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Promoting Sustainable Olympic Games in Hamburg

Joint declaration by NABU, Future Council, German Olympic Sports Confederation, and the Hamburg Senate

In the case of a positive result of the referendi to be held in Hamburg and Kiel on the 2024’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, the signatories intend to co-operate more closely in the preparation of the event. This is one key objective determined by a declaration, signed at Hamburg’s city hall by NABU, Future Council, and the German Olympic Sports Confederation with the Hamburg Senate. The aim is to “ensure the sustainability of the games and to give impetus to the sustainable development in Hamburg and Germany.”

Co-Operation During the Planning Process

“In our bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, sustainability is an important idea. We want to take account of environmental, social and economic aspects right from the beginning. Thus, I am very delighted that the NABU and the Zukunftsrat both regard our current plans as a good base and want to accompany us constructively in the further course of preparations with their ideas”, said Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz.
“From the very outset, the NABU Hamburg accompanied the preparation of the bid with constructive criticism and asked to implement ambitious sustainability within a reasonable framework of cost. For this purpose, we wanted binding commitments that allow us to pay attention to these goals in the further process, as many questions are still unanswered at the moment”,said NABU President Alexander Porschke.

The agreement allows to eliminate existing shortcomings. “Next Thursday, we will decide on the its consequences for the referendum by NABU’s enlarged managing board.”

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