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Robustness of the sport and environmental sustainability literature and where to go from here

Authored by: Cheryl Mallen

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138666153
eBook ISBN: 9781315619514
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The safeguarding of the natural environment, or environmental sustainability, is a serious contemporary challenge, and sport cannot be exempted from its part in developing understandings of the issues and solutions. In this chapter, the definition of environmental sustainability follows the United Nations (UN) Brundtland Report (1987) as the safeguarding of the natural environment for future generations. Further, this chapter supports the scientific position that climate change is occurring throughout our world and the associated changes have the potential to affect sport (UNEP, 2007).

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