target is a 50% reduction by 2030.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.