Cycling represents one of the planet's great hopes to shift society towards lower or zero-carbon methods of transport and address some of the greatest threats to humanity: climate change, air pollution and premature death from inactivity.
As part of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, the UCI is committed to reducing the impact of its operations on the environment and collaborating with stakeholders to achieve significant changes within the sport. By taking action to embed sustainability into the sport, the cycling family will improve and contribute to the state of public health, the preservation of natural resources, the promotion of social justice, and the wellbeing of society and the economy.
UCI Sustainability Vision
Make cycling one of the world's most sustainable sports and promote the bicycle as a key transport mode in combating climate change, improving population health and building a more sustainable future for all.
This document sets out recommendations for all cycling stakeholders with practical advice and case studies, as well as detailed checklists enabling sporting organisations worldwide to integrate sustainable practices into their daily operations.
This document sets out a framework for the UCI’s sustainability strategy to develop environmental and social objectives.
UCI Sustainability Strategy and Objectives
To support this vision, the UCI’s sustainability strategy has been founded on four pillars to maximise positive impact and minimise negative impact in the social, economic, and environmental spheres. Each of these pillars includes specific internal targets to be delivered by the UCI, to lead the sport in all its forms towards a sustainable future.
1. UCI Commitment to Sustainability: The future integration of environmental, social and economic governance into UCI operations and decision-making processes.
2. UCI Climate Action: The UCI will promote greater environmental responsibility throughout the sport by expanding knowledge of sustainable practices globally and taking action to reduce its impacts.
3. The Cycling of Tomorrow: The sustainability of cycling will require not only innovation and support for a low carbon future but also measures to increase diversity and inclusion in the sport.
4. Advocacy: Cycling for All and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Activities linked to Cycling for All will enable the UCI to reinforce the positive social impact of cycling and develop new partnerships supporting the UN SDGs.