Webinar – This is Not a Drill: How Climate Change is Impacting Sport – April 15, 2020

From athletes collapsing of heat exhaustion at marathons and tennis matches to ski resorts closing their doors, climate change is already taking a toll on the sport sector. In this webinar, panelists will discuss the impacts of climate change on sport business and performance, including revenue losses, infrastructural damages, event delays and cancellations, athlete injury rates and heat-related illness, and how sport organizations are responding and adapting. For each type of climate challenge, resources will be introduced to guide strategic climate response.

Moderator: Kristin Hanczor | Senior Partnership Manager, Green Sports Alliance
Dr. Doug Casa | CEO, Korey Stringer Institute & Professor of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
Dr. Maddy Orr | Founder & Co-Director, Sport Ecology Group & Assistant Professor, SUNY Cortland
Jonathan Smith | Founder & Executive Director, GEO Foundation
Dr. Nick Watanabe | Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sport & Entertainment Management, University of South Carolina

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