POSTED: February 23rd 2017
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Paris 2024 strengthens commitment to sustainability by offering a look into their innovation plans

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Paris 2024 Bid Committee attended the Climate Action's Sustainable Innovation in Sport 2017 Conference in Munich, Germany. The conference brought together key figures from the private sector, clubs, government, federations, and governing bodies to address the opportunities and challenges for enhanced sustainability in sport.  

Paris 2024 was represented by Head of Sustainability, Jérôme Lachaze and Director of Legacy, Marie Barsacq. They met with international colleagues to discuss Paris 2024's sustainability vision and how to maximize global partnerships for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"Paris 2024's commitment to delivering truly sustainable Games with a strong legacy is one of the driving forces behind our Games of passion and purpose. We are happy to share it with our colleagues at Sustainable Innovation in Sport 2017. By creating partnerships and sharing ideas and experiences we can help secure a legacy that goes beyond the Games, beyond France, with a global impact," expressed Barsacq.

Lachaze stated, "Our innovative and ultra-compact Games are connected by the best public transport network, with 95% of venues existing or temporary. Paris 2024 will be the first Games aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement, showing we are doing our share to help protect our planet for future generations."

In addition, Paris 2024 launched a new, innovative online platform and animated film showcasing the Games' commitment to sustainability in collaboration with all of Paris 2024's official suppliers and partners. A glimpse of the 2024 Games experience and the innovative technology that will be used to deliver the most sustainable Games ever can be viewed at parcoursdurable.paris2024.org/en.

The Paris 2024 visitor experience can be seen through the film allowing everyone to see the potential of holding the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. In the film, wristbands that store visitors' reservations and bookings along with serving as a payment method for public transportation around Paris. Also shown is the visitor app, which encourages users to choose eco-friendly travel through a point system. At the conclusion of the Games, all the points will be added up and based on each user's score a pledge to plant trees will be carried out.

Paris 2024 Co-Chair, Tony Estanguet concluded, "New technology and sustainable solutions provide us with means of helping our visitors make eco-friendly choices during the Games, and we are excited about introducing them to the Olympic family. We are committed to ensuring that Paris 2024 is the most sustainable Games in history, and this platform offers a first look at some of the fascinating innovations we will be using to do that. As we move forwards towards 2024, I am sure that we will introduce many more eco-friendly initiatives."

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


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