News Update


Climate Change: The European Central Bank joins the United Nations Framework for Climate Action.

The aims are part of the ECB’s cricket sustainability plan, which includes the ECB joining the UN’s Sports for Climate Action Framework.

The ECB also intends to remove single-use plastic at all venues by 2025, to eradicate landfill waste by 2035, and to encourage players, fans, and clubs to reuse rather than trash.

Gloucestershire, Surrey, and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have previously pledged their support for the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action agenda.

The ECB intends to promote a “more circular economy.”
The ECB stated in its report that its three priorities are to combat climate change, manage resources and waste, and conserve the natural environment.

As a result, they want to “build a more circular economy with longer lifecycles and higher ‘end of use’ value for everything we use, rather than following the old models of buy-use-dispose-buy” .

This would apply to equipment, which is one of the most important resources in cricket.

However, the ECB assessment stated that curbing the sport’s spread was not the solution.

“[The] expansion of cricket has increased participation, diversity, and engagement, and brought social value to our communities and stakeholders,” according to the report. However, it has increased overall emissions.

“We cannot reduce emissions by reducing the amount of cricket played and achieving less social value.”

“We shall need to look at lower carbon alternatives and efficiencies to achieve reduction targets.”

Was Edgbaston’s Go Green game a foreshadowing of cricket’s future?
What exactly is net zero, and how are the United Kingdom and other countries faring?


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *