The threat of climate change is an ever-present one these days and its impact is being felt across all spheres and industries - not least sports events. A new report has just revealed some of the UK's most popular sports are being affected by risks of extreme weather, which may have an impact on the kind of event fencing hire you need.
The Game Changer report from The Climate Coalition stresses the importance of sports clubs and governing bodies taking action now to reduce environmental impacts like carbon emissions and others.
It also calls on governments, central and local alike, to encourage everyone to live more sustainability by driving down greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve the goals set out in the Climate Change Act, a big acceleration in energy from wind, solar and the sea is required, as well as creating more efficient homes and driving uptake of cycling, walking, public transport use and electric cars.
Golf is one sport being affected by climate change, with coastal erosion affecting historic courses like Montrose. As for football, extreme weather events saw 25 Football League fixtures cancelled during the 2015/2016 season.
Chair of UK Sport and Olympic rower Dame Katherine Grainger commented: "It is up to all of us, in all walks of life, to act to address the growing challenge of climate change. There are some excellent examples in this report of how sports and clubs are rising to that challenge - reducing carbon emissions and working to improve the resilience of their sports. Now we need to see this action for sustainability step up a level, and for all sportspeople and sports clubs to play their part."
The Climate Change Act commits the government to reducing emissions by at least 80 per cent of 1990 levels by the year 2050. It remains to be seen if this will happen.