Who’s doing it?
In January 2021, top-flight Irish soccer club Bohemian FC appointed Seán McCabe as its ‘Climate Justice Officer’. The voluntary position was a world-first.
What are they doing?
As the first Irish sports organisation to join the UN’s Sports for Climate Action Framework, this was the latest of various community-focused initiatives led by Bohemians.
McCabe believes that football, the people’s game, is well suited for showing that climate action can benefit local people as well as the planet.
Why is it important?
For McCabe and Bohemians, ‘climate justice’ means fair and inclusive climate action; a key requirement for a community going through transformation.
Whether its star striker Georgie Kelly highlighting climate issues or the club’s conversations with similarly-minded overseas clubs, the aim of climate action should be to support and improve the lives of the club’s fans.
In November 2021, President Michael D. Higgins helped to launch the ‘The Bohemian Way’, an innovative walking trail bringing people on a journey through the north inner city to Dalymount Park.
As well as featuring the history of the club and the city, it will also outline the future climate transition for neighbouring communities.
Want to know more?
To learn more about Bohemians’ inclusive drive to help their community move to a more sustainable future, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.