European football fans want to get involved in making sure their sport is ecologically sustainable but lack a proper framework, the European football fan association SD Europe said in its sustainability report. Meanwhile, Germany seems to be ahead of the pack when it comes to tackling football’s ecological footprint. The SD Europe report, seen by EURACTIV, was developed together with the association’s national members. SD Europe also works with the EU and UEFA to make football more sustainable. “It’s clear many organised supporters are aware of the peril we all face from the climate crisis and are prepared to help,” said the chief executive of SD Europe, Antonia Hagemann.
Trinity College Dublin has announced the launch of its STEAM+ICE (science, technology, engineering, art, maths, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship) Incubator for young people. The project is a collaboration between the Trinity Walton Club, a STEM club for secondary school students, and Tangent, the college’s start-up workspace. The incubator is free, open to all secondary students in Ireland, and accepting applications from today (30 August). STEAM+ICE usually operates as a week long in-person programme at Trinity, but will be online this year. Participants will take part in three weeks of workshops and challenges, culminating in a final event in mid-October where they can pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.
Queen Elizabeth II will attend the United Nations climate change conference in Scotland in November, organizers said on Friday. British official Alok Sharma, president of the COP26 conference, said he is “absolutely delighted” the queen will be at the event, which is due to be held in Glasgow on November 1-12. Details of the monarch’s schedule have not been released. World leaders, climate campaigners and activists from around the world are due to attend the UN conference, which was postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.