The Olympic Movement and the environment, Joseph Tarradellas
Environment is one of the most important challenges of 21st century. Conserving natural resources and the quality of water, air, soils and of natural or build ecosystems is the basic condition to ensure an balanced and sustainable development for future generations. Sport activities can be polluting factors but, when realised in a responsible manner, they can contribute to the protection of the environment and resources. This lesson presents general concepts concerning environmental challenges, the responsibilities and actions of the Olympic Movement and the ways in which to develop sport activities with respect to the environment.
Joseph Tarradellas is Professor Laboratoire de chimie environnementale et écotoxicologie (CECOTOX), Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).