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Friday, November 8 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Sport, the environment and sustainable development I

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In recent years, sport has been increasingly cast as an agent of sustainable development, with organizations like the UN positioning sport as a catalyst to poverty alleviation, gender equality, good health, and as a means to “implement positive responses to climate challenges.” Indeed, as the sport for development (SFD) sector continues to grow, sport’s contribution to sustainable development has become more pressing as “developing” polities are more likely to see the effects of climate change before and more profoundly than “developed” ones. However, the connections between SFD and sustainability have been subject to critique, particularly for the dubious environmental record of the sport industry, and for the fact that “sustainability” is itself a contested term, operating as a “strategically deployable shifter” often detached from any environmental meaning. This session thus aims to explore the intersections between sport, the environment and development, with particular attention paid to issues of sustainability, decolonization, and land rights.

Rob Millington, Simon Darnell, & Tavis Smith
Devra Waldman
Kyoung-yim Kim

Friday November 8, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST

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