So green, so good, so difficult?
Environment and sport are inseparable / Yet there are still problems to overcome2008 is the year of sport. Whether it involves cheering football supporters in the stadiums and on the fan miles or the expectation of new Olympic records in Beijing, the two major sporting events have one thing in common: they get many thousands of people on the move, and by doing so risk harming the environment. The Institute’s Dr. Hartmut Stahl and Christian Hochfeld are working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen. Two years ago, together with other researchers and experts, they succeeded in putting together “Green Goal” – an environmental action plan for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Since then much has been done with regard to sport and the environment. What significance the subject has gained in the meantime, what achievements are at its heart and what difficulties remain, you can read in the main feature of this issue.