United Nations Sports Climate Action Framework

The Sharks have Signed up

The Sharks are proud to announce that we are the first Canoe Club to sign up as a Participants in the United Nations; Sports for Climate Action Framework.



We are all affected by Climate Change and we need to act. We have all seen the catastrophic effects of freak weather conditions, the flooding so regularly hitting us! Canoeing is affected by these conditions probably more than most sports, so many events have been cancelled or abandoned due to flooding in the past few years and as irritating as that maybe it is minor compared to the lives lost, lives ruined, homes and businesses destroyed.

As a Club were are committed to putting Climate Change Action central to our decision making process, and agreeing to and adhering to the five principles.

The participants in the Sports for Climate Action Initiative will commit to adhere to the following five principles:

Principle 1: Undertake systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility;

 Principle 2: Reduce overall climate impact;

Principle 3: Educate for climate action;

Principle 4: Promote sustainable and responsible consumption;

Principle 5: Advocate for climate action through communication.


We are also asking all our members to think about what they can do not just in their personal lives, but also in their professional lives. I f you can Haley make changes to the way your employer works, that may have considerable positive impact. Principle 3, Educate for climate action, applies to us all, we can all think what we do, we can all look at what goes on around us and seek to improve, we can lead by example and we can highlight issues and make suggestions.

We would also like our members to make suggestions we can undertake to promote any of the above principles, we will consider climate impact on all our corporate decision making, aiming to reduce our Climate Impact in our activities and operations.

We are proud of our partnerships and it is great to see on of our major partners, The National Trust leading the way at Osterley Park, whom have installed heat exchangers to cut their environmental impact. The National Trust also use compostable cups for their takeaway coffee.

If we are to be successful in this we need a two way dialogue and want your input on what we can do, we are also looking for somebody to look at our environmental impact, so we can learn and improve. So please do get in touch: 07951 770241 or email: canoeing@thesharks.org.uk.

The list of signatures in order of signing up.

1Kyoto University Football Club

2Kyoto University American Football Club Gangsters

3The 2020 Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

4AC Fukushima United, Co, Ltd

5Sano High School Rugby Club

6Tohoku Ice Hockey Club Co., Ltd. (Free Blades)

7Ventforet Yamanashi Sports Club Inc. 

8Kamakura International F.C

9Brynäs IF

10International Olympic Committee

11Rugby League World Cup 2021

12International Federation of Association Football (FIFA)

13Formula E

14World Surf League (WSL)

15Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)

16Fédération Française de Tennis, FFT

17Hong Kong Rugby Union

18Paris 2024 

19Electric Marathon International

20World Sailing

21New York Yankees

22United World Wrestling 

23International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA)

24Bowls Australia Ltd.

25International Triathlon Union (ITU)

26AEG Cycling
Amgen Tour of California

27Eisbären Berlin

28LA Galaxy

29LA Kings

30Ontario Reign

31University of Colorado Athletics Department (CUAD)

32International Ice Hockey Federation

33AEG Rugby

34Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022)

35World Taekwondo

36United States Tennis Association (USTA)

37National Basketball Association (NBA)

38International Federation of Equestrian Sports (FEI)


40Great Britain SailGP Team

41China SailGP Team

42Australia SailGP Team

43Japan SailGP Team

44World Rugby

45Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association 

46Erakor Golden Star Football Club

47Minnesota Wild 

48Waste Management Phoenix Open

49Team SCP Malizia

50All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon)

51Tennis Australia

52Marine Corps Marathon Organization

53Bank of America Chicago Marathon

54Chicago Event Management

55International SAMBO Federation (FIAS)


57Chicks Climbing & Skiing

58Hood To Coast Relay

59Clube Atlético Tubarão SPE Ltda

60World Rowing Federation FISA

61Rhode Races & Events

62International Rafting Federation

63The Cowtown Marathon, Inc.

64Melbourne Cricket Club

65Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc.

66The Ocean Race

67New York Road Runners (NYRR)

68International Ski Federation (FIS)

69Air Force Marathon

70International Orienteering Federation (IOF)

71Credit Union Cherry Blossom

72Forest Green Rovers F.C

73Youlden Parkville Cricket Club

74International Golf Federation (IGF)

75The Portland Timbers and Thorns FC

76Richmond Football Club 

77Extreme E

78The European Obstacle Sports Federation

79Jordans Tennis Club

80World OCR

81Global Association of International Sports Federations


83Puerto Rico Soccer League

84Federação de Campismo e Montanhismo de Portugal

85Norddeutcher Regatta Verein

86Sacramento Running Association

87German Ski Instructors Association

88Banff Marathon

89World Masters Athletics Championships in Toronto

90Biathlon Events Sweden

91VfL Wolfsburg

92Spanish Olympic Committee

93Prada Cup

94EPCR- Heiniken Champions Cup

95Canada Games Council

96International Paralympic Committee

97International Floorball Federation


99International Skyrunning Federation

100German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund)

101FIA-federation internationale de l’automobile

102Snowboarding Germany

103Professional Squash Association – PSA

104London Marathon Events Ltd

105Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

106Canada Games Council

107Fenix Experience

108Federation Francaise de Rugby (France 2023)

109Formula 1110International Fistball Association (IFA)

111Flying Pig Marathon

112NFL Green

113German Ski Federation (Deutscher Skiverband)

114Burundi Rugby League-Rugby A XIII 

115Hibernian Football Club

116The Football Association England

117The Sharks (London’s Premier Wild Water Racing Club)

118Royal Yachting Association

119Gloucestershire Cricket

120La Liga 

121New York Mets

122Union Cycliste Internationale