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DP World Tour: All Rolex Series events in 2023 to be carbon neutral as part of ‘net zero’ target | Golf News


All five flagship Rolex Series events will adopt a consistent approach to reducing emissions in 2023, with the announcement part of the DP World Tour’s pathway to ‘net zero’ across its operations by 2040

Last Updated: 18/01/23 11:26am

All Rolex Series events will be carbon neutral in 2023

All Rolex Series events will be carbon neutral in 2023

The DP World Tour has announced that all five of its Rolex Series tournaments in 2023 will be carbon neutral and will adopt a consistent and highly credible approach to carbon reduction and climate mitigation.

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, the Genesis Scottish Open, the BMW PGA Championship and the DP World Tour Championship will all follow these approaches, with the DP World Tour strengthening its commitment to environmental responsibility.

The commitment is made as the 2023 Rolex Series tees off this week and begins a historic year in the United Arab Emirates, which will be hosting COP28 from November 30-December 12 – shortly after the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

Comprehensive emissions reduction plans are being implemented at each tournament, spanning venue operations and all key aspects of staging and resource consumption, including energy, transportation, materials, catering and infrastructure. Action plans are informed by the carbon emissions baselines produced for the events in 2022.

Speaking about the initiative Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour group, said: “Last year we set out our stall with the launch of the European Tour group’s updated sustainability strategy, while also becoming a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework.

Keith Pelley wants to see the European Tour Group reach Net Zero by 2040

Keith Pelley wants to see the European Tour Group reach Net Zero by 2040

“Our focus now turns to credible, scaled and consistent implementation and it is fantastic to see the Rolex Series, the events that showcase the very best of the DP World Tour, leading the way.

“There is a lot more that we need to do to minimise direct impacts, but we are determined to build this out robustly and incrementally with our partners as we continue our pathway to net zero by 2040. We very much appreciate the support of our delivery partners at GEO Foundation and Gold Standard.”

Sky Sports News presenter David Garrido discusses whether future Open Championships at St Andrews could be under threat from the damaging effects of climate change.

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Sky Sports News presenter David Garrido discusses whether future Open Championships at St Andrews could be under threat from the damaging effects of climate change.

Sky Sports News presenter David Garrido discusses whether future Open Championships at St Andrews could be under threat from the damaging effects of climate change.

As part of the wider ‘legacy’ plans for each event, the DP World Tour will take responsibility for all unavoidable core and advanced emissions from all Rolex Series tournaments by contributing to Gold Standard-certified projects that support global efforts to limit global warming and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

This will be complemented with investments in local ecosystem restoration and other low carbon, nature-based legacies with regional partners. The carbon credits and investments are aligned and measured with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to ensure additional social and ecological benefits.

The R&A partnered with the RSPB in January 2020 to improve the way that golf works alongside nature.

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The R&A partnered with the RSPB in January 2020 to improve the way that golf works alongside nature.

The R&A partnered with the RSPB in January 2020 to improve the way that golf works alongside nature.

The global projects being supported across the Rolex Series are based in Africa – ensuring they deliver on global climate justice principles, and direct financing to landscapes and communities most heavily impacted by climate change and ecosystem degradation.

What has already been done?

This announcement builds on progress made in 2022 to reduce the carbon footprint of these events. Key initiatives included switching to biofuels for on-site power generation which reduced emissions by up to 94 per cent compared to diesel alternatives, the roll-out of zero waste to landfill recycling processes, and the introduction of free water refill stations to reduce single use plastic consumption.

Initiatives for 2023 will include a greater use of electric vehicles on site; greater proportion of public transport; greater use of solar power; more vegan and vegetarian food stalls; enhanced recycling of infrastructure and spectator materials, and further water efficiency. The scheduling of back-to-back events in the same region is also reducing emissions from player, organiser and supplier transport.

Today’s news is a further step in the Tour’s Green Drive programme and the full Green Drive sustainability strategy that forms one part of Golf for Good, the Tour’s commitment to Driving Golf Further in an environmentally and socially sustainable way.



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