The sustainability concept of the Tokyo 2020 Games, Be Better, together, for the planet and the people.
The Olympic and Paralympic Games are among the world’s largest sporting events. This impact is not limited to sport, but also on society, the economy and the environment. They aim to ensure that the positive impacts of the Tokyo 2020 Games will extend far beyond the parameters of Tokyo, the Host City, to encompass the whole of Japan and the world.
The United Nations adopted “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, which specified that “Sport is also an important enabler of sustainable development.”
Tokyo 2020 set the sustainability concept of the Games as “Be better, together – For the planet and the people”. They will take the initiative to meet its responsibility to deliver sustainable Games and showcase solution models of global sustainability challenges to people in Japan and around the world.
They aim to contribute to the realisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the delivery of the Games. They are also committed to make sure the meaning of the Tokyo 2020 Games’ concepts and legacies will be passed on to future Olympic/Paralympic Games and various activities and initiatives throughout Japan and the world.
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