Presentation on theme: "MOTOR SPORT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP MOTOR SPORT SUSTAINABILITY Peter Wright, FIA Institute Research Consultant 04/11/2010."— Presentation transcript:
MOTOR SPORT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP MOTOR SPORT SUSTAINABILITY Peter Wright, FIA Institute Research Consultant 04/11/2010
Contents - What is sustainable motor sport - How to make motor sport sustainable - What role for the Institute - Opportunities for ASNs - Discussion topics
What is sustainable motor sport Sustainability Sustainability can be defined as being able to continue ones activities without interruption for the foreseeable future. Sustainability focuses on possible threats to this future, such as financial, resource based, or political threats, each must be addressed for the long term success. Sustainability applied to motor sport As a result of these potential threats posed to motor sport, policy has been developed to address areas of concern. The FIA Environmentally Sustainable Motor Sport Commission passed a policy paper on the subject of environmental sustainability. The FIA Institute has adopted these policies and is committed to taking them forward.
How to make motor sport sustainable Develop new technologies New technologies are a key component of motor sport and can help drive forward environmental technology in the wider vehicle market. Environmental sound Noise is an integral part of the sport, but must be controlled and harmonious with the surroundings. Sustainable facilities Motor sport venues must be managed and build in an environmentally friendly manner. The issue is also key in rallying where natural areas must be preserved. Carbon offsetting Unavoidable emissions in motor sport should be calculated and offset.
What role for the Institute Institutes planned projects The Institute's projects are being reviewed with a goal to developing four key sustainability projects - Development of a universal noise measuring device and method, to allow the motor sport to move towards self regulation in the field of noise. - Development of best practice criteria in circuit management, to ensure that facilities, and events are conducted to the highest environmental standards. - Development of a BREEAM standard for circuit construction, to ensure facilities are sustainable during their entire life cycle. - Creation of best practice and facilitation for carbon offsetting, to create a single consistent methodology accessible to the ASN network.
Opportunities for ASNs Best Practice The Institutes sustainability programme will act as a hub pooling best practice and experience from the ASN network for club to share. Funding The Institute will be looking towards funding the development of sustainability projects with ASNs as is the current case for safety related projects. Offsetting The Institute will be aiming to develop a carbon offset programme facilitating the calculation and offsetting of ASN emissions.
Discussion points - What factors could threaten motor sport sustainability? -What areas of environmental sustainability must prioritised? -How can ASNs be supported with their sustainability projects? -How can we create networks to exchange environmental experience? -Can motor sport link to the mobility agenda on sustainability?