Both Formula 1 and governing body the FIA have become signatories of the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Framework.
The championship stepped up its environmental plans last year by announcing its desire to be a net zero carbon sport by 2030, with all grands prix sustainable by 2025.
Formula 1 and FIA are the latest in a long list of signatories that must adhere to principles that help drive awareness of climate change.
These include ‘undertaking systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility, reduce overall climate impact, educate for climate action, promote sustainable and responsible consumption, and advocate for climate action through communication’.
Other signatories of the UN’s framework include the International Olympic Committee – and organisers of the next games in Tokyo (2020) and Paris (2024) – FIFA, UEFA, the NBA and World Rugby.
Formula E and Extreme E have also signed up to the pledge.
“As an international Federation comprising 244 members in 140 countries and the leader in motor sport and mobility development, we are fully committed to global environmental protection,” said FIA President Jean Todt.
“The signing of this UN Sports for Climate Action Framework reinforces the momentum that has been growing in our Federation for many years.
“From the introduction of the hybrid power unit in F1 to the creation of the Environment and Sustainability Commission, the entire FIA community has been investing time, energy and financial resources to the benefit of environmental innovations.
“We aim to inspire greater awareness and best practice in sustainability motor sport standards.”