BEIJING, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Beijing 2022 has taken the lead on sustainability in order to create a new model for Olympics, said International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons on Friday.
Parsons expressed his congratulations on the publication of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Sustainability Plan via a video link.
The plan, released by Beijing Organizing Committee on Friday, features three key themes: "positive environmental impact, new development for the region and better life for the people."
"I would like to commend Beijing 2022 and its partners for taking the lead on sustainability in order to create a new model for the Olympic and Paralympic Games," said Parsons. "Not only is Beijing 2022 looking to lead the way in making a huge positive difference to society, it is making itself accountable by laying bare exactly what this plan aims to achieve."
"As a key partner of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign and a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, the IPC applauds all measures that contribute towards the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."
"Sustainability is one of the three key pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020 and I am delighted that Beijing 2022 is ensuring that sustainability is integrated into every aspect of preparations for what will be a spectacular Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in less than two years' time," he added.
He also added that the global appeal of sport should be used to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
"Using the platform of the Olympic and Paralympic Games - the world's first and third biggest sport events, we must use our influence to take actions to make this world better for all." Enditem