Climate Action Agenda

As the Faculty seeks to play a more active role in the climate action agenda, we invite you to keep abreast of some topical articles in the field.  We are seeking to champion the awareness of this issue and look forward to you joining us at the UWI Faculty of Sport to get more deeply involved in the region's urgent climate action agenda.


4.  UWI Experts share Takeaways from SIDS4

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, WI. Saturday, June 8, 2024—At the 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) in Antigua and Barbuda, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) represented the region with over 25 leaders and academics participating. Showcasing the regional university as a leading global authority on SIDS, the interdisciplinary experts played a pivotal role, contributing to critical dialogues and solution-driven strategies to address pressing issues affecting SIDS.

The hosting of SIDS4 in the Caribbean was a landmark event that underscored the urgent need for an international effort to tackle the unique and often overlooked challenges faced by the islands in the face of climate change. See full news release for key takeaways from The UWI experts here.


3.  Earth Day - April 22

The 2024 theme, Planet vs. Plastics, calls to advocate for widespread awareness on the health risk of plastics, rapidly phase out all single use plastics, urgently push for a strong UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, and demand an end to fast fashion. Join us as we build a plastic-free planet for generations to come!  Find out more about Earth Day and how you can play your part.

Review Plastic Pollution Fact Sheets

2.  Acorn Climate Summit

Click here to access the recording of Acorn Climate Summit - October 24, 2022


1.  In celebration of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) April 6, 2022,  a virtual event entitled “The Role of Sport in Combating the Climate Change,” hosted by UN Under-Secretary-General Melissa Fleming, featured remarks from high-level UN Officials and signatories of UN Climate Action frameworks Nike, World Rugby, and Team Malizia, as well as Olympians, Paralympian and the 2022 Qatar World Cup organizing committee moderated by NBC correspondent Tabitha Lipkin.  Click here to access the recording.



Sports and Climate Change

Is Cricket Sustainable Amid Climate Change? 

Is sport a victim of or contributor to climate change?

Climate Literacy through Mainstreaming Sport and Climate Change